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David Gilmour, 'On an Island'

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David Gilmour's guitar was integral on such Pink Floyd releases as Dark Side of the Moon and A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Now he has a new solo album, On an Island.

David Gilmour, 'On an Island'

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Animal No More, Eric Burdon Goes to the Blues

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Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Eric Burdon was the lead singer for two seminal acts: the British invasion band the Animals and the 70s funk group WAR. His distinctive growl is instantly recognizable on his new solo album, Soul of a Man.

Eric Burdon in Studio on World Cafe - 06/29/2006

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Jose Gonzalez: Softly Making Noise

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Jose Gonzalez is a singer-songwriter from Sweden, born to Argentinian parents. He sings quiet songs accompanied by his beautiful playing on a nylon-stringed guitar.

Jose Gonzalez: Softly Making Noise

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Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3

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Former Dream Syndicate frontman Steve Wynn, and his band the Miracle 3 have a new album, Tick, Tick, Tick. The record is the final installment of Wynn's Tuscon Trilogy, which were all recorded at the Wavelab Studio in Arizona.

Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3

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Guster: Power-Pop, but with Bongos

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If any band knows the power a strong fan base can have, it's Guster: The Boston trio rose from obscurity to national touring mostly through word of mouth. For almost 15 years, Guster has won fans with its lush harmonies and infectious percussion.

Guster in Studio on World Cafe - 06/22/2006

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Toubab Krewe: All the World at Once

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Toubab Krewe's sound combines traditional West African rhythms and instruments with classic Southern rock, hip-hop, reggae, country and Latin sounds for a unique listening experience.

Toubab Krewe in Studio on World Cafe - 06/21/2006

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Wisely: 'Alt-Pop' That Swings

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Drawing from influences such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Simon & Garfunkel, Willie Wisely creates a sound that he describes as "swing-alt-pop." An upright bass, arch-top guitars and trombone help drive his singular style.

Wisely in Studio on World Cafe - 06/20/2006

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The Charlatans U.K.: Dance and Swagger

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With 16+ years and nine studio albums behind it, the British rock band The Charlatans U.K. combines Stones-y swagger with dance and electronica. The band's new album is surprisingly mature, with a heightened emphasis on group interaction.

The Charlatans U.K. in Studio on World Cafe - 06/15/2006

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Susana Baca: 'The Soul of Black Peru'

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Peruvian singer Susana Baca has built her career purely on the strength of her powerful and moving voice. A lifelong lover of music, she crafts an innovative and organic take on the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition.

Susana Baca in Studio on World Cafe - 06/14/2006

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Mason Jennings: Pop with Grace and Class

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Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings is a storyteller first and foremost, but he also combines folk, blues and rock with subtle, effortless grace. Alternately backed by a band and accompanied only by his own guitar, Jennings' acoustic pop songs are honest, intimate and inviting.

Mason Jennings in Studio on World Cafe - 06/13/2006

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Guy Davis: The Language of the Blues

To Guy Davis, the stories behind Southern blues are as important as the familiar music that defines the genre. His new CD, Skunkmello is full of legendary tales, old and new.

Guy Davis: The Language of the Blues

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Rocco DeLuca: Cathartic, Rocking Blues

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Armed with a steel dobro resonator guitar and an unwavering passion for music, Rocco DeLuca and his band The Burden offer an intensely cathartic, emotionally charged take on blues — and especially the classic blues-rock tradition.

Rocco Deluca in Studio on World Cafe - 06/07/2006

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David Ford: No Apologies Necessary

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The singer-songwriter has been compared to everyone from Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain — though Damien Rice is a more obvious and direct comparison — but he's a unique and exciting talent in his own right. His debut album is I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused.

David Ford in Studio on World Cafe - 06/06/2006

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Chris Isaak Offers His Best

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Chris Isaak's more than two decade-long recording career proves that he is a man who sticks to his guns. His newest release, a greatest hits compilation titled The Best of Chris Isaak, is a carefully selected collection of Isaak's most popular fan favorites.

Chris Isaak in Studio on World Cafe - 06/02/2006

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Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Have It Covered

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With each sharing an unabashed love for '60s pop songwriting, it seems perfectly natural that singer/guitarists Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs would wind up working together. On their newest release, Under the Covers, Vol. 1, they come into their own.

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs in Studio on World Cafe - 06/01/2006

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