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Music From The Sublime To The Old Time

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Music From The Sublime To The Old Time

Music From The Sublime To The Old Time

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We never thought we'd do it, but on this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got a tribute to Doris Day. Nellie McKay, an often irreverent and comical singer, reworks songs made popular by Doris Day on a new album called As Normal As Blueberry Pie. Hear McKay's spare and elegant arrangement of "The Very Thought of You." Also on the program: a retrospective from the old-time string band New Lost City Ramblers; dreamy folk from the Canadian trio The Weather Station; the British electro-rock duo The Big Pink; experimental soundscapes from Blind Man's Colour; and the Vijay Iyer Trio remembers the music of Julius Hemphill.

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Music From The Sublime To The Old Time

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The Very Thought Of You

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Nellie McKay

  • Song: The Very Thought Of You
  • from Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day

This album is scheduled to be released Oct. 13.

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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

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The New Lost City Ramblers

  • Song: Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
  • from Early Years (1958-1962)

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Song
Early Years (1958-1962)
Album
Early Years (1958-1962)
Artist
The New Lost City Ramblers
Label
Smithsonian Folkways
Released
1991

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East

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The Weather Station

  • Song: East
  • from Line

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Line
Album
Line
Artist
The Weather Station
Released
2009

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A Brief History of Love

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The Big Pink

  • Song: A Brief History of Love
  • from A Brief History of Love

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Song
A Brief History of Love
Album
A Brief History of Love
Artist
The Big Pink
Label
4AD
Released
2009

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Jimmy Dove

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Blind Man's Colour

  • Song: Jimmy Dove
  • from Season Dreaming

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Season Dreaming
Album
Season Dreaming
Artist
Blind Man's Colour
Label
Kanine
Released
2009

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Dogon A.D.

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Vijay Iyer Trio

  • Song: Dogon A.D.
  • from Historicity
  • by Vijay Iyer