Sunday, August 17, 2014
About 15 years ago in a second-hand store in Maine, host/producer David Garland's eye was caught by the vintage illustration on a "Rhythm Tote" carrying case full of 45 RPM records. Showing two teen-age girls enjoying their records, the Rhythm Tote turns out to be a time capsule from a very particular moment in pop history. David Garland opens up the Rhythm Tote, and invites you to listen, dance, reminisce, or enjoy these old songs for the first time.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon join David Garland to present and talk about Yoko Ono's music. Yoko and Sean tell many interesting stories, speak intimately about the music, and reminisce about the events that inspired the compositions. Plus, see photos here. This show first aired May 13, 2012.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Who says kids have to listen to "kiddie music"? Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares a playlist of some songs he played for his own daughters.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
David Garland presents some gentle and festive music for Christmas. The December darkness is illuminated with extended renditions of two seasonal songs that have been sung for centuries, a few familiar carols, and the elfin humor of the Christmas greetings The Beatles recorded for their fan club during the 1960s.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, join David Garland to present and talk about Yoko Ono's music. Yoko and Sean tell many interesting stories, speak intimately about the music, and reminisce about the events that inspired the compositions. Plus, see photos here.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Thirty years ago today, music sensation John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota building where he lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, in New York City. Radio reporter Tom Brook was the first British reporter on the scene. He explains his memory of that day and how Lennon's legacy continues to live on.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger makes songs that are ornate, fanciful, tuneful, and unusual. It's a collaborative duo featuring Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) and his partner in life and music, Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Host David Garland brings them to the WNYC Studio for lively conversation and performances.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's been 40 years since The Beatles released "Let It Be." The song ended up as the title track of the last album the group ever released together. "Let it Be" was named number 20 on Rolling Stone's "Top 500 songs of All Time List" and continues to be covered, even as recently as a few months ago by Jennifer Hudson during the Haiti recovery effort.
This Week's Agenda: Primaries, White House on the Oil Spill, Celebrating 'Let it Be', Betty White on 'SNL'
Monday, May 03, 2010
We take a look at what's ahead this week, with Marcus Mabry, associate national editor of The New York Times, and Derrick Ashong, host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" on Sirius XM's Oprah Radio.