Discumentary

A Discumentary is an in-depth exploration of an essential album from the WYEP music library. Whether focused on a classic release from the 1960s or important album from the past decade, Discumentary gives you a sense of its backstory, impact, and above all, music from that album. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.

Discumentary: The Band "The Band"

 
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Discumentary: Nina Simone "Nina Simone in Concert"

 
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Of the many live albums Nina Simone released, this one stands out as her greatest. Recorded over three nights at Carnegie Hall in 1964, it was the first time she put her feelings on the struggle for civil rights in her music. 

Discumentary: Randy Newman "Good Old Boys"

 
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Discumentary: Belle and Sebastian "The Boy with the Arab Strap"

 
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Belle and Sebastian grew out of a class project and became a sensation in the U.K. due to word of mouth. This, their third album, is steeped in a wide array of musical influences. It grew their fanbase even more and earned them a coveted Brit Award.

Discumentary: Arcade Fire "Funeral"

 
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