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Alejandro Escovedo Session

Alejandro Escovedo joins Bob to play tracks from his new album 'Street Songs of Love'. Produced by Tony Visconti and recorded in Kentucky, the album features Bruce Springsteen.

Born in San Antonio in 1951, one of 12 sons of Mexican immigrants, Alejandro Escovedo's life has taken him on an extraordinary journey from his home in Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a wide breadth of music.

In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco's no-holds-barred punk scene. Moving to New York the following decade, Alejandro forged the country-punk sound that later became known as Alternative Country. Returning to Austin, Alejandro combined all manner of Americana music in a harbinger of what was to come in his solo career.

Alejandro, who was named 'Artist of the Decade' by the influential 'No Depression' magazine in 1998, was felled by a dangerous bout of Hepatitis C in 2003, which took him off the road and into recovery.

Admirers, including Sheila E. (his niece), John Cale, Calexico, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and the Jayhawks put together a tribute album at this time.

Alejandro joins Bob to play tracks from his new album 'Street Songs of Love'. Produced by Tony Visconti and recorded in Lexington, Kentucky, the album features guest performances by Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Roy Brown

    Boogie At Midnight

    • 1949 The R&B Hits.
    • Indigo.
  • Cherry Ghost

    Black Fang

    • Beneath This Burning Shoreline.
    • Not Given.
  • Fountains of Wayne

    Radiation Vibe

    • Fountains Of Wayne.
    • Atlantic.
  • Noel Gallagher

    Shakermaker

    • Time Flies... 1994 - 2009.
    • Big Brother.
  • Thomas Dolby

    Close But No Cigar

    • CD Single.
    • Virgin.
  • Thomas Dolby

    17 Hills

    • Amerikana.
    • thomasdolby.com.
  • David Gilmour

    Fat Old Sun

    • Atom Heart Mother.
    • EMI.
  • Louis Eliot and the Embers

    Head Held High

    • Kittow's Moor.
    • LECD.
  • Walter Egan

    Magnet and Steel

    • The Collection.
    • Floating World Records.
  • John Grant

    TC and Honeybear

    • Queen Of Denmark.
    • Bella Union.
  • Beth Chapman

    How We Love

    • Back to Love.
    • BNC Records.
  • Alejandro Escovedo

    The Anchor

  • Alejandro Escovedo

    Down In The Bowery

  • David Bowie

    Sweet Thing

    • Diamond Dogs.
    • EMI.
  • Tom Petty

    Room At The Top

    • Echo.
    • WB RECORDS.
  • Alejandro Escovedo

    Faith

  • Alejandro Escovedo

    Tender Heart

    • Street Songs Of Love.
    • Concord Records.
  • Wasis Diop

    African Dream

    • No Sant.
    • MERCURY.
  • The Waterboys

    Glastonbury Song

    • Dream Harder.
    • GEFFEN.
  • Blitzen Trapper

    Below The Hurricane

    • Destroyer of The Void.
    • Sub Pop.
  • Daddy

    Wings

  • Adrienne Young

    Sadie's Song

    • Plow To The End of The Row.
    • Addiebelle Music.
  • Pura Fé

    Going Home/Swamp Dance

    • North America Calling.
    • Trikont.
  • Tinariwen

    Imidiwan Afrik Tendam

    • Imidiwan : Companions.
    • Independiente.
  • The Chords

    Sh-Boom

    • Doo Wop The Greatest Hits 1954 - 1959.
    • Jasmine.
  • Jerry Butler

    For Your Precious Love

    • Doo Wop The Greatest Hits 1954 - 1959.
    • Jasmine.
  • James Taylor

    Copperline

    • Transatlantic Sessions 4 Volume Two.
    • Whirlie Records.
  • Patty Griffin

    Little Fire

    • featuring Emmylou Harris.
    • Downtown Church.
  • John Hiatt

    As Far As We Go

    • Little Head.
    • CAPITOL.
  • Eric Clapton

    Let It Grow

    • 461 Ocean Boulevard.
    • POLYDOR.

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