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Nellie McKay, Live on 'Fresh Air'

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Nellie McKay, Live on 'Fresh Air'

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Set List

'Mother of Pearl'

'P.S. I Love You'

'I Wanna Get Married'

'Manhattan Avenue'

'Pirate Jenny'

'Broadway Melody'

'Zombie'

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Obligatory Villagers, the new jazz- and cabaret-inflected album from singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, features sassy tracks that touch on topics as diverse as feminism and zombies.

McKay, a sometime actress and stand-up comedian, made a splash in 2004 with a debut CD called Get Away From Me — a play on the title of Norah Jones' album Come Away With Me.

Last year, she co-starred in a revival of Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper.

McKay joins Terry Gross for a Fresh Air concert and conversation.

This interview first aired on Nov. 21, 2007.

Nellie McKay, Live on 'Fresh Air'

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Album
Obligatory Villagers
Artist
Nellie McKay
Label
Hungry Mouse
Released
2007

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