The Clash, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Laura Veirs

Guitarist, actor and author Guy Davis; A radio tale from bluesman Dave Alvin; Seattle singer/songwriter Laura Veirs; Bach cantatas from Lorraine Lieberson; A typewriter tune by Leroy Anderson; Re-imagining the piano with Stephen Scott; A cinematic treat for ears: Kevin Tihista. Featured Artist: The Clash.

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The Clash, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Laura Veirs

London Calling (25th Anniversary Legacy Edition)

London Calling

  • Artist: The Clash
  • Album: London Calling (25th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
  • Song: London Calling

Epic/Legacy records celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling with a packed reissue, including a documentary on the making of the album and rehearsal tapes for the sessions.

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London Calling
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London Calling (25th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
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The Clash

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Legacy

Uncle Tom's Dead

  • Artist: Guy Davis
  • Album: Legacy
  • Song: Uncle Tom's Dead

Guy Davis is a respected blues guitarist, has acted in several Broadway and off Broadway productions, had a recurring role on the soap opera One Life to Live and wrote/starred in the one-man show, "In Bed with the Blues." He recorded this song with his son, Martial Davis.

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Uncle Tom's Dead
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Legacy
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Guy Davis
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Red House

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Ashgrove

Nine Volt Heart

  • Artist: Dave Alvin
  • Album: Ashgrove
  • Song: Nine Volt Heart

Dave Alvin helped build the American roots rock scene of the early 1980s, forming the L.A. band The Blasters with his brother, Phil. They combined the energy of punk rock with classic American blues and rockabilly. This is Alvin's 10th solo release.

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Nine Volt Heart
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Ashgrove
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Dave Alvin

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Carbon Glacier

Icebound Streams

  • Artist: Laura Veirs
  • Album: Carbon Glacier
  • Song: Icebound Streams

With her warm, haunting voice, Seattle's Laura Veirs writes introspective, atmospheric songs that mix grunge drum loops with simple folk melodies and found sounds.

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Icebound Streams
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Carbon Glacier
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Laura Veirs

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Bach Cantatas, No. 82 and 199

Aria from Cantata No. 82, 'Ich Habe Genug,' BWV 82

  • Artist: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
  • Album: Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 and 199
  • Song: Aria from Cantata No. 82, 'Ich Habe Genug,' BWV 82

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was a violinist before pursuing a professional singing career as a mezzo soprano. Here she performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the Orchestra of Emanuel Music, conducted by Craig Smith.

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Aria from Cantata No. 82, 'Ich Habe Genug,' BWV 82
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Bach Cantatas, No. 82 and 199
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
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Nonesuch

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Greatest Hits

The Typewriter

  • Artist: Leroy Anderson
  • Album: Greatest Hits
  • Song: The Typewriter

Leroy Anderson was a composer in the 1940s and '50s who wrote playful tunes that incorporated everyday sounds like ticking clocks or, like this song, a typewriter.

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The Typewriter
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Greatest Hits
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Leroy Anderson

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Paisajes Audibles: Sounding Landscapes

Entrada

  • Artist: Stephen Scott/Victoria Hansen/The Bowed Piano Ensemble
  • Album: Paisajes Audibles: Sounding Landscapes
  • Song: Entrada

Stephen Scott composes music for the inside of a piano. His group, the Bowed Piano Ensemble, performs his music by plucing, bowing and strumming the strings of a piano. The sound they coax from the piano is quite unexpected.

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Entrada
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Paisajes Audibles: Sounding Landscapes
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Stephen Scott
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Albany

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Wake Up Captain

Real Life

  • Artist: Kevin Tihista
  • Album: Wake Up Captain
  • Song: Real Life

Kevin Tihista (pronounce tee-ESTA) performed with various short-lived groups and wrote about 300 songs before deciding to launch a solo career. His Beatley tunes are intimate, beautifully arranged and sometimes bittersweet.

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Real Life
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Wake Up Captain
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