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Haydn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nick Lowe

Sleepwalking with Santo and Johnny; the child prodigy Debashish Battacharya; Fernando, a great unknown artist; new folk from The Be Good Tanyas; Britain's legendary Nick Lowe; musical trickery from Joseph Haydn; and the relaxed grooves of Orchestra Baobab.

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Haydn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nick Lowe

Sleep Walk

You may not recognize the name of this piece, but you'll know it the moment you hear the first notes sing. Brothers Santo and Johnny Farina recorded this now legendary tune in 1959.

Sleep Walk

Santo and Johnny's "Sleep Walk" has been covered and reproduced countless times by artists all over the world. Here's a truly original version from Calcutta's Debashish Bhattacharya and Mark Humphrey.

The Jackal

We get a lot of great music from unknown or unsigned artists at All Songs Considered. Fernando Viciconte is one of them. He's a singer-guitarist from Portland who recently released his fifth album, Dreams of the Sun and Sky.

The Littlest Birds

The Be Good Tanyas put a fresh and surprising spin on classic Appalachian folk tunes. This song is one of their own.

Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart

Nick Lowe gets better with age. He's produced Graham Parker and Elvis Costello. This is his third album in a trilogy of heartfelt ballads.

Menuet al Roverso, Symphony No. 47

A perfect example of Haydn's playful sense of humor, this piece is composed of inverted lines of music, played forward, then backward.

Ultrus Horas

Orchestra Baobab first released this album on cassette in the early '80s. It was widely pirated by devout fans and is now available for the first time on CD.