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Guest DJ: Will Sheff Of Okkervil River

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff shares some of his favorite (and fairly obscure) music with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. The two talk about Okkervil River's latest album, The Stand-Ins and listen to some of the songs Sheff has loved and been inspired by over the years. Hear music from soul singer Lorraine Ellison, the 1960s Jamaican group Carlton and the Shoes, former teen idol-turned introspective singer Dion, and The Penetrators — a 1970s band some would call punk, others would call garage rock.

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The Incredible String Band

"Chinese White"


"Ince Ince (Delicate, Delicate)"


"Your Own Back Yard"

Okkervil River

"Lost Coastlines"

Lorraine Ellison

"Stay With Me"

Carlton & the Shoes

"Never Give Your Heart Away Completely"

Okkervil River

"Starry Stairs"

The Penetrators

"Scandalizer [Live]"

The version of this song featured on the program is a single. The only version we could find available for purchase is a live recording on this 'Basement Anthology'.