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Question of the Day: Latest Fave

by Corny O'Connell

We're always sharing our latest favorites on WFUV. And today we'd like to hear some of your latest favorite songs, too. It could be something brand new or just new to you. Share it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Fullbright "Happy"

Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell "Two Different Things"

Dum Dum Girls "Rimbaud Eyes"

Midlake "Antiphon"

Newport Folk 2014: Sunday

by WFUV Staff
Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Fine, we were due for a little rain, but it's not stopping Team FUV, here in Newport with our friends from NPR Music. We're uploading music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and in the gallery below.

On the Fort Stage Sunday: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ages and Ages, The Berklee Gospel Choir

Of course we had to head over to the Harbor Stage to see some of that fine Hozier fella (with special guests), and get our guitar groove on with Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Quad Stage. And speaking of special guests, the turnout for Mavis Staples' 75th birthday is going to be the talk of the festival for years to come!

King of One Medium

by Rich Conaty

Unless you're a Record Head (Shellac Division), or of a certain age (AKA "deceased"), you may know Rudy Vallee only from Preston Stuges' pictures or a TCM showing of "How to Succeed in Business..." But those significant roles were predicated on Vallee's initial fame on the radio. And Rudy was huge! Vallee was the archetypical crooner. He was handsome. And he played the saxophone. His career as a band leader began not long after leaving Yale in 1927. The following year he was working at the "Heigh-Ho Club" in NYC.