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Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

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JD McPherson On World Cafe

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A World Cafe Holiday

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Charles Bradley performs during FYF Fest 2016 in Los Angeles. The soul singer's posthumous album, Black Velvet, is out now. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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On Charles Bradley: Sweaty Hugs And Screams 'From The Center Of The Earth'

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Marcus King Band performing live for World Cafe Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Marcus King Band On World Cafe

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Ronnie Van Zant in 1975, onstage with Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta. Tom Hill/WireImage hide caption

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Unfurling 'Sweet Home Alabama,' A Tapestry Of Southern Discomfort

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Jeff Tweedy (left) with World Cafe Host Talia Schlanger (right) at the Free Library of Philadelphia. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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Jeff Tweedy On World Cafe

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Kurt Vile On World Cafe

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