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The Asylum Street Spankers, clockwise from left: Wammo, Dave Long, Christina Marrs, Morgan Patrick Thompson, Shawn Dean, Nevada Newman, Mark Henne
February 7, 2010 For 15 years, the band has blended acoustic blues, swinging jazz, folk and even some kids' music. In NPR's Studio 4A, the group performs gospel music from its new, modestly titled album, God's Favorite Band.
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December 24, 2007 Kids' music comes in virtually every style and stripe, and varies wildly in quality. The best kids' albums of 2007 have appeal for kids and adults alike, and are suitable for listening, even while the whole family is in the car together. Highlights include Recess Monkey and many more.
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July 31, 2005 The music of the Asylum Street Spankers hails from the early 20th century, but many of their lyrics are modern enough to be too naughty for NPR. Key players Christina Marrs and Wammo tell Jacki Lyden about their "postmodern jug band."
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