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Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

No one knows more about popular music and the magic of radio than Rob Reinhart. “Good radio is now one of the only media that isn’t designed to simply reflect the taste of the user. It’s still a community that brings together lots of different people.”

Rob’s version of Essential Music is a  creative mix of old and new, rock and soul, folk and a bit of jazz, thematic elements, humor, exclusive/rare material, from local and national artists alike. It’s quite a feat which Rob pulls off seamlessly. 

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Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-16-15

May 16, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Eastern Market live broadcast, cool tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
I Believe (When I Fall In Love) Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys Traffic Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Covers
Higher Love Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
I You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind
The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
Stronger Than That Bahamas Bahamas Is Afie
Sagres The Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home
Stages Leonard Cohen Can't Forget
Flag Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Nanna
Riding With The King B. B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King
Song Artist Album
What I Thought Chris Emmerson single only
I'm A Woman (I'm A Backbone) Orgone Beyond The Sun
Time Machine Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
Back In '72 Bob Seger Back In '72
Keep Going The Revivalists single only
Inside Out Spoon They Want My Soul
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves Acoustic Cafe in-studio session
Come By Here The Word Soul Food
Future People Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
Early In The Morning B.B. King Let The Good Times Roll
Song Artist Album
Elephant Tame Impala Lonerism
Bed On Fire Butch Walker Afraid Of Ghosts
Not Alone Matt And Kim New Glow
It's A Trap Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Four Five Seconds Seinabo Sey Acoustic Cafe in-studio session
Bullets And Rocks Calexico Edge Of The Sun
Slipping Away Tanlines Highlights
They've Trapped Us Boys Jakob Dylan Women + Country
Live And Die The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
Not The Loving Kind Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Five Long Years B.B. King Guess Who

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-9-15

May 9, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lots of tickets, Seger’s 70th, and brand new Motor City music!

Song Artist Album
Come To Poppa Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Night Moves
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
We Can't Stop Us The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
Fool For Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Ice Cream Man Blur The Magic Whip
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) U2 Songs Of Innocence
Coming Home Leon Bridges Coming Home
Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke The Man And His Music
Love The One You're With Bob Seger Smokin' OP's
Lilly Toro y Moi WHAT FOR?
An Illusion Of Lonliness Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Those Final Feet Cowboy Junkies Miles From Our Home
Song Artist Album
Actin' A Fool Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Gout! Gang! Go! Palma Violets Danger In The Club
I Must Have Someone Else's Blues Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms
Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Gone Gone Gone Orgone Beyond The Sun
Shame On The Moon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band The Distance
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Goin' Down Rockin' Whitey Morgan & The 78s Sonic Ranch
The Outlaw In Disguise The Social Bandits The Social Bandits
Moon Song Raelyn Nelson Band Raelyn Nelson Band
Thinkin Bout You Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
Metropolis Kraftwerk The Man Machine
Tryin' To Live My Life Without You Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Nine Tonight
Song Artist Album
Detroit Zombie The Royal Blackbirds It Ain't Right
The Beep The Infatuations single only
Somebody Else Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2
Rusty Hammer Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Nanna
Parachute Chris Stapleton Traveler
Detroit Made Bob Seger Ride Out
I Know Dionne Farris Wildseed - Wildflower
Mister Sister Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Jockey Full Of Bourbon Los Lobos Ride This - The Covers EP
Angel Dance Robert Plant Band Of Joy
Against The Wind The Hold Steady Boys & Girls In America
I've Been Working Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-2-15

May 2, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Metro Times Blowout artists, Courtney Barnett, Mavis, and sets of old/new/covers!

Song Artist Album
Stay With Me Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
To Be Young Ryan Adams Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Wonderwall Ryan Adams Love Is Hell
Crucial Times The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
Fight Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Happy In The Sorrow Key Indigo Girls One Lost Day
Galileo Indigo Girls Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Clampdown Indigo Girls Burning London: The Clash Tribute
Recovery Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Foxy And Free Jacob Mondry Unison
Little Boys With Shiny Toys Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings single only
Big Wheel Saun And Starr Look Closer
Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Noah & The Whale Last Night On Earth
Rosalind (You Married The Wrong Guy) The Waterboys Modern Blues
Song Artist Album
Fake Your Death (And I'll Fake Mine) Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find) Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Bigger Than Both Of Us Hall & Oates Beauty On A Back Street
It Ain't Hard The Gasoline Gypsies The Gasoline Gypsies
Not Hanging Out Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heart String Soul
My Promise Earth Wind & Fire Now, Then & Forever
Gratitiude Earth Wind & Fire Gratitude
Got To Get You Into My Life Earth Wind & Fire Greatest Hits
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And think, And Sometime I Just Sit
Sweet Jane Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
City On The Hill Desaparcidos Payola
Wild Woman The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf In The Doorway
You Really Got Me Denmark & Winter Reimagined
Song Artist Album
The Gambler The Both The Both
You're With Stupid Now Aimee Mann Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Two Of Us Aimee Mann & Michael Penn I Am Sam
By Fire Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Flight Snarky Puppy Sylva
O Mother Son Little single only
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Something In The Dark J.D. Souther Tenderness
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Copperhead Road Steve Earle American Songbook
Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold Steve Earle (w/Justin Townes Earle) Townes
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson (w/Bruno Mars) Uptown Special
Flashlight Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-11-15

April 11, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lady Day’s 100th, a new Jack White film, Prince in Motown…

Song Artist Album
Careless Alex Winston Careless EP
Anti-Summersong The decemberists What A terrible World, What A beautiful World
Higher Love The Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
Good For/At Nothing Violent Femmes Happy New Year
FunkNRoll Prince Art Official Age
Pacing Like Prince Ryan Montbleau Band Growing Light
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Billie Holliday The Complete Verve Years, Disc 9
Fine And Mellow Jose James Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday
Song Artist Album
Candyman Steven Mullan Burn
When I'm With You The London Souls Here Come The Girls
Gratitude Earth Wind & Fire Gratitude
Travelin' Man Bob Seger Beautiful Loser
Comeback Town Dave Russell single only
Forest For The Trees The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
i Can't Lose Mark Ronson Uptown Special
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Time Wave Zero Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Song Artist Album
Little Ghost The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Duncan And Jimmy The New Basement Tapes Lost On The River
Come by Here The Word Soul Food
Pop Life Prince Around The World In A Day
Long Time, Wrong Time Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Give The People What They Want
Gates Of Dawn Heartless Bastards Restless One
Hey World Michael Franti & Spearhead All Rebel Rockers
Rock it Herbie Hancock Greatest Hits

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 3-28-15

March 28, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Twin Shadow’s newest, tickets to see him and much more!

Song Artist Album
Castanets Alejandro Escovedo A Man Under the Influence
Rent I Pay Spoon They Want My Soul
Come By Here The Word Soul Food
Tired Oak Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
The Spark Pokey Lafarge Something In The Water
Crystals Of Monsters And Men Beneath The Skin
No Trouble The Weepies Sirens
Here We Go Again Norah Jones Featuring...
Thinking About You Norah Jones Not Too Late
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Lovin' You Is Never Easy Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
Leaves On The Trees Dede & The Dreamers single only
Serpentine Fire Earth Wind & Fire All 'N All
Song Artist Album
Violent Shiver Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves And The War Came
Nobody's Empire Belle & Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Baby Baby Baby Sonny Knight I'm Still Here
Moving To Brussels Bhi Bhiman RHYTHM & REASON
Lonesome Street Blur The Magic Whip
The More You Ignore Me Morrissey Vauxhall And I
Throw Down The Roses Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Make You Better The Decemberists What A terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Atop A Cake Alvvays Alvvays
Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves Katrina And The Waves
Killin' Time Diamond Rugs Cosmetics
Dr. Dragon The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
Song Artist Album
Night Still Comes Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
I'm Alive Michael Franti & Spearhead All People
Good For Nothing Violent Femmes Happy New Year
There's No Perfect Time Steven Mullan Burn EP
With My Own Two Hands Jill Jack Moon Be Thine
Little Record Girl Bahamas Bahamas Is Afie
Mr. Tembo Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Elderberry Wine Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
I Must Be High Wilco A.M.
Driving In Your Car Kristin Diable Create Your Own Mythology
Cosmik Debris Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Empyrean Abattoir of Montreal Aureate Gloom
Presence Of The Lord Blaind Faith Blind Faith

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 3-21-15

March 21, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

This week on RREM… some SXSW recap, more on IPO Detroit, plus D’Angelo, Bryan Ferry and much more!

Song Artist Album
Jane Twin Bandits From Cover To Cover
Those Diamonds The Freddy Jones Band Never Change
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeine
Fire In The Belly Van Morrison Duets: Reworking The Catalog
Rattlebag Ben Ottewell Rattlebag
Natural Reaction Gomez A New Tide
He Split The Rock McCrary Sisters Let's Go
Angela '97 Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heartstring Soul
The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
Keep Coming Back For More Paul Kelly w/Clairy Brown Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions
What I Thought Chris Emmerson single only
Driving Me Wild Bryan Ferry Avanmore
Song Artist Album
California Stars Bob Seger Ride Out
From Now On Delta Spirit Into the Wide
The Denial Twist Lettercamp Hello Operator: A Tribute To The White Stripes
It's Good To Be Alive Imelda May Tribal
Living For The City The Soul Rebels Unlock Your Mind
Yellow Caroline Pennell From Cover To Cover
Sedona Houndmouth Little Neon Limelight
Two Suns Jacob Mondry Unison
Roman Candle Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
This Is Wrong The Bruised Reed single only
Electric Love Borns Candy EP
The Man Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Nothing To Me Now Bahamas Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Song Artist Album
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 Nat King Cole The Extraordinary
Cry Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
Personal Jesus (acoustic) Depeche Mode Personal Jesus/Dangerou EP
Let Her Go Scars On 45 From Cover to Cover
Answer They Might Be Giants Glean
Feel Like Makin' Love D'Angelo Voodoo
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Little Numbers BOY Mutual Friends
Six Bands Nick Puinti Beyond The Static
Alex Chilton The Replacements All For Nothing... Nothing For All
Vagabond Blues Blues Traveler Blow Up The Moon
The Ideal Husband Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Scared Delta Rae After It All
Welcome Back To The Blues Joel Mabus A Bird In This World

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 3-14-15

March 14, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Some of the upcoming International Pop Overthrow bands and more!

Song Artist Album
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Time Wave Zero Kate Pierson Guitars And Microphones
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
The Seer's Tower Jamie Cullum Interlude
No Good Woman Elise LeGrow Elise LeGrow
Something's Wrong Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
November The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
Blow Up The Moon Blues Traveler w/3OH!3 Blow Up The Moon
False Hope Laura Marling Short Movie
Hey Joe Steve Earle & The Dukes Acoustic Cafe in-studio perfomance
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Little Boys With Shiny Toys Sgaron Jones & the Dap Kings single only
December Collective Soul Collective Soul
Song Artist Album
You Go To My Head Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth Day By Day
Moanin' And Groanin' Buddy Guy Blues Singer
Mutineers David Gray Mutineers
High Water Amos Lee Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song
Lampshades On Fire Modest Mouse Starngers To Ourselves
Sweet American Music Dave Rave Sweet American Music
Will To Live T Bird & The Breaks Harmonizm
Family Affair Sly And The Family Stone The Essential Sly And The Family Stone
The Book Of You Belle & Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson Right On Time
One Mint Julip Ray Charles The Musical Biography Of Quincy Jones
Happy Idiot TV On The Radio Seeds
Just One Drink Jack White Lazaretto
Carry On CSNY Deja Vu
Song Artist Album
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Kansas City The new Basement Tapes Lost On The River
'Til I Fell In Love With You Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind
Little Ballerina Emile Haynie We Fall
If You Come Or Not The Rose Cult single only
Beryl Mark Knopfler Tracker
Skateaway Dire Straits Making Movies
Half The City St. Paul & the Broken Bones Half the City
Hands Macy Gray The Way
Athiests Don't Have No Songs Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Rare Bird Alert
Wagon Wheel Lily Kershaw Cover To Cover
Black Water The Doobie Brothers Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance

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