Guest DJ: Will Sheff Of Okkervil River

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Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff shares some of his favorite (and fairly obscure) music with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. The two talk about Okkervil River's latest album, The Stand-Ins and listen to some of the songs Sheff has loved and been inspired by over the years. Hear music from soul singer Lorraine Ellison, the 1960s Jamaican group Carlton and the Shoes, former teen idol-turned introspective singer Dion, and The Penetrators — a 1970s band some would call punk, others would call garage rock.

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Guest DJ: Will Sheff Of Okkervil River

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The Incredible String Band

  • Artist: The Incredible String Band
  • Album: 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
  • Song: Chinese White
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  • "Chinese White"
  • Album: 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
  • Artist: The Incredible String Band
  • Label: Sundazed
  • Released: 1967
 
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Selda

  • Artist: Selda
  • Album: Selda
  • Song: Ince Ince (Delicate, Delicate)
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  • "Ince Ince (Delicate, Delicate)"
  • Album: Selda
  • Artist: Selda
  • Label: B-Music
  • Released: 2006
 
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Dion

  • Artist: Dion
  • Album: King of the New York Streets
  • Song: Your Own Back Yard
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  • "Your Own Back Yard"
  • Album: King of the New York Streets
  • Artist: Dion
  • Label: Capitol
  • Released: 2000
 
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Okkervil River

  • Artist: Okkervil River
  • Album: The Stand Ins
  • Song: Lost Coastlines
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  • "Lost Coastlines"
  • Album: The Stand Ins
  • Artist: Okkervil River
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Released: 2008
 
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Lorraine Ellison

  • Artist: Lorraine Ellison
  • Album: Stay with Me: The Best of Lorraine Ellison
  • Song: Stay With Me
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  • "Stay With Me"
  • Album: Stay with Me: The Best of Lorraine Ellison
  • Artist: Lorraine Ellison
  • Label: Ichiban/Soul Classics
  • Released: 1995
 
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Carlton & the Shoes

  • Artist: Carlton & the Shoes
  • Album: Love Me Forever
  • Song: Never Give Your Heart Away Completely
 
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Okkervil River

  • Artist: Okkervil River
  • Album: The Stand Ins
  • Song: Starry Stairs
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  • "Starry Stairs"
  • Album: The Stand Ins
  • Artist: Okkervil River
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Released: 2008
 
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The Penetrators

  • Artist: The Penetrators
  • Album: Basement Anthology: 1976-84
  • Song: Scandalizer [Live]

The version of this song featured on the program is a single. The only version we could find available for purchase is a live recording on this 'Basement Anthology'.

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  • "Scandalizer [Live]"
  • Album: Basement Anthology: 1976-84
  • Artist: The Penetrators
  • Label: Swami
  • Released: 2005
 

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