Sun July 24, 2011

Remembering Amy Winehouse


LINDA WERTHEIMER, host: Fans of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse are mourning the loss of a singular but troubled talent today. The R and B sensation whose career was derailed by drug problems was found dead yesterday in London. She was just 27 years old. NPR's Allison Keyes reports.

ALLISON KEYES: The thing about Amy Winehouse that made people sit up and take notice wasn't just the thick black cat-eye makeup, her figure hugging outfits or the towering black beehive on her head. It was this:


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Thu July 21, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Y La Bamba: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu July 21, 2011 11:54 am

Maggie Starbard NPR
  • Audio Only: Y La Bamba's Tiny Desk Concert

It's nice to discover a new voice on your own, but it's just as nice when it comes recommended from someone you trust. That's how Y La Bamba came my way: Los Lobos sax man and producer Steve Berlin slipped one of the band's CDs into my hand and said, "Listen to this voice." I'm glad he did, because I instantly became captivated by the sound of singer Luzelena Mendoza.

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Mon July 18, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 10:20 am

Adele Hampton NPR
  • Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock: Tiny Desk Concert

Joe Boyd's name popped up on many of the records I loved in the 1960s and '70s. I remember seeing him listed on an Incredible String Band album, and then later on an early Pink Floyd album; then Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, John Martyn, Shirley Collins.

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Tue July 12, 2011
World Cafe

Sarah Jarosz On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue July 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Bluegrass-inspired singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performs on today's World Cafe.
Scott Simontacchi Courtesy of the artist

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz made a name for herself as a bluegrass prodigy, releasing her debut album in 2009 at the age of 18.

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Thu July 7, 2011
World Cafe

Foster The People On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 7:00 am

Courtesy of the artist

Los Angeles's Foster the People seemingly appeared out of nowhere, taking the blogosphere and Top 40 radio by storm with the viral single "Pumped Up Kicks," a breezy summer jam with a subtly sinister edge.

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