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Willie Nile in Studio on World Cafe - 03/09/2006

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Willie Nile's Stories from the 'Streets'

Willie Nile's Stories from the 'Streets'

Willie Nile in Studio on World Cafe - 03/09/2006

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Set List

  • "Cell Phones Ringing (In the Pockets of the Dead)"
  • "The Day I Saw Bo Diddley in Washington Square"
  • "Police on My Back"
  • "Streets of New York"

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New York-based singer/songwriter Willie Nile has released his first album in almost six years. The Streets of New York paints pictures of the famous city that are so vivid and captivating, they transport the listener.

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But Nile says the CD wasn't meant to be a concept album. In fact, Nile says, the songs reflect things that were happening when he wrote them: An article on the Madrid train bombing of 2004 resulted in "Cell Phones Ringing (In the Pockets of the Dead)"; and other concerns motivated him to cover the Clash's "Police on My Back."

Still other songs stem from Nile's Irish heritage. Since his first album was released in 1980, Nile has released six CDs.

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