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Brothers, Horses, And Stuff Like That There

Tuesday, September 1

Released in early 1972, Brother, Brother, Brother is one of the many varied turns in the long history of the Isley Brothers. For this record, the group turned to the rich Carole King catalog for several songs and dug deep into their own songbook, resulting in an LP that married funk and soul with the singer-songwriter sounds of the early 1970s.

We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from Now That Everything’s Been Said, the 1969 album from The City, Carole King’s short-lived trio with guitarist Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley, James Taylor) and bassist Charles Larkey. 

Wednesday September 2

Released in 1972 Argus has become Wishbone Ash’s most beloved album. The British rock band helped pioneer the twin-guitar sound later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and others, while delivering a series of songs rooted in blues, but with thoroughly adventurous turns that call to mind classical music and progressive rock. We’ll hear selections from that recording as well as A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse, the 1971 album from Faces. 

Thursday, September 3

Stuff Like That There is the latest release from New Jersey’s Yo La Tengo and features a wide range of music, including covers of songs from Hank Williams, The Cure, and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Listen for selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from Depression Cherry, the latest release from Beach House. 

Friday, September 4

It’s Our New Month, New Music show with selections from So There, the upcoming release from Ben Folds as well as music from new recordings by Destroyer, Yo La Tengo, and David Gilmour.

Saturday, September 5

Recorded in August 1975 One From The Vault is one of the least appreciated Grateful Dead live recordings. Captured at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the record features the band’s then-new album Blues For Allah performed in its entirety. The band has never been especially happy with the record, though it has its fans. We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from Feeding The Wheel, the 2001 release from Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess. 

Monday, September 7

We celebrate Labor Day with songs about work and the working life with selections from the Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Devo, and Hard Working Americans featuring Todd Snider. 

Tuesday, September 8

4 Nights of 40 Years Live is a celebration of guitarist/vocalist Robert Cray’s long career as a performer and recording artist. Recorded over four nights in the Los Angeles area during December 2014 the record culls material originally recorded across 20 studio albums and features guest appearances from Fabulous Thunderbirds vocalist Kim Wilson, legendary session drummer Steve Jordan and others. Additionally, the record features a bonus disc of performances from 1987, a year that saw Cray make his commercial breakthrough with the album Strong Persuader. Listen for selections from 4 Nights of 40 Years Live as well as music from the new 23-disc boxed set by the Isley Brothers.