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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, 'Flash Light' (Live)

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The Godfather of Funk has announced new music on Flying Lotus' label, but he stuck to the hits in a session at KCRW. Watch him perform "Flash Light" with special guest Thundercat.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'S.O.B.'

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The band gives a rousing, soulful performance of "S.O.B." live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Blind Pilot, 'Joik #3' (Live)

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The Oregon band plays the reflective, striking "Joik #3," a tribute to frontman Israel Nebeker's father, live for opbmusic.

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Local Natives, 'Villainy' (Live)

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The quintet performed a stirring set of all-new songs for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, including this love letter to Los Angeles.

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Jacky Terrasson On Piano Jazz

Back in 1995, the young pianist demonstrated extraordinary talent on standards.

Jacky Terrasson On Piano Jazz

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Esmé Patterson On World Cafe

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The Coloradan, formerly of Paper Bird, releases her inner rocker on her new album, We Were Wild.

Esmé Patterson on World Cafe

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Robert Ellis On World Cafe

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Ellis' new fourth album is a gorgeous, diverse collection of richly human roots-country music.

Robert Ellis On World Cafe

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Birds Of Chicago On World Cafe

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The married duo, featuring a former member of Po' Girl, describes its sound as "secular gospel."

Birds Of Chicago On World Cafe

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John Doe On World Cafe

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Hear the L.A. punk veteran, X co-founder and author perform songs from his new album, The Westerner.

John Doe On World Cafe

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Carla Bley And Steve Swallow On Piano Jazz

Bley and Swallow join host Marian McPartland for trio renditions of Carla Bley originals.

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Michael Kiwanuka, 'The Final Frame' (Live)

The U.K. soul singer took time off after the release of his 2012 debut to figure out what he really wanted to say next. Watch him perform "The Final Frame" live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.