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On Walk Under Ladders, Joan Armatrading makes a leap to a more pop sound without losing the distinct mix of styles of her previous work. Graham Wood/Getty Images hide caption

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Joan Armatrading launched her career with the 1976 hit "Love and Affection." Joel Anderson hide caption

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Joan Armatrading: A 'Charming Life,' Stripped Bare

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Joan Armatrading on Getting 'Into the Blues'

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