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Listen Turning Back Time and the Tide

June 6, 2006 – Costello's delivery is coy and cool, the groove a classic example of Toussaint understatement.

Listen Singing of New Orleans, Past and Future

February 28, 2006 – Since going missing after Hurricane Katrina, musician Allen Toussaint has been on a mission.


Read The Sounds of Love: Valentine's Day Music

February 8, 2006 – Hear a mix of listener-selected music for Valentine's Day.

Listen Costello, Toussaint Team for New Orleans CD

December 12, 2005 – The session is a symbolic effort to show the city's once-thriving music industry is not dead.


Listen Elvis Costello: Country to Classical

October 12, 2004 – With a new symphony and country-rock CD, Elvis Costello is still pushing musical boundaries.


Listen Edie Brickell, Matmos, Elvis Costello

October 6, 2003 – Gentle jazz from Elvis Costello; Jamaican Reggae producer Augustus Pablo; German electronic rap ...

Listen The Best of ASC

July 22, 2002 – On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and album...

Listen Artie Shaw, Cafe Tacuba, Elvis Costello

April 1, 2002 – A new collection of songs from Artie Shaw; the Hasidic New Wave's Afro-Semitic Diaspora; Buena V...

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