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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: 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

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-7-15

Nov. 7, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Dylan freebies, Beirut and Bonnie Raitt tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
California Rufus Wainwright Poses
Cold Blooded Gary Clark, Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield Son Volt Trace (re-issue)
Windfall Son Volt Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Sign Of The Times CeeLo Green Heart Blanche
Sign O' The Times Prince Sign O' The Times
Where I Am Now Don Henley Cass County
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream (Take 2) Bob Dylan Bootleg, Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge
Sounds Like A Party Lettuce Crush
Shenanigans Genevieve Bellemare Melancholy Fever
As Time Goes JR JR JR JR
Song Artist Album
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
To Be Young Ryan Adams Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Paper Wheels Trey Anastasio Paper Wheels
Boogie The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
I Can Make Music The Reverend Al Green Everything's OK
Devil's Whisper Raury All We Need
Elvis Presley's Blues Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase
Shara Worden interview clip Shara Worden Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Positively 4th Avenue (Take 5) Bob Dylan Bootleg Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge
Guesthouse David Wax Museum Guesthouse
No No No Beirut No No No
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Song Artist Album
Blonde In The Bleachers Joni Mitchell For The Roses
Free Man In Paris Sufjan Stevens A Tribute To Joni Mitchell
Only 15 Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Easy Seinabo Sey Pretend
Treat Her Right Billy Gibbons & The BFG's Perfectamundo
House Party Howling Diablos Ultra Sonic Gas Can
Visions Of Johanna Bob Dylan Bootlegs Vol. 12: Best of The Cutting Edge
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Right Down The Line Bonnie Raitt Slipstream
Nothing But The Radio Maia Sharp The Dash Between The Dates
Highway 61 Revisited (False start) Bootleg Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-31-15

Oct. 31, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

This is not a Halloween show. However…….

Song Artist Album
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
The River Son Little Son Little
Empty Me Out Liz Vice There's A Light
Mess Around Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Wonder Natalie Merchant Tigerlily
Open Passageways All Them Witches Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
How Dare You St. Germain St. Germain
My Mistake The Kingbees The Kingbees 1 & 2
Killing Time City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Elvis Presley's Blues Joan Baez Dark Chords On A Big Guitar
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
I Love The Dead Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies
Song Artist Album
Cherry Pickin' Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Sugar Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Weather Below
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die
The Wind On The Moor Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project, Volume One
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Goin' To A Go Go Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Goin' To A Go Go
Since I Lost My Baby The Temptations The Temptin' Temptations
Magnolia Joshua Davis Magnollia Belles
Friday I'm In Love Yo La Tengo Stuff Like That There
Doctor Tarr And Professor Feather The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
Roll The Stone Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Fast Car Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
Song Artist Album
Little Ghost The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
Friend Of The Devil Grateful Dead American Beauty
Empty Heart Grace Potter Midnight
Let's Have A Good Time G Love & Speacial Sauce Love Saves The Day
One Of My Turns Pink Floyd The Wall
She Shakes Pure Bathing Culture Pray For Rain
Mama's Gotta Secret Them Vibes TV
Dream Last Night John Mark Nelson I'm Not Afraid
All Buttoned Up Richard Thompson Still
1,2,3,4
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-24-16

Oct. 24, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

HBD to Snoop and Tom Petty, tix for Beirut, City & Colour and more!

Song Artist Album
Three More Days Ray Lamontagne Till The Sun Turns Black
Better Genevieve Bellamare Melancholy Fever
Tuscaloosa 1962 Donnie Fritts Oh My Goodness
No Trouble The Weepies Sirens
California Roll Snoop Dogg Bush
Radio Song Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
Rockin' At Midnight The Honeydrippers The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1
In The Middle JR JR JR JR
10,000 Emerald Pools BORNS Dopamine
Lover Come Back City & Colour I I Should Go Before You
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Happy Days Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Black Coffee In Bed Squeeze Sweets from a Stranger
Song Artist Album
Honey Or Fire Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Disappointing John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Cebu Commodores Anthology
Hello Adele 25
She's In Love Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Wild World Leem Lubany Rock The Kasbah OST
Dance With Me Michael Bermudez Love And Let Downs
No No No Beirut No No No
Look Closer Saun & Starr Look Closer
Bad Man The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
Forgotten Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye
American Girl Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Song Artist Album
Beetlejuice Danhy Elfman Film & Television Music, Vol. 1
Fool For Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
In Every Window Au Pair One Armed Candy Bear
The Hard Way Mary Chapin Carpenter Cmon Cmon
Mayflower Diane Coffee Everybody's A Good Dog
Close Up Peaches Rub
Tonight, Tonight Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
The Weekend Dave Rawlings Machine Nashville Obsolete
Stay Clear Black Violin Stereotypes
Letter To Hermione Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
Gotta Get Away The Black Keys Turn Blue

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-17-15

Oct. 17, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A ton of tickets and cool new music from Laura Rain, Liz Vice and more!

Song Artist Album
Don't Gotta Work It Out Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin' Up The Pieces
Keep Going The Revivalists Men Against Mountains
Rumble And Sway Jamie N. Commons Rumble And Sway
Without A Heart Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings I Learned The Hard Way
Never Gonna Let Her Go Shawn Mullins My Stupid Heart
Easy Seinabo Sey Pretend
Muse G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Son's Gonna Rise Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Who Did You Think I Was John Mayer Where The Light Is
Step Into The Light Mavis Staples Have A Little Faith
Love The Way You Lie Eminem Recovery
Song Artist Album
Get Out Of Denver Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Turn The Page Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Holding It Back Bilal In Another Life
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Shine On Blitzen Trapper VII
Work So Hard Laura Rain & the Caesars Gold
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Spread the Pain Around Indigo Girls One Lost Day
Carnival Natalie Merchant Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
Black Sun Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Song Artist Album
Monster The Infatuations Monster
Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu Geeta Dutt Bollywood: An Anthology
Gibraltar Beirut No No No
Jesus Left Chicago Shemekia Copeland OUTSKIRTS OF LOVE
Treat Her Right Billy Gibbons & The BFG's Perfectamundo
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
The Lee Morgan Story Ben Williams State Of Art
Guitar Heroes Richard Thompson Still
London Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
Rockin' In The Holy Land Lazer Lloyd Lazer Lloyd
My Little Town Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 9-19-15

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

Song Artist Album
One By One Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
Not Old Yet ALO Tangle Of Time
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Respect Otis Redding Sings Soul
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Dinah The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
The World Ender Lord Huron Strange Trails
Train In The Distance Don Henley Cass County
Waterboy Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn
I Wanna Be Your Man Pokey Lafarge Something In The Water
To Be Young (Is To be Sad, Is To Be High) Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend
Song Artist Album
Superstar Wonderful Weirdos Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill (deluxe re-issue)
Outta My Mind The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Another Love Like Mine Saun & Starr Look Closer
Best Intentions Off The Ledge single only
157 Riverside Avenue REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
What's That You're Doing Paul McCartney Tug Of War
Bug Wavves Life Sux
11:59 Michael Franti & Spearhead All People
Night Closing In Darlene Love Introducing Darlene Love
Wolves Without Teeth Of Monsters & Men Beneath The Skin
Song Artist Album
Tears Dry On Their Own Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Give Life Back To Music Daft Punk Random Access Memory
Runaway City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
Mississippi It's Time Steve Earle & The Dukes single only
Metal On Metal Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Never Let Me Down Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
Bells Of Harlem Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Rock And Roll (Was Made For You) Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King & Friends 80

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 9-12-15

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

Our final Eastern Market broadcast for 2015

Song Artist Album
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Saturday Night G Love & Special Sauce Sugar
Cheers To the Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Can't Have Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Fashion David Bowie Scary Monsters
My Moon My Man Feist The Reminder
Walkin' With The Dead Gospel Machine Your Holy Ghost
Quit You Andersen East Delilah
Mama's Gotta Secret Them Vibes TV
Keep Me In Your Heart Warren Zevon The Wind
Song Artist Album
Company Man Warren Haynes w/Railroad Earth Ashes & Dust
Knockin' The Dust Off The Rust Belt Tonight Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Into The Deep Galactic Into The Deep
The Perfect Life Moby Innocents
A Little Smile Joe Jackson Fast Forward
I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues/Do Nothing 'Til Joe Jackson The Duke
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
Calvary Captain The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Low Rider Jake Shimabukuro Travels
Capable Of Anything Ben Folds So There
Song Artist Album
I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs
Wise Up Ghost Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
Breathing Underwater Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Strange Magic ELO Face The Music
Playing For Keeps Elle King The Elle King EP
Knock On Wood Otis Redding The Otis Redding Story
Heartbeat Alicia Michilli Alicia Michilli
Green And Gold Lianne La Havas Blood
All Your Favorite Bands Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
I've Been Failing Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 8-29-15

Aug. 29, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lots of tickets, Ruby Amanfu, Craig Finn an Al Green classic and more!

Song Artist Album
Jesus Just Left Chicago Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division Substance
You Ought To Be With Me Al Green Call Me
Let It Carry You Jose Gonzalez Let It Carry You EP
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cultur The Bruised Reed The Bruised Reed EP2
The River Son Little Things I Forgot
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Not You Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
The Pretender Jackson Browne The Pretender
Getting Ready To Get Down Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks
Just Call Me Gospel Machine Your Holy Ghost
Shake The Head & The Heart Let's Be Still
Song Artist Album
Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
Idiots The Bitter Angels The Bitter Angels
Baker Street Shawn Colvin Uncovered
Weight Of the World Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind
Gone JR JR JR JR
Out At Sea Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Something About Us Daft Punk Discovery
10:37 Beach House Depression Cherry
Hold On Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
The Healing Gary Clark, Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
Wild Night Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
Song Artist Album
Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin' Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
No Time For Dreaming Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons Destiny
New Paul McCartney New
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Song Of The Sun Los Lobos Gates Of Gold
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
I'm Not Alone Drew De Four Decade
One Piece At A Time Dan Bern Hoody
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
St. Peter Upside Down Craig Finn Faith In The Future
Saint Dominic's Preview Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview

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