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After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative face to face at the New York jazz club Birdland. But when he sat at the keys, it was a whole other story.
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For Boy George, Music And Style Is Just 'What I Do'

Morning Edition host David Greene talks to British singer-songwriter and former Culture Club frontman Boy George about his first album in 19 years, This Is What I Do.
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John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

Adams speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about a large-scale work inspired by the women in Jesus' life.
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Lost Album Gives Voice To A Johnny Cash In Recovery

Fresh out of rehab and a rocky point in his marriage to June Carter, Cash recorded an album in the early 1980s that his fans never got to hear.
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Skrillex, The Darling Of Dubstep, Speaks

In an extended chat with NPR's Arun Rath, the DJ and producer breaks down his unconventional release strategy, collaboration process and how he turned "brostep" from a dirty word to a badge of honor.
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Leaving Behind The Cartel's 'Songs Of Death'

Narcocorrido singer El Imperial was once the favorite balladeer of the Sinaloa Cartel, living a life that mirrored his songs about drugs, women and death. Then he decided to walk away from it all.
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'Flaco And Max' Keep A South Texas Musical Tradition Thriving

Flaco Jimenez has been playing the accordion for most of his 75 years. He makes conjunto music with guitar player Max Baca. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the pair about their album, Flaco & Max.
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For Kelis, Music Is Back On The Menu

The "Milkshake" singer has a new album, and recently gave her first U.S. performance in years.
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From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer

Paul Janeway's mother threw away his copy of Nirvana's Nevermind when he was a kid. The leader of St. Paul and the Broken Bones says his strict religious upbringing is key to the musician he became.
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With 10 Songs Of Silence, Band Puts Free Tour On Spotify's Tab

The band Vulfpeck has a new album called Sleepify. The 10-song set is absolutely silent. The Michigan-based funk group is using Spotify's royalty-payment system to fund its upcoming tour.

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