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The Fresh Air Interview

In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together

Dave and Phil Alvin have made their first full album together in nearly 30 years, a tribute to one of their early influences. "His persona was so big to me," Phil Alvin tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.


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Alder branches form a bridge in a Dumfriesshire, Scotland, stream. (Jan. 17, 2014) Andy Goldsworthy/ Abrams hide caption

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Courtesy of Fiston Mwanza Mujila hide caption

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Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, won the National Book Award in 2010. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says her just-published new memoir, M Train, is a worthy — though altogether different — successor. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Solomonov describes Israeli-style hummus as "a marriage of chickpeas and tehina." Michael Persico/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Lady Gaga plays a mysterious character called the Countess on the new season of FX's American Horror Story, which begins on Wed. Suzanne Tenner/FX hide caption

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