Guest DJ John Cale

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.

hide captionOn 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

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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Miles Davis

  • Album: Kind of Blue
  • Song: Freddie Freeloader
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  • "Freddie Freeloader"
  • Album: Kind of Blue
  • Artist: Miles Davis
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1959
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The Beach Boys

  • Album: Surfer Girl
  • Song: In My Room
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  • "In My Room"
  • Album: Surfer Girl
  • Artist: The Beach Boys
  • Label: Toshiba EMI
  • Released: 1963
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John Cale

  • Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
  • Song: Face to the Sky
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  • "Face to the Sky"
  • Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
  • Artist: John Cale
  • Label: Double Six
  • Released: 2012
 
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Snoop Dogg

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

  • Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
  • Song: Nookie Wood
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  • "Nookie Wood"
  • Album: Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Artist: John Cale
  • Label: Double Six
  • Released: 2012
 
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The Isley Brothers

  • Album: Harvest for the World
  • Song: 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

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

  • Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Box Set
  • Song: Melody Laughter

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

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  • "Melody Laughter"
  • Album: The Veltvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Box Set
  • Artist: The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • Released: 2012
 
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John Cale

  • Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
  • Song: Midnight Feast
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  • "Midnight Feast"
  • Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
  • Artist: John Cale
  • Label: Double Six
  • Released: 2012
 

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