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The Clash, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Laura Veirs

Guitarist, actor and author Guy Davis; A radio tale from bluesman Dave Alvin; Seattle singer/songwriter Laura Veirs; Bach cantatas from Lorraine Lieberson; A typewriter tune by Leroy Anderson; Re-imagining the piano with Stephen Scott; A cinematic treat for ears: Kevin Tihista. Featured Artist: The Clash.

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The Clash, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Laura Veirs

London Calling

Epic/Legacy records celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling with a packed reissue, including a documentary on the making of the album and rehearsal tapes for the sessions.

Uncle Tom's Dead

Guy Davis is a respected blues guitarist, has acted in several Broadway and off Broadway productions, had a recurring role on the soap opera One Life to Live and wrote/starred in the one-man show, "In Bed with the Blues." He recorded this song with his son, Martial Davis.

Nine Volt Heart

Dave Alvin helped build the American roots rock scene of the early 1980s, forming the L.A. band The Blasters with his brother, Phil. They combined the energy of punk rock with classic American blues and rockabilly. This is Alvin's 10th solo release.

Icebound Streams

With her warm, haunting voice, Seattle's Laura Veirs writes introspective, atmospheric songs that mix grunge drum loops with simple folk melodies and found sounds.

Aria from Cantata No. 82, 'Ich Habe Genug,' BWV 82

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was a violinist before pursuing a professional singing career as a mezzo soprano. Here she performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by the Orchestra of Emanuel Music, conducted by Craig Smith.

The Typewriter

Leroy Anderson was a composer in the 1940s and '50s who wrote playful tunes that incorporated everyday sounds like ticking clocks or, like this song, a typewriter.


Stephen Scott composes music for the inside of a piano. His group, the Bowed Piano Ensemble, performs his music by plucing, bowing and strumming the strings of a piano. The sound they coax from the piano is quite unexpected.

Real Life

Kevin Tihista (pronounce tee-ESTA) performed with various short-lived groups and wrote about 300 songs before deciding to launch a solo career. His Beatley tunes are intimate, beautifully arranged and sometimes bittersweet.