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Jazz

Hendrix, Dylan, Prince Guitars Among Those Set for Auction

Instruments to be auctioned include a 1963 Jimi Hendrix Fender Stratocaster, and Bob Dylan's 1962 Gold Sparkle Fender Stratocaster.
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Why Did James Brown Have Two Drummers? (and what bands have Double Drums)

James Brown may not have been the first band leader to employ two drummers, but his decision to do so changed the game in music.
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Duke Robillard Fulfills a Bucket List Dream With His ‘Dames of Rhythm’

"This recording marks a serious bucket list dream come true for me," says Robillard.
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Blue Thumb Records “All Day Thumbsucker Revisited”

For ten years, Blue Thumb Records was one of music's most adventurous and imaginative record labels.
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New Record Label and New Tommy Emmanuel Album

The Players Club will focus on free-spirited guitar music and jams. As artist for their first album release, they've chosen none other than Tommy Emmanuel.

Omnivore Recordings Acquires Ru-Jac Records Plus World Premiere Release

Beginning in January, Omnivore will roll out four various-artists volumes, collecting for the very first time anywhere the audio history of Ru-Jac Records.
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Jazz Great Alvin Queen Denied Entry to US

"In the meantime, I’ll bring my music, this American art form, to every other country in the world. I know they like me in Canada. I’ll start there."
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King James & The Special Men ‘Act Like You Know’

'Act Like You Know' is only six tracks, but left us feeling like we'd attended every Fat Tuesday party in the city, and all the after parties as well.
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Rhiannon Giddens Awarded 2017 MacArthur Fellowship

The awardees are described by the Foundation as, "individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."
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Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017™

Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground.
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