Music

World Cafe
6:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Rodriguez On World Cafe

Rodriguez.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 8:59 am

Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez has finally found the fame that had eluded him for more than four decades. In the early '70s, he achieved cult status in South Africa, while at home, he remained virtually unknown. His public obscurity sparked rumors that he'd killed himself, but while he was alive and well, he'd retreated from music, earning a philosophy degree while working as a demolition man.

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Music
4:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Price Of Fame: Rolling Stones Tickets Then And Now

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

While Radio Liberty struggles to reinvent itself, this week brought a big announcement from a group that has dominated the radio for half a century.

SIR MICK JAGGER: Soon we'll be back on stage playing for you in two cities that know how to rock and roll.

SIEGEL: That's the Rolling Stones announcing a new concert tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They've scheduled four shows so far, starting next month, two in Newark, New Jersey and two in their hometown of London.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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JazzSet
3:15 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet

Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 3:27 pm

As we re-release these two sets from Newport, saxophonist John Ellis (leader of one, player in the other) is leading workshops in Portugal and Italy. Darcy James Argue has released a studio recording of Brooklyn Babylon, and his Secret Society tied with the Maria Schneider Orchestra for the Big Band of 2013 in the just-out DownBeat Critics Poll.

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Mountain Stage
2:41 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Guy Clark On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 9:41 am

Guy Clark was born in Texas and moved to California as a young man before relocating to Nashville in 1971. He stepped into the spotlight in the early '70s with songs like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," both recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker.

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The Record
2:41 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

For The Ladies: R. Kelly, Teddy Pendergrass And The State Of R&B

R. Kelly's "Single Ladies" tour, which includes a "Ladies Only" section, began this week and runs into December.
Randee St. Nicholas RCA Records

Originally published on Sat October 20, 2012 3:49 pm

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All Songs Considered
2:38 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

CMJ 2012: Discoveries Day Two

Drummer Zach Hill of Sacramento-based band Death Grips, during the group's speaker-busting set at (Le) Poisson Rouge.
Loren Wohl for NPR

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 5:54 pm

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Music
12:24 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Tonight on Galactic Travels 2012-10-18

Tonight on Galactic Travels
Bill Fox WDS Productions

Tonight on Galactic Travels, the month-long focus on Modulator ESP continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be the self-released title "Into the Matrix."  You'll also hear music by an artist appearing at the Soundscapes Concert Series on Sunday, December 2, 8:00 pm at the Nazareth Center for the Arts.

Alt.Latino
11:13 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Te Amo, Te Odio: New Latin Songs Of Love And Hate

Paula Maffia is the lead singer of Argentina's La Cosa Mostra.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 1:40 pm

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Music
11:06 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Late T.V. Host Inspired By 'Some Nights' Up Late

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 1:25 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Deceptive Cadence
10:27 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Simone Dinnerstein's Bach Between The Notes

Simone Dinnerstein communes with the music of J.S. Bach at the NPR studio.
Doriane Raiman NPR

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 10:49 am

There's something about Johann Sebastian Bach's music that nourishes musicians. Pianist Andras Schiff and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have said that they play Bach almost every day — like having breakfast, it seems essential for them.

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