The singer Selena elevated Tex-Mex music to a new level. She was about to cross over to the English-language market when she was fatally shot 20 years ago on March 31, 1995.

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When musician Skye Zentz wrote the song “The Tide,” little did she know about the years of activity this one song about the city of Norfolk would bring.

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Accompanied by a handmade oil-can guitar, the Dispatch and State Radio singer performs live in Boston at the Calling All Crows benefit concert.

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In 1970, Warner Bros. Records had an unusual philosophy: they'd sign artists and, instead of wanting a hit single immediately, they'd develop them over several albums. Hence, Captain Beefheart.

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All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen play this week's essential new songs, including Jamie xx and Joy Williams of the band The Civil Wars, and a classic by Ryan Adams.

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