Haydn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nick Lowe

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Sleepwalking with Santo and Johnny; the child prodigy Debashish Battacharya; Fernando, a great unknown artist; new folk from The Be Good Tanyas; Britain's legendary Nick Lowe; musical trickery from Joseph Haydn; and the relaxed grooves of Orchestra Baobab.

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Haydn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nick Lowe

The Best of Santo and Johnny

Sleep Walk

  • Artist: Santo & Johnny
  • Album: The Best of Santo & Johnny
  • Song: Sleep Walk

You may not recognize the name of this piece, but you'll know it the moment you hear the first notes sing. Brothers Santo and Johnny Farina recorded this now legendary tune in 1959.

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Sleep Walk
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The Best of Santo and Johnny
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Santo and Johnny
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Stardust

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Calcutta to California

Sleep Walk

  • Artist: Debashish Bhattacharya and Mark Humphrey
  • Album: Calcutta to California
  • Song: Sleep Walk

Santo and Johnny's "Sleep Walk" has been covered and reproduced countless times by artists all over the world. Here's a truly original version from Calcutta's Debashish Bhattacharya and Mark Humphrey.

Dreams of the Sun and Sky

The Jackal

  • Artist: Fernando
  • Album: Dreams of the Sun and Sky
  • Song: The Jackal

We get a lot of great music from unknown or unsigned artists at All Songs Considered. Fernando Viciconte is one of them. He's a singer-guitarist from Portland who recently released his fifth album, Dreams of the Sun and Sky.

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The Jackal
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Dreams of the Sun and Sky
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Fernando
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Domingo

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Blue Horse

The Littlest Birds

  • Artist: The Be Good Tanyas
  • Album: Blue Horse
  • Song: The Littlest Birds

The Be Good Tanyas put a fresh and surprising spin on classic Appalachian folk tunes. This song is one of their own.

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The Littlest Birds
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Blue Horse
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The Be Good Tanyas
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Nettwerk

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The Convincer

Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart

  • Artist: Nick Lowe
  • Album: The Convincer
  • Song: Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart

Nick Lowe gets better with age. He's produced Graham Parker and Elvis Costello. This is his third album in a trilogy of heartfelt ballads.

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Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart
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The Convincer
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Nick Lowe
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Yep Roc

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Haydn Symphonies 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 64

Menuet al Roverso, Symphony No. 47

  • Artist: Christopher Hogwood
  • Album: Haydn Symphonies, 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 64
  • Song: Menuet al Roverso, Symphony No. 47

A perfect example of Haydn's playful sense of humor, this piece is composed of inverted lines of music, played forward, then backward.

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Menuet al Roverso, Symphony No. 47
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Haydn Symphonies 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 64
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Joseph Haydn
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L'Oiseau-Lyre

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Pirates Choice

Ultrus Horas

  • Artist: Orchestre Baobab
  • Album: Pirate's Choice: The Legendary 1982 Session
  • Song: Ultrus Horas

Orchestra Baobab first released this album on cassette in the early '80s. It was widely pirated by devout fans and is now available for the first time on CD.

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Ultrus Horas
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Pirates Choice
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Orchestra Baobab
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Elektra/Asylum

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