Director's Cuts: A Little Retro Action Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews some new CDs that harken back to the sound of the '60s: The Greenhornes' East Grand Blues, Iron & Wine's Woman King and Man Alive! by Stephen Stills.

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Director's Cuts: A Little Retro Action

Director's Cuts: A Little Retro Action

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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

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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.

Feed the People

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Wounded World

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Iron & Wine

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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.

Woman King

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Gray Stables

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The Greenhornes

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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.

I'm Going Away

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Shelter of Your Arms

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