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Mavis Staples performs with The Roots at the Climate Rally on the National Mall on April 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
February 20, 2012 Hear conversations with guitar masters Buddy Guy and R.L. Burnside, gospel storyteller Mavis Staples and blues royalty Koko Taylor.
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R.L. Burnside (pictured) enlisted the services of rapper Lyrics Born to make a call-and-response between yesterday and today in "Someday Baby."
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
January 12, 2011 We're now a decade into the 21st century, so it's time to check in on the blues and see how it's doing in the relatively new world of loops, samples and remixing technology.
January 3, 2004 Photographer Annie Leibovitz has produced a book full of images of musicians and their art. It's called Annie Leibovitz: American Music. Leibovitz speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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July 2, 2001 The passionate sounds of Lucinda Williams; R.L. Burnside sings of hard times and bad luck; the crazy rhythms of Tuatara and Tortoise; the African group, Tarika; and the new pop of David Byrne.
March 19, 2001 Renee Montagne talks with bluesman R.L. Burnside about his new album Wish I Were in Heaven Sitting Down. She also speaks with Matthew Johnson, head of Fat Possum Records.
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