Ed Ward Ed Ward is the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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The Beatles' Apple label, as seen on a copy of Abbey Road. Apple not only released The Beatles' own records, but also looked for younger acts the band hoped would flourish. Don Ryan/AP Photo hide caption

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Finding The Best Of The Bands On The Beatles' Label

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The album Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters contains all of Cline's recordings on the label. Hip-O-Select hide caption

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Sugar Pie DeSanto's complete Chess singles from 1961 to 1966 are available on her album Go Go Power. Ace Records hide caption

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Ace Records

Taking Care of Business spans most of Freddie King's career. Bear Family Records hide caption

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Bear Family Records

Bear Family has just released Louie and the Lovers: The Complete Recordings, the band's long-rumored second album. Bear Family hide caption

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Jimmy Donley: A 'Born Loser' Finally Gets His Due

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'Funky Midnight Mover': The Songs Of Wilson Pickett

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Big Star acquired a cult following in the 1980s, when other groups started sampling their songs. Rhino Records hide caption

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The Original Or The Remake? 'You Heard It Here First'

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New Box Set Shows 'Where The Action' Really Was

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Remastering, And Re-Appreciating, The Beatles

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New Lost City Ramblers Look Back At 50 Years

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For Richard Thompson's 60th, A Musical Gift

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