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
  • Album: The Prosthetic Cubans
  • Song: Aquí Como Allá

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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Marc Ribot
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Bossa Cubana

Bossa Cubana

  • Artist: Los Zafiros
  • Album: Bossa Cubana
  • Song: Bossa Cubana

Los Zafiros lived up to the challenges of touring, selling out venues around the world.

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Bossa Cubana
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Los Zafiros
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Elektra/Asylum

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Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys

Good Vibrations

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

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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Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

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

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

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

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Channel Classics

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The Hot Canary

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

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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Bon Bons
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Patrick Sheridan
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Summit

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A Wish

A Wish

  • Artist: Hamza El Din
  • Album: A Wish
  • Song: A Wish

Hamza El Din discovered the oud instrument while studying engineering in Cairo. The oud is a short-knecked Arab precursor to the lute.

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Monkeyworks

  • Artist: Monkeyworks
  • Album: Monkeyworks

Monkeywork = doing the same repetitive task over and over again.

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