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Don't Forget The Music: A Well-Seasoned Thanksgiving Soundtrack

You've gathered your bird, stuffing, sides, pies, a tablecloth, candles, flowers and extra chairs. You've washed the platters, dusted the mantelpiece, polished the silverware and sharpened your carving knife. But do you know what music you're going to play Thursday?

Never fear: We've got a roundup of great suggestions, culled from all over the musical map of America, that will take you from cooking to dining to getting through cleanup duty. Take a listen and let us know in the comments what you spin while you're giving thanks.

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Tom Huizenga is a producer for NPR Music. He contributes a wide range of stories about classical music to NPR's news programs and is the classical music reviewer for All Things Considered. He appears regularly on NPR Music podcasts and founded NPR's classical music blog Deceptive Cadence in 2010.
Anastasia Tsioulcas is a reporter on NPR's Arts desk. She is intensely interested in the arts at the intersection of culture, politics, economics and identity, and primarily reports on music. Recently, she has extensively covered gender issues and #MeToo in the music industry, including backstage tumult and alleged secret deals in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against megastar singer Plácido Domingo; gender inequity issues at the Grammy Awards and the myriad accusations of sexual misconduct against singer R. Kelly.
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