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Sugar Pie DeSanto's complete Chess singles from 1961 to 1966 are available on her album Go Go Power. Ace Records hide caption

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Sugar Pie DeSanto: After 50 Years, 'Go Going' Strong

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Taking Care of Business spans most of Freddie King's career. Bear Family Records hide caption

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Freddie King And The Harsh 'Business' Of The Blues

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Bear Family has just released Louie and the Lovers: The Complete Recordings, the band's long-rumored second album. Bear Family hide caption

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Louie And The Lovers: The Slow 'Rise' Of A Lost Treasure

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Jimmy Donley: A 'Born Loser' Finally Gets His Due

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'Funky Midnight Mover': The Songs Of Wilson Pickett

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At Pepper's Hideout, A South Side Party To Remember

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Big Star acquired a cult following in the 1980s, when other groups started sampling their songs. Rhino Records hide caption

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Big Star: The Unluckiest Band In America

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The Original Or The Remake? 'You Heard It Here First'

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New Box Set Shows 'Where The Action' Really Was

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Remastering, And Re-Appreciating, The Beatles

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New Lost City Ramblers Look Back At 50 Years

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For Richard Thompson's 60th, A Musical Gift

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The Monks: A 'Transatlantic' Gambit Gone Awry

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A Treasure Trove From A Harmonica Master

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