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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Guest DJ Roger Waters

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Getting Personal With Alt.Latino Guest DJ Natalia Clavier

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Billie Holiday has become a mythic presence in absentia. William Gottlieb/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

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Billie Holiday, early 1950s. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Holiday: 'Lady Sings the Blues'

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Cassandra Wilson's Billie Holiday tribute album is titled Coming Forth By Day. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation. Carol Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Song of the Week: 'Don't Explain'

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Rare Billie Holiday Music and Footage

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Billy Crystal: My Uncle Milt

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Abel Meeropol watches as his sons, Robert and Michael, play with a train set. Courtesy of Robert and Michael Meeropol hide caption

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Queen Esther stands in front of Billie Holiday's gravesite in New York City. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Can't We All Just Get Along? Our Search For The Albums Everyone Loves

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Billie Holiday: 'Love Songs'

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Billie Holiday: 'Lady in Satin'

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