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Van Morrison: 'Astral Weeks' Revisited

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Monk At Town Hall: Five Decades Of Jazz Lore

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Lady Writes The Blues: The Life Of Rose McCoy

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Living Legends: Quincy Jones

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Band Hopes To Refresh Motown With Its Grooves

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The Boxer Rebellion Scores Big With iTunes

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J.J. Cale: A Veteran Songwriter's 'Old Man' Music

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Beethoven's 5th & 7th Symphonies

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Holy Modal Rounders: Oddly Influential Folk

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Clem Snide Returns With 'Hungry Bird'

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Emmy The Great: The 'Anti-Folk' Takeover

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John Bigham: The Soul Of John Black

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Shemekia Copeland: The Joy Of Singing Blues

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Jazz Guitar Legend Bucky Pizzarelli Still Swings

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Robyn Hitchcock: An Oddball In 'Oslo'

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