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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.

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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.

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Miles Davis

  • Song: Freddie Freeloader
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Kind of Blue
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Miles Davis
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Sony
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1959

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The Beach Boys

  • Song: In My Room
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Surfer Girl
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Face to the Sky
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John Cale

  • Song: Face to the Sky
  • from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood

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Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
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2012

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Snoop Dogg

  • Song: Drop It Like It's Hot
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Snoop Dogg
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Interscope
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2004

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John Cale

  • Song: Nookie Wood
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2012

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The Isley Brothers

  • Song: Harvest for the World
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Harvest for the World
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Harvest for the World
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The Isley Brothers
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T-neck
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1976

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The Velvet Underground

  • Song: The Black Angel's Death Song
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The Velvet Underground & Nico

  • Song: Melody Laughter
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Note: This is an excerpt from the upcoming 45th anniversary box set of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico.'

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2012

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  • Song: Midnight Feast
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