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Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'

Young's latest album with Crazy Horse, Americana, features songs many of us learned as children, like "Oh Susannah" and "Clementine."

Six Immigrant Songs Of Triumph And Tragedy

The Alt.Latino hosts share music that misses home and treks dangerous terrain to make a new one, from Calle 13 to Celia Cruz.

An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song

NPR listener John Keating recalls leaving South Africa for America during apartheid, and the patriotic tune that marked the experience.

Serbia's Markovic Orkestar Breaks Boundaries With Brass

A new album puts a Serbian band's wild, genre-bending flair on full display.

Rodney Crowell And Mary Karr On World Cafe

The country star and the author mined their East Texas backgrounds to create their new album Kin.

The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years

The dB's, led by singer-songwriter-guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, hasn't made an album with the original line-up in 30 years. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the band's new album, Falling Off the Sky, sweeps aside decades and nostalgia to achieve a vital sound for today.