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A Psychedelic Return: 'John Simon's Album'

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Rating Hurricane Katrina Benefit Songs

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Sandy Denny: A Giant in British Folk Music

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A Posthumous 'Soul of Nina Simone'

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Lots to Love on Stevie Wonder's 'A Time to Love'

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Chris Douridas: Finding Music Gems in Japan

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Dengue Fever: 'Escape from Dragon House'

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