The Be Good Tanyas Live!

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Originally broadcast live from NPR's studio 4-A on January 21, 2003, this special edition features a performance from Canada's rustic roots group, The Be Good Tanyas. The band talks with All Songs host Bob Boilen about their music and offers a sneak peek at a few cuts from their upcoming album, Chinatown.

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The Be Good Tanyas Live!

Catalpa

All The Morning Birds

  • Artist: Jolie Holland
  • Album: Catalpa
  • Song: All The Morning Birds

Jolie Holland was one of the founding members of the Be Good Tanyas, credited with co-writing the song "The Littlest Birds."

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I'm Still in Love with You

Simply Beautiful

  • Artist: Al Green
  • Album: I'm Still in Love with You
  • Song: Simply Beautiful

The Be Good Tanyas cite Al Green as one of their bigger influences. This album, I'm Still in Love With You is one of their favorites.

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Police and Thieves

Police and Thieves

  • Artist: Junior Murvin
  • Album: Police and Thieves
  • Song: Police and Thieves

Reggae may seem far removed from The Be Good Tanyas' lilting, roots-based harmonies, but they say the sounds of Jamaica have shaped their own music.

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