Marc Ribot, Beach Boys, Los Zafiros

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On this fifth edition of NPR's All Songs Considered, you'll hear the edgy guitar of Marc Ribot; a Cuban doo wop style band, Los Zafiros; the amazing tuba of Patrick Sheridan; dreams of the Nile with Hamza El Din; Bach performed on a baroque violin by Rachel Podger; the Beach Boys without the singing and a band you may never have heard, Monkeyworks.

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Marc Ribot, Beach Boys, Los Zafiros

Y Los Cubanos Postizos

Aquí Como Allá

  • Artist: Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos
  • Song: Aquí Como Allá
  • From: The Prosthetic Cubans

This album, Marc Ribot's Y Los Cubanos Postizos, was voted as one of 1998's "Essential Albums" in Rolling Stone magazine.

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Y Los Cubanos Postizos
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Marc Ribot
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Atlantic

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Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys

Good Vibrations

  • Artist: The Beach Boys
  • Song: Good Vibrations
  • From: Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys

With the exception of Dennis Wilson, none of the Beach Boys played an instrument on "Good Vibrations." Dennis played the slow, church-like organ later in the song.

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Good Vibrations
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Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys
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The Beach Boys

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Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001

  • Artist: Rachel Podger
  • Song: Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001
  • From: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partitas and Sonatas for Violin Solo, vol. 1

Rachel Podger says she's wanted to play this selection by Bach since she was a young child.

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Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001
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Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1
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Rachel Podger
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Channel Classics

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Bon Bons

The Hot Canary

  • Artist: Patrick Sheridan
  • Song: The Hot Canary
  • From: Bon Bons

Patrick Sheridan made his solo debut playing an arrangement of "The Blue Bells of Scotland" accompanied by his mother, Diana when he was just ten years old.

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The Hot Canary
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Bon Bons
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Patrick Sheridan
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Summit

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