Inside The Groove - Madonna's Music

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Madonna’s very first single was the template for all that was to come. With a two-song deal, she recorded it in Chelsea, Manhattan. 39 years later, she is the richest female music artist in the world. Hear the original demo, the multitrack breakdown, and more in this episode which celebrates one year of podcasting.
The first single frrom Madonna's sixth album and a big change in direction for the artist with a laid back launch to the new era. Here's the story of how it came about, along with details of the video and launch promo campaign.
With multiple Top 40 UK singles including two Top Ten hits, Kavana spent the 1990s working the music business and was also a huge, huge Madonna fan. Recalling stories of their "near miss" and also working with Patrick Leonard, he has some very interesting tales to tell.
You may be aware of Georgina aka The Honest Vocal Coach who runs a very popular YouTube channel designed to analyse the vocal styles - good and bad - of many popular singers. This episode takes a fascinating look into how Madonna's voice has developed over her career. Not to be missed!
An interview with Ian Watkins - aka H from the UK band Steps - he's a big Madonna fan and we talk about how she's touched his life over the years.
One of Madonna's most loved songs, from its origin on a cassette played to Madonna in Chicago, through to being a high;ight of the Erotica album. This episode discusses everything from Castanets to Plagiarism, via a record shop in Paris.
Starting with Donna's stories of recording the Erotica album in New York, 1992, through to the Girlie Show and beyond - right up until the Madame X era, Donna takes us on her own personal Madonna journey.
An exclusive interview with Madonna's background singer and dancer, Donna Delory. This part explores the era from the Who's That Girl tour to Blond Ambition and Donna's first solo LP.
There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.
There's no new Madonna episode this week. In its absence, here's an episode from our other podcast, Inside The Hits.
Since her career began, Madonna has contributed her distinctive vocals to other people's songs and even given away some of her unreleased gems, earning big hits by proxy. With features on hits by Brtiney Speaks, Dua Lipa and Ricky Martin not to mention having the likes of Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow and Nick Kamen take care of her cast-offs, this episode explores 20 such songs.
Love it or hate it - 'Bitch I'm Madonna' was the third single from Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' album in 2015. Hear how it was developed, along with the original demo before Scottish artist Sophie added her own touches to it. There's also discussion about other tracks from the album which changed drastically over time.
Released as a single in 1990 and performed as the closing song for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, it's the single-that-never-was for many territories where it was held back in favour of Vogue. Nonetheless, Keep it Together is one of the highlights from the Like A Prayer album and now we learn more about its recording and hear those individual instruments clearer than ever before.
The third single from Madonna's Like A Prayer album had its origins in Madonna's Broadway dressing room. But it was the second song she'd written with the title Cherish. Find out about that unreleased track, hear the demo for Cherish and discover new and interesting facts about the song and its video.
The story of how Madonna recorded a cover of an album track by Swedish band ABBA but never release it. Hear the various demos and other tracks that were abandoned during the follow-up to Ray of Light. Also, hear the story of the recording of the ABBA original in 1981 - including the various demos.
(The full version of this episode is available to patrons only). Released as a single in 1990 and performed as the closing song for Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, it's the single-that-never-was for many territories where it was held back in favour of Vogue. None the less, Keep it Together is one of the highlights from the Like A Prayer album and now we learn more about its recording and hear those individual instruments clearer than every before.
Get a sneak peak of some of the songs and subject to be covered in 2021.
Singer Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light talks through his Madonna memories and also discusses working with Madonna's backup singers, Donna Delory and Nicki Harris.
Excuse the sentimentality - here's an interview with my husband, about his favourite Madonna songs... and also a chance for me to answer the Something To Remember questions.
Justin has written for GQ, Guardian, Empire - many publications - about Madonna and the first of his two novels, 'The Last Romeo', has quite an imaginary new dating app.. 
Matt Cain, author of The Madonna of Bolton discusses the Madonna songs that have soundtracked his life.
Madonna's 2009 track recorded with Paul Oakenfold is a great song which references some ideas from her previous hits and was the lead from her greatest hits compilation of that year. Hear about its creation along with some elements left out of the final mix.
Madonna's classic track lifts inspiration and samples from other songs. Here's a refresher, but we've also identified a key loop that's used throughout the song - revealed for the first time.
When two podcasts meet! We try and find out Madonna's most underrated song.
One of Madonna's most experimental recordings and the title track to her ninth studio album, the song is memorable for its rap which was largely unliked by non Madonna fans, yet the song is adored by her closest followers. This episode tries to work out why the song wasn't quite so loved by all.
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Podcast Details

Created by
insidethegroove
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Mar 29th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 29th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
58
Avg. Episode Length
22 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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