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Wanda Jackson On World Cafe

Hear the queen of rockabilly perform songs from her 31st studio album, Unfinished Business, and discuss the differences in her collaborations with Jack White and Justin Townes Earle.

Hollywood's 'Hooray': Hardly A Happy Hymn

It's Oscar season, meaning that classic toe-tapper "Hooray for Hollywood" will soon be booming out of TV speakers everywhere. But the cheery cinema hymn has a more complicated compositional past, as NPR's special correspondent Susan Stamberg explains.

Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy

Call it diversity or a lack of consensus, but no single act dominated this year's awards. Instead, the Grammys spread the love, though rock bands — including The Black Keys and fun. — fared well.

The Kentucky Fiddler Who Inspired Aaron Copland's 'Rodeo'

Bill Stepp's performance of "Bonaparte's Retreat," captured as a Library of Congress field recording, has made its way into everyone's living rooms as the backdrop to the beef commercial declaring, "Beef, it's what's for dinner." Now, it's receiving an industry accolade.

A New Day For Singer Nataly Dawn

The voice of Pomplamoose, a duo from California known for its lighthearted cover songs, Dawn is releasing her first solo album, How I Knew Her.

Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop

Ocean's six Grammy nominations round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.