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The vocalist brings her unmistakable contralto to a 1995 set that includes "Wouldn't It Be Lovely."

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McKay's new album My Weekly Reader is a collection of covers of songs made famous in the 1960s. The range of material is wide — from the Beatles' "If I Fell" to Frank Zappa's "Hungry Freaks, Daddy."

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For this week's Plus One Podcast we take a closer look at a song that seems to be on a lot of people's minds this week: Nina Simone's cover of Randy Newman's "Baltimore."

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Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners this week features a selection of fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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The irresistible groove of "Cream On Chrome" proves that with a propulsive beat, hooky guitars and a touch of synthesizer, instrumentals can be earworms, too.

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