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Mates of State, Sam Phillips, Jethro Tull, More

Mates of State, Sam Phillips, Jethro Tull, More

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Singer-songwriter Sam Phillips makes gorgeously textured, spare acoustic music. Hear a cut from her mesmerizing new CD Don't Do Anything. The keyboard-and-drums duo Mates of State are back with their best album yet, the stunning Re-Arrange Us. Also on the show: the whimsical world of Rupa and the April Fishes, a classic reissued from Jethro Tull, New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, and Rachel Taylor Brown, another great unknown from our Second Stage series.

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Mates of State, Sam Phillips, Jethro Tull, More

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My Only Offer

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Mates of State

  • Song: My Only Offer
  • from Re-Arrange Us
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Can't Come Down

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Sam Phillips

  • Song: Can't Come Down
  • from Don't Do Anything
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Wishful Thinking

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Rupa & the April Fishes

  • Song: Wishful Thinking
  • from Extraordinary Rendition
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Beggar's Farm

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Jethro Tull

  • Song: Beggar's Farm
  • from This Was [Bonus Tracks]
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Basin St. Blues

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Henry Butler

  • Song: Basin St. Blues
  • from Pianola Live
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Stagg Field (The Bomb)

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Rachel Taylor Brown

  • Song: Stagg Field (The Bomb)
  • from Half Hours with the Lower Creatures