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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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Mr. Brown Eyed Soul, Sunny & The Sunliners' latest anthology album, is available now. Ramon Hernandez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny And The Sunliners' 'Mr. Brown Eyed Soul' Is For The Loved And Lovelorn

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Kendrick Lamar performs a DAMN.-heavy set on Sunday at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Introspective And Unforgiving

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Lee Fields & The Expressions' latest album, Special Night, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Never Be Another You

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    Never Be Another You
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    Special Night
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    Lee Fields & The Expressions
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Music Review: 'We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service,' A Tribe Called Quest

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As Frankie Reyes, Los Angeles-based musician Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker flips Latin standards into something ghostly and new. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simple Idea, Spooky Result: Latin American Ballads Get A Ghostly Makeover

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Songs We Love: Lady Wray, 'Do It Again'

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The Columbia Years 1968-1969 is a collection of little-heard, long sought-after recordings by funk artist Betty Davis. Photo by Baron Wolman/ Courtesy of Iconic Images hide caption

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Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis' Early Demos Released

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09Dog Was A Doughnut

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    Dog Was A Doughnut
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    55
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    Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
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    Traffic Entertainment Group
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The latest release of James Brown's music, Get Down with James Brown: Live at the Apollo Vol 4, was recorded in 1972 — and finally released this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'James Brown: Live At The Apollo Vol. 4' Is A Marvelous And Mysterious Time Capsule

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17F*** The Police

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    Diary
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    J Dilla
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07Burning Inside

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    Million Dollar Ecstacy
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    Million Dollar Ecstacy
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    Manufactured Recordings
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