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A batch of reissues and archival releases from Bing Crosby's own vaults is getting a high-profile relaunch. Above, Crosby circa 1956.

Read Bing Crosby: From The Vaults, Surprising Breadth

May 13, 2013 – Four albums from Crosby's own vaults get a high-profile release — and demonstrate his influence.


Charles Bradley was signed by Daptone Records partly because of a James Brown act he used to perform. His new album is Victim of Love.

Read On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows

May 8, 2013 – New York's Charles Bradley and London's James Hunter Six both mix inspiration and replication.


Natalie Maines, former singer for the Dixie Chicks, placed the group at the center of controversy in 2003, when she publicly criticized George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

Read Natalie Maines: A Country-Music Rebel Rocks On Her Own

May 8, 2013 – On her new solo album Mother, the singer-songwriter branches out from her work with Dixie Chicks.


Read Pistol Annies: Plain Truths, Sharp Humor, Three-Part Harmony

May 7, 2013 – Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe are all the more compelling as a trio.


Caitlin Rose knows it takes an assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul.

Read Caitlin Rose: A Singer Grounded In The Details Of Yearning

May 6, 2013 – Rose knows it takes an assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul.


Ceramic Dog is Marc Ribot, Ches Smith and Shahzad Ismaily.

Read Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone

April 30, 2013 – Robert Christgau says Ribot's new hard-rock album with Ceramic Dog ranks among his most daring.


Jonny Fritz's third solo album, after two under the alias Jonny Corndawg, is called Dad Country.

Watch Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal

April 25, 2013 – On his new album, the Nashville songwriter once known as Jonny Corndawg reveals a more serious side.


Ingolf Wunder pays tribute to 300 years of keyboard music on his new album 300.

Read Three Must-Hear Piano Albums

April 23, 2013 – Three new records prove the old box of wires and hammers called the piano still draws top players.

Dawes' new album is titled Stories Don't End.

Watch Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter

April 22, 2013 – The L.A. roots-rock band may not achieve superstardom with its new album, but that's just fine.


Brad Paisley's new album is titled Wheelhouse.

Read Brad Paisley's 'Wheelhouse' Of Good Songs — And Intentions

April 17, 2013 – Paisley's fine new album shouldn't be overshadowed by the firestorm over "Accidental Racist."


Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set

April 11, 2013 – Hines' right hand played lines in bright, clear octaves. His left hand had a mind of its own.


Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground.

Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.


A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.

Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set

April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.


Brad Paisley's new album is titled Wheelhouse.

Watch Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'

April 9, 2013 – The star's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations that still engages tradition.


Bombino's new album is titled Nomad.

Read Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

April 2, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach adds sonic heft to the Tuareg guitar virtuoso's latest album.


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