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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances of 2017

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final album, Soul of a Woman, is available now. Jacob Blickenstaff /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' 'Soul Of A Woman' Is A Testament To Fortitude

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Miguel performs onstage at the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW's Sound In Focus Concert at Annenberg Space For Photography on July 15, 2017. The singer-songwriter's new album 'War & Leisure' drops Dec. 1. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Annenberg Foundation hide caption

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