Music First with DJ Dave Swirsky

New York City DJ and Songwriter Dave Swirsky plays great music from every genre imaginable. Dave also interviews interesting, talented musical guests!

Podcast Featuring Lizzo, El Gran Combo, Henry Mancini, Mwenso and the Shakes, Robert Palmer, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark, Jr. and More

August 20th, 2019

"My mom always told me I should have a Plan B. I said that if I'm not going to play guitar I'm going to play drums. And if I'm not going to play drums, I'm going to play bass. I always just wanted to play music. I was completely obsessed." - Gary Clark, Jr.

This week DJ Dave is featuring music by Lizzo, El Gran Combo, Henry Mancini, Mwenso & the Shakes, Robert Palmer, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark, Jr., Hootie and the Blowfish, Juanes with Alessia Cara, Ink Spots, Major Holley, and Mocky!

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Podcast Featuring Omar Apollo, Vava, Ty, Dixie Chicks, Jay Som, No Maddz, Fort Knox Five, Bobby Vee, and More!

August 13th, 2019

"I want people to hear musicians like Joe Cuba. He has done things to whole masses of Puerto Rican people. The music is fantastic and important.” - David Bowie

Podcast Featuring Omar Apollo, VaVa feat. Ty and Nina Wang, Jay Som, Fort Knox Five, Bobby Vee, Jay Som, Lil Nas X, Patti Page, Joe Cuba Sextet, Donnell Pitman, No Maddz, Dixie Chicks, and Moondog!

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Podcast Featuring Tom Waits, Jackie Wilson, Matisyahu, David Swirsky, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Scott Bradlee and More!

August 6th, 2019

"The blues is like a planet. It's an enormous topic. You can't ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It's a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don't know where I would be. It's indelible and indispensable." Tom Waits

Podcast Featuring Tom Waits, Jackie Wilson, Matisyahu, David Swirsky, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Scott Bradlee, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dionne Warwick, J Balvin with Bad Bunny, and AC/DC!

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Podcast Featuring Neil Diamond, Trini Lopez, Marcia Griffiths, Josh Rouse, Courtney John, Yukicito, The Avett Brothers, and More!

July 30th, 2019

"Frank Sinatra discovered me at a nightclub called P.J.'s in Hollywood. It was 1962. He used to come in there a lot with all his big star friends. I was so nervous to see him. I've only had one idol in my life, and that was Frank Sinatra." - Trini Lopez

Podcast Featuring Neil Diamond, Trini Lopez, Marcia Griffiths, Josh Rouse, Courtney John, Yukicito, The Avett Brothers, Matt Simons, The Village Callers, and the California Honeydrops!

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Podcast with Special Guest Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Also Featuring Music by Jenny Lewis, Cannonball Adderly, Wilson Pickett, Harper Simon, Gavin James, and The Hot 8 Brass Band!

July 23rd, 2019

Hey everyone! This week, DJ Dave interviews jazz vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan. Also featuring music by Jenny Lewis, Cannonball Adderly, Wilson Pickett, Harper Simon, Gavin James, and The Hot 8 Brass Band!

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BEST OF MUSIC FIRST PODCAST FEATURING PRINCE ROYCE, SHAKIRA, MARIAH CAREY, ALABAMA SHAKES, ELVIS PRESLEY, BEACH BOYS

July 16th, 2019

We are away this week, but here is a throwback to one of our most popular episodes from April 2013 featuring music by General Crook, Alabama Shakes, Alton Ellis, Papa Jube, Steely Dan, Shakira, Trini Lopez, Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey, Rhymefest feat. ODB, Prince Royce, and Squarepusher! We will be back next week with a new episode!

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Podcast Featuring Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Sugar Ray, Curtis Mayfield, Cage the Elephant, Bobby McFerrin, Frog Holler and More!

July 9th, 2019

We are back with a new episode for you this week! On this podcast, DJ Dave will be featuring songs by Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Sugar Ray, Curtis Mayfield, Cage the Elephant, Bobby McFerrin, Frog Holler, Cloud Kicker, The Three Degrees, Johnny & Orquesta Rodrigues, and Frank Ocean!

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BEST OF MFP: FEATURING THELONIUS MONK, GEORGE HARRISON, ANDRES SEGOVIA, CULTURE CLUB, JOHN HOLT, SETH SENTRY, KEB MO, MAC DEMARCO, JUANES, PINK, THE GRASSROOTS, PHANTOM PLANET

July 2nd, 2019

We are away this away, but this episode aired almost exactly 5 years ago on July 1, 2014! Check out this #Throwback and we will be back next week! 

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Podcast featuring Erik Satie, The Rascals, Monty Alexander, Jack Johnson, Peter Frampton, John Pizzarelli, Louis Cole and The Police!

June 25th, 2019

"The reason I wanted to play guitar was because I saw Buddy Holly and then our own homegrown Shadows on TV in 1957 or '58. I wanted to learn to play guitar so I could do what they did and be in a band." Peter Frampton

On this episode, DJ Dave is featuring music by Erik Satie, The Rascals, Monty Alexander, Jack Johnson, Peter Frampton, John Pizzarelli, Louis Cole and The Police! 

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Podcast Featuring Glen Hansard, Keane, Miriam Makeba, Soul Asylum, The Cure, Oscar Peterson, Cut Worms, Panic at the Disco! and More!

June 18th, 2019

Hey everybody! We are back with your weekly dose of fresh melodic picks from DJ Dave Swirsky! This week, DJ Dave is featuring music by Glen Hansard, Keane, Miriam Makeba, Soul Asylum, The Cure, Oscar Peterson, Cut Worms, Panic at the Disco!, Martha and The Vandellas, The Meters, Bill Haley and the Comets, and Freddie King!

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