J.D. Souther, who long worked with The Eagles, says there are no rules to crafting a great song. Jeremy Cowart hide caption

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J.D. Souther: A 'Natural History' Of Songwriting

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The Tech Whiz Behind Lil Wayne's Curtain

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Dominican-American rapper Maluca is among Alt.Latino's picks for the best new Latin alternative music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fall Music Preview: Latin Alternative Edition

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Imelda May's new album is called Mayhem. Chris Clor hide caption

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Imelda May: Devil May Care

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, left to right: drummer Chad Smith, lead singer Anthony Kiedis, new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Flea. Ellen Von Unwerth hide caption

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Carry On

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Chuck Brown: The 'Godfather Of Go-Go' At 75

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Jerry Leiber (right) looks over Elvis Presley's shoulder at the sheet music for "Jailhouse Rock" in Los Angeles in 1957. His songwriting partner Mike Stoller stands to the left. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Leiber: Remembering One Of Rock's Great Songwriters

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Grammy Award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett is today's guest on World Cafe. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

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Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have been recording and performing as Thievery Corporation since the mid-1990s. Their newest album is called Culture of Fear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thievery Corporation: Power Of Two

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Grey Reverend's debut full-length is called Of The Days. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grey Reverend: Bedroom Ballads, Spare By Necessity

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Audra McDonald (left) and Norm Lewis play the title characters in a new and controversial take on Porgy and Bess. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Porgy And Bess': Messing With A Classic

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Amy LaVere's new album is called Stranger Me. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amy LaVere: Shaking Heartbreak

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Tareq Abboushi leads the New York band Shusmo with his buzuq, a kind of Middle Eastern lute. John Rogers hide caption

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Shusmo: Funky New Yorkers With Middle Eastern Roots

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Boyz II Men in 1995. Dan Grohong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Death Of R&B Groups

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