NPR 100

I just discovered a great series that NPR did back in the year 2000 chronicling “the stories behind 100 of the most important American musical works of the 20th century, across all styles and genres.”

Each segment from the NPR 100 is available online for free, and the subjects run the gauntlet from John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I was particularly drawn to the story behind “I Walk the Line” as told by Rodeny Crowell and featuring snippets from a great interview that Cash did with NPR’s Terry Gross in 1999.

Learn the legends behind the classics:  The NPR 100.

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