Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

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Film score fun with Roger Roger; Celtic cantigas from Gerald Trimble; Canadian bluesman Michael Browne; Tanzania to Canada: Dr. Zawose & Brook; A lush and dreamy new CD from Beck; and some great British pop from Coldplay.

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Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Grands Travaux

Traffic Boom

  • Artist: Roger Roger
  • Album: Grands Travaux
  • Song: Traffic Boom

Roger Roger (yes, his real name) wrote music for radio, films and television. He was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. But few have known about his work, until now.

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  • "Traffic Boom"
  • Album: Grands Travaux
  • Artist: Roger Roger
 
Celtic Cantigas

Gigues

  • Artist: Gerald Trimble
  • Album: Celtic Cantigas
  • Song: Gigues

Gerald Trimble explores musical connections. Here he plays Celtic music with influences from the Sufi to the Spanish.

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  • "Gigues"
  • Album: Celtic Cantigas
  • Artist: Gerald Trimble
 
Drive On

That's Where It's At

  • Artist: Michael Jerome Brown
  • Album: Drive On
  • Song: That's Where It's At

Not well known in the U.S., this Canadian blues artist performs his own version of a rare Sam Cooke song, originally released in 1964.

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  • "That's Where It's At"
  • Album: Drive On
  • Artist: Michael Jerome Brown
 
Assembly

Kuna Kunguni

  • Artist: Zawose & Brook
  • Album: Assembly
  • Song: Kuna Kunguni

Dr. Hukwe Zawose is considered by many to be Tanzania's greatest musical treasure. On this album, he collaborates with Canadian producer/instrumentalist Michael Brook.

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  • "Kuna Kunguni"
  • Album: Assembly
  • Artist: Dr. Hukwe Zawose & Michael Brook
  • Label: Real World
 
Sea Change

Lonesome Tears

  • Artist: Beck
  • Album: Sea Change
  • Song: Lonesome Tears

On his eighth and latest release, Beck trades his sardonic wit for serious heartbreak.

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  • "Lonesome Tears"
  • Album: Sea Change
  • Artist: Beck
 
A Rush of Blood to the Head

Daylight

  • Artist: Coldplay
  • Album: A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Song: Daylight

Coldplay have been compared to Travis, Radiohead and even Pink Floyd, particularly in their mellow, often psychedelic guitar work. But their music is a bit more pop-oriented.

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  • "Daylight"
  • Album: A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Artist: Coldplay
  • Label: Capitol
 

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