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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: 6-18-16

June 18, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Case/Lang/Veirs, Peter Gabriel, tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
Begging For Thread Banks Goddess
Before We Get It Right The Legal Matters The Legal Matters
Feel Like I Do Disclosure Moog For Love
I'm Still In Love With You Al Green Greatest Hits
Roll Up Fitz & The Tantrums Fitz & The Tantrums
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Delirium case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Burn The Witch Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Promise Muna The Loudspeaker EP
Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes Paul Simon Graceland
Breathing Underwater Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
The Three Of Me William Bell This Is Where I Live
What's Going On (Coffeehouse Mix) Marvin Gaye What's Going On EP
Song Artist Album
Dead Eyes Adia Victoria Beyond The Bloodhounds
Braeking Point Peter, Bjorn & John Breaking Point
Junior's Farm Paul McCartney ROCKS
Blessings Chance The Rapper Coloring Book
Strange LP Death Valley
Hey, No Pressure Ray Lamontagne Ouroboros
Control Broken Bells After The Disco
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Michigan And Again The Accidentals single only
Out Of My Body Richard Ashcroft These People
Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) The James Hunter Six Hold On!
Where It's At Beck Odelay
Song Artist Album
I'm Amazing Peter Gabriel single only
Lean Into Love Joshua Davis single only
Somebody's Love Passenger Young As The Morning Old As The Sea
When Sex Was Dirty Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
Saturday Night No Sinner Old Habits Die Hard
Good To Be Alive Today Michael Franti & Spearhead Soulrocker
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Satellite Sara Hartman Satellite EP
Toulouse Daniel Romano Mosey
I Can't Go For That The Bird & The Bee Interpreting The Masters, Vol 1
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Exodus Of Venus Elizabeth Cook Exodus Of Venus
When I'm Sixty Four The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 6-11-16

June 11, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Avett Bros., a cool Motor City cover from Anderson Paak, Peter Wolf on The D and more!

Song Artist Album
Seven Nation Army Anderson Paak Cover Art
Headlights Jayme Orr Healed EP
Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground The White Stripes White Blood Cells
Celestial Railroad Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Rehab Reunion
A Side Wins King Radio If It Feels Good Do It
In A World Possessed By The Human Mind The Tragically Hip Man Machine Poem
Good Girls Elle King Ghost Busters OST
Retrograde James Blake Overgrown
All We Got Chance The Rapper Coloring Book
Morning Dew The National Day Of The Dead
One More Night Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Aeroplane Look Park Look Park
Traffic And Weather Fountains Of Wayne Traffic And Weather
Song Artist Album
Blue on Black Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Noah Hunt Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Unconditional Love Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Tonight It's Joy Corktown Popes ...And Also With You
Looking For A Love The J Geils Band Full House
Suddenly I See KT Tunstall Eye To the Telescope
Back Pocket Vulfpeck Thrill Of The Arts
Born Again Teen Lucius Good Grief
All We Ever Knew The Head & The Heart Signs Of Light
Umpqua Rising Blind Pilot And Then Like Lions
The Ghost In You Psychedelic Furs All Of this And Nothing
Cry Like A Baby Aretha Franklin Soul Sister
Song Artist Album
First World Problems Unknown Mortal Orchestra single only
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves And The War Came
Telephones Mo Kenney In My Dreams
My Trigger Miike Snow iii
House Party Howling Diablos Ultra Sonic Gas Can
Wave Beth Orton Kidsticks
Wow Beck single only
I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls Ronnie Spector English Heart
Cricket And The Genie Movement 1 The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith Of Phobos
Charm Offensive Islands Taste
Little Talks Of Monsters & Men My Head Is An Animal
Charmer Aimee Mann Charmer
Superman R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant
Working Poor Fantastic Negrito The Last Days Of Oakland
Kiss Tom Jones Reloaded

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 6-4-16

June 4, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Beck, fun summer tunes, Paul Simon and James Blake tix, lots more!

Song Artist Album
All We Ever Knew The Head & The Heart Signs Of Light
All I Ever Wonder St. Paul & The Broken Bones single only
The Boys Of Summer LOLO Songs Of Summer Playlist
Bus Stop Laura Rain & The Caesars Electrified
The Black Superman Johnny Wakelin Black Superman
Poison In The Well William Bell This Is Where I Live
Move Me Sara Watkins Young In All The Wrong Ways
Hollywood Swinging Brian Culbertson Bringing Back The Funk
Vaporize Amos Lee single only
Daddy Lessons Beyonce Lemonade
Hope Mudcrutch 2
Bodyrock Moby Play
Out Of Pocket Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Song Artist Album
The Werewolf Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger
Boy In The Bubble Paul Simon Graceland
Summertime Is In Our Hands Michael Franti & Spearhead Soulrocker
Mr. Parkinson Carmel Liburdi Patron Saints Of The Ordinary
Hand In My Pocket Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
Cherry Bomb The Runaways The Runaways
Walking On Sunshine Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones Songs Of Summer Playlist
Mr. Wright The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith Of Phobos
Hell Squirrel Nut Zippers Hot
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Gypsy In Me Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Thunderstorms Empty Houses Daydream
Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright Vibrate
Song Artist Album
Wow Beck single only
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Daft Punk Discovery
The Wheel PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
The Simple Life Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha
Ain't It A Sin Charles Bradley Changes
Salt Of The Earth The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
Cut Ya Down Eli Paperboy Reed My Way Home
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces The Jayhawks Paging Mr. Proust
Points James Blake The Colour In Anything
Threat Of Joy The Strokes Future Present Past EP
Michigan And Again The Accidentals single only
Laputa Hiatus Kaiyote Recalibrations, Vol. 1
Sign O' The Times Prince Sign O' The Times

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-28-16

May 28, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A Memorial Day weekend show… fun times!

Song Artist Album
Ordinary Day Great Big Sea Play
First World Problems Unknown Mortal Orchestra single only
Dreams Beck Dreams EP
Cumberland Blues Charles Bradley Day Of The Dead
In A World Possessed By The Human Mind The Tragically Hip Man Machine Poem
Midas Tongue Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire
Blessings Chance The Rapper Coloring Book
Conqueror Aurora ALL MY DEMONS GREETING ME AS A FRIEND
Seven Steps To Heaven Miles Davis Seven Steps To Heaven
These People Richard Ashcroft These People
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Fashion David Bowie Scary Monsters
Song Artist Album
The Thrill Is Gone Laith Al Saadi The Voice
Do To Me Trombone Shorty For True
Toes Son Little Son Little
Confession M Ward More Rain
Breakin' Point Peter Bjorn & John Breakin' Point
New Speedway Boogie Courtney Barnett Day Of The Dead
Wave Beth Orton Kidsticks
Lady Marmalade Labelle Nightbirds
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Doctor Doctor Oh Pep! Stadium Cake
Is Your Love Big Enough Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough
Mr. Nelson Prince HitNRun Phase 2
Gett Off Prince Diamonds & Pearls
Song Artist Album
Come Back To You Royal Wood Ghost Light
Oxygen Catfish & The Bottlemen The Ride
Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
Rope Empty Houses Daydream
I Had A Dream Loudon Wainwright III single only
Something's Calling The James Hunter Six Hold On!
Saturday Night No Sinner Old Habits Die Hard
Street Angel Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger
Over And Over Miike Snow III
Summer The Mountain Goats Amazon Music's 'Songs of Summer' Playlist
What It Means Laith Al Saadi Real
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-21-16

May 21, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Remembering Guy Clark, Robert Glasper tickets and more…

Song Artist Album
Get Myself To Saturday Michael franti & Spearhead Soulrocker
Free Broods Concious
Touch Of Grey The War On Drugs Day Of The Dead
Keep It Between The Lines Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Young At Heart Bob Dylan Fallen Angels
Baby Took A limo To Memphis Guy Clark Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Ain't No Man The Avett Brothers True Sadness
Black Man In A White World Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Desperados Under The Eaves Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
Gone 2015 Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, Pharoahe Monch Miles Ahead OST
Wasted Love City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Right Or Wrong Nick Puinti If It feels Good Do It: A Sloan Tribute
Song Artist Album
Born Under A Bad Sign William Bell This Is Where I Live
1973 Beth Orton Kidsticks
Stolen Car Beth Orton Central Reservation
High Note Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note
(I'm The One) Big Big Fun White Denim Stiff
Step Inside This House Lyle Lovett Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Homegrown Tomatoes Guy Clark Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Soul Meets Body Death Cab For Cutie Plans
Aywhere You Want To Go Santana IV
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Side Pony Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Budapest George Ezra Wanted On Voyage
I Need You Tonight Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Song Artist Album
Hell No Ingrid Michaelson single only
Meticulous Bird Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Float Switchfoot Where The Light Shines Through
I Need never Get Old Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Brighter Day The Reefermen Original Man
L.A. Freeway Guy Clark Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
The Cape Patty Griffin This One's For Him
Girl Like You The Infatuations Monster EP
It's Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) Robert Glasper & Ledisi Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Valley Clouds Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire
Can You Get To That? Funkadelic Maggot Brain
It's Alright Ma, (I'm Only Bleeding) Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-14-16

May 14, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Radiohead, sudden new Madchester stuff, Detroit’s Chris Bathgate and more!

Song Artist Album
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
Signed, Sealed, Delieverd I'm Yours Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delieverd I'm Yours
These People Richard Ashcroft These People
Loudspeaker Muna The Loudspeaker EP
All For One The Stone Roses single only
Tell Me Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers
Funky Duck Vulfpeck Thrill Of The Arts
Time Wave Zero Kate Pierson Guitars And Microphones
Atlantis Donovan Troubadour
Wouldn't It Make A Lovely Photograph Ray Lamontagne Ouroboros
Identikit Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Screwdriver Prince HitNRun
Song Artist Album
Save Your Water Mudcrutch 2
Way Out Is Fine Jim Lauderdale Soul Searching
Ain't It A Sin Charles Bradley Changes
Headlights Jayme Orr Healed
The Denial Twist The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Dyin Elizabeth Cook Exodus Of Venus
Delta Lady Leon Russell Leon Russell
I'm So Happy I Could Die Skylar Gudasz Oleander
Year In Review The Black Keys Turn Blue
Green And Gold Lianne Lahavas Blood
Hold Your Hand Empty Houses Daydream
Nothing In Particular Curtis Salgado The Beautiful Lowdown
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chris Emmerson It's So Easy From Far Away
Song Artist Album
16 Days Whiskeytown Strangers Almanac
Doctor Doctor Oh Pep! Stadium Cake
Wait Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Tarova Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha
God Only Knows The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Rocks In My Bed Allen Toussaint (w/Rhiannon Giddens) American Tunes
Two Stroke Machine 7Horse Livin' In A Bitch Of A World
Low Life X Ambassadors VHS
When Love Comes To Town U2 Rattle And Hum
Twistin' And Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Time Square Destroyer Poison Season
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele 25
Uptight (Everything's Alright) Stevie Wonder At The Close Of A Century

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-7-16

May 7, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Corinne Bailey Rae, Radiohead, Trevor Noah tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
Welcome To My World Widespread Panic Welcome To My World
Aint No Man The Avett Brothers True Sadness
Ice Cream Colours Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers
Stuff And Things The Bruised Reed Doubles - Vol. 3
Earth To Heaven Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Mama, This One's For You Beth Hart single only
Stacy's Mom Fountains Of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers
Hell No Ingrid Michaelson It Doesn't Have To Make Sense
Eastside Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Charlie Faye & The Fayettes
Nutbush City Limits Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Don't Lose Your Steam Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley
Dark Necessities Red Hot Chili Peppers The Gateway
Daydreaming Radiohead T B D
Song Artist Album
Headstrong Crazy Fools Alejandro Escovedo Big Station
Stand Up For It Brett Dennen Por Favor
Action Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note
Pictures Of You Minipop Love Cats: A Tribute To The Cure
I Love My Momma Snoop Dogg No Limit Top Dogg
Scare Away The Dark Passenger Whispers
You're Right (I'm Wrong) Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle Colvin & Earle
Akhar Zaman Bombino Azel
Cold As It Is The Lone Bellow Then Came The Morning
Unperfect Actor Rufus Wainwright Take All My Loves
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
Song Artist Album
In Bloom Nirvana With The Lights Out
In Bloom Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Wristband Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger
Almost Makes Me Lucius Good Grief
Best Kept Secret Case-Lang-Veirs Case-Lang-Veirs
Your Mother Should Know The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Complete Disgrace Laith Al-Saadi REAL
I'll Be Waiting Adele 21
Shakedown Street Unknown Mortal Orchestra Day Of the Dead
Cosmos The Ragbirds The Threshold & The Hearth
Big Wheel Saun & Starr Look Closer
Burn The Witch Radiohead T B D
High And Dry Radiohead The Bends

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-30-16

April 30, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Beth Orton, Snarky Puppy, Detroit’s Jayme Orr and so much more!

Song Artist Album
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse
Genghis Khan Miike Snow iii
Pick Up The Pieces Jayme Orr Healed
Down By The Water The Decemberists The King Is Dead
Daddy Worked The High Steel Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Love As A Weapon Little Scream Cult Following
1973 Beth Orton Kidsticks
Keep It Between The Lines Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Anotherloverholenyohead Prince Parade
Dead Eyes Adia Victoria Beyond The Bloodhounds
Love Cats Grace Kelly Love Cats: A Tribute to The Cure
Cumberland Blues Charles Bradley & Menehan Street Band Day Of The Dead
Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals The Finest
Song Artist Album
Crazy For You Michael Franti & Spearhead Soulrocker
Holding On Gregory Porter w/KEM Take Me To The Alley
Tipping Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Rehab Reunion
Love Like That Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Addicted Caleb Guitierrez single only
What Would Brando Do? Dick Siegel Snap!
The Simple Life Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha
Love Makes The World Go Round Santana IV
Stop Where You Are Corinne Bailey Rae Love Speaks In Whispers
Misery Attica Riots Attica Riots
Chalk It Up To Chi Sam Beam/Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire
Harlem River Blues Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues
Fools Wild Child Fools
Song Artist Album
Help Save The Youth Of America Billy Bragg Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
Conqueror Aurora ALL MY DEMONS GREETING ME AS A FRIEND
Home Motel Willie Nelson Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Willie Nelson Summertime
Hold Up Beyonce Lemonade
Golden Gal Animal Collective Painting With
Loose Allen Stone Radius
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Not So Secret Khalid Hanifi single only
One More Night Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Honey And Smoke Case/Lang/Veirs Case/Lang/Veirs
Baby I'm A Star Prince Purple Rain
Purple Rain Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band single only

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-23-16

April 23, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Prince… the music, influence and more!

Song Artist Album
Cosmik Debris Dweezil Zappa Zappa Plays Zappa DVD
2016 Medley :( Various WDET production
PretzelBodyLogic Prince Plectrumelectrum
Let Love Rule Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule
A Love Bizarre Sheila E. Romance 1600
Nothing Compares To U Chris Cornell single only
Pacing Like Prince Ryan Mountbleau Band Growing Light
I Would Die For U Lydia Loveless single only
Gett Off Prince Diamonds & Pearls
Song Artist Album
Thieves In The Temple Herbie Hancock The New Standard
Starfish And Coffee Matt Nathanson For The Kids Too!
Take Me With You Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Party Lights - A Tribute To Prince
Partyup Spoon Do Me Baby: Austin Does Prince
Kiss Richard Thompson 1000 Years Of Popular Music
When You Were Mine Mitch Ryder Never Kick A Sleeping Dog
Baby Knows Maceo Parker Dial M for Maceo
Purple Rain Martin Sexton Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
I Wanna Be Your Lover Corinne Bailey Rae The Love EP
When Doves Cry The Be Good Tanyas Hello Love
Sugar Walls Sheena Easton A Private Heaven
U Got The Look Prince Sign O' The Times
Song Artist Album
Her Mercy Glen Hansard Didn't He Ramble
Melody Cool Mavis Staples The Voice
Sign O' The Times Peter Mulvey Goodbye Bob
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man Eels Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
If I Was Your Girlfriend TLC Crazysexycool
Nothing Compares To U Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Raspberry Beret Hindu Love Gods Hindu Love Gods
Pop Life Dead Or Alive Party O' The Times
I Feel For You Chaka Khan I Feel For You
Kiss Tom Jones w/Art Of Noise Reloaded
When Doves Cry Patti Smith Land (1975-2002)
Housequake Prince Sign O' The Times

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-16-16

April 16, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Motor City music from Empty Houses, Avett Brothers forthcoming stuff, tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
Next To Me Emeli Sande Our Version Of Events
Spirits The Strumbellas Hope
I Don't Care About You Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Fire Down Below Graham Nash This Path Tonight
Falling Away Empty Houses Daydream
Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) Rufus Wainwright Take All My Loves
I'm So Happy I Could Die Skylar Gudaz Oleander
Dixie Chicken Little Feat Dixie Chicken
Keep It Between The Lines Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers To the Fall
Let's Stay Together Al Green Let's Stay Together
If I Wanted Someone Dawes Nothing Is Wrong
Middle Brother Middle Brother Middle Brother
Song Artist Album
Yes We Can Can The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters
Rocks In My Bed Allen Toussaint American Tunes
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Shiver Sam Amidon single only
Gone 2015 Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, Pharoahe Monch Miles Ahead OST
Hourglass Squeeze Babylon And On
Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) The James Hunter Six Hold On!
Melancholy Mood Bob Dylan Fallen Angels
Ophelia The Lumineers Cleopatra
Ophelia Laith Al Saadi Real.
Cold To See Clear Nada Surf You Know Who You Are
Hand To God Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Back Pocket Vulfpeck Thrill Of The Arts
Song Artist Album
Ain't No Man The Avett Brothers True Sadness
Can't Get Enough Of Myself Santigold 99 Cents
Shine Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Nothing In Particular (Little Bit Of Everything) Curtis Salgado The Beautiful Lowdown
Take The World By Storm Lukas Graham Lukas Graham
Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
You Are Killing Me The Dandy Warhols Distortland
All Your Favorite Bands Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
Still Want To Be Here Frightened Rabbit Painting Of A Panick Attack
I Ain't Easy To Love Candi Staton Life Happens
Confession M. Ward More Rain
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm

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