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A Voice That's Rough and Deep and Knowing

Ted Hawkins busked in Venice Beach for years before recording his first album; he was in his 40s. Now 51, he has a new album called Happy Hour, which blends blues, soul and pop. While the singer is popular in England, rock critic Ken Tucker says Hawkins deserves more recognition in his home country.

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Other segments from the episode on July 23, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 23, 1987: Interview with John Barth; Review of Ted Hawkins' album "Happy Hour"; Interview with Scott Turow; Review of the film "La Bamba."

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