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From March 4th, 2002:
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The original man in black: Johnny Cash
Alt-Country from Uncle Tupelo
The wait is over for new Wilco
Muswell Hillbilly and The Kinks
A take on Bill Withers from Eva Cassidy
A beautiful debut from Norah Jones
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Johnny Cash celebrates his 70th birthday February 2002 with the release of a new 2-CD collection of greatest hits: The Essential Johnny Cash.
Watch: The Wandererfrom the CD The Essential Johnny Cash (Columbia/Legacy)
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Listen to the Morning Edition obituary for Johnny Cash.
Listen to an interview with Johnny Cash from NPR's Fresh Air.
Listen to a review of Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line".
Listen to an interview with Johnny Cash from NPR's Morning Edition.
Listen to the second part of the above interview.
Visit a Web site for Johnny Cash.
Uncle Tupelo recorded for only a few years, but left a mark still rippling through alternative country music scene.
Watch: No Depressionfrom the CD No Depression (Rockville/Crepescule/Gasatanka)
Listen to an interview with Tupelo founders Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar.
Visit the Uncle Tupelo Web site.
Wilco's previous label refused to put out this album, saying it was too weird. Fortunately for fans everywhere, Nonesuch picked it up and plans to release it April, 2002.
Watch: I Am Trying To Break Your Heart from the CD Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
Listen to a review of Wilco's previous album, Summerteeth.
Visit the official Wilco Web site.
The Kinks were banned from performing in the US for much of the late '60s, but still managed to change the course of American rock and roll.
Watch: Muswell Hillbillyfrom the CD Muswell Hillbillies (RCA)
Listen to an interview with Kinks frontman Ray Davies from NPR's Fresh Air.
Eva Cassidy died of melanoma before gaining widespread popularity. This album was released posthumously.
Watch: Ain't No Sunshine from the CD Time After Time (Blix Street Records)
Listen to a retrospective of Eva Cassidy's work.
Visit a Web site for Eva Cassidy.
Though she's reluctant to talk about it, Norah Jones is the daughter of legendary sitarist, Ravi Shankar. Her sound, however, is all her own.
Watch: Don't Know Whyfrom the CD Come Away With Me (Blue Note)
Listen to Tom Moon's review of Come Away With Me.
Listen to an interview with Norah Jones from All Things Considered.
Visit the official Norah Jones Web site.
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