Loretta Lynn, Caetano Veloso, Toots and the Maytals

Former Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn; Foreign sounds from Caetano Veloso; The true love of Toots and the Maytals; San Francisco poet and musician Azeem; The angular swamp funk of Eszter Balint; A quirky new EP from The Decemberists. Featured Artist: Loretta Lynn.

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Loretta Lynn, Caetano Veloso, Toots and the Maytals

Van Lear Rose

Van Lear Rose

  • Artist: Loretta Lynn
  • Album: Van Lear Rose
  • Song: Van Lear Rose

70 year-old country legend Loretta Lynn teams up here with White Stripes rock guitarist Jack White for her first collection of original material in four years.

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Van Lear Rose
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Interscope

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Limited Edition

Parade of Lost Dreams

  • Artist: Roger McGuinn
  • Album: Limited Edition
  • Song: Parade of Lost Dreams

Roger McGuinn is the former frontman for The Byrds. His latest album includes five classic folk tunes and seven new songs co-written by his wife, Camilla.

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Parade of Lost Dreams
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Limited Edition
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Roger McGuinn
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April First

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A Foreign Sound

Cry Me a River

  • Artist: Caetano Veloso
  • Album: Foreign Sound
  • Song: Cry Me a River

Caetano Veloso has been called the Bob Dylan of Brazil. On his latest album he covers an unusual mix of songs from Gershwin to Kurt Cobain.

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Cry Me a River
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A Foreign Sound
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Caetano Veloso
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Universal Jazz

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True Love

Sweet and Dandy

  • Artist: Toots and the Maytals
  • Album: True Love
  • Song: Sweet and Dandy

Toots Hibbert and the Maytals have been making great reggae music since the 1960s. Here they team up with an unusual assortment of rock and reggae artists, including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bootsy Collins and the Roots.

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Sweet and Dandy
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True Love
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Toots and the Maytals

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Mayhem Mystics

Rebel Music

  • Artist: Azeem/Variable Unit
  • Album: Mayhemystics
  • Song: Rebel Music

Born Ismail Azeem, this San Francisco artist has been called one of the best performance poets in the US.

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Rebel Music
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Mayhem Mystics
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Azeem
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Wide Hive

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Mud

Here We Are

  • Artist: Eszter Balint
  • Album: Mud
  • Song: Here We Are

Remember the 16 year-old cousin in the film Stranger Than Paradise? Well it was Eszter Balint, and she's just released her second CD, a collection of spooky, dark roots-rock.

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Here We Are
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Mud
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Eszter Balint
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Bar/None

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The Tain

The Tain (excerpt)

  • Artist: The Decemberists
  • Album: The Tain
  • Song: The Tain (excerpt)

This five-piece indie pop group from Portland uses an odd mix of instruments - bottles, tin toys, a glockenspiel - for their latest CD: an EP they're calling a Celtic epic.

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