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Exploring Johnny Cash's little-known German tracks


Johnny Cash's German-language tracks 45

In the late 1950s, Johnny Cash recorded a number of tracks translated into the German language for his label at the time, CBS Records. Although some of the tracks were released in the U.S. on a compilation in 1978, they are not widely known on this side of the Atlantic. 'Johnny Cash makes German sound a bit more musical, and it sounds perfectly natural coming out of his mouth,' says The Current's Bill DeVille. Listen to the tracks and get the back-story behind these songs.

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1999


Time Machine Quiz

On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from 1962. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.

DJ Pick of the Week: Brian Oake, Grandaddy, 'Way We Won't'


Grandaddy

For the week of Dec. 5, 2016, Brian Oake has selected 'Way We Won't,' the new single by Modesto, Calif., band Grandaddy. 'I can't speak to exactly why this song moves me so much,' Brian says, 'but it's that song that every time it comes on in the studio, I turn it up a little bit louder.' Listen to the song and watch the video for 'Way We Won't,' which features actor Jason Ritter.

First Listen: Maria Taylor, 'In The Next Life'


Maria Taylor

The Azure Ray singer fills her warm, reflective new album with gorgeous, touching songs about family, legacy and the pursuit of contentment. Get an advance listen to Maria Taylor's upcoming album, 'In The Next Life,' ahead of its Dec. 9, 2016, release date.

Hear Erik Koskinen's brand-new single, 'On Christmas Day'


Erik Koskinen

Minnesota singer-songwriter Erik Koskinen has released a new single for the holiday season, 'On Christmas Day,' which goes into rotation on Radio Heartland starting Thursday, Dec. 1. The video for the song features archival footage from World War II, depicting U.S. soldiers hosting a Christmas party for British children displaced by the London Blitz.

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1962


Time Machine Quiz

On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from 1962. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.