Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
The Alternative Top 40

Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady

Album #39 - July 1963

Episode date - June 12, 2024

I confess to experiencing significant anxiety when I play this album uninterrupted, which is really the only way to listen.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Top 500 of The Top 40

Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Album #27 - May 1963

Episode date - June 5, 2024

This is the album where the cresting folk music scene fell head over heels in love with Bob Dylan, and in response, Bob Dylan almost immediately felt objectified.

Mescalito Riding His White Horse  - Inspired by the Musical Adventures of Peter Rowan
The Time Was

AHN Interview: Mike Fiorito and Peter Rowan - Mescalito Riding His White Horse

March 6, 2024

Episode date - March 6, 2024

This show is an unusual break from our typical scheme of things.

John Cale HoboSapiens
How Music Changed

The Velvet Underground: The End - An Interview with John Cale

Episode 25

Episode date - January 19, 2024

Fourteen years ago – April, 2009, to be exact – we recorded a special interview with John Cale, who had just released the masterpiece solo record “Hobosapiens”.

The Mosquitos - You Need Us Like a Clam Needs a Shell
The Time Was

AHR Interview: A Talk with Steve & Tony of The Mosquitos

October 19, 2023

Episode date - October 19, 2023

Tom and Heidy interview The Mosquitos' Steve Prisco & Tony Millions.

Adam Schlesinger
The Time Was

AHN Interview: Adam Schlesinger - In Memoriam

July 2, 2003

Episode date - April 5, 2020

In light of his passing, I decided to look up my interview with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. This dates back to July 2, 2003.

Earth Angel - The Penguins
How Music Changed

Transistor Days

Episode 1

Episode date - December 20, 2019

Welcome once again to American Hit Radio’s “How Music Changed” Series!

Freddie King - Albert King - Earl King
How Music Changed

We Three Kings - Albert, Earl & Freddie King

Episode 1

Episode date - October 20, 2006

When blues enthusiasts mention the ‘three Kings of the blues,” they are usually referring to Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. For our purposes, though, we need to realign that way of thinking. Considering his longevity and the seismic impact of his presence, B.B. stands alone above all other blues guitarists; he is a king of Kings, so to speak...