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01Merry Christmas Mr. Brown

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It's become the newest sports anthem: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc. The song is everywhere. Reid Rolls/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Putting A Name And Face To A Famous Voice

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Aloe Blacc performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival. James Bailey for KEXP hide caption

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Sasquatch 2011: Aloe Blacc, Live In Concert

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The MC turned soul crooner, Aloe Blacc recently performed on World Cafe. Dan Monick/Courtesy of Stones Throw Records hide caption

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Aloe Blacc On World Cafe

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The Evolution Of Aloe Blacc

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Hear two songs from Aloe Blacc's new album, Good Things, on "World Cafe: Next." Dan Monick hide caption

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Aloe Blacc On 'World Cafe: Next'

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