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No One Sings Like Them Anymore

Album Cover Art Courtesy Universal Music

Monday, December 28

We’ll remember musician Leslie West, who passed away on December 23 at the age of 75. West was a founding member of the band Mountain, perhaps best known for the song “Mississippi Queen.” He also co-wrote the 1969 song “Long Red,” which features one of the most sampled drum breaks in the history of hip-hop, appearing in songs by Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy, and in Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” He also appeared in the 1986 film The Money Pit as leader of the fictional rock band Cheap Girls. We’ll hear music from West’s work as a solo artist in addition to performances with Mountain and West, Bruce, Laing, which he formed with former Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce as well as former Mountain drummer Corky Laing, who is now the only surviving member of the original band.

Tuesday, December 29

No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol.1 is a posthumous covers collection from late Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell. In addition to songs from Prince and Harry Nilsson, Cornell also covers Janis Joplin, Terry Reid and ELO. We’ll hear music from that release as well as songs from Jimi Hendrix’s Live In Maui.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations's 'My Getaway'

Wednesday, December 30

We’ll listen to some of the best local and regional releases from 2020 with music Kill Vargas, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations, Yasmin Nur, and more.

Thursday, December 31

We mark the birthday of Paul Westerberg, a founding member of The Replacements, with music from that band and his solo career. We’ll also hear selections from Paul McCartney, Kill Vargas, and The World Palestine.

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'CHICKABOOM!' by Tami Neilson

Friday, January 1

We look back at some of the best releases of 2020 with selections from Psychic Temple, Prince, Tami Neilson, and Suss.

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'J.T.' from Steve Earle

Saturday, January 2

We’ll hear music from Steve Earle’s upcoming tribute to his late son, Justin Townes Earle, who passed in 2020. The album is titled J.T.. Plus music from Richard Thompson, A.J. Croce and Barry Gibb.

Monday, January 4

Listen for selections from Paul McCartney’s latest, McCartney III as well as music from Spain, M. Ward, Ringo Starr, and The War on Drugs.

Tuesday, January 5

We’ll remember some of the musicians who died in 2020, including John Prine, Edward Van Halen, Peter Green, and Bill Withers. 

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.