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Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

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African blues meet New York in Otis Taylor; new music from the Cowboy Junkies; Providence folk duo Atwater-Donnelly; pure roots rock from Dave Edmunds; eclectic geek rockers They Might Be Giants; a new, best-of collection from The Pixies. Featured Artist: Fats Waller.

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Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

The Centennial Collection

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Only Available in Archive Formats.

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

  • from The Centennial Collection [RCA]
  • by Fats Waller

Fats Waller was one of the great stride piano players with an exuberant and comical charm. Now, 100 years after his birth, Waller's work is showcased on a new collection from Bluebird.

Double V

505 Train

  • from Double V
  • by Otis Taylor

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One Soul Now

One Soul Now

  • from One Soul Now
  • by Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies sound has scarcely changed in nearly twenty years of making music, but it remains inimitable.

The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow

  • from The Blackest Crow
  • by Atwater & Donnelly

The husband and wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly met at a coffeehouse in 1987, were married two years later and today make great traditional folk music together.

From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds

I Hear You Knockin'

  • from From Small Things: The Best of Dave Edmunds
  • by Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds, firmly rooted in roots rock, here performs all the instruments and does all the vocals on a tune included on a new best-of compilation.

Indestructible Object

Am I Awake?

  • from Indestructible Object [EP]
  • by They Might Be Giants

They Might be Giants are John Flansburgh and John Linnell, two artists making quirky rock with a sense of humor.

Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies

Here Comes Your Man

  • from Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies
  • by The Pixies

The Pixies were one of the most influential alt rock bands of the late '80s with a crunching blend of punk, indie guitar rock and classic pop.