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Soul Band St. Paul And The Broken Bones Returns With 'Sea Of Noise'

NPR Music critic Ann Powers talks about her new favorite band at the moment, St. Paul and The Broken Bones. The eight-piece soul band is from Alabama and just released its second album, Sea Of Noise.
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Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

In 2013, the The Dap-Kings' lead singer took a hiatus from the band due to a cancer diagnosis. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback. Originally broadcast July 28, 2016.
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Meet The Woman Who's Been Pearl Jam's Sound Engineer For 24 Years

After three decades doing live sound, Karrie Keyes is still one of few female engineers in the business. Some Pearl Jam fans know her on sight.
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Podcast Extra: Juan Gabriel And The Tricky Conversation About Sexual Identity

Many remembrances of Mexican vocalist Juan Gabriel suggest that he overcame homophobia in Mexico to achieve super-stardom. The reality is a bit more complicated.
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Jerry Heller, Music Mogul Who Worked With N.W.A, Dies At 75

A native of Shaker Heights in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry Heller worked with rock stars as an agent, promoter and manager before meeting a young rapper named Eazy-E.
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LOLO: Songs From A Life Reinvented

Lauren Pritchard left her tiny Tennessee town for show business before she was old enough to drive. She speaks with Scott Simon about her latest release as LOLO.
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Dub City Renegades, America Hearts

Songs featured Sept. 2, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Corinne Bailey Rae Remembers A Night With Her Idol, Prince

Singer Corinne Bailey Rae reflects on what she learned from Prince.
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Judah, Dammit Eugene

Songs featured Sept. 1, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Beyond 'Endless Sleep': The Life And Music Of One-Hit Wonder Jody Reynolds

After his 1958 hit "Endless Sleep," Reynolds continued to record interesting music — though he never connected with the public in the same way again. Rock historian tells his story.

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