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Langhorne Slim on World Cafe | August 2, 2012

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Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim (real name: Sean Scolnick) took his stage name from his hometown of Langhorne in Bucks County, Pa. After studying at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Slim moved to Brooklyn and built a national following by touring with The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Eventually, he made his way to Portland, Ore., where he's lived since the 2009 release of Be Set Free. That record was the first since Slim joined up with his band The Law — Jeff Ratner on upright bass, David Moore on keys and banjo, Malachi DeLorenzo on drums — which helps lend depth to his raw, bluesy rasp.

Langhorne Slim's newest record, The Way We Move, blends hints of '50s rock ballads with rootsy arrangements and soulful singing. In this session of World Cafe, Slim talks to host David Dye about the influences in his music and the way he looks at his musical genre as "folk-gospel-punk." He also performs live versions of songs from his new album. (link)


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Bob Dylan "Summer Days" Love and Theft
The New Pornographers "Think About Me" Just Tell Me That You Want Me
KT Tunstall "Hold On" Drastic Fantastic
Mariachi El Bronx "Revolution Girls" II
Steve Earle "You're Still Standing There" I Fell Alright
((Langhorne Slim "The Way We Move" The Way We Move))
Langorne Slim "Song for Sid" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Langorne Slim "The Way We Move" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Langorne Slim "Coffee Cups" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Langorne Slim "On the Attack" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Langhorne Slim "Song for Sid" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Beck "Mixed Bizness" Midnite Vultures
The Heavy "What Makes A Good Man" The Glorious Dead
Delta Rae "Bottom of the River" Carry the Fire
((The Revelations "Because of You" Deep Soul))


Beach House "Lazuli" Bloom
Passion Pit "Take a Walk" Gossamer
The Postal Service "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" Give Up
Blur "Under the Westway" Under the Westway
((El Perro del Mar "I Can't Talk About It" El Perro del Mar))
Caitlin Rose "Shanghai Cigarettes" Own Side Now
Anders Osborne "When Will I See You Again" Black Eye Galaxy
Jack White "I'm Shakin" Blunderbuss
Lowell George "Two Trains" Thanks I'll Eat it Here
((Dr. John "Big Chief" Gumbo))
Megan Reilly "Throw it Out" The Well
Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend" Girlfriend
The War on Drugs "Brothers" Slave Ambient
The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" The Lumineers
The Everly Brothers "Claudette" 16 of Their Greatest Recordings
((Dan Auerbach "Mean Monsoon" Keep it Hid))