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More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List. Tom describes the exhaustive research required to compile the list, and reveals some of his dumb-luck discoveries, like the late blues guitarist Blind Blake and reggae artist Hugh Mundell. We also look at some of the obvious classics that didn't make it in the book, including music from the psychedelic rock group Moby Grape and jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Plus, some of the artists who surprised Tom, like Latin jazz artists Cal Tjader, the hip-hop group Ultramagnetic MCs, and the hardcore punk band Bad Brains. This is a follow-up to our previous episode on must-hear recordings.

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Blind Arthur's Breakdown

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Blind Blake

  • Song: Blind Arthur's Breakdown
  • from Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker [Shanachie]

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Song
Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker [Shanachie]
Album
Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker [Shanachie]
Artist
Blind Blake
Label
Shanachie
Released
2005

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Our Evenings

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Leos Janácek

  • Song: Our Evenings
  • from Piano Works

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Song
Piano Works
Album
Piano Works
Artist
Leos Janácek
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Released
2008

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Africa Must Be Free by 1983

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Hugh Mundell

  • Song: Africa Must Be Free by 1983
  • from Africa Must Be Free by 1983

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Song
Africa Must Be Free by 1983
Album
Africa Must Be Free by 1983
Artist
Hugh Mundell
Label
Greensleeves
Released
1975

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Come Back

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Jimmie Spheeris

  • Song: Come Back
  • from Isle of View

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Song
Isle of View
Album
Isle of View
Artist
Jimmie Spheeris
Label
Beat Goes On
Released
1972

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Omaha

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Moby Grape

  • Song: Omaha

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Moby Grape
Album
Moby Grape
Artist
Moby Grape
Label
Sundazed
Released
1967

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War in Peace

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Skip Spence

  • Song: War in Peace
  • from Oar

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Oar
Album
Oar
Artist
Skip Spence
Label
Sundazed
Released
1969

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Take Five

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Dave Brubeck Quartet

  • Song: Take Five
  • from Time Out

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Time Out
Album
Time Out
Artist
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Label
Sony/BMG Jazz
Released
1959

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Take Ten

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Paul Desmond

  • Song: Take Ten
  • from Take Ten [US Bonus Tracks]

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Take Ten [US Bonus Tracks]
Album
Take Ten [US Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Paul Desmond
Label
RCA
Released
1963

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Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)

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Cal Tjader

  • Song: Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)
  • from Soul Sauce

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Soul Sauce
Album
Soul Sauce
Artist
Cal Tjader
Label
Saar
Released
1964

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Gringo City

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Cal Tjader

  • Song: Gringo City
  • from Primo

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Song
Primo
Album
Primo
Artist
Cal Tjader
Label
Fantasy/OJC
Released
1970

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I Against I

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Bad Brains

  • Song: I Against I
  • from I Against I

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I Against I
Album
I Against I
Artist
Bad Brains
Label
SST
Released
2008

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Watch Me Now

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Ultramagnetic MC's

  • Song: Watch Me Now
  • from Critical Beatdown [Bonus Tracks]

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Critical Beatdown [Bonus Tracks]
Album
Critical Beatdown [Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Ultramagnetic MC's
Label
Next Plateau
Released
2004

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