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Oakland-based singer/songwriter Quinn DeVeaux is one part city, one part country. When he plays with his band, the Blue Beat Review, he taps into Ray Charles and plays the savvy bandleader, burning his way through tune after tune and keeping his audience dancing late into the night.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner Fantastic Negrito chose this song (recorded 79 years ago) because of its lasting power.

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