Sam’s Jams: Karin Krog, “The Meaning Of Love”

From the 1975 album, We Could Be Flying.

Check out our Sam’s Jams playlist below and listen to CultureShift weekdays from noon. to 2 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.

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Meta Stange/WDET

“The Meaning Of Love” is a song written by jazz musician Steve Kuhn and has been covered by many singers. Karin Krog covered the song in 1975 for her album We Could Be Flying, which was recorded and released in her home country of Norway. The song features a combination of American and Norwegian musicians, including the bass work of Steve Swallow.


Sam’s Jams is the weekly song selection of WDET’s creative producer Sam Beaubien, a longtime Detroit musician who also helms the soul-funk band Will Sessions.

From 70 years ago to contemporary releases today, Sam’s Jams is the musical equivalent of digging for hours in dusty record store bins to find forgotten-but-should-be-remembered deep cuts pulled from the genres of funk, jazz and soul genres.

The Sam’s Jams Spotify playlist will update with a new song on Mondays after airing on CultureShift, so bookmark this page to find your new favorite song each week.


  • Sam Beaubien
    Sam Beaubien is a musician, composer, producer, and educator in Detroit. He is also the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions.