Songs For Drella, A Fool’s Parade And Looking Back On 1993

Nov 16, 2018

Paul Kelly's 'Nature'
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Friday, November 23

Nature is the latest release from legendary Australian musician Paul Kelly and features adaptations of poems by Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas. We’ll hear music from that recording on this episode as well as from Tami Neilson’s SASSAFRASS!.

Saturday, November 24

 Over the last few years, Louis Michot of the acclaimed Louisiana outfit Lost Bayou Ramblers, has been leading his own group, Michot’s Melody Makers. The outfit draws upon Louisiana-French fiddle tunes as well as material culled from the pre-accordion Creole/Celtic/Afro/French cannon. Along the way we're treated to new compositions, recently uncovered Cajun and Creole tunes and experiment or two with samples. We’ll hear from the group’s debut, Blood Moon, as well as music from Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.

John Cale and Lou Reed’s 'Songs For Drella'
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Monday, November 26

Listen for selections from John Cale and Lou Reed’s 1990 tribute to their friend and mentor, Andy Warhol, Songs For Drella as well as selections from Live MCMXCIII the 1993 live set capturing the short-lived Velvet Underground reunion featuring Reed, Cale, drummer Mo Tucker and multi-instrumentalist Sterling Morrison.

Tuesday, November 27

We’ll hear music from Fool’s Parade, the 1998 effort from onetime J. Geils Band frontman, Peter Wolf. Hailed as one of the essential recordings of the 1990s, the record finds Wolf working in a number of familiar musical idioms including blues, R&B and pop. Plus: Music from the 1970 self-titled debut release from the J. Geils Band.

Fleetwood Mac's 'Heroes Are Hard to Find'
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Wednesday, November 28

Released in 1974, Heroes Are Hard To Find was Fleetwood Mac’s first album to enter the Top 40 of the U.S. album charts. It was also the band’s final effort before the arrival of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. We’ll hear music from this recording as well as selections from Buckingham’s recent solo anthology.

Thursday, November 29

We'll hear music from Freak Yourself Out, the new EP by Lake Street Dive as well as selections from Beth Hart's Live at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Friday, November 30

We’ll hear music from Simulation Theory, the latest release by Muse as well as selections from Paul McCartney’s 1986 release, Press To Play.