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George Clinton On A Lifetime Aboard The Mothership; Twin Peaks Plays Live

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Funk pioneer George Clinton reflects on a long career in his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? Plus, Twin Peaks plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Herbie Hancock: Mozart, Miles & the Buddha

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jazz legend and now author, Herbie Hancock, talks about his new book, his life and the people who influenced him most.

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All Things Considered

Music Of Honduran Singer Aurelio Rooted In Uplifting, Preserving His Culture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Known only by his first name, Honduran singer Aurelio has been making music for a decade. Yet, Aurelio is not only known for his raspy voice and catchy cumbia melodies, but for his tireless work promoting the rights of his own people — the Garifuna. Now, the former parliament member is out with his latest album Landini.

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David Wax Museum On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The joyous folk band performs American roots music infused with Mexican instrumentation and rhythms.

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The Jonathan Channel

A Pledge to Play

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last weekend, Jonathan Schwartz focused on 2 things: raising money & playing great music. He succeeded on both counts. Check out the weekend selections & this week's Spotify playlist. 

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Soundcheck

That Was A Hit?!?: Little Stevie Wonder, 'Fingertips'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As part of the ongoing series, That Was A Hit?!?, Soundcheck looks at how Stevie Wonder's early hit "Fintertips" set him on the trajectory to become the influential artist he is today.

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Fresh Air

The Mysterious Case of Arthur Conley, Otis Redding's Protege

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Singer Conley had a number of hits before disappearing in the '70s, a few years after his mentor Redding died in a plane crash. So where did he go? To Europe, where he changed his name.

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All Things Considered

SBTRKT: 'There's Always A Space You Can Go'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hear the electronic-music producer discuss how his late brother and the "journey of the album" inspired the title track from Wonder Where We Land.

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New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Grouper, More

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered, we share dance music from Belle & Sebastian and unreleased Velvet Underground, plus Bob Boilen discusses new discoveries from this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

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Soundcheck

Moby's Post-Apocalyptic Dream

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Step inside the audio-visual world of Moby's cult-inhabited, post-apocalyptic America. 

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Annie Lennox On World Cafe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The pop singer's new album finds her covering vintage jazz standards. Hear "Georgia On My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."

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Cayetana, Live In Concert

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.

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Studio 360

Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
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Morning Edition

What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.

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New Sounds

Not Quite Art Songs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Listen to some not-quite art songs on this New Sounds program, including new music from the Swedish singer, keyboardist and songwriter Anna von Hausswolff, June Tabor, and more.

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Soundcheck

Moby's Post-Apocalyptic Photography; That Was A Hit?!? On Little Stevie Wonder; Twin Peaks Plays Live

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moby discusses his new photography exhibit. Looking at the unlikely success of Little Stevie Wonder's first No. 1 hit. Adult Jazz performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Boots

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beyonce mystery collaborator plays Baby's All Right Tuesday night. Listen to "Mercy."

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All Things Considered

No Shame: Glen Campbell Documentary Follows Singer's Goodbye Tour

Monday, October 27, 2014

I'll Be Me follows the musician, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, on his final tour. The country-singing pop star faces his illness with humor, with the help of supportive audiences.

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World Cafe Next: Alex G

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Philadelphia college student plays intimate, shambling indie rock. Download two of his songs.

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