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Going Inside 'Llewyn Davis' With Oscar Isaac; Dee Dee Bridgewater Plays Live; Purple Snow Compilation

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Oscar Isaac (left) and Justin Timberlake in a scene from Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar Isaac (left) and Justin Timberlake in a scene from Inside Llewyn Davis. (Alison Rosa/Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Actor Oscar Isaac talks about starring -- and performing much of the music -- in the Coen brothers' latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Then, the Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

A new compilation, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, chronicles ten years of lesser-known Twin Cities funk and R&B that set the stage for Prince. The curator behind the set and one of the featured artists talk about the Minneapolis music scene of that time.

Guests:

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac On Portraying 'Llewyn Davis'

Oscar Isaac talks about starring -- and performing much of the music -- in the Coen brothers' latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Purple Snow: The Minneapolis Sound

A new compilation chronicles ten years of lesser-known Twin Cities funk and R&B that set the stage for Prince. The curator behind Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, and one of the featured artists talk about the Minneapolis music scene of that time.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: A Revered Jazz Voice Plays Billie Holiday

Hear jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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A Musical Memory Of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a treasured symbol of hope in the struggle against racial oppression, died Thursday at 95. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this musical remembrance.

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Playlist: Remembering Nelson Mandela In Song

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. One of the world's most respected statesmen, and an iconic symbol of hope and freedom for the world, Mandela was also a man who inspired a lot of music. Listen to a playlist of written for and inspired by the life and legacy of Mandela. 

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Download This: Seasick Mama

The pop musician performs at Santos Party House Thursday. Download "Tees and Jeans."

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