13 | The Who – Cut My Hair

Music

As a Black kid growing up in a tumultuous home environment in 1970s Hollywood, singer-songwriter The Reverend Shawn Amos faced an identity complex. But when a friend introduced him to The Who’s “Quadrophenia,” he connected with one particular song about rebellion on a personal level. “Cut My Hair” helped Shawn find clarity, and eventually, his true love: playing the blues.

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10 | Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Music, Storytelling

For the one year anniversary of Play It Back, musician, chanteuse, book lover, and performer extraordinaire Susan Hwang helps us celebrate by telling us a little something about her dad, Ray Charles, and The American Dream.


3 | Prince – I Would Die 4 U

Music, Storytelling

At Play It Back, it’s never too late to mourn the departure of, or rather celebrate the life of, one of the most immortal music makers of all time. In this special retrospective episode, Play It Back co-host Jia H. Jung recalls when she first encountered The Purple One at 30,000 feet in the air, in 1986, at age 5, somewhere between Boston and Seoul. It was the voice of god, if you will…