Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More : All Songs Considered On this week's show we welcome a parade of guest DJs, including Jack White, who talks about the music of legendary bluesman Charley Patton. Plus: new pop from Tegan and Sara, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and several new discoveries, including the London-based band Alessi's Ark.

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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On this week's show we welcome a parade of guest DJs, including Jack White, who shares his latest project: a comprehensive collection of vintage recordings of the late bluesman Charley Patton.

NPR Music's Jacob Ganz premieres a brand new Tegan and Sara song, "I Couldn't Be Your Friend," an unabashedly poppy cut from the duo's upcoming album Heartthrob.

Also on the show: A gorgeous premiere from singer Julianna Barwick; NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen tells the story of a song that literally followed him everywhere he went, and plays a fantastic new rock track from the band RVIVR (pronounced "reviver"). NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson shares the sexy sounds of Rhye while Deceptive Cadence producer Anastasia Tsioulcas tells us about Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. Oh, and host Bob Boilen has his own favorite new discovery: London-based songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke, who records and performs as Alessi's Ark.

Artists Featured On The Show

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Alessi's Ark

  • Song: The Rain
  • from Still Life

This song is available in iTunes.

Cover for The Fall (EP)

The Fall

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Rhye

  • Song: The Fall
  • from The Fall (EP)
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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Tegan And Sara

  • Song: I Couldn't Be Your Friend
  • from Heartthrob
Cover for Has a Good Home

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Final Fantasy

  • Song: None Of You Will Ever See A Penny
  • from Has a Good Home
Cover for Pacing (Single)

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Julianna Barwick

  • Song: Pacing
  • from Pacing (Single)
Cover for Spider Song

RVIVR

  • Song: Spider Song
  • from Spider Song
YouTube
Cover for Voices United for Mali

Fatoumata Diawara

  • Song: Mali-ko
  • from Voices United for Mali
YouTube
Cover for The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 1

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Charley Patton

  • Song: Mississippi Boweavil Blues
  • from The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 1