On this week's All Songs Considered the former founding member of The Velvet Underground talks about his latest solo album and shares some of this favorite songs by other artists. Few artists have had careers as long, as distinguished or revered as John Cale's. A founding member of experimental rock pioneers The Velvet Underground, Cale has spent nearly a half-century as an vanguard musician in drone, rock, and classical. He's known in part for producing seminal works by other artists, such as The Stooges, Patti Smith, and The Modern Lovers. But Cale has also had a prolific solo career. He's just released his 15th solo album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. On this edition of All Songs Considered he talks about the new record, and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists, including Miles Davis and The Isley Brothers. Cale also reveals a few surprises, including the parallels he sees between minimalist music and Hip-Hop. Miles Davis Artist: Miles Davis Album: Kind of Blue Song: Freddie Freeloader The Beach Boys Artist: The Beach Boys Album: Forever Beach Boys Song: In My Room John Cale Artist: John Cale Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood Song: Face to the Sky Snoop Dogg Artist: Snoop Dogg Album: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Song: Drop It Like It's Hot John Cale Artist: John Cale Album: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood Song: Nookie Wood The Isley Brothers Artist: The Isley Brothers Album: The Essential Isley Brothers Song: Harvest for the World The Velvet Underground Artist: The Velvet Underground Album: Velvet Underground & Nico [Deluxe Edition] Song: The Black Angel's Death Song The Velvet Underground & Nico Artist: The Velvet Underground & Nico Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Box Set Song: Melody Laughter Note: This is an excerpt from the upcoming 45th anniversary box set of The Velvet Underground & Nico.