The White Stripes, Bartok on accordion, Talking Heads

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A gorgeous CD from the great unknown, Hem; debut music from singer/poet Pieta Brown; minimalist rockers The White Stripes; a look back at the Talking Heads; Hungarian folk on accordion from Daniel Barksi; a Bach cello suite on ukulele from John King; new pop from 'emo' pioneers Promise Ring.

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The White Stripes, Bartok on accordion, Talking Heads

Rabbit Songs

When I Was Drinking

  • Artist: Hem
  • Song: When I Was Drinking
  • From: Rabbit Songs

New York song writer Dan Messe puts an ad in the paper for a singer and finds "the most beautiful voice" he's ever heard. Sally Ellyson sings here on Rabbit Songs, a gorgeous debut from the group, Hem.

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White Blood Cells

We're Going To Be Friends

  • Artist: The White Stripes
  • Song: We're Going To Be Friends
  • From: White Blood Cells

Jack and Meg White like telling everyone they're a brother/sister duo. But we think they're husband and wife. Regardless, their CD, White Blood Cells is a collection of great, back-to-basics rock.

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Free-Reed Odyssey

Three Hungarian Folksongs

  • Artist: Daniel Barski
  • Song: Three Hungarian Folksongs
  • From: Free-Reed Odyssey

Daniel Barski takes an often ridiculed instrument and melds it with the music of Satie, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach and Bartok, creating a beautiful and truly unique CD.

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach)

  • Artist: John King
  • Song: Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach)
  • From: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Like Daniel Barski's accordion versions of baroque classics, John King stretches a small instrument to new lengths with this ukulele version of a Bach cello suite.

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