Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

African blues meet New York in Otis Taylor; new music from the Cowboy Junkies; Providence folk duo Atwater-Donnelly; pure roots rock from Dave Edmunds; eclectic geek rockers They Might Be Giants; a new, best-of collection from The Pixies. Featured Artist: Fats Waller.

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Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

The Centennial Collection

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

  • Artist: Fats Waller
  • Album: The Centennial Collection [RCA]
  • Song: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Fats Waller was one of the great stride piano players with an exuberant and comical charm. Now, 100 years after his birth, Waller's work is showcased on a new collection from Bluebird.

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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
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The Centennial Collection
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Fats Waller
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RCA

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Double V

505 Train

  • Artist: Otis Taylor
  • Album: Double V
  • Song: 505 Train

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505 Train
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Double V
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Otis Taylor

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One Soul Now

One Soul Now

  • Artist: Cowboy Junkies
  • Album: One Soul Now
  • Song: One Soul Now

The Cowboy Junkies sound has scarcely changed in nearly twenty years of making music, but it remains inimitable.

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One Soul Now
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The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow

  • Artist: Atwater & Donnelly
  • Album: The Blackest Crow
  • Song: The Blackest Crow

The husband and wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly met at a coffeehouse in 1987, were married two years later and today make great traditional folk music together.

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The Blackest Crow
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The Blackest Crow
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From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds

I Hear You Knockin'

  • Artist: Dave Edmunds
  • Album: From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds
  • Song: I Hear You Knockin'

Dave Edmunds, firmly rooted in roots rock, here performs all the instruments and does all the vocals on a tune included on a new best-of compilation.

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I Hear You Knockin'
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From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds
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Dave Edmunds

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Indestructible Object

Am I Awake?

  • Artist: They Might Be Giants
  • Album: Indestructible Object [EP]
  • Song: Am I Awake?

They Might be Giants are John Flansburgh and John Linnell, two artists making quirky rock with a sense of humor.

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Am I Awake?
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Indestructible Object
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They Might Be Giants
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Barsuk

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Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies

Here Comes Your Man

  • Artist: The Pixies
  • Album: Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies
  • Song: Here Comes Your Man

The Pixies were one of the most influential alt rock bands of the late '80s with a crunching blend of punk, indie guitar rock and classic pop.

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