Guest DJ John Cale : All Songs Considered A founding member of The Velvet Underground, Cale discusses his new solo record, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists.

Guest DJ John Cale

Guest DJ John Cale

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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. 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 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

  • Song: Freddie Freeloader
  • from Kind of Blue
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The Beach Boys

  • Song: In My Room
  • from 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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Snoop Dogg

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

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John Cale

  • Song: Nookie Wood
  • from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
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The Isley Brothers

  • Song: Harvest for the World
  • from Harvest for the World
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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 Velvet Underground & Nico

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

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

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Midnight Feast

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John Cale

  • Song: Midnight Feast
  • from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood