Welcome to Sonic Treats, our exclusive online music show hosted by siblings Kossouth and Reggie Bradford, in which they review the best in music with a slant towards the Brooklyn music scene, all in less than three minutes.
This week’s Sonic Treats introduces you to classic American recordings by Elvis, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Nashville’s top bluegrass and country singers of 1972, and Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 1960s-era Richie Havens, as well as an addictive new album by Brooklyn band the Cults.
The Bradford Bros are a treasure trove of music knowledge, with fans following their eclectic musical tastes across the country. Reggie has worked for MTV and in music production and recording studios, and Kossouth is just flat-out obsessed with good tunes. So follow along for tips on great albums, music stores and upcoming live music events.
Previously on Sonic Treats
To listen or buy the albums discussed this week:
Elvis Presley, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog,” 1956
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will the Circle be Unbroken, 1972, 3-album set now in a two CD package
Richie Havens, who opened Woodstock, with Mixed Bag: http://www.richiehavens.com/official_site/home.html
And Brooklyn band Cults’ new album, Cults
Black Gold Records
461 Court, between 4th Place and Luquer
Mon: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tues, Weds: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thurs, Fri: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dumbo (records, CDs, café and gallery)
57 Pearl Street
Open Mon,Sat 12pm-8pm; Tue-Fri 12pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Park Slope (CDs, vinyl, music gear, movies about music and musicians)
413 7th Ave # B
218 Bedford Ave.