Anxious Anthems

Anxious Anthems & Leon Bridges

Forget“Keep Calm and Carry On.”This week, Jim and Greg play their favorite Anxious Anthems. Then, they chat with some listeners to hear what songs make them nervous. Plus, the hosts sit down with soul singer Leon Bridges. Leon's latest album, Good Thing, marks his transition into an adventurous new sound.

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Anxious Anthems

Forget “keep calm and carry on.” This week, Jim and Greg play their favorite "Anxious Anthems." Then they chat with some listeners to hear what songs make them nervous.

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Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Jim and Greg sit down with Texas soul singer Leon Bridges. Leon's debut album, 2015's Coming Home, was drenched in a retro 1960s vibe reminiscent of Sam Cooke. For his sophomore effort, Bridges told Jim and Greg that he didn‘t want to be put in a box stylistically:“I wanted to make something that was reflective of all the styles of R&B that I dig.”Leon’s latest album, Good Thing, takes a complete 180; and marks his transition into an adventurous new sound that's more akin to R&B artists like Prince and D'Angelo.

Featured Songs

  1. Leon Bridges, Beyond, Good Thing, Columbia, 2018
  2. The Rolling Stones, 19th Nervous Breakdown, 19th Nervous Breakdown/As Tears Go By, Decca, 1966
  3. The Feelies, The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness, Crazy Rhythms, Stiff, 1980
  4. Lupe Fiasco, Beautiful Lasers (2 Ways), Lasers, Atlantic, 2011
  5. Ida Maria, Oh My God, Fortress Round My Heart, Nightliner, 2008
  6. Eurythmics, Beethoven (I Love to Listen To), Savage, RCA, 1987
  7. Men at Work, Who Can It Be Now?, Business as Usual, CBS International, 1981
  8. Eddie Cochran, Nervous Breakdown, Cherished Memories, Liberty, 1962
  9. The Beatles, I'm So Tired, The Beatles, Apple, 1968
  10. The Boomtown Rats, Someone's Looking At You, The Fine Art of Surfacing, Mulligan, 1979
  11. Toots and the Maytals, Pressue Drop, Sweet and Dandy, Beverly's, 1968
  12. Pixies, Where Is My Mind?, Surfer Rosa, 4AD, 1988
  13. Leon Bridges, River, Coming Home, Columbia, 2015
  14. Leon Bridges, Lions, Good Thing, Columbia, 2018
  15. Leon Bridges, Lisa Sawyer, Coming Home, Columbia, 2015
  16. Bobby Womack, Jealous Love, I Don't Know What The World Is Coming To, United Artists, 1975
  17. Usher, U Don't Have To Call, 8701, Arista, 2001
  18. Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Ida Red, Ida Red (single), Vocalion, 1938
  19. Leon Bridges, Bad Bad News, Good Thing, Columbia, 2018
  20. Leon Bridges, Brown Skin Girl, Coming Home, Columbia, 2015
  21. Leon Bridges, Shy, Good Thing, Columbia, 2018
  22. Leon Bridges, Georgia To Texas, Good Thing, Columbia, 2018
  23. Leon Bridges, Jon Baptiste and Gary Clark, Jr., Ohio, Ohio (single), Spotify Exclusive, 2017
  24. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Ohio, Ohio (single), Atlantic, 1970
  25. Heatwave, All You Do Is Dial, Too Hot To Handle, Epic, 1976
  26. Blind Faith, Had To Cry Today, Blind Faith, Polydor, 1969
  27. The Meters, Cissy Strut, The Meters, Josie, 1969
  28. Genesis, Aisle of Plenty, Selling England by the Pound, Charisma, 1973
  29. Genesis, You Might Recall, Three Sides Live (US Version), Atlantic, 1982