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Jimmy Jam on Working with Janet Jackson, Prince & More

Jimmy Jam on Working with Janet Jackson, Prince & More

Update: 2022-10-28
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Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. But finally in 2021, the duo released their debut album as artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Jimmy Jam about the record and his illustrious past work. Plus, we hear the song that got Garbage's Shirley Manson Hooked on Sonics.

 

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Featured Songs:

Jam & Lewis, "Spinnin (feat. Mary J. Blige)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021

Jam & Lewis, "Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart) (feat. Mariah Carey)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021

Janet Jackson, "What Have You Done for Me Lately," Control, A&M, 1986

Jam & Lewis, "The Next Best Day (feat. Boyz II Men)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021

The S.O.S. Band, "Tell Me If You Still Care," On the Rise, Tabu/Epic, 1983

Cornbread Harris and Friends, "PutThe World," Cornbread Supreme Volume 1, 2631577 Records DK, 2002

Janet Jackson, "Control," Control, A&M, 1986

The S.O.S. Band, "Just Be Good to Me," On the Rise, Tabu/Epic, 1983

Jam & Lewis, "Happily Unhappy (feat. Toni Braxton)," Jam & Lewis, Volume One, Flyte Tyme, BMG, 2021

New Edition, "Can You Stand the Rain," Heart Break, MCA, 1987

Janet Jackson, "Nasty," Control, A&M, 1986

The S.O.S. Band, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," SOS, Tabu, 1980

Janet Jackson, "Miss You Much," Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, A&M, 1989

Chaka Khan, "Angel," Funk This, Burgundy, 2007

Garbage, "No Gods No Masters," No Gods No Masters, Infectious Music, 2021

Stray Cats, "Stray Cat Strut," Stray Cats, Arista, 1981

Superchunk, "Endless Summer," Wild Loneliness, Merge, 2022

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Jimmy Jam on Working with Janet Jackson, Prince & More

Jimmy Jam on Working with Janet Jackson, Prince & More

Greg Kot, Jim DeRogatis, Alex Claiborne, Andrew Gill