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The group Thompson includes folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy, along with other members of their extended family.
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November 23, 2014 Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.
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Thompson is, among others, folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy. Thompson's new album, Family, comes out Nov. 18.
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November 9, 2014 Thompson gathers many branches of a formidable family tree that includes Richard, Linda, Teddy, Kami and several musicians not named Thompson.
Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now.
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October 22, 2013 The singer-songwriter's new album sounds like a collection of songs that could have been sung a hundred years ago, or written and recorded just a few weeks ago. She's joined on the album by her ex-husband, Richard Thompson, and their three children.
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Video for Linda Thompson's "It Won't Be Long Now."
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October 11, 2013 After five decades of singing, Linda Thompson is still one of the best voices in folk music. Watch a video premiere of her upcoming album's title track.
Clockwise from upper left: Danny Brown, Fuzz, The Blow, Tom Brosseau
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October 1, 2013 On this edition of All Songs Considered: Folk artists Richard and Linda Thompson are reunited, and garage rock revivalist Ty Segall is back with a new band called Fuzz. Plus rapper Danny Brown, Swedish electronic duo Jonsson & Alter, and more.
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May 22, 2008 Summer road trips are a time for both celebration and meditation. There's an urgent need to be free and explore, while also blocking out the rest of the world and getting lost in wistful daydreams. For Carrie Brownstein, former guitarist for Sleater-Kinney and host of NPR's Monitor Mix blog, nothing captures those moments better than these five songs.
December 21, 2007 For the past three weeks All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen put favorites CDs from 2007 into a playlist on his iPod and let it shuffle. In the end, the music he was consistently thrilled with hearing ended up on his final top ten for the year. For Boilen, hosting a music show is about trying to find music that listeners will fall in love with — music that will be a good friend and fill listeners with good memories.
November 23, 2007 Like so many great songs about complex issues, Linda Thompson's cover of Tom Waits' "Day After Tomorrow" views the ethics and impact of war on the smallest possible scale, functioning entirely from the perspective of a disillusioned soldier preparing to return home.
August 23, 2007 Imagine being a singer and never being sure when you open your mouth whether you will have your voice. For years, Linda Thompson's vocal disorder, hysteric dysphonia, made her stop singing completely. It took three years to complete her new CD, Versatile Heart.
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June 5, 2007 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs and Will Hermes about the CDs they're most looking forward to this Summer. Hear sneak previews of new music from Spoon, Tegan and Sara, the Beastie Boys and more.
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