Solomon Burke, Alan Lomax, The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The King of Rock and Soul: Solomon Burke; New solo work from Robert Plant; A look back at the work of Alan Lomax; Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy; A great ASC unknown: Andy Stochansky; and Pure pop from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Solomon Burke, Alan Lomax, The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Don't Give Up on Me

The Other Side of the Coin

  • Artist: Solomon Burke
  • Song: The Other Side of the Coin
  • From: Don't Give Up on Me

Though he never had a top 20 pop hit, Solomon Burke has long had the respect and admiration of better known musicians like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Elvis Costello. On this release, Burke returns with a collection of songs written by these and other great artists.

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The Other Side of the Coin
Album
Don't Give Up on Me
Artist
Solomon Burke
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Fat Possum

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The Alan Lomax Collection Sampler

61 Highway

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: 61 Highway
  • From: Alan Lomax Collection Sampler

Alan Lomax will be remembered for the remarkable collection of field recordings he made with his father of traditional folk music beginning in the 1930s. Here we feature one of the better-known artists Lomax recorded, Mississippi Fred McDowell.

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61 Highway
Album
The Alan Lomax Collection Sampler
Artist
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label
Rounder

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About a Boy

Silent Sigh

  • Artist: Badly Drawn Boy
  • Song: Silent Sigh
  • From: About a Boy

Badly Drawn Boy is the alter ego of Britain's Damon Gough. With two remarkable solo records behind him, Gough agreed to write the music for the film About A Boy after reading the original story by author Nick Hornby.

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Silent Sigh
Album
About a Boy
Artist
Badly Drawn Boy
Label
Beggars XL

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Five Star Motel

Stutter

  • Artist: Andy Stochansky
  • Song: Stutter
  • From: Five Star Motel

We get a lot of CDs at All Songs Considered from artists we've never heard of. Andy Stochansky is one of them, and we think you'll agree he's a great unknown.

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Stutter
Album
Five Star Motel
Artist
Andy Stochansky
Label
Private Music

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