Cassandra Wilson, Christopher O'Riley on Radiohead, The Polyphonic Spree

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Modern torch songs with Cassandra Wilson; the gloomy, introspective Lisa Germano; Christopher O'Riley's piano transcripts of Radiohead; have a day with The Polyphonic Spree; Doo wop pioneers The Ravens; and the Stagger Lee story from Taj Mahal.

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Cassandra Wilson, Christopher O'Riley on Radiohead, The Polyphonic Spree

Torch

Harvest Moon

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: Harvest Moon
  • From: Torch: A Six Degrees Collection of Modern Torch Songs

This collection updates the classic torch song with trip hop rhythms and electronica.

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Harvest Moon
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Torch
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Cassandra Wilson
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Six Degrees

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Roots of Doo Wop

Lilacs in the Rain

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: Lilacs in the Rain
  • From: Roots of Doo Wop: Savoy Vocal Groups

The Ravens were one of the most influential R&B groups, creating a style and sound that would be imitated for decades to come.

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Lilacs in the Rain
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Roots of Doo Wop
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The Ravens
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Savoy Jazz

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Hanapepe Dream

Stagger Lee

  • Artist: Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues
  • Song: Stagger Lee
  • From: Hanapepe Dream

Stagger Lee" has been covered hundreds of times by all kinds of artists. It tells the true story of Lee Sheldon murdering William Lyons (reportedly) over a Stetson hat.

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Stagger Lee
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Hanapepe Dream
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Taj Mahal
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Tone Cool

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