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Emeli Sande.

Read After Big Year, Emeli Sande's 'Version Of Events'

January 17, 2013 – The Scottish singer-songwriter performs for Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.

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The Memphis rock band Lucero.

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January 16, 2013 – Listen to a stripped-down set from the Memphis rock band, recorded live at Ardent Recording Studios. WXPN

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Big Star's members pose in front of their barn.

Read Big Star, Ardent Music And Defining American Power-Pop WXPN

January 16, 2013 – Listen to an interview with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens about Memphis' power-pop scene. WXPN

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World Cafe takes a tour of Graceland.

Watch Lisa Marie Presley On Growing Up At Graceland WXPN

January 15, 2013 – Hear interviews with the spokesman of Elvis Presley Enterprises and The King's daughter, Lisa Marie. WXPN

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Sun Studio in Memphis.

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January 15, 2013 – Listen to an interview with Sun founder Sam Phillips about the legendary Memphis studio. WXPN

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Ole Miss. Homecoming Queen Rocks Out

January 15, 2013 – The first black homecoming queen at Old Miss. shares songs that inspired her to go after the crown.

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Today's World Cafe features interviews with Steve Cropper (second from left) and Booker T. Jones (third from left), both part of the Stax Records house band.

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January 14, 2013 – Listen to interviews with the guitarist and organist of Stax Records' legendary in-house band. WXPN

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Isaac Hayes.

Read Isaac Hayes: Memphis Was 'Wonderfully Incestuous" WXPN

January 14, 2013 – Hear a 2003 interview with the late singer, part of World Cafe's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis. WXPN

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The Stax Records recording studio in Memphis, Tenn.

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January 14, 2013 – Listen to interviews with Memphis author Robert Gordon and Stax Museum curator Levon Williams. WXPN

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Christopher Owens' first solo album is called Lysandre.

Read Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation

January 12, 2013 – After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career.

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Sam Cooke in the studio in the early 1960s.

Watch A Night Out With Sam Cooke: 'Harlem Square' Turns 50

January 12, 2013 – Though now beloved, Cooke's 1963 live album was shelved by his label for more than 20 years.

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Nuyorican trombonist Willie Colon.

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January 10, 2013 – In an interview, Grammy-winning producer Aaron Levinson discusses two beloved traditional genres. WXPN

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Scott Walker.

Watch Scott Walker: 'I Don't Listen Again And I Move On' WXPN

January 9, 2013 – The ambitious, venerated singer and composer says he has reached the "point of no return." WXPN

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Gloria Gaynor, whose cover of the Jackson 5's"Never Can Say Goodbye" was one of the first songs included in a side-long megamix, in the 1970s.

Watch You Can Never Say Goodbye To The Dancefloor

January 8, 2013 – Tom Moulton, who made the first beat-matched DJ mix, talks about his long life in dance music.

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First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'

The songs here form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

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