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On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, John Cale discusses his latest solo album and shares some of this favorite songs by other artists.

On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, John Cale discusses his latest solo album and shares some of this favorite songs by other artists. Shawn Brackbill hide caption

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Few artists have had careers as long, distinguished or revered as that of John Cale. A founding member of the pioneering experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, Cale has spent nearly half a century in rock, classical and drone-based music. He's also known for producing seminal works by other artists, such as The Stooges, Patti Smith and The Modern Lovers.

Cale has also had a prolific solo career, and he's just released his 15th solo album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. In this edition of All Songs Considered, he discusses the new record and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists, including Miles Davis and The Isley Brothers. Cale also reveals a few surprises, including the parallels he sees between minimalist music and hip-hop.

Guest DJ John Cale

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Snoop Dogg

  • Song: Drop It Like It's Hot
  • From: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

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Drop It Like It's Hot
Album
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Artist
Snoop Dogg
Label
Interscope
Released
2004

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The Isley Brothers

  • Song: Harvest for the World
  • From: Harvest for the World

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Harvest for the World
Album
Harvest for the World
Artist
The Isley Brothers
Label
T-neck
Released
1976

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The Velvet Underground

  • Song: The Black Angel's Death Song
  • From: Velvet Underground & Nico [Deluxe Edition]

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The Black Angel's Death Song
Album
Velvet Underground & Nico [Deluxe Edition]
Artist
The Velvet Underground
Label
Universal
Released
2002

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