The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. The Hold Steady, Cookie Rabinowitz, Sugar Tongue Slim

The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady | Photo by Kelsey Stange for WXPN

XPN members at the Special Producers level got a treat from The Hold Steady recently when they performed and recorded an interview with David Dye live for World Cafe.  You can listen to the full World Cafe appearance here, which includes performances of “Stuck Between Stations,” “Sequestered in Memphis,” and “The Ambassador.”  ”I Hope This Whole Thing Doesn’t Frighten You” is available as a free download below. Continue reading →


Download a cover of Hall & Oates’ “Fall In Philadelphia” by Cookie Rabinowitz

Cookie Rabinowitz | Photo via
Cookie Rabinowitz | Photo via

Philly soul singer Cookie Rabinowitz has done the unthinkable: he’s covered a song, that, in my opinion, should never be covered. He’s taken on the Hall & Oates classic, “Fall In Philadelphia.” Continue reading →

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Watch Cookie Rabinowitz’s comforting “Every St.” video

Cookie Rabinowitz
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Local R&B-soul singer songwriter Cookie Rabinowitz recently released a video for “Every St.” The song is off of his newest album, Four Eyed Soul. The album title refers to the “blue eyed soul” genre which has deep roots in Philly, where artists like Hall and Oates who brought the genre to commercial success.

Originally an alternative singer songwriter, Cookie quickly embraced a more soulful direction when he started collaborating with local MC Schoolly D and guitarist Erik Horvitz. Continue reading →