The Birth of Rap: A Look Back

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New Orleans Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield on Mardi Gras

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Sir George Martin Talks 'Love' On World Cafe

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'Hitchcock's Music' Scores Big on Suspense

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Oscar Nominee Mark Wahlberg

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Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composer Gets His Due

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Tom Waits: Rock Classics, with a Gravelly Rasp

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Morricone Recognized for Impact on Movie Music

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This Time, Morricone Is an Oscar Lock

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