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Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

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Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

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To mark Black Music Month, News and Notes with Ed Gordon begins a three-part series of reports on what magazine editors, music industry executives and independent critics think will be the hottest sounds of the summer. This week, producer Roy Hurst checks in with the magazine folks.

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Common: Be

Vibe magazine music editor Eric Parker likes "Real People," a track from the sixth CD from hip-hop artist Common, in collaboration with Kanye West.

Real People

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Raul Midòn: State of Mind

Billboard magazine editor Gail Mitchell loves the title track from this young guitar lion blessed with a smooth R&B croon.

State of Mind

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Meshell Ndegeocello: The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel

Music writer and Launch Radio Networks smooth jazz programmer Janine Conveney picks a track off Ndegeocello's latest CD, featuring a star vocal turn by Cassandra Wilson.

The Chosen

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