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The Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian joins Kyle Meredith to talk about John Sebastian and Arlen Roth Explore the Spoonful Songbook, a collaborative LP that finds the two musicians reimagining the band’s classic catalog through instrumentals and guest vocalists.
The “Welcome Back” singer-songwriter takes us his partnership with Roth, compares these new versions to their ’60s originals, and tells us about finding jug band music in his youth before marrying it to the rock and pop music that would result in those legendary tracks. Sebastian also takes us through the sparse arrangements of songs like “Daydream” and “Do You Believe In Magic,” tells us why they weren’t able to come up with a new arrangement for “Summer in the City,” and the inspiration behind “Didn’t Have to Do It” and his solo cut “Stories We Could Tell.”
We also get to hear about writing children’s television music in the ’80s, including “Care Bears Countdown,” and that he and Roth may do a sequel to this record.
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