Today's Top Tune

A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.


  • Booker T Jones: “Cause I Love You”

    Nov 12 2019

    A new album by iconic artist Booker T. Jones revisits a number of integral musical junctures of his career. We're focusing on a new version of “Cause I Love You," which was the first song he ever recorded on, he was so young he was driven to Stax studios from his high school algebra class and played the opening notes on a borrowed baritone sax.  "Cause I Love You" is how we feel about the man on his 75th birthday!   

  • Nick Cave: Jesus Alone

    Sep 29 2016

    Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown