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  1. KING Makes A Record Lover's Paradise Even Better

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    On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar. Sisters…

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    • Benjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

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      It wouldn't be an overstatement to suggest that New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker had a pretty good summer. Even before releasing his debut album last month, Booker's gravelly…

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      • Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

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        I've seen many magical collaborations at the Newport Folk Festival over the years, as artists band together and create in the Newport spirit. This particular venture was epic, featuring the strongest…

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        • Ledisi Steals The Show

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          There's too much happening in New Orleans' French Quarter — especially on a holiday weekend, and especially when hundreds of thousands of people are in town for the annual Essence…

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          • Chorale For Horns And iPad App, In The Pouring Rain

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            We had hoped to get the great drummer Brian Blade to give us a little private exhibition after his set at the Newport Jazz Festival this year. The weather, however, was proving much less generous…

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            • Jazmine Sullivan Fades A New Orleans Barber Shop

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              A few blocks from New Orleans' Superdome, just off Canal Street, there's a barber shop called Clear-Vue, which has been in business since 1948. While we were in the city for the Essence…

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              • On A Magical Mystery Tour With Hassan Hakmoun

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                When we plan Field Recordings, we usually look far and wide to find off-the-beaten-path locations for filming musicians. But a unique opportunity presented itself when a duo called Wanderlust Projects…

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                • Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow

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                  As its name suggests, Tweedy is a new band featuring Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer. Tweedy recently recorded an album together, out Sept. 23, titled Sukierae.…

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                  • Brody Dalle: Raging Into The Light

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                    Throughout her career, punk icon Brody Dalle has embraced her aggressive side. Best known as the lead singer of The Distillers and Spinnerette, Dalle has a sandpaper- and velvet-tinged voice that…

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                    • Sevyn Streeter Knocks Us Out

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                      In the spring of 2013, songwriter and R&B singer Sevyn Streeter released a song called "It Won't Stop," which she's called her "baby." Over the year and change that's…

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                      • What Happens When 350 Musicians Meet For The First Time In Brooklyn?

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                        We at NPR Music leave a lot of variables out in the wild when we make Field Recordings. That's especially true when we commission new music for the annual Make Music New York festival, as we…

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                        • Coffee And Mambo With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

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                          Many of us at NPR Music fell hard for Arizona's Sergio Mendoza and his band La Orkesta this year. Together, they mix myriad Latin styles — what Mendoza calls "indie mambo," salted…

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