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'Serpent' Film Explores, Revives Lost Cultural Knowledge For Colombians

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Paul Kantner, Co-Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Dies At 74

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John Scofield's latest album, Past Present, reunites an old quartet for set of tunes steeped in reflection and loss. Philippe Levy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For John Scofield, Everything Old Is New Again — Even The Hard Parts

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Janet Feder (photo: Marc Dalio) Marc Dalio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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05Happy Everyday, You

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Cultural Capital: 50 Years Of Investment In U.S. Arts And Humanities

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John Scofield's new album, Past Present, is out Sept. 25. Philippe Levy-Stab/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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09Mr. Puffy

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Bert Jansch, 'Blackwaterside'

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B.B. King performs at Bluesfest Music Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2011. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images hide caption

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

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Ralph Sharon, who performed with Tony Bennett for over 40 years, plays in his hometown of Boulder, Colo. in 2010. Scott D. Smith/Retna/Corbis hide caption

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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

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John Renbourn performs onstage at the Royal Festival Hall in London June 29, 2008. The influential guitarist died at his home in Scotland Thursday. He was 70. Barney Britton/Redferns hide caption

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Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies

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Charley Patton was the grandaddy of the Delta blues musicians, according to Jack White: "He's the one that all the other blues musicians looked up to. He's almost the beginning of the family tree." Courtesy of the Revenant Archives hide caption

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In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

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The 1969 album Then Play On, Peter Green's last with Fleetwood Mac, signaled a spiritual quest already in progress. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

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Jim Hall performs with his trio and fellow guitarist Julian Lage at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God

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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1923: Louis Armstrong is kneeling, from left to right behind him are Honore Dutrey, Baby Dodds, King Oliver, Lil Hardin, Bill Johnson and Johnny Dodds. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

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