Guest DJ Ray Davies

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Ray Davies, former frontman for The Kinks, shares some of the songs that have inspired him over the years with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. Hear music from Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Berry and more, as well as selections from Ray Davies' latest solo album, Working Man's Cafe.

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Guest DJ Ray Davies

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Jesse Fuller

  • Artist: Jesse Fuller
  • Album: San Francisco Bay Blues
  • Song: San Francisco Bay Blues

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San Francisco Bay Blues
Album
San Francisco Bay Blues
Artist
Jesse Fuller
Label
Ace
Released
1963

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Ray Charles

  • Artist: Ray Charles
  • Album: The Very Best of Ray Charles [Rhino]
  • Song: What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2

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What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2
Album
The Very Best of Ray Charles [Rhino]
Artist
Ray Charles
Label
Rhino
Released
2008

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Dizzy Gillespie

  • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
  • Album: Champ [Bonus Tracks]
  • Song: The Champ

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The Champ
Album
Champ [Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Dizzy Gillespie
Label
Savoy Jazz
Released
1951

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Ray Davies

  • Artist: Ray Davies
  • Album: Working Man's Cafe
  • Song: Working Man's Cafe

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Working Man's Cafe
Album
Working Man's Cafe
Artist
Ray Davies
Label
New West
Released
2007

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Bill Doggett

  • Artist: Bill Doggett
  • Album: All His Hits
  • Song: Honky Tonk

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Honky Tonk
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All His Hits
Artist
Bill Doggett
Label
King
Released
1995

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The Kinks

  • Artist: The Kinks
  • Album: Everybody's in Show-Biz [Original Master Recording]
  • Song: Celluloid Heroes

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Celluloid Heroes
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Everybody's in Show-Biz [Original Master Recording]
Artist
The Kinks
Label
Mobile Fidelity Koch
Released
2008

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Ray Davies

  • Artist: Ray Davies
  • Album: Working Man's Cafe
  • Song: Peace in Our Time

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Peace in Our Time
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Working Man's Cafe
Artist
Ray Davies
Label
New West
Released
2007

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Chuck Berry

  • Artist: Chuck Berry
  • Album: His Best, Vol. 1
  • Song: Sweet Little Sixteen

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Sweet Little Sixteen
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His Best, Vol. 1
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Chuck Berry
Label
Chess
Released
2008

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