Private Playlist

La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about sharing stereo time with a four-year-old, living in her “sad-girl feels” with Cuco, and finding hope for the…

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The legendary Bob Mould joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about his lifelong love of the Byrds, discovering The Avalanches in NYC, and the liberating gifts of Janelle Monáe.

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Vocalist/musician San Cha joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about thinking big in a shrinking world; the universal appeal of Juan Gabriel; the enduring hope of Chavela Vargas; and…

Private Playlist: San Cha believes we can create, no matter our circumstances

Vocalist/musician San Cha joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about thinking big in a shrinking world; the universal appeal of Juan Gabriel; the enduring hope of Chavela Vargas; and…

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Guitarist/producer M. Ward joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about Curtis Mayfield’s early work, the beautiful grit of Manuel Galbán, and the sense of discovery in John Coltrane.

Private Playlist: M. Ward is listening to music by his influences’ influencers

Guitarist/producer M. Ward joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about Curtis Mayfield’s early work, the beautiful grit of Manuel Galbán, and the sense of discovery in John Coltrane.

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L.A. punk legend Alice Bag joins KCRW's Private Playlist to share her favorite recent jams, including selections from her punk-rock exercise series, "Fit for the Apocalypse."

Private Playlist: Alice Bag is doing the live music withdrawal dance

L.A. punk legend Alice Bag joins KCRW's Private Playlist to share her favorite recent jams, including selections from her punk-rock exercise series, "Fit for the Apocalypse."

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Musician and activist Madame Gandhi joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Fela Kuti’s enduring message; the strange bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell; and Kondi Band’s…

Private Playlist: Madame Gandhi on Fela, feminism, and the bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell

Musician and activist Madame Gandhi joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Fela Kuti’s enduring message; the strange bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell; and Kondi Band’s…

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Judee Sill's deceptive sweetness, the unspoken vulnerability of Steely Dan, and Linda McCartney's…

Private Playlist: Aimee Mann looks past the snark to appreciate Steely Dan’s craft

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Judee Sill's deceptive sweetness, the unspoken vulnerability of Steely Dan, and Linda McCartney's…

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In this special edition of Private Playlist, Younge and Muhammad reflect on the music that’s currently giving them communion, inspiration, and release amidst the uprisings.

Private Playlist: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on finding solace in Gil Scott-Heron

In this special edition of Private Playlist, Younge and Muhammad reflect on the music that’s currently giving them communion, inspiration, and release amidst the uprisings.

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Jennifer Lee   spoke with KCRW on how she got her start in the beat battles of Leimert Park, and quickly carved out a space in the legendary Low End Theory scene out of Lincoln…

Private Playlist: TOKiMONSTA is rediscovering her love for the guitar

Jennifer Lee  spoke with KCRW on how she got her start in the beat battles of Leimert Park, and quickly carved out a space in the legendary Low End Theory scene out of Lincoln…

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Guitarist Jeff Parker spoke with KCRW about his  expansive and eclectic studio credits.

Private Playlist: Jeff Parker is busy studying music in hibernation mode

Guitarist Jeff Parker spoke with KCRW about his  expansive and eclectic studio credits.

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Dorian  Wood spoke with KCRW about the joy of supporting creative friends, the importance of embracing one’s darkness, and “the Impossible Burger of songs.”

Private Playlist: Dorian Wood is walking a tightrope and trying not to look down

Dorian  Wood spoke with KCRW about the joy of supporting creative friends, the importance of embracing one’s darkness, and “the Impossible Burger of songs.”

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Stephen Bruner spoke with KCRW about the night Jaco Pastorius changed his life, the importance of listening to albums from the beginning, and the record that helps him through strange…

Private Playlist: Thundercat on the importance of albums as a journey

Stephen Bruner spoke with KCRW about the night Jaco Pastorius changed his life, the importance of listening to albums from the beginning, and the record that helps him through strange…

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Alan    Palomo spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of Tropicália, Peru’s answer to the Ramones, and the perfect soundtrack for thinking.

Private Playlist: Neon Indian shares music for your inner monologue

Alan   Palomo spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of Tropicália, Peru’s answer to the Ramones, and the perfect soundtrack for thinking.

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Mia Doi Todd spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of introspection, the healing powers of music, and the perfect reggae tune for a trampoline.

Private Playlist: Mia Doi Todd recommends space-age sounds and Brazilian tunes

Mia Doi Todd spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of introspection, the healing powers of music, and the perfect reggae tune for a trampoline.

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Hand Habits  is the solo project of Meg Duffy, a multi-instrumentalist who has performed and recorded with acts including Kevin Morby, The War on Drugs, and William Tyler.

Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy offers an earthy soundtrack for the homebound

Hand Habits is the solo project of Meg Duffy, a multi-instrumentalist who has performed and recorded with acts including Kevin Morby, The War on Drugs, and William Tyler.

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Chris Cohen is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive discography as a solo artist, sideman, producer, and band member.

Private Playlist: Chris Cohen shares Algerian synth funk, avant jazz, and more far-out sounds

Chris Cohen is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive discography as a solo artist, sideman, producer, and band member.

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Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Inara George is a vocalist and songwriter best…

Private Playlist: Inara George shares tips for raising music-literate kids during quarantine

Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Inara George is a vocalist and songwriter best…

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