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.
All Songs Blog
On this week's All Songs Considered, fuzz-rock mastermind Ty Segall joins host Robin Hilton to share new music and... more
The Toronto singer-songwriter channels her inner Joni Mitchell in this gorgeous song about renouncing life's... more
As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals,... more
The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single... more
Could Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg have guessed that, one day, a cocksure German heavy metal band — now 40... more
Music Features from NPR
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.
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.
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.
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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