Director's Cuts: A Little Retro Action

For this edition of Director's Cuts, Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton looks at some recent CDs offering a flashback to the sound of the '60s... including an offering from an artist who played a major role in making that music worth a return trip:

Stephen Stills

Detail from cover of CD 'Man Alive!'

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One of the great voices from the 1960s and '70s shines on with his first solo CD in 14 years. Appearing on this rockin' collection are Graham Nash, Neil Young and Herbie Hancock.

Iron & Wine

Detail from cover of CD 'Woman King'

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Floridian Sam Beam is the man behind the music. This EP has a folky and psychedelic sheen, with vocal harmonies reminiscent of Crosby Stills and Nash.

The Greenhornes

Detail from cover of CD 'East Grand Blues'

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This Cincinnati-based group, touring with The White Stripes, is led by Craig Fox. They channel The Byrds, The Kinks and The Jimi Hendrix Experience on a five-song EP.

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  • Album: East Grand Blues
  • Artist: The Greenhornes
  • Label: V2
  • Released: 2005
 

Man Alive!

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  • Album: Man Alive!
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  • Label: Titan/Pyramid
  • Released: 2005
 

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  • Album: Woman King
  • Artist: Iron & Wine
  • Label: Sub-Pop
  • Released: 2005
 

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