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Hank Williams' Unfinished Thoughts, Finished

The country legend died on New Year's Day in 1953, leaving behind a vast trove of unfinished songs in a ratty old suitcase. Nearly six decades later, with the help of Bob Dylan, Norah Jones and other songwriters, some of those songs are finally seeing the light of day.
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Johnny Winter: A Blues Legend's Texas 'Roots'

Winter's Gulf Coast hometown wasn't big on the blues, but that didn't stop him from getting interested — especially once he met his idol B.B. King at a local club.
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Ryan Adams On World Cafe

The singer's new album, Ashes & Fire, is the product of two years of hiatus and reflection.
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'Father Of Modern Gospel' Shares His 'Journey'

Throughout his 50-year career, Andrae Crouch has released 18 albums, earned eight Grammy Awards and worked with Michael Jackson, Elton John and Madonna. He speaks with Michel Martin about his latest album, 'The Journey,' and the enduring power of gospel.
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Feist: A Pop Star With A Punk-Rock Past

The Canadian singer-songwriter behind the 2007 smash "1234" is back with her first album in four years, Metals. Though she's made her name with sunny pop, Feist began her music career as a raw-throated teenage rocker.
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Mates Of State: Reaching Surprising New 'Mountaintops'

Based first in Kansas, then in California, now in Connecticut, the members of Mates of State have been making music for 15 years. Still, their ebullient new album is a sonic surprise.

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