"Let's be real. We're all geeks in this room." ?uestlove, of The Roots, addresses the EMP Pop Conference on Sunday. At this moment, the drummer, producer and DJ was demonstrating the delighted confusion he tries to instigate on the dancefloor, which is why he spent years searching for the Spanish-language version of Kool and the Gang's "Celebration." Michael Weintrob hide caption

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Reviving James Booker, The 'Piano Prince Of New Orleans'

An upcoming documentary highlights the life of the man many called New Orleans' best pianist in a hundred years.

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Donovan performs on Ready Steady Go! in 1965. Getty Images hide caption

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Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online

More than 17,000 sound recordings made by the famed folklorist are now available, for free.

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Music For 'Disenfranchised Working-Class Youth': The British reggae band Steel Pulse formed in Birmingham in 1975. Mykaell Riley is third from the left. Echoes/Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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