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Long Live The Smiths' 'Complete Works'

The band didn't have many big hits, but it helped define the music of its generation. With the release of The Smiths' complete works, rock historian Ed Ward look back and tries to figure out what made the group so important.

Etta James: The 1994 Fresh Air Interview

Etta James, the legendary vocalist who is perhaps best known for her version of the song "At Last," has died. She was 73. Fresh Air remembers the singer with excerpts from a 1994 interview about her lengthy career.

Bhi Bhiman: Penetrating Melodies, Striking Vocals

The second-generation Sri Lankan-American is an accomplished guitarist and a natural bluesman.

Markéta Irglová On World Cafe

Hear the Swell Season singer perform gliding, piano-centric songs from her first solo album, Anar.

Winter Songs: Tap-Dancing To 'Sixteen Tons' On The Hood

In rural Minnesota, listener Veronica Horton made her own fun by dancing to Ernie Ford's classic song.

World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Singer-Songwriters

For World Cafe's 20th anniversary, a look at archival interviews with '90s-era singer-songwriters, including Bruce Cockburn, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Aimee Mann and Suzanne Vega.

First Aid Kit: Swedish Blood, American Hearts

The two sisters from Stockholm have a sound steeped in the traditions of American country and folk. Their new album is called The Lion's Roar.