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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Alessi's Ark, Fatoumata Diawara

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On this week's show we welcome a parade of guest DJs, including Jack White, who shares his latest project: a comprehensive collection of vintage recordings of the late bluesman Charley Patton.

NPR Music's Jacob Ganz premieres a brand new Tegan and Sara song, "I Couldn't Be Your Friend," an unabashedly poppy cut from the duo's upcoming album Heartthrob.

Also on the show: A gorgeous premiere from singer Julianna Barwick; NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen tells the story of a song that literally followed him everywhere he went, and plays a fantastic new rock track from the band RVIVR (pronounced "reviver"). NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson shares the sexy sounds of Rhye while Deceptive Cadence producer Anastasia Tsioulcas tells us about Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. Oh, and host Bob Boilen has his own favorite new discovery: London-based songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke, who records and performs as Alessi's Ark.

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Alessi's Ark

  • Song: The Rain
  • from Still Life

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The Fall

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Rhye

  • Song: The Fall
  • from The Fall (EP)

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The Fall EP
Album
The Fall EP
Artist
Rhye
Released
2012

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Tegan And Sara

  • Song: I Couldn't Be Your Friend
  • from Heartthrob

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Heartthrob
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Heartthrob
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Tegan and Sara
Released
2013

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Final Fantasy

  • Song: None Of You Will Ever See A Penny
  • from Has a Good Home

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Has a Good Home
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Has a Good Home
Artist
Final Fantasy
Label
Tomlab
Released
2005

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Julianna Barwick

  • Song: Pacing
  • from Pacing (Single)
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RVIVR

  • Song: Spider Song
  • from Spider Song
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Fatoumata Diawara

  • Song: Mali-ko
  • from Voices United for Mali
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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Charley Patton

  • Song: Mississippi Boweavil Blues
  • from The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 1

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Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order
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Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order
Artist
Charley Patton
Released
2013

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