April 13, 1995 A new retrospective album of the '60s and '70s Hi Label hits has been released. Mitchell was one of the hit makers for the Memphis based label in its early days and later was the influential producer who made the sounds of soul greats Al Green, Ann Peebles and Otis Clay so well known.
December 6, 1993 The progressive rock stations of the late 1960s were good to Scottish guitarist John Martyn. Since that time, he's been known primarily to other guitar players, having faded from the airwaves. If Martyn is known beyond the world of musicians, it's for his song "May You Never," which was recorded by Eric Clapton. Now, Martyn is making something of a comeback.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/100012253/100017636" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
March 20, 1993 On her latest recording, Devil's Got Your Tongue, jazz singer Abbey Lincoln includes two songs about her parents -- both of whom are now dead. Lincoln says she composed the songs because there were a few things she still needed to write down and to say.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/99739151/99767336" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
January 31, 1991 After nearly 20 years without recording for a major U.S. label, jazz singer Abbey Lincoln has a new album, World is Falling Down.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/99739242/99767194" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor