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British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.
Hear public radio stations' favorite songs of the year, from indie rock to cutting-edge classical.
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December 10, 2013 These albums might be strange bedfellows, but they're what shook us up and sucked us in this year.
December 6, 2013 Amid a banner year for classical music box sets, advice on what to splurge on.
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December 5, 2013 The African-American folk songs, a byproduct of slavery, were later embraced by many improvisers.
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November 20, 2013 Forty years ago, young Britannia went crazy for soul music. Listen to this 24/7 mix to find out why.
Born Farrokh Bulsara, the Queen frontman chose a stage name in perfect harmony with his voice.
Just in time for the vernal equinox, hear a recording of the Rite that roars like thunder.
Aretha Franklin's anthem, written by Otis Redding, had a powerful effect on audiences everywhere.
Armstrong exuded joy and exuberance as a trumpet player and singer as he rose to worldwide fame.