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El Rego: A Singer From Benin With Soul And Funk

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Iron Butterfly Stretches Its Wings On 'Fillmore East'

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Bouzouki Joe Records

'Turkish Freakout': A Musical Turkish Delight

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Two Experimental Rock Bands Stay True To Their Roots

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Elvis Is Back (And Now Reissued)

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Shout Factory

Iggy Pop: A Punk Rocker Devoted To Imperfection

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Bombino: High-Energy Sounds From 'Agadez,' Niger

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Cyro Baptista: Sounds From Everywhere, Evoking Home

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La Lupe: A Performer Ruled By Instinct, Ecstasy

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Looking Back At The Rolling Stones, Live In Texas 1972

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Sarah Blasko led the Sydney-based band Acquiesce throughout the 1990s. Chris Morris hide caption

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Sarah Blasko: An Intimate Voice, An Inventive Sound

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Dr. John, the legendary New Orleans musician, turns 70 this year. James Demaria Productions hide caption

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Dr. John: Righteous Anger, Graced By Wit

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Beyond Fela Kuti, The Enduring Appeal Of Afrobeat

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A Collection Of Vintage Pop From 'Panama!'

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'The T.A.M.I. Show': A Groundbreaking '60s Concert

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