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Solomon Burke, Alan Lomax, The Red Hot Chili Peppers

The King of Rock and Soul: Solomon Burke; New solo work from Robert Plant; A look back at the work of Alan Lomax; Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy; A great ASC unknown: Andy Stochansky; and Pure pop from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Solomon Burke, Alan Lomax, The Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Other Side of the Coin

Though he never had a top 20 pop hit, Solomon Burke has long had the respect and admiration of better known musicians like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Elvis Costello. On this release, Burke returns with a collection of songs written by these and other great artists.

Funny in My Mind

The former Led Zeppelin frontman's new solo album is collection of cover tunes capturing the spirit and energy of his younger days.

61 Highway

Alan Lomax will be remembered for the remarkable collection of field recordings he made with his father of traditional folk music beginning in the 1930s. Here we feature one of the better-known artists Lomax recorded, Mississippi Fred McDowell.

Silent Sigh

Badly Drawn Boy is the alter ego of Britain's Damon Gough. With two remarkable solo records behind him, Gough agreed to write the music for the film About A Boy after reading the original story by author Nick Hornby.


We get a lot of CDs at All Songs Considered from artists we've never heard of. Andy Stochansky is one of them, and we think you'll agree he's a great unknown.

Universally Speaking

After years of frequent line-up changes and drug abuse, the Chili Peppers are back with a collection of great Summer pop.