January 19, 1999 Banning Eyre reviews Fabrication Defect, a new CD from Brazilian singer/composer Tom Ze. Ze was part of a cultural and musical movement in the 60s in Brazil called "Tropicalia," but while others involved — like Caetano Veloso — went on to stardom, Ze drifted into obscurity. In the late 80s, David Byrne went out in search of Ze, and got him back into music. This is Ze's 2nd recording since Byrne "rediscovered" him. Eyre says Ze continues to shine as a fresh and inventive pop composer.
October 8, 1998 Host Renee Montagne talks with members of the band, Los Super Seven. The Mexican-American super group, composed of members of Los Lobos as well as Tejano singer Ruben Ramos, country-pop star Freddy Fender, and Joe Ely, came together to play the music they remember from their youth, growing up along Texas border towns. (7:08) [CD is Los Super Seven, on RCA Records] Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form .
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