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  • February 19, 2020

    Frank Zappa "Camarillo Brillo" from Over-Nite Sensation

    Jeff Parker "Cliche" from The New Breed

    Adrienne Lenker and Buck Meek "Jonathan" from A-Sides and Besides

    Randy Newman "Every Time It Rains" from Bad Love

    The Jamaicans "Ba Ba Boom" from From Bam Bam to Cherry Oh! Baby

    Trey Anastasio "Shine" from Original Boardwalk Style – Live In Atlantic City

    Joey Alexander "Downtime" from Warna

    The Mystery Kindaichi Band "Mitsukubitou" from The Adventures of Kindaichi Kosuke

    Radiohead "Separator" from The King of Limbs

    Joanna Newsom "Sapokanikan" from Divers

    Talking Heads "Mind" from Fear of Music

    Bob Dylan "New Pony" from Street-Legal

    The Beatles "Any Time at All" from A Hard Day's Night

    Herbie Hancock "Butterfly" from Thrust

  • February 12, 2020

    Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science "If Not Now (feat. Maimouna Youssef)" from Waiting Game

    Junius Paul "Baker's Dozen" from Ism

    Gil Scott-Heron, Makaya McCraven "This Can't Be Real" from XL Recording

    Erykah Badu "Appletree" from Baduizm (Special Edition)

    Linda Ronstadt "Long Long Time" from Silk Purse

    Bill Laurance & WDR Big Band "The Good Things (Live)" from Live at the Philharmonie, Cologne

    Dizzy Gillespie "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac" from Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac

    Stevie Wonder "Love's In Need of Love Today" from Songs in the Key of Life

  • February 5, 2020

    Lara Downes "Fantasie negre" from America Again

    Our Native Daughters "I Knew I Could Fly (feat. Leyla McCalla & Allison Russell)" from Songs of Our Native Daughters

    Bonny Light Horseman "The Roving" from Bonny Light Horseman (feat. Eric D. Johnson, Josh Kaufman, & Anais Mitchell)

    Herbie Hancock "Maiden Voyage" from Maiden Voyage

    Makaya McKraven "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" from A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper

    Antoine Berjeaut & Makaya McCraven "Shadows" from Moving Cities

    The Sorcerers "Overgrown Icons" from In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God

    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood "Presence of the Lord" from Live from Madison Square Garden

    Autolux "Turnstile Blues" from Future Perfect

  • January 29, 2020

    Ben Seretan "Power Zone" from Power Zone - Single

    Smog "Hit the Ground Running" from Knock Knock

    Alessandro Alessandroni "Discovery" from Alessandro Alessandroni

    Batunga & the Subprimes "Gates of Ouantou" from Let Dem In - EP

    The Sorcerers "Treasured Sacrament" from In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God

    Frank Zappa "Peaches En Regalia" from The Hot Rats Sessions

    Gabrielle Ducros "Dopping 2000" from Freedom Power

    Janko Nilovic "Black On a White Ground" from Rythmes Contemporains

    Alan Harkshaw "The Morning Sun" from Music For A Young Generation

    Alan Moorhouse "Angelic Gas" from Kpm 1000 Series: The Big Beat - Volume 2

    Ennio Morricone & Dell'Orso Edda "Macchie solari (The Victim)" from Macchie solari (Origional Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Barry Forgie "Catharsis" from Mindbender

    Steve Reich "Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 3)" from Phases

    Lubomyr Melnyk "Solitude No. 1" from Illirion

    The Roches "Hammond Song" from The Roches

  • January 22, 2020

    Nicol Matt & Chamber Choir of Europe "Les Chansons Des Roses: No. 5. Dirait-on" from Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium - Lux Aeterna - Madrigali - Les Chansons Des Roses

    Tom Waits "Martha" from Closing Time

    Emmylou Harris "Roses In the Snow" from Roses In the Snow

    Joni Mitchell "For the Roses" from For the Roses

    Arthur Russell ""Instrumentals", Vol. 1, Pt. 1" from First Thought Best Thought

    The Ornette Coleman Trio "European Echoes" from At the 'Golden Circle' Stockholm, Vol. 1

    Kamasi Washington "The Rhythm Changes" from The Epic

    John Coltrane "Mr. P.C." from Giant Steps

    Eric Dolphy "Out There" from Out There

    Arthur Russell "I Close My Eyes" from Love Is Overtaking Me

    Ben Cosgrove "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming" from Midwinter Vol. 1

  • January 15, 2020

    I forgot to start the recording on time, so you won't hear my rambling introduction about the film Blinded By The Light, and how I felt that it perfectly captured the adolescent feeling of being bowled over by musical discovery.

    "Promised Land" was featured prominently in the film, including what I consider the highlight: a montage of words and images that accompany the main character's first experience with Bruce Springsteen's music.

    Bruce Springsteen "The Promised Land" from Darkness on the Edge of Town

    The National "Lemonworld" from High Violet (Expanded Edition)

    Led Zeppelin "Over the Hills and Far Away (Live) [Remastered]" from How the West Was Won (Live) [Remastered]

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Somewhere" from Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein

    Martha Argerich "Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15: I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen [Of Foreign Lands and People]" from Schumann: Kinderscenen

    Neil Young "Sugar Mountain" from Decade

    Haruomi Hosono "Just a Little Bit" from Hosono House

    Adrianne Lenker "Hours Were the Birds" from Hours Were the Birds

    Jon Batiste "PRINCE" from Chronology of a Dream (Live at the Village Vanguard)

    Sun Ra "Space is the Place / Over the Rainbow" from Haverford College, Jan. 25, 1980 (Solo Rhodes Piano)

    Parliament "Mothership Connection (Star Child)" from Mothership Connection

    Gary Bartz NTU Troop "Celestial Blues" from Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru

    Gillian Welch "Lowlands" from Soul Journey

    Radiohead "Pyramid Song" from Amnesiac

  • December 15, 2019

    Bill Evans "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" from Trio 64

    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass "Winter Wonderland" from Christmas Album

    Elvis Presley "Blue Christmas" from Elvis' Christmas Album

    Dean Martin "Silver Bells" from The Dean Martin Christmas Album

    Ben Cosgrove "Coventry Carol" from Midwinter Vol. 1

    John Coltrane "My Favorite Things" from My Favorite Things

    John Lennon, The Harlem Community Choir, The Plastic Ono Band & Yoko Ono "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" from Power to the People: The Hits (Deluxe)

    Bob Dylan "Do You Hear What I Hear?" from Christmas In the Heart

    Kermit Ruffins "A Saints Christmas" from Have a Crazy Cool Christmas

    Marcia Ball "Christmas Fais Do Do" from Alligator Records' Genuine Houserockin' Christmas

    Aaron Neville "The Christmas Song" from Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas

    Allen Toussaint "The Day It Snows On Christmas" from Christmas Gumbo

    C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band "Zydeco Christmas" from Alligator Records' Genuine Houserockin' Christmas

    The Heritage Hall Jazz Band "Go Tell It on a Mountain" from Jazz Festival Christmas

    Simon & Garfunkel "Go Tell It On the Mountain" from Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

    Ben Cosgrove "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" from Midwinter

    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" from Christmas Album

  • December 1, 2019

    The Brothers and Sisters "The Mighty Quinn (feat. Merry Clayton)" from Dylan's Gospel

    The Brothers and Sisters "My Back Pages" from Dylan's Gospel

    Al Green "Lo and Behold" from Truth N' Time

    Steely Dan "Hey Nineteen" from Gaucho

    Miles Davis "My Funny Valentine" from Miles In Tokyo (Live In Concert)

    Sam Rivers "Dance of the Tripedal" from Contours

    Bill Evans "Yesterdays (Set 1)" from Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

    Bill Evans "Night and Day" from Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Keepnews Collection)

    Bill Evans Trio "Gloria's Step (Take 2) [Live]" from Sunday At the Village Vanguard (Keepnews Collection) [Live]

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet "I Feel Pretty" from Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Somewhere" from Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein

    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers "No Problem" from Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Ornette Coleman "Peace" from The Shape of Jazz To Come

  • November 10, 2019

    George Harrison "Mama You've Been On My Mind" from Early Takes, Vol. 1

    Tom Waits "Warm Beer and Cold Women" from Nighthawks at the Diner

    Oliver Nelson "Yearnin'" from The Blues and the Abstract Truth

    The Cecil Taylor Quartet "Of What" from Looking Ahead!

    Louis Kennedy "Poo Yai Lee" from Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 1

    Khun Narin "Lai Sing" from Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band

    Chaweewan Dumnern "Lam Toey Chaweewan" from VA ~ The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam from Thailand 1964 -75

    Patti Smith Group "Till Victory" from Easter

    Loretta Lynn "Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)" from Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)

    Blanche Thomas "You Ain't so Such a Much" from A-Z: Kitty Daisy & Lewis - 'The Roots of Rock 'N' Roll'

    Shuggie Otis "Inspiration Information" from Inspiration Information / Wings of Love

    Jerry Garcia Band "Tangled Up In Blue" from Jerry Garcia Band (Live)

    Wayne Shorter "Witch Hunt" from Speak No Evil (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)

  • September 29, 2019

    Sufjan Stevens "Love Yourself" from Love Yourself / With My Whole Heart - EP

    Herbie Mann "Love Is Stronger Far Than Me" from Glory Of Love

    Tobias Jesso, Jr. "Without You (Alternate Version)" from True Love / Without You - Ep

    Brittany Howard "Georgia" from Jaime

    Ornette Coleman "Beauty Is a Rare Thing" from This Is Our Music

    The Miracles "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying" from Greatest Hits

    The Nat Adderly Sextet "Libra" from Soul Zodiac

    Jerry Garcia Band "Dear Prudence" from Jerry Garcia Band (Live)

    Arthur Russell ""Instrumentals", Vol. 1, Pt. 1" from First Thought Best Thought

    Karen Dalton "In My Own Dream" from In My Own Time

    The Band "Tears of Rage" from Music From Big Pink

    Stan Getz and Gary Mulligan "Ballad" from Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi

    The Triumphs "We Don't Love Enough" from World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time for Peace is Now: Gospel Music About Us

    Donald Fagen "I.G.Y." from The Nightfly

    Ben Webster "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" from Gone With The Wind

    Sam Amidon "Spike Driver Blues" from Fatal Flower Garden EP (A Tribute To Harry Smith)

    Grateful Dead "Till the Morning Comes" from American Beauty

    Grateful Dead "Attics of My Life" from American Beauty

  • September 15, 2019

    Joni Mitchell "Help Me" from Court and Spark

    Joanna Newsom "Good Intentions Paving Co." from Have One On Me

    Ruth Garbus "Blanket and Sign" from Kleinmeister

    D’Angelo and The Vanguard "Back To the Future (Part I)" from Black Messiah

    Van Morrison "Bring It On Home to Me" from It's Too Late to Stop Now (Live)

    The Band "Bessie Smith" from Cahoots (Expanded Edition)

    Bob Dylan "One More Weekend" from New Morning

    Bob Dylan "The Man in Me" from New Morning

    Wendy Rene "Crying All By Myself" from After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax and Volt Singles and Rarities 1964-1965

    Earth, Wind & Fire "That's the Way of the World" from That's the Way of the World

    The Rolling Stones "If You Really Want to Be My Friend" from It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

    Arthur Russell "Close My Eyes" from Love Is Overtaking Me

    Trombone Shorty "Here Come the Girls" from Parking Lot Symphony

    Lee Dorsey and Betty Harris "Love Lots of Loving" from New Orleans Funk (New Orleans: The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75)

    Miles Davis "Rubberband of Life (feat. Ledisi)" from Rubberband

    Miles Davis "Eighty-One" from E.S.P.

    Dexter Gordon "Coppin' the Haven" from One Flight Up

    Count Basie and His Orchestra "Teddy the Toad" from The Atomic Basie

  • September 8, 2019 (featuring No Thanks Raf)

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Koto Song" from Jazz Impressions of Japan

    Max Richter, Andre de Ridder, Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin, Daniel Hope & Raphael Alpermann "Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Autumn 3" from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Deluxe Version)

    Thelonious Monk "Japanese Folk Song ( Kōjō no Tsuki )" from Straight, No Chaser

    Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media "Painted Paradise" from Funky Stuff

    Minoru Muroaka "And I Love Her" from Bamboo

    The Mystery Kindaichi Band "Eight Village Grave" from The Adventure of Kohsuke Kindaichi Soundtrack

    Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig "Love Theme from "Spartacus"" from What's New

    Laurie Anderson "O Superman" from Big Science

    Atoms for Peace "Before Your Very Eyes..." from AMOK

    Avey Tare "Saturdays (Again)" from Cows on Hourglass Pond

    Roland Alphonso "Hop Special (Whiter Shade of Pale)" from Red Bumb Ball

    Ramsey Lewis "Dear Prudence" from Mother Nature's Son

    Don Henley "Everybody Knows" from Tower of Song - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

    Lucinda Williams "Tryin' to Get to Heaven" from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

    The Pretenders "My Baby" from Get Close

    Blake Mills "It'll All Work Out" from Break Mirrors

    Neil Young "Lotta Love" from Comes a Time

  • August 18, 2019 (featuring Gabriella Martin)

    An exploration of a recently-acquired record collection: lots of vinyl from the late 60s through mid 80s.

    Supertramp "The Meaning" from Crisis? What Crisis?

    Pretenders "How Much Did You Get for Your Soul?" from Get Close

    Joan Armatrading "Straight Talk" from The Shouting Stage

    Ian Hunter "Central Park n' West" from Short Back n' Sides

    Suzanne Vega "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing

    Donald Fagen "Green Flower Street" from The Nightfly

    Laurie Anderson "From the Air" from Big Science

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Dogs On the Run" from Southern Accents

    Eric Andersen "Louise" from Avalanche

    Laura Nyro "My Innocence" from Nested

    Procol Harum "Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)" from Procol Harum

    Mother Earth "I Need Your Love So Bad" from Make A Joyful Noise

    Jim Capaldi "Oh How We Danced" from Last Day of Dawn

    Mary McCaslin "Things We Said Today" from Old Friends

    Paul Williams "I Never Had It So Good" from Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

    Barbra Streisand "Shake Me Wake Me (When It's Over)" from Lazy Afternoon

    The Kinks "Strangers" from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt. One

    The Kinks "Denmark Street" from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt. One

    Jackson Browne "Colors of the Sun" from For Everyman

    Janis Ian "I Would Like to Dance" from Aftertones

    Tracy Nelson "God's Song" from Homemade Songs

    Tracy Nelson "I've Been There Before" from Homemade Songs

    Traffic "Forty Thousand Headmen" from Heavy Traffic

  • August 11, 2019 (featuring the one and only Richard Aufrichtig)

    David Berman, January 4, 1967 - August 7, 2019

    Ray Charles "No Letter Today" from Modern Sounds in Country Music, Volume 2

    The Thelonious Monk Orchestra "Friday the 13th" from At Town Hall

    Julee Cruise "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" from Floating Into the Night

    Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees" from The Bends

    Silver Jews "Honk If You're Lonely" from American Water

    Silver Jews "Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed" from Tanglewood Numbers

    Roy Wood "Wake Up" from Boulders

    Panda Bear "Dolphin" from Buoys

    Aretha Franklin "Amazing Grace (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)" from Amazing Grace

    Ray Charles "Midnight" from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume 2

    Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly With His Song" from Killing Me Softly

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk "Prelude To A Kiss" from Bright Moments

    Sam Amidon "Walking On Sunshine" from Brooklyn Vegan Presents Sun Salute

    Sam Amidon "How Come That Blood" from I See The Sign

    Sam Amidon "I Wish I Wish" from Bright Sunny South

    Courtney Hartman "January Third" from Ready Reckoner

    John Cale "Andalucia" from Paris 1919

  • July 28, 2019 (featuring a Tribute to Art Neville)

    Arthur Lanon Neville, December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019

    Angélique Kidjo "Born Under Punches" from Remain in Light

    Talking Heads "Crosseyed and Painless" from Remain In Light

    Noel Ellis "Rocking Universally" from Noel Ellis

    Herbie Hancock "Spank-a-Lee" from Thrust

    Dr. John "Peace Brother Peace" from In the Right Place

    The Meters "It Ain't No Use" from Rejuvenation

    The Meters "Come Together" from Kickback

    Robert Palmer "Sneakin' Sally through the Alley" from Sneakin' Sally through the Alley

    The Meters "Fire On the Bayou" from Fire On the Bayou

    The Neville Brothers "Bird on a Wire" from Brother's Keeper

    Ocean Music "Talking to the Moon" from Fan Fiction for Planet Earth

    Bob Dylan "Oh, Sister - Live at Boston Music Hall" from The Bootleg Series Vol. 5

    Joan Baez "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" from Any Day Now

    Fleetwood Mac "Jewel Eyed Judy" from Kiln House

    Stevie Ray Vaughn "The Things That I Used to Do" from Live at Carnegie Hall

    Led Zeppelin "Dancing Days" from Houses of the Holy

    Miles Davis "Someday My Prince Will Come" from Someday My Prince Will Come

    Art Neville "Let's Rock" from The Specialty Recordings 1956 - 1958

    Art Neville "All These Things" from Essential Louisiana R & B

    The Meters "Birds" from Cabbage Alley

    The Meters "Just Kissed My Baby" from Rejuvenation

  • July 21, 2019 (Featuring David Leo Rice)

    An indescribable pleasure to host David.
    David's new novel Angel House, is out now! Check it out here.

    Talking Heads "Dream Operator (feat. Annie McEnroe)" from True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack

    Anthony Braxton "G-10 - K (Opus 56)" from Creative Orchestra Music 1976

    Arthur Russell "Being It" from World of Echo

    Anthony Braxton "O NB-12 (Opus 57)" from Creative Orchestra Music 1976

    Sparklehorse "Apple Bed" from It's A Wonderful Life

    Palace Music "More Brother Rides" from Viva Last Blues

    Vic Chesnutt "Chinaberry Tree" from At the Cut

    Radiohead "Climbing Up The Walls [Live]" from OK Minidisc

    Brian Eno "Drift" from Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks

    Björk "Hidden Place" from Vespertine

    M83 "Reunion" from Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

    Sparklehorse "More Yellow Birds" from It's A Wonderful Life

  • July 7, 2019

    Kitty Wells "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" from YouTube

    Fats Domino "I Hear You Knocking" from The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew

    Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto "Samba da Minha Terra" from Getz/Gilberto '76 (Live)

    Ornette Coleman "Lonely Woman" from The Shape of Jazz to Come

    Fleetwood Mac "Station Man" from Kiln House

    Dr. John "Revolution" from Locked Down

    B.B. King "Summer in the City" from Guess Who

    B.B. King "Just Can't Please You" from Guess Who

    Bob Dylan "If You See Her, Say Hello" from More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

    Lou Reed "How Do You Think It Feels (Live)" from Animal Serenade (Live)

    Little Richard "Ready Teddy" from Here's Little Richard

    The Beatles "Long Tall Sally" from Past Masters, Vols. 1 & 2

    The Beatles "It Won't Be Long" from With The Beatles

    Joanna Newsom "The Things I Say" from Divers

    Fleetwood Mac "Earl Gray" from Kiln House

    Kamasi Washington "Claire De Lune" from The Epic

    Stenhammar Quartet "String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: I. Animé et très décidé" from Debussy, Tailleferre & Ravel: String Quartets

    Bill Evans Trio "Summertime" from How My Heart Sings!

    The Spiders "Witchcraft" from The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew

    Shirley & Lee "I'm Gone" from The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew

    Dave Bartholomew "Would You" from The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew

  • June 30, 2019

    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles "Evil Ways" from Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles "Them Changes" from Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

    KonKoma "Kpanlogo" from KonKoma

    Tom Tom Club "Genius of Love" from Tom Tom Club

    Prince "Uptown" from Dirty Mind

    Lijadu Sisters "Come On Home" from Horizon Unlimited

    A Tribe Called Quest "Buggin' Out" from The Low End Theory

    Charles Mingus "Boogie Stop Shuffle" from Mingus Ah Um

    Gene Ammons "Nothin' But Soul" from Nothin' But Soul

    Garty Bartz Ntu Troop "Celestial Blues" from Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru

    Eric Dolphy "Hot House" from Berlin Concerts

    Dr. John "Familiar Reality - Opening" from The Sun, Moon and Herbs

    Howlin' Wolf "Howlin' for My Baby" from The Legendary Sun Performers

    Lee Dorsey "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)" from The New Lee Dorsey

    Sam Amidon "Saro" from All Is Well

    Anawan "Smokes in the Sun" from Anawan

    Bob Dylan "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" from Slow Train Coming

    Bruce Springsteen "The River" from The River

    Bob Weir "One More River to Cross" from Blue Mountain