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The SMiLE Sessions: A Window Into The Beach Boys

SMiLE may be the most famous unreleased album of all time, but it's not really unreleased: Bits and pieces of it wound up on other Beach Boys albums. Now that EMI has assembled a definitive collection of the session tracks, Ed Ward has listened to them — and wonders what the shouting was about.
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Jeffrey Lewis: Cosmic And Tongue-In-Cheek 'Dream-Songs'

The prolific anti-folk singer-songwriter — who's also a comic-book artist — is a likable supernerd.
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Music Review: Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is a quirky songwriter and also a renowned comic-book artist. His new album A Turn in the Dream-Songs showcases both of those talents.
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T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

Hear an interview with the legendary producer, who reflects on some of the famous albums he's helped make, including Raising Sand and the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
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Tom Waits: The Fresh Air Interview

The darkness of Tom Waits' lyrics is accentuated by the rumble and rasp of his voice, which sounded old even when he was young. On Bad Like Me, Waits reflects on loneliness, life, death and heartbreak. Here, he talks to Terry Gross about performing, being a father and writing his haunting melodies.
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The U.S. Army's Rock 'N' Roll Past

In the late 1960s and early '70s, a handful of active-duty service members formed their own pop bands, which toured and recorded with the military's official backing. Those records were long considered lost, before a few resurfaced in the past decade.

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