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Vic Chesnutt, Clem Snide, Antibalas

Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats; the amazing world of Joe Meek; motor-boating with Vic Chesnutt; a career-making hit from Clem Snide; Loudon Wainwright as the last man on earth; one giant leap with Baaba Maal; and Afrobeats from Brooklyn's Antibalas.

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Vic Chesnutt, Clem Snide, Antibalas

Rocket "88"

This song, from Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, is considered to be the first rock and roll record ever made. It's available now on the compilation, Loud, Fast and Out Of Control.


The Tornados recorded this Joe Meek tune in 1962. It was the biggest hit for Meek, Britain's enigmatic independent record producer. (Joe Meek Photo copyright © Clive Bubley 1967-2005)

Very Friendly Lighthouses

One of the most loved and admired artists on the art/alt rock scene, Vic Chesnutt wrote, recorded, and mixed this CD by himself with a desktop computer.

Moment in the Sun

Clem Snide was a punkish band from Boston before morphing into a New York City rock band. This song, used as the theme for NBC TV's show, Ed, put Clem Snide on the map.

Last Man on Earth

Loudon Wainwright III is known for comical, playful songs. But this collection is more somber, reflecting on grief and loss.

Dunya Salam

Baaba Maal's "Dunya Salam" is part of a new collection of music and spoken word gathered from around the world and the basis for the film, "1 Giant Leap."

Gabe's New Joint

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat sound in the 1960s. Today it's kept alive with Brooklyn's multiethnic Antibalas.

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