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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Apr 12, 2016

Note: This episode is brought to you by the Richmond VA Tourism Commission*

Former Nashvillian and current soul-Americana singer/songwriter Natalie Prass joins for a glass or two of Jameson as we discuss her favorite album - the 1964 record Presenting Dionne Warwick.

We talk about Dionne’s origin story, how she went from backing singer to star and her relationship with iconic songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who were also her producers.

We also delve into the origin of Natalie’s 60s fixation, why she left Nashville for Richmond, her struggles to make a Dionne Warwick style record in the 21st century, how her songwriting process compares to Bacharach and David and how touring as part of Jenny Lewis’s band shaped her artistically.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

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