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Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

Only available in Europe, Dylan's new, limited-edition compilation aims to extend the copyright on unreleased material from the beginning of his career.

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Graham Parker And The Rumour On World Cafe

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The British band, reunited after 30-plus years, performs new songs and discusses its film debut.

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Next: Kail Baxley

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The California blues singer grew up in the same South Carolina town as James Brown. Hear how the Godfather of Soul influenced the young singer-songwriter in this installment of World Cafe: Next.

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Fountains Of Wayne On Mountain Stage

The power-pop group returns to the show to perform favorites and new songs from Sky Full of Holes.

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People Get Ready On World Cafe

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The New York band blends music and movement seamlessly, blurring the line between a rock concert and a dance performance.

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Vintage Cafe: Alabama Shakes

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Hear the rock 'n' roll quartet perform its enthusiastic, soulful songs live in the studio.

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