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Donnie Simpson: The Golden Voice and R&B’s Golden Girls

The longtime host and DJ discusses his iconic interviews with music stars like Sade and Vesta Williams

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Alpha Girl: Ella Mai

Ella Mai takes us through her journey as an artist, from sitting in her room in London releasing music via her social media pages through the moment her hit song ‘Boo’d Up’ broke wide open, to penning her latest project

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'Shine Bright' Celebration

The ‘Black Girl Songbook’ community celebrates the release of host Danyel Smith’s new book, ‘Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.’ Jemele Hill, Danyel’s husband, and the podcast production team make cameos.

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys

Danyel talks about the genius of Deniece Williams’s music and her timeless sound

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Billie Holiday’s Love Is Here to Stay

Danyel also speaks about "male groupies" and Billie Holiday’s husband’s gross attempt to rewrite his part as a hero in the biopic ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

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Donna Summer Deserves

Danyel discusses Ms. Summer and how American culture tried to kill the genre that she led

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Day Dreaming on Aretha Franklin’s 80th Birthday

Danyel talks Aretha’s iconic voice and her persistent influence on artists and music in the ‘Black Girl Songbook’ Season 3 premiere

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Jennifer Hudson: A Dreamgirl Gets Her ‘Respect’

Danyel welcomes Jennifer Hudson to show to discuss the process of grooming her acclaimed talent and the journey to playing the legendary Aretha Franklin in ‘Respect’

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CeCe Winans’s Everlasting Love

Danyel Smith takes us all to church with none other than thee legend CeCe Winans, who discusses the power of gospel and her friendship with Whitney Houston

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FOUR-EVER Brandy | Chapter 23

Danyel is joined by the talented songstress herself to discuss her hit show ‘Queens,’ her career behind the camera and the mic, the 24th anniversary of her role as Cinderella, and her one wish for her career as a young girl