Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
June 6th, 2012
Episode 404 of 782 episodes
If you grew up with parents who love music, chances are you raided their record collection at some point. What did you find? Was there an artist or album or song that shaped your tastes in music today, or something you still carry around with you years later? On this edition ofAll Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton reflect on their own parents' record collections and share stories from NPR Music listeners. One thing they learned: The music people discovered wasn't always great, but it always made a lasting impact. Throughout the summer,All Things Consideredis asking people to share memories of their mom and dad's record collections. They launched the series with a story from singer and actressAudra McDonald, who described how she discovered and fell in love with the song "Edelweiss." Share your own memories of your parents' record collection in the comments section or on theAll Songs Consideredblog.
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