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 Abba, The Cars, Jane Morgan, Vampire Weekend, Santa Esmeralda, and More

August 7th, 2018

"I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary mundane obligations of life." Martha Reeves

We are starting off August with an extra eclectic mix of songs! This week DJ Dave is featuring songs by Abba, The Cars, Jane Morgan, Vampire Weekend,  Santa Esmeralda, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Martha Reeves and the Vandella's, Left Banke, and the New York Ska Ensemble! 

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Podcast featuring Fania All Stars, Billy Joel, Foster the People, The B-52s, The Strokes, Joe Jackson, The Buckinghams and More!

July 31st, 2018

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." Billy Joel

This week, DJ Dave is featuring songs from Fania All Stars, Billy Joel, Foster the People, The B-52s, The Strokes, Joe Jackson, The Buckinghams, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane, Pastor T.L. Barrett, Bakithi Kumalo, and Baby Jey!

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Podcast Featuring Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, R. Kelly, Freddy Fender, Sam Paglia, Dick Dale and More!

July 24th, 2018

"People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas." Bob Dylan

Is it Tuesday yet, you say?? Yes, it is and that means it's time for our latest episode!!! This week DJ Dave is featuring songs by Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, R. Kelly, Freddy Fender, Sam Paglia, Dick Dale and his del-tones, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and Black Uhuru!!!

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Podcast Featuring Childish Gambino, Taylor Swift, The Avalanches, Electric Light Orchestra, Francis and the Lights, and More!

July 17th, 2018

"I write songs for myself, but I never keep them. I'm like, 'O.K., that was my therapy - it's out of my body now. I'm going to give it to somebody else so it can be their therapy, too." Julia Michaels

Catch DJ Dave on this week's episode featuring songs by Childish Gambino, Taylor Swift, The Avalanches, Electric Light Orchestra, Francis and the Lights, Daan Kleijn, Julia Michaels, Oeil, Heartless Bastards, Tatyana Dunlop, Booker T and the M.G.s, and  Lafayette Afro Rock Band!

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Podcast Featuring Duke Ellington, Ray Brown, Chris Brown, Rod Stewart, John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Pablo Cruise and More!

July 10th, 2018

"Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning." B.B. King

This week, DJ Dave is featuring music by some of the most influential artists to date - Duke Ellington, Ray Brown, Chris Brown, Rod Stewart, John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Pablo Cruise, Trio Da Paz, Little Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Richie Havens and B.B. King!!

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Podcast featuring The Rascals, Los Lonely Boys, JJ Calle, Lady Gaga, Van Halen and More!

July 3rd, 2018

Ready for the holiday tomorrow? Keep us in the background! Whether you are food prepping or basking in the sun, these songs will keep you smiling all day long! On this episode, DJ Dave features songs by The Rascals, Los Lonely Boys, JJ Calle, Lady Gaga, Van Halen, The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Dominica, Poncho Sanchez, Raphael Saadiq, Bunny Wailer, J.R. Walker, and Florence and the Machine!

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Podcast Featuring Nina Simone, Jimmy Smith, Willie Lindo, Little Richard, Rumer, John Mayer Trio, and More!!!

June 26th, 2018

We are back with a new episode!!! This week, DJ Dave is featuring music by Nina Simone, Jimmy Smith, Willie Lindo, Little Richard, Rumer, John Mayer Trio, Greg Kihn Band, Jimmy Wisner, Fabrizio De Andre, Antony Santos, and Gary Clark, Jr!

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Best Of MFP: PODCAST FEATURING KANYE WEST, WILLIE BOBO, CHICO BUARQUE, MAMAS & PAPAS, PAUL REVERE, JOAO DONATO, AND MORE!

June 19th, 2018

We are away this week but check out this throwback to our first episode in 2016!!!

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There's no better way to start of the New Year than to listen to our new episode!! Featuring Kanye West, Willie Bobo, Chico Buarque, Mamas & Papas, Paul Revere, Joao Donato, James Maddock, Khruangbin, Dalida, Jacques Brel, and El Ten Eleven!

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Podcast Featuring Songs by Bruce Springsteen, Ramsay Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Cyril Neville and More!

June 12th, 2018

Hello to our lovely listeners! We hope you are kicking off the summer with songs that get you going!! This week, you might just find a few more to add to your list - DJ Dave is featuring songs by Bruce Springsteen, Ramsay Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Cyril Neville, Thelonius Monk, Lady Antebellum, Boston, and Bobby Byrd!

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Podcast Featuring Sun Rai, Van Morrison, Juanes. Galimatias, Lee Dorsey and More!!!

June 5th, 2018

Is it really June?? What better way to start the month than listening to this week's picks??

This week, DJ Dave is featuring music from Sun Rai, Van Morrison, Juanes, Galimatias, Lee Dorsey, Billy Joel & Ray Charles, Bill Medley, Ray Lamontagne, Moon Hooch, Monique Kessous, and Kamasi Washington!!!!

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