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The Freedom Singers make several appearances in our mix of songs inspired by the civil rights movement — a collection that ranges from 1963 to the present day.

Read The Mix: Songs Inspired By The Civil Rights Movement

July 9, 2013 – Listen to a collection of songs that came from and commemorate the struggle for civil rights.

Mariah Carey in the video for "Always Be My Baby" in 1996.

Read The Songs Of The Summer, 1962-2013

June 21, 2013 – Have these hits of yesteryear aged like a fine wine, or fermented like a stinky cheese? You decide.

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Marvin Sapp performs at the How Sweet the Sound national gospel competition September 29 ,2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read Train To Glory: A Gospel Music Mix KUNM

March 28, 2013 – Listen to a continuous mix of songs curated by KUNM's Cecilia Webb, host of Train to Glory. KUNM

Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012.

Read The Mali 100, Presented By Afropop Worldwide

March 13, 2013 – Read a list of 100 essential songs from the troubled but musically rich West African country.

Molly Hamilton of Widowspeak is one of the 100 acts with songs in our annual SXSW sampler.

Read The Austin 100: A SXSW 2013 Mix

March 5, 2013 – Download 100 songs by artists worth discovering at SXSW 2013, plus details on NPR's Austin events.

Billie Holiday topped Jazz24's list of the greatest jazz vocal songs with "Strange Fruit."

Read The Mix: 50 Great Jazz Vocals Jazz24

February 7, 2013 – We asked our audience to rank their favorite lyrical songs in the jazz canon. Listen to the results. Jazz24

Few artists were played as much on public radio this year as the Mercury Prize winners in Alt-J.

Read Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Top Songs Of 2012

December 5, 2012 – DJs and music directors curate a 24/7 continuous mix collecting their favorite music of the year.

ThistleRadio is a 24/7 channel devoted to Celtic roots music.

Read ThistleRadio From NPR Music

November 16, 2012 – A 24/7 channel devoted to Celtic music, curated by The Thistle & Shamrock's Fiona Ritchie.

Scottish folk band Capercaillie is featured twice on Fiona Ritchie's list of essential Celtic songs.

Read The Mix: ThistleRadio's 100 Essential Celtic Songs

November 16, 2012 – Discover the 100 songs Fiona Ritchie considers the bedrock of any Celtic music collection.

Detroit techno artist Carl Craig plays the Orange Peel at Moogfest on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

Read The Mix: Beyond EDM KEXP

October 29, 2012 – Dive into a continuous mix of house, techno and hardcore anthems from 1980s, '90s and 2000s. KEXP

The 1961 thriller Taste of Fear, starring Susan Strasberg — someone who might have enjoyed Folk Alley's Scream Stream.

Read The Mix: Folk Alley's Halloween Scream Stream FolkAlley

October 28, 2012 – Murder ballads, ghost stories and goblin myths abound in a mix of spooky songs from Folk Alley. FolkAlley

The CMJ Music Marathon is exactly that: a marathon, not a sprint. Prepare for a week that will look pretty much like this.

Read The Mix: Your Guide To CMJ 2012

October 9, 2012 – Eleven college radio stations pick which bands deserve attention at this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

Mississippi-born harmonica player Big George Brock performs at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Read The Mix: The Mississippi Blues Project WXPN

October 1, 2012 – Hear a mix of the kind of rough, earthy Southern blues music you might hear in a smoky juke joint. WXPN

A common Oktoberfest practice is to serenade one's glass of hoppy goodness. Start learning the songs in this mix so you won't feel left out.

Read The Mix: Songs For Oktoberfest opbmusic

September 25, 2012 – Enjoy a brew or two as you listen to this mix in honor of the world's biggest beer festival. Prost! opbmusic

Gillian Welch performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Welch is up for two major awards at the 2012 Americana Music Festival.

Read The Mix: Americana Music Awards 2012 FolkAlley

September 6, 2012 – Join NPR Music and Folk Alley for a live webcast of the awards on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. FolkAlley

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