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…
Jul. 31from Music Special Programming
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…
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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.
Jul. 10from Music Special Programming
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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.”
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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…
May. 8from Music Special Programming
Alan Palomo spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of Tropicália, Peru’s answer to the Ramones, and the perfect soundtrack for thinking.
May. 1from Music Special Programming
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.
Apr. 17from Music Special Programming
Chris Cohen is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive discography as a solo artist, sideman, producer, and band member.
Apr. 10from Music Special Programming
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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