Randy Newman Singer-songwriter Randy Newman's career has taken him from pop chart success to Oscar nominations.

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

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Soundtracks, Satire And A Sense Of Place: A Conversation With Randy Newman

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Guest DJ Joanna Newsom

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Plus One: Nina Simone's 'Baltimore'

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The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees

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In Defense, Randy Newman Has A Few Words

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Blue Monday

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Randy Newman, 'Louisiana 1927'

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Harps and Angels

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Discussion: The Decade Defined

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Randy Newman: Return Of A Playful Icon

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When The Levee Breaks: Ripples Of The Great Flood

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