Linda Thompson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, David Bowie

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The return of folk rocker Linda Thompson; Remembering Sept. 11th with Steve Earle; Latin drummer Roberto Juan Rodriguez; Israel's answer to the Beatles: RockFour; Unreleased Motown from Brenda Holloway; Get ready for the Blind Boys of Alabama; and new music from David Bowie.

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Linda Thompson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, David Bowie

Fashionably Late

Dear Mary

  • Artist: Linda Thompson
  • Album: Fashionably Late
  • Song: Dear Mary

Because of a rare anxiety disorder known as hysterical dysphonia, Linda Thompson hasn't recorded a new album of music in 17 years. She returns with Fashionably Late, a collection featuring her ex-husband, Richard Thompson and two of their children.

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  • "Dear Mary"
  • Album: Fashionably Late
  • Artist: Linda Thompson
  • Label: Rounder
 
Jerusalem

John Walker's Blues

  • Artist: Steve Earle
  • Album: Jerusalem
  • Song: John Walker's Blues

Rockabilly, country-blues guitarist/songwriter Steve Earle says of his latest CD: "This is a political record because there seems no other proper response to the place we're at now." It's due for release in September.

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  • "John Walker's Blues"
  • Album: Jerusalem
  • Artist: Steve Earle
 
El Danzon de Moises

Shron

  • Artist: Roberto Juan Rodriguez
  • Album: El Danzon de Moises
  • Song: Shron

The music of Robert Juan Rodriguez frequently appears betwteen stories on NPR's All Things Considered. On this CD, he blends the sounds of Cuba with Jewish culture.

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  • "Shron"
  • Album: El Danzon de Moises
  • Artist: Roberto Juan Rodriguez
  • Label: Tzadik
 
Another Beginning

Smell of Sweets

  • Artist: RockFour
  • Album: Another Beginning
  • Song: Smell of Sweets

This amazing group from Israel will probably sound a bit familiar. Like many of their songs, this selection borrows heavily from the Beatles.

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  • "Smell of Sweets"
  • Album: Another Beginning
  • Artist: RockFour
 
Cellarful of Motown

All Your Love

  • Artist: Brenda Holloway
  • Album: Cellarful of Motown
  • Song: All Your Love

This previously unreleased song from singer Brenda Holloway is finally available on a new 2-CD set of great unknown Motown tunes.

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  • "All Your Love"
  • Album: Cellarful of Motown
  • Artist: Brenda Holloway
 
Higher Ground

People Get Ready

  • Artist: Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Album: Higher Ground
  • Song: People Get Ready

The Blind Boys of Alabama first formed in 1939 at the Albama Institute for the Negro Blind. Now, more than sixty years later, they've released a new CD collection of classic and contemporary spiritual songs.

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  • "People Get Ready"
  • Album: Higher Ground
  • Artist: Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Label: Real World
 
Heathen

Slow Burn

  • Artist: David Bowie
  • Album: Heathen
  • Song: Slow Burn

David Bowie rejoins the producer of his Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity albums for this new recording -- a mix of cover tunes and original work.

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  • "Slow Burn"
  • Album: Heathen
  • Artist: David Bowie
 

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