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World Cafe

Lesley Gore, '60s Favorite, Returns with 'Ever Since'

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Lesley Gore first hit the music scene in the mid-1960s with the irrepressible Quincy Jones-produced hit It's My Party. Now she's back with a new album, Ever Since.

Lesley Gore in-studio on World Cafe - 09/29/2005

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Making Friends with Spottiswoode and His Enemies

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Spottiswoode and His Enemies is a New York-based band fronted by Englishman Jonathan Spottiswoode. Their latest release, Building a Road, is a fun and lightheartedly eclectic set of blues, folk, and rock that incorporates elements normally associated with jazz and big-band music.

Spottiswoode & His Enemies in-studio on World Cafe - 09/28/2005

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Out of the Army, and On to Pop Stardom

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British singer-songwriter James Blunt stops by to perform music drawn from his debut album, Back to Bedlam. Before venturing into the music industry, Blunt served a four-year stint in the British Army, where he spent time in war-torn Kosovo.

James Blunt in-studio on World Cafe - 09/27/2005

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David Gray, Developing New Textures of Pop

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David Gray's new album, Life In Slow Motion, is the product of two years of work to evolve as a songwriter. The new release has been described by Gray himself as "the tip of an iceberg" of musical stores built up over time.

David Gray in-studio on World Cafe - 09/09/2005

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Tribute to the Music of New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans musicians — leaving many without home or income. A few players from the Crescent City, including Rock and Roll Hall of famer Allan Toussaint, perform live in NPR's Washington, D.C. studios.

Tribute to the Music of New Orleans

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World Cafe

Chicago Blues Reunion Goes Live

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The Chicago Blues Reunion is an all-star lineup of Chicago music legends who have defined the sound of blues since the 1960s. Buried Alive in the Blues is the new CD/DVD set they've just released.

Chicago Blues Reunion in-studio on World Cafe - 09/22/2005

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Turin Brakes Find Stride on Third Release

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Turin Brakes is a modern folk-pop duo out of Britain whose influences include Sebadoh, Prince, and the Black Crowes. They've recently released their third album, Jackinabox, on Astralwerks records.

Turin Brakes in-studio on World Cafe - 09/21/2005

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Son Volt Is Back: 'Okemah and the Melody of Riot'

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Roots-rock legends Son Volt are back with their first release in seven years. Okemah and the Melody of Riot features some of the finest songs of frontman Jay Farrar's career, bringing to mind some of the greatest recorded moments of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Son Volt in-studio on World Cafe - 08/26/2005

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Dr. John's New Orleans Sound

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As the nation witnesses the trials of New Orleans, World Cafe offers a show dedicated to the music of Louisiana and Mississippi. David Dye has a classic session with New Orleans icon Dr. John, focusing on the lasting music and culture of the Big Easy.

Dr. John in-studio on World Cafe - 09/14/2005

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Missy Higgins, Beyond 'Believing'

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Missy Higgins is a singer and songwriter from Melbourne who has been winning fans in the United States and beyond. Discovered in 2001 as she won an unsigned-artist competition, Higgins' song "All for Believing" became a sensation.

Missy Higgins in-studio on World Cafe - 09/13/2005

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