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Alabama Shakes on World Cafe | March 27, 2012

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Alabama Shakes, a soulful rock 'n' roll quartet, is riding a well-deserved wave to fame. Since the release of its self-titled debut in 2011, the band has entranced listeners with its diverse and energetic songs. Alabama Shakes' style is marked by lead singer Brittany Howard's powerful voice and the group's irresistible energy: Together, they enthusiastically blend rock with soul, country, blues and roots, earning critical and popular acclaim in the process.

The band's deft, gritty and joyous soul revival has attracted widespread praise — especially for Howard, whose vocals have been compared to those of Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. On this episode of World Cafe, Alabama Shakes' members talk with David Dye about the Muscle Shoals scene. Hear Alabama Shakes perform live, including the title track of the band's upcoming CD, Boys and Girls. (via World Cafe)

This segment originally aired on January 26, 2012.

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Steve Earle "Hometown Blues" Train A Comin'
Tom Petty "Hometown Blues" Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Black Keys "Lonely Boy" El Camino
Otis Redding "I Can't Turn You Loose" El Camino
((Black Joe Lewis "I Don't Mind" Black Joe Lewis))
The Alabama Shakes "Going to the Party" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Alabama Shakes "I Found You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Alabama Shakes "Hold On" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Alabama Shakes "Boys and Girls" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jason Isbell & the 400 "Alabama Pines" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((The Revelations "Because Of You" Deep Soul))
Delta Spirit "California" Delta Spirit
The Head & the Heart "Down In the Valley" The Head & the Heart
Elvis Costello "Watch Your Step" Girls Girls Girls
The Front Bottoms "Maps" The Front Bottoms
((Pearl And The Beard "Sweetness" Killing The Darlings))


Washed Out "Eyes Be Closed" Within and Without
Craig Finn "Honolulu Blues" Clear Heart Full Eyes
Dr. John "Right Place, Wrong Time" Mo'scocious
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings "100 Days" 100 Days, 100 Nights
Deer Tick "Make Believe" Divine Providence
Old 97's "Every Night Is Friday Night Without You" The Grand Theatre Vol. 1
((Alla "Tu Vida" Es Tiempo))
Rodolfo Y Su Tipica "La Colegiala" Greatest Cumbia Classics of Colombia Vol. 1
Bomba Estereo "Fuego" Blow Up
((Little Joy "The Next Time Around" Little Joy))
Islands "Hallways" A Sleep & A Forgetting
Beirut "Santa Fe" The Rip Tide
The Decemberists "O Valencia" The Crane Wife
The Byrds "Feel A Whole Lot better" Mr. Tambourine Man
Tennis "Origins" Young & Old
((Dawes "God Rest My Soul" North Hills))

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