About the show

Focusing on a creative peak in an artist's career, #JCsMusicology tells the story of how greatness was achieved.

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Episodes

  • #JCsMusicology - Michael Jackson (1977 - 1980)

    July 6th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 22 mins
    michael jackson, quincy jones, rod temperton, the jacksons

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we deconstruct each song from Michael Jackson's first solo album as an adult artist - Off The Wall.

  • #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #6 (Madonna, Kate Bush & Erykah Badu)

    May 30th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 4 secs
    erykah badu, john cameron, kate bush, madonna

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we look back at the previous three episodes, featuring deleted segments from the Madonna, Kate Bush and Erykah Badu episodes.

  • #JCsMusicology - Erykah Badu (1994 - 2003)

    April 24th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  53 mins 12 secs
    erykah badu, j dilla, the roots

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we analyse the early works of Erykah Badu. Also known as Badulla Oblongata. Also known as Sara Bellum. Also known as Analogue Girl in a Digital World.

  • #JCsMusicology - Kate Bush (1987 - 1994)

    March 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 59 secs
    kate bush

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we explore the enigmatic Kate Bush's work before her first retirement.

  • #JCsMusicology - Madonna (1987 - 1989)

    February 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 50 secs
    madonna, patrick leonard, prince, stephen bray

    In our Season 3 premiere, we analyse each track from Madonna's "Like A Prayer" album.

  • #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #5 (Grace Jones, Janet Jackson & Joni Mitchell)

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 14 secs
    grace jones, janet jackson, john cameron, joni mitchell

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we look back at the previous three episodes, with the remixes from our Janet Jackson episode and an outtake from Joni Mitchell.

  • #JCsMusicology - Joni Mitchell (1977 - 1979)

    November 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
    charles mingus, joni mitchell

    In this November episode of #JCsMusicology, we continue exploring the genius of Joni Mitchell's work.

  • #JCsMusicology - Janet Jackson (1988 - 1991)

    September 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 12 mins
    jam & lewis, janet jackson, jellybean johnson

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we celebrate thirty years of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 album. You know the music. You know the message. Now know the story.

  • #JCsMusicology - Grace Jones (1979 - 1983)

    June 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 25 secs
    grace jones

    In this June episode of #JCsMusicology, we bow down to the incomparable Grace Jones.

  • #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #4 (Michael Jackson, Madonna & George Michael)

    May 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 3 secs
    george michael, john cameron, madonna, michael jackson

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we look back at the previous three episodes, focusing on Michael Jackson, Madonna and George Michael, including outtakes and ideas explored for each episode.

  • #JCsMusicology - George Michael (1984 - 1988)

    April 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 54 secs
    george michael

    In this April episode of #JCsMusicology, we explore the beginnings of George Michael.

  • #JCsMusicology - Madonna (1990 - 1993)

    February 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 33 secs
    andre betts, anthony shimkin, madonna, shep pettibone

    In our Season 2 premiere, we study the immaculate Madonna, during her controversial and confronting Erotica era.

  • #JCsMusicology - Michael Jackson (1993 - 1997)

    November 22nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 20 secs
    babyface, brad buxer, bruce swedien, david foster, geoff grace, jam & lewis, michael jackson, r kelly, rene moore, steve porcarro, teddy riley

    Following from the first episode of #JCsMusicology, we pick-up from where we left off in 1993.

  • #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #3 (Maxwell & Janet Jackson)

    October 27th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 34 secs
    janet jackson, john cameron, maxwell

    In this quarterly review of #JCsMusicology, we look back at the previous two episodes, focusing on Maxwell and Janet Jackson, including some insight in the future editions.

  • #JCsMusicology - Janet Jackson (1992 - 1995)

    October 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 39 secs
    janet jackson, janet., jimmy jam, terry lewis

    In the October edition of #JCsMusicology, we'll be engaging in a track-by-track review of Janet Jackson's 1993 janet. album.

  • #JCsMusicology - Maxwell (1996 - 2001)

    August 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 28 secs
    had david, leon ware, maxwell, r kelly, stuart matthewman, wah wah watson

    In the August edition of #JCsMusicology, we'll be tracking the incredible beginnings of Maxwell.