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Leftover Cuties On 'Song Travels'

Leftover Cuties' sound is both retro and refreshing. Hear the Los Angeles noir-pop band perform its unique interpretation of "You Are My Sunshine."

Leftover Cuties In The Studio

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Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of "Falling In Love with You."

Kenny Drew Jr. In The Studio

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Paolo Nutini On World Cafe

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The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love.

Paolo Nutini On World Cafe

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John Mellencamp On World Cafe

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The heartland rock singer-songwriter takes a mellower approach on his new album, Plain Spoken.

John Mellencamp On World Cafe

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Mikky Ekko, 'Stay' (Live)

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The singer wrote "Stay," a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.

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Annie Lennox On World Cafe

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The pop singer's new album finds her covering vintage jazz standards. Hear "Georgia On My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."

Annie Lennox On World Cafe

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Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."

Roy Hargrove In The Studio

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Hiss Golden Messenger On World Cafe

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Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo's new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.

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The Barr Brothers On World Cafe

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The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.

The Barr Brothers On World Cafe

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Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe

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The D.C. band plays briskly catchy, piano-based pop songs from its self-titled fourth record.

Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe

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The Budos Band On World Cafe

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The nine-member band showcases a mix of funk and Afrobeat on its new album, Burnt Offering.

The Budos Band On World Cafe

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Charenee Wade On 'Song Travels'

The vocalist performs jazz classics, including "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Blue Monk," in a session with host Michael Feinstein.

Charenee Wade In The Studio

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