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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: 1-30-16

Jan. 30, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Paul Kantner RIP, Gabriel/Sting tix, Chris Bathgate and more…

Song Artist Album
Until I Stay Jully Black Revival
Simple Song The Shins Port Of Morrow
Hey No Pressure Ray Lamontagne Ouroburos
Somebody To Shove Soul Asylum Grave Dancer's Union
Supersonic Soul Asylum Change Of Fortune
Liquid Love Snarky Puppy Family Dinner, Vol. 2
In The Middle JR JR JR JR
I'm Writing A Novel Father John Misty Fear Fun
Holiday Vampire Weekend Contra
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel New Blood
Sounds Like A Party Lettuce Crush
House Party Howling Diablos Ultra-Sonic Gas Can
Volunteers Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
Song Artist Album
Paris Nights/New York Mornings Corrine Bailey Rae The Sea
Midnight Lianne La Havas Blood
(Baby) Hold On James Hunter 6 Hold On!
Run Run Run Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lying Low Peter Wolf Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Southside Shuffle J Geils Band Bloodshot
Celebrate Anderson .Paak Malibu
I'm Still In Love With You Al Green I'm Still In Love With You
Didn't It Rain Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Come To The Hills Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project
Ride The Tiger Jefferson Starship Dragonfly
Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Mess Around Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Love That Girl Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Turn It On Again Genesis Duke
Six Bands Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Toes Son Little Son Little
Lines On My Face Peter Frampton Acoustic Classics
Buffalo Toro y Moi What For?
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Wooden Ships Jefferson Airplane Volunteers

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-23-16

Jan. 23, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Glenn and The Eagles, new Chris Bathgate, Billy Childs + DSO tix!

Song Artist Album
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
La La Lie Basia Bulat Good Advice
Free Your Mind James Hunter 6 Hold On!
Doors To Heaven Lucinda Williams The Ghosts Of Highway 20
James Dean Eagles On The Border
You Lit My Fire Ane Brun When I'm Free
She Calls Your Name Beth Orton Trailer Park
Big Ghost Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On The Memphis Speed Kings Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On
Bumble Bee Boogie Matthew Ball Rainmaker
Song Artist Album
I Wanna Be Around Glenn Frey After Hours
Good Lava Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Elegantly Wasted INXS Elegantly Wasted
Take Me Home Ron Pope & The Nighthawks Ron Pope & The Nighthawks
Paper Doll Aubrie Sellers New City Blues
Heartache Tonight Eagles The Long Run
Capable Of Anything Ben Folds So There
Representing Memphis Booker T. Jones The Road From Memphis
Holding On For Life Broken Bells After The Disco
Ain't No Sunshine Billy Childs Trio Bedtime Stories
Givin Em What They Love Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Night Still Comes Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Song Artist Album
The Heat Is On Glenn Frey Beverly Hills Cop OST
Seven Bridges Road Dolly Parton Little Sparrow
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Games People Play Lissie Covered Up With Flowers
Don't You Give Up On Me Lissie My Wild West
Prescription For The Blues Kerry Price & Friends Shades Of Blue
The Wheel PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
Ashes To Ashes Grant Lee Phillips Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
New Kid In Town Eagles Hotel California
Fire And Brimstone Trombone Shorty Say That To Say This
Keep On Dreaming Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Outskirts Of Love Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
You Are Not Alone Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-9-16

Jan. 9, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Joan Baez’s 75th, new M Ward, Mavis, Bonnie and more!

Song Artist Album
Serpentine Fire Earth Wind & Fire All 'N All
Changes Charles Bradley single only
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
If I Were King The Reefermen The Reefermen
I'm Shakin' Jack White Blunderbuss
Desperate And Depressed Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Teardrop Massive Attack Mezzanine
Pedestrian At Best Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Record High, Record Low Givers New Kingdom
Come To The Hills Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project
Didn't It Rain Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Song Artist Album
High Note Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note
Girl From Conejo Valley M Ward More Rain
Killing Time City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Long John Silver Richard Thompson Still
Mama Raury All We Need
Upbeat Joel Boyea Here Again, And Lost
Julia Fast Romantics Julia EP
Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Sweet Sir Gallahad Joan Baez Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
God Is God Joan Baez Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Calls Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2
Song Artist Album
Everyday Is A Winding Road Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
Gold In The Summertime Matt Nathanson Show Me Your Fangs
Don't Know What It Means Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
If I Get Old Elliott Brood Days Into Years
Gypsy In Me Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Ants Marching Dave Matthews Band Under The Table And Dreaming
Nobody Dies Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Tonight It's Joy Corktown Popes ...And Also With You
Sack O' Woe Jamie Cullum Interlude
No Place Left To Hide Jessica Hernandez Secret Evil
The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just A Dream
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1/2/16

Jan. 2, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A peek at some forthcoming releases and more!

Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Let's Be Still The Head & The Heart Let's Be Still
Floridada Animal Collective Painting With
This Will Be Natalie Cole Inseparable
Don't You Give Up On Me Lissie My Wild West
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles Revolver
Ain't No Grave Luther Dickinson (w/Mavis Staples) Blues & Ballads
Love On My Side Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Call Off the Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Once A Day Michael Franti & Spearhead Rise Up EP
Song Artist Album
Dang Me Roger Miller The Hits
Disappointing John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
Always Gonna Be Here Joshua Davis single only
Tightrope Janelle Monae The Archandroid
Exit 353 Damien Jurado Visions of Us on the Land
Real Blues St. Germain St. Germain
Leave, Dear Eloise Frank Allison single only
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
TVC 15 David Bowie Station To Station
With A Kiss Dylan Gardner Adventures In Real Time
Enclosed By You Liz Vice There's A Light
People Have The Power Patti Smith Dream Of Life
Song Artist Album
Cautionary Tale Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Genghis Khan Miike Snow iii
Sadly Beautiful The Replacements All Shook Down
Can't Have Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Things That Make You Go Hmmm C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat
Hurtin' On The Bottle Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Getting Ready To Get Down Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks
I'm Not Your Hero Tegan And Sara Heartthrob
The Next Storm Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
The Message ('97 Dungeon Mix) Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five The Sugar Hill Records Story
Overnight The Wild Feathers tbd
Look It Here Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Unforgettable Natalie Cole Unforgettable... with Love

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 12-19-15

Dec. 19, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Some holiday stuff, The Folk Fest, some tickets and much more!

Song Artist Album
Holiday Love Tuxedo Indie For The Holidays
Sister Jack Spoon Gimme Fiction
Heart Of Glass Toadies Heretics
Working Class Heroes Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Cheers To The Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Born Again Teen Lucius Good Grief
Must Be Christmas Band Of Merry Makers Welcome To Our Christmas Party
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Acoiustic Cafe in-studio performance
Pulling Mussels From A Shell Squeeze Argybargy
Lean Into Love Joshua Davis single only
Fun Booker T Sound The Alarm
Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Poison Girl Chris Whitley Living With The Law
Song Artist Album
Christmas At The Airport Nick Lowe Quality Street
I'm Not Ready For Christmas Alicia Witt single only
Got Love If You Want It Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo
Accidents Waiting To Happen Billy Bragg Don't Try This At Home
You And Your Love Joel Boyea Here Again, And Lost
You Can't Stop Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
God Rest Ye Merry Gents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Dry The Rain The Beta Band High Fidelity OST
Wasted Love City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Pony In The Stable Richard Thompson Still
Go Back Darlingside Birds Say
Scarlet Tide Joan Baez Day After Tomorrow
Song Artist Album
Christmas Is The Time The Hangabouts The Christmas EP
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Thorn In My Pride The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Siometimes I Just Sit
Another Good Mistake Camila Ballario Another Good Mistake
The River Bruce Springsteen The River
Out Of My League Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just A Dream
All I Want Is Truth (For Christmas) Mynabirds single only
Midnight Lianne La Havas Blood
Look It Here Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The City Ed Sheeran +
Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Christmas Day Kasey Chambers Bittersweet
I'll Be Home For Christmas David Myles It's Christmas with David Myles

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 12-12-15

Dec. 12, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

2 Franks, holiday tunes, A2 Folk Fest and more!

Song Artist Album
Knockin' The Dust Off The Rustbelt Tonight Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Call Off Your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
I Want You Back Lake Street Dive Fun Machine
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Lonely At The Top Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years
Adventure Of A Lifetime Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams
Blue Indians John Trudell Blue Indians
'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase
The Deal Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
See The World Gomez How We Operate
Leaving The City Joanna Newsom Divers
Ragged Wood Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
For Me And My Gal Frank Sinatra A Voice On Air
Song Artist Album
September Gurls Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky
Heroes Tonight Dylan Gardner Adventures In Real Time
Gloria Patti Smith Horses
Give Up The Funk Parliament Mothership Connection
Alone On Christmas Phoenix w/Bill Murray A Very Murray Christmas
Please Come Home For Christmas Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Cash For My Car Frank Allison & The Odd Sox Monkey Business
New Success Frank Allison single only
Snug Slacks John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
ForiDada Animal Collective Painting With
If I Should Go Before You City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
I'll String Along With You/As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra A Voice On Air
Song Artist Album
You're A Gift The Both single only
Days Of Depression Shawn Amos The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Delilah Florence & The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
I Can't Lose Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Do You Love Me Guster Easy Wonderful
Wake Me Up Early Magic Slim & The Teardrops 25th Anniversary Collection
Cain Chris Thomas King 25th Anniversary Collection
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs
New York City G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Hanukkah Blessings Barenaked Ladies Barenaked For The Holidays
Hot Tonight Tokyo Police Club Forcefield
1,2,3,4 Alan Doyle So Let's Go
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Frank Sinatra Only The Lonely
The Christmas Song Frank Sinatra/Nat King Cole Sinatra 80th - All The Best

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 12-5-15

Dec. 5, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Noels Night tunes, some new Motor City songs, much more!

Song Artist Album
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Merchants Of Soul Spoon Gimme Fiction
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
White Christmas Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Satellites Bilal In Another Life
Killerbee Jack Spivey The All Night EP
Do To Me Trombone Shorty For True
If I Needed Someone Nellie McKay This Bird Has Flown
Norwegian Wood David Mayfield Parade I'm Looking Through You
So There Ben Folds So There
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
I'm Not Ready For Christmas Alicia Witt single only
Song Artist Album
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele 25
Honey Moby Play
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Not Old Yet ALO Tangle Of Time
Vampire The Whiskey Charmers The Whiskey Charmers
Chain Lightning Bruce Springsteen The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
Anti-Summersong The Decemberists What A terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Blue Christmas Lights David Myles It's Christmas
8 Days Of Hanukkah Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Toes Son Little Son Little
Stay With Me Barnstar! Sit Down, Get Up, Get Out
Song Artist Album
Under The Influence Elle King Love Stuff
Keep Your Distance Richard Thompson Rumor & Sigh
The Word Woodpigeon I'm Looking Through You
Sign Of The Times Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Raise Your Hand Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
Can't Sleep Gary Clark Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Christmas In Washington Joan Baez Dark Chords On A Big Guitar
The Shade Metric Pagans In Vegas
The Way Genevieve Bellemare Melancholy Fever
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
Plush Stone Temple Pilots Thank You

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-28-15

Nov. 28, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A transition to the holiday season, new music from many and more!

Song Artist Album
Thanksgiving 1985 Darrell Scott 10 Songs of Ben Bullington
No Strings Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Dance To the Music Sly & The Family Stone Dance To the Music
Lavendula Israel Nash Silver Season
The Beep The Infatuations Monster EP
Sweetest Devotion Adele 25
Satisfy Me Andersen East Delilah
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze Argybargy
Out The Window Yo La Tengo May I Sing With Me
Bad Man The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
Nemesis Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
Song Artist Album
Alice's Restaurant Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant
Tired Oak Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Julia Fast Romantics The Julia EP
Conquest Jack White Conquest EP
He Made A Woman Out Of Me Lettuce Crush
As Time Goes JR JR JR JR
Bad Girl Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The 35th Anniversary Collection
Shop Around Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Motown Box
Let's Have A Good Time G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Uptown Up Maceo Parker Funkoverload
It's A Trap Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
Song Artist Album
Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Party Lights Bruce Springsteen THE TIES THAT BIND: THE RIVER COLLECTION
Flowers Leon Bridges Coming Home
Rusty Wing Joshua Davis Magnolia Belles
Christmas Is the Time The Hangabouts Christmas EP
Who's Up There Bhi Bhiman Indie For The Holidays
Once A Day (love life mix) Michael Franti & Spearhead Once A Day Rise Up EP
Positive Spearhead Home
Pretty Pimpin' Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...
Cool Scene The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Live Free Son Volt Trace
Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand
The Light Of Christmas Day Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Love, The Coopers OST

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-21-15

Nov. 21, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Some forthcoming 2016 releases, Ben Harper tix, lots more!

Song Artist Album
Call Off Your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
It's A Game El Vy Return To The Moon
Snow Is Falling The Hangabouts Holiday EP
Cheers To The Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Let's Take A Walk Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
I Believe In You Black Dub Black Dub
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
After You Who Jody Watley Red, Hot & Blue
Ditmas Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen A Night At The Opera
Loser Blues Son Little Son Little
You're No Good The Royal Blackbirds It Ain't Right
Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Happy Days Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Sapokanikan Joanna Newsom Divers
Unknown Legend Shovels & Rope Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1
Rumble And Sway Jamie N. Commons Rumble And Sway EP
The Walk Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Anyhow Tedeschi-Trucks Band Let me Get By
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Johnnyswim A Johnnyswim Christmas
Home Johnnyswim Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Work So Hard Laura Rain & the Caesars Gold
Consolers Of The Lonely The Raconteurs Consolers Of The Lonely
Life Is A Carnival The Band Cahoots
Song Artist Album
Blackstar David Bowie Blackstar
Overnight The Wild Feathers single only
Technologic Daft Punk Almost Human
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Working Class Heroes Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Steal My Kisses Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Burn To Shine
Say You Will Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Lifeline
Water Under The Bridge Adele 25
Even If You Don't Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
'39 Queen A Night At The Opera

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-14-15

Nov. 14, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

RIP Allen Toussaint, HBD Neil Young, tickets and NPR updates.

Song Artist Album
On Your Way Down Little Feat Dixie Chicks
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
Lonesome Street Blur The Magic Whip
Simple Machine Guster Evermotion
Hero Lissie My Wild West
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs
All My Life ELO Alone In The Universe
Real Blues St. Germain St. Germain
Superhero Mackinac single only
Team Lorde Pure Heroine
Magnets Disclosure Caracal
Better Man Leon Bridges Coming Home
Song Artist Album
Mr. Soul Neil Young Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968
10,000 Emerald Pools Borns Dopamine
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman New Beginning
London Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
I'm Not Your Hero Tegan And Sara Heartthrob
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Snakeskin Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Friends Raury All We Need
Union Town Tom Morello - The Nightwatchman World Wide Rebel Songs
Song Artist Album
On Your Way Down Trombone Shorty Backatown
What Do You Want The Girl To Do Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here
Yes We Can Can The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters
Brickyard Blues Maria Muldaur Waitress In A Donut Shop
Occapella Jon Cleary Occapella
Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky Lee Dorsey Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky
Fortune Teller Robert Plant/Alison Krauss Raising Sand
What Is Success Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Whipped Cream Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Somebody Told You Irma Thomas Simply Grand
Soul Sister Allen Toussaint Songbook

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