Mom And Dad's Record Collection archive
Read 'American Pie' And The Box Of Records A Father Left Behind
September 7, 2012 – Don McLean's song helped a listener "bridge a gap between [her] long-deceased father and baby boy."
Read Cole Porter Scores An Interracial Couple's Highs And Lows
August 30, 2012 – A listener explains how one of her parents' favorite songs became a fitting symbol of their romance.
Read How Rashida Jones Found Her Inner Music Nerd
Read Loving An Album To Death Makes A Music Fan For Life
August 16, 2012 – An NPR listener spent his childhood playing his father's copy of The Beatles over and over.
Read Leonard Pitts On Memories Of Laundry And Nat King Cole
August 7, 2012 – The Pulitzer-winning columnist says he'll never forget the way his mother sang Nat King Cole songs.
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades
Watch From Scorn For Zevon, A Father-Daughter Moment Is Born
July 26, 2012 – A listener grew up hating her dad's musical taste, especially Warren Zevon's "Werewolves in London."
Read At Home With The Coltranes, Listening To Stravinsky
July 19, 2012 – Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John and Alice) recalls a childhood filled with symphonic music.
Read Glen Hansard: Musical Comfort In A Troubled Home
Watch An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song
July 3, 2012 – An NPR listener recalls hearing Diamond's most patriotic song before coming to America.
Read Chris Thile's First Musical Memory
Read Santigold: 'Blown Away' By Fela Kuti
Read One Road Trip, One Novelist, One-Fifth Of The Decemberists
June 13, 2012 – Siblings Colin and Maile Meloy discuss a family trip made memorable by the music played in the car.
Read Mike Huckabee's Musical Education