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From the Archives: Our Favorite Fresh Air Concerts, Part 1.

Jazz pianist and singer Bob Dorough. A top BeBop performer in New York, he later composed for Miles Davis. Since then, he's also composed for the children's show, "Schoolhouse Rock." He'll play the song he co-wrote with Dave Frishberg, "I'm Hip." (Rebroadcast from 01/05/1982)

A recorded live performance of "The Worst Tunes We've Played at Weddings" and the Doors' hit "People are Strange" by Brave Combo. The quartet founded the "nuclear polka" movement which was popular with punks and polka fans. (Rebroadcast from 5/16/90).

Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright. He is best known for his 1973 hit "Dead Skunk ." He is considered by many to be a satirical and caustic folksinger. He plays his song, "Your Mother and I." (Rebroadcast from 11/27/87)

Jazz guitarist Marty Grosz. He's been a part of the New York jazz scene for over forty years. His playing mocks the style of Fats Waller. He performs "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby." (Rebroadcast of 6/26/1987)

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Other segments from the episode on October 29, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 29, 1993: Interviews with various musicians; Commentary on rock, teens, and suicide.

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