All Songs Considered
5:02 am
Sat February 8, 2014

Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

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James Mercer of Broken Bells performs The Beatles' "And I Love Her" with backing from a looped video of Ringo Starr on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 8:37 am

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3:56 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Our Community Friday 02/07/14 - Lunasa


    Since their start 15 years ago, the Irish quintet, Lunasa, has earned critical acclaim for their blend of acoustic and improvisational music forms. Gathering some of the top musical talents in Ireland, Lunasa's distinctive use of intricate jazz, blues and Irish rhythms have made this group the single most influential and innovative band performing Irish music today.

Purcahse tickets here!

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The Record
1:39 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Beatles' Yearlong Journey To 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Ed Sullivan smiles while standing with The Beatles on the set of his variety show on Feb. 9, 1964.
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Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 12:25 pm

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World Cafe
9:28 am
Fri February 7, 2014

John Butler Trio On World Cafe

John Butler Trio.
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Don't call the John Butler Trio a "jam band." As Butler himself says on this episode of World Cafe, the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard to more improvising. Butler, who was born in the U.S. but has lived in Australia since he was 11, discusses his love for the land he now calls home, songwriting and much more.

And, of course, Butler and his band — who've been together since 1998 — perform songs from a new album called Flesh and Blood.

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The Fresh Air Interview
7:28 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

Members of The Beatles play in the snow outside Washington, D.C.'s Coliseum where they were scheduled to perform before a sell-out audience in 1964.
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Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 11:33 am

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 7, 1964, The Beatles touched down at JFK airport. Two days later they broke TV viewing records and changed music, fashion, history — and basically an entire generation — when they appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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