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The Strange Sound Of Motown's Early Hollywood Years

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The new Aretha Franklin compilation Take a Look features the legendary singer's music from her years with Columbia Records. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin: 'Take A Look' Back At The Columbia Years

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The Secret History Of Chicago Salsa

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Tammi Terrell: Remembering Motown's Lost Star

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Kanye West's best gets buried under sex, fame and money on the rap icon's highly anticipated new album. Courtesy of Troy Holden hide caption

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Kanye West Gets 'Twisted,' But Misses The Beauty

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A new box set, Syl Johnson: The Complete Mythology, compiles more than 80 recordings from the late 1950s through early 1970s. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Syl Johnson: Soulful Like Marvin, Funky Like James

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Common's classic album Resurrection gets the deluxe reissue treatment it deserves. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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M.I.A. Returns, With A Darker, Harder 'Maya'

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Harvey Fuqua was one of the major forces at Motown Records. Michael Ochs Archives hide caption

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Little Ann's 40-year-old single "Deep Shadows" is a marvel of subtle understatement and emotive power. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Deep Shadows' by Little Ann

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Guru: Hip-Hop's Elder Statesman Dies Young

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Freeway And Jake One Release A 'Stimulus Package'

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