More Recordings To Hear Before You Die : All Songs Considered On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List.

More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List. Tom describes the exhaustive research required to compile the list, and reveals some of his dumb-luck discoveries, like the late blues guitarist Blind Blake and reggae artist Hugh Mundell. We also look at some of the obvious classics that didn't make it in the book, including music from the psychedelic rock group Moby Grape and jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Plus, some of the artists who surprised Tom, like Latin jazz artists Cal Tjader, the hip-hop group Ultramagnetic MCs, and the hardcore punk band Bad Brains. This is a follow-up to our previous episode on must-hear recordings.

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More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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Blind Arthur's Breakdown

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Blind Blake

  • Song: Blind Arthur's Breakdown
  • from Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker [Shanachie]
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Our Evenings

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Leos Janácek

  • Song: Our Evenings
  • from Piano Works
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Africa Must Be Free by 1983

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Hugh Mundell

  • Song: Africa Must Be Free by 1983
  • from Africa Must Be Free by 1983
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Come Back

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Jimmie Spheeris

  • Song: Come Back
  • from Isle of View
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Omaha

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Moby Grape

  • Song: Omaha
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War in Peace

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Skip Spence

  • Song: War in Peace
  • from Oar
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Take Five

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Dave Brubeck Quartet

  • Song: Take Five
  • from Time Out
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Take Ten

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Paul Desmond

  • Song: Take Ten
  • from Take Ten [US Bonus Tracks]
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Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)

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Cal Tjader

  • Song: Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)
  • from Soul Sauce
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Gringo City

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Cal Tjader

  • Song: Gringo City
  • from Primo
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I Against I

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Bad Brains

  • Song: I Against I
  • from I Against I
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Watch Me Now

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Ultramagnetic MC's

  • Song: Watch Me Now
  • from Critical Beatdown [Bonus Tracks]