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Singer Madeleine Peyroux moved to France at age 15. She honed her vocal talents on the streets of Paris, busking with groups with names like the Riverboat Shufflers and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band.
At 22, she made a splash with her debut CD Dreamland. Now — fully eight years later — comes Careless Love, her second recording.
One of the songs Peyroux interprets on the new CD was sung in 1940s Paris by another American-born artist, Josephine Baker. The sweet melody saluted bonds between America and France while expressing the bittersweet emotions of the expatriate.
Peyroux recently spoke to Sheilah Kast from NPR's New York bureau.