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The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.

Candi Staton: This Album Is 'An Anthology Of My Life'

Staton has been a child gospel singer, a '70s Southern soul hit-maker and then a disco queen. She's just released her 27th album, Life Happens.

Album Review: 'Afropolitan Dreams'

Rapper Blitz the Ambassador hails from Ghana, but he has lately made New York City his home. This juxtaposition of continents and cultures has infused his beats with a wide range of sounds. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says you won't find many more wholesome rap records than his latest, Afropolitan Dreams.

In The Studio With Rodrigo Y Gabriela

The Mexican-born, metal-gone-acoustic duo speaks with NPR's Arun Rath and performs songs from the new album 9 Dead Alive.

Tori Amos On Where Art And Aging Intersect

"I began to see myself as a combination of all the song structures that have come into my life for the last 50 years," Amos says of writing her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

Now That's What We Call A Hit CD!

Now That's What I Call Music!, a compilation of best-selling top 40 music, released its 50th U.S. album this week. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the man who picked the songs, Jeff Moskow.

Atmosphere's Seventh Album: Representing 'Southsiders'

Hip-hop pair Atmosphere has a new album out called Southsiders. NPR's Arun Rath talks with MC Sean Daley, aka Slug, who's led the duo for nearly 20 years.

The Catchy Songs Of Eurovision Transcend Europe's Divided Politics

Eurovision: Love it, hate it, or have no idea what we're talking about? With tensions high in Ukraine, Russian performers are facing the music at the kitschy singing contest.

The Music Of Oak And Forest Sprite Blend In Sylvan Esso

Delicate folk vocals combine with thumping electronics in Sylvan Esso's debut album. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the duo of Amelia Heath and Nick Sanborn.

Ben Harper Teams Up With Mom For 'Childhood Home'

Ben Harper comes from a musical family that goes back generations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the folk musician and his mother, Ellen, about a their new collaboration, Childhood Home.