Mike Ragogna: Soul & Inspiration: A Conversation With Songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Plus Milan's Calibro 35
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A Conversation With Songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Mike Ragogna: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, thank you so much for the interview. You are my favorite songwriters on the planet. There I said it. Cynthia Weil: Thank you! MR: You're very, very welcome. And though I am a big fan of Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, when it comes to classic pop songwriting, especially during The Brill Building era, you guys have been important to me, and I thank you for all your great works. Barry Mann: Well that's great to hear! I'm honored. CW: Try living with him now. (laughs) BM: You know, the only thing is it's kind of like a backhanded compliment almost, to be categorized as the Brill Building writers. We continued writing songs after The Brill Building, but I guess people have to kind of give you a label of some sort, you know what I mean? MR: Sure, but you know what? It's almost like you would say, "Why, it's Academy Award-winning Clint Eastwood."
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