Former President Barack Obama’s third episode of Bruce Springsteen and the new Renegades: Born in the USA podcast will be released on Spotify on Monday March 1st. The episode, titled Amazing Grace: American Music, will cover Springsteen’s early musical influences, inspiration, behind Springsteen on Broadway, Obama’s teenage musical memories, and more. Hear a clip from the episode below.
In the clip, Springsteen and Obama recall hearing about Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billy Paul, and Joni Mitchell in the 1970s. The former president even tries to sin Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark song “Help Me”.
“The first album I bought with my own money – Talking Book, Stevie Wonder,” Obama told Springsteen on the podcast. “I would be sitting with a broken little old record player that looks like a three-dimensional-looking record player.”
Please revisit the 2016 Feature “The Presidential Suite: A Review of Obama’s Musical Milestones”.