“New Born Soul” will be the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s 18th DJ show on SiriusXM satellite radio, debuting at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 on the network’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20). According to the SiriusXM blog, the show will “focus on the ‘rebirth of all things good,’ and feature music by Bruce himself, the Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Kanye West and Jay-Z, and more.”
The show will be part of The Boss’ “From My Home to Yours” series, which Springsteen has been doing since April. You can read transcripts of what he has said on the previous 17 shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, via these links:
APRIL 8 (a tribute to the late John Prine and more)
APRIL 24 (thoughts on life during pandemic, New York songs and more)
MAY 6 (when the pandemic is over, he promises, “50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey”)
MAY 20 (a tribute to the late Little Richard and more)
JUNE 3 (protest songs and more)
JUNE 17 (a “rock ‘n’ roll requiem” for those who have died from coronavirus)
JULY 1 (discussion with and songs by Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt)
JULY 15 (summertime songs and memories)
JULY 29 (discussion with and songs by Patti Scialfa).
AUG. 14 (“In Dreams,” nocturnally themes songs and memories)
SEPT. 2 (songs about work, in honor of Labor Day)
SEPT. 16 (end of summer)
OCT. 7 (songs about cars)
OCT. 28 (Election Day- and Halloween-oriented songs)
NOV. 25 (Election Day victory, “music about music”)
DEC. 16 (“Hits of the Week”: music that he has been listening to lately)
JAN. 20 (“Lawyers, Guns & Money: An Inaugural Special”)
Also, click here for some of my thoughts on this ambitious series in general.
The shows have lasted between one and two hours each, with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast. Vol. 18 will also air Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 26 at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and midnight, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and March 1 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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