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Jun 15, 2012 — Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. "Yours and Mine" is an exhilarating affirmation of the power to prevail.
Jun 14, 2012 — "Candy Girl" sounds like a shoegazer's modern take on Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" — the song that soundtracked the makeout scene in Top Gun. Cool but still beautiful, it's touching, revealing and almost painfully intimate.

All Songs Blog

Guest DJ Ty Segall

On this week's All Songs Considered, fuzz-rock mastermind Ty Segall joins host Robin Hilton to share new music and... more

Song Premiere: Jennifer Castle, 'Sailing Away'

The Toronto singer-songwriter channels her inner Joni Mitchell in this gorgeous song about renouncing life's... more

Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon'

As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals,... more

Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson

The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single... more

Viking's Choice: Accept, 'Final Journey'

Could Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg have guessed that, one day, a cocksure German heavy metal band — now 40... more

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Jazmine Sullivan: NPR Music Field Recording

Aug 18, 2014 — The Pacifica Quartet explores the world of Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Watch the group play selections from his introspective cycle of string quartets.
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Aug 16, 2014 — Watch a talented, charming guitar legend make magic as his band Avila holds down the beat. At 82, Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he's been perfecting for more than half a century.
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Aug 11, 2014 — The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman plugs in for a characteristically loud four-song set — three from his new solo album (Beauty and Ruin) and one from the band that launched his career.
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Aug 9, 2014 — With her musical partner Carolyn Cardoza strumming a ukulele intently, Diaz conjures a place where emotions run deep and beauty is unmistakable. Watch them perform four songs in the NPR Music offices.
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Aug 4, 2014 — The band features seven players with training in classical and jazz, as well as instruments such as violin, cello, upright bass, flute, trombone, drums, guitar and Liam McCormick's powerhouse voice.
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