In the spring of 2003, when Evanescence emerged with their debut album, Fallen, it was unlike anything anyone had ever heard. Among the predominantly male...

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THE PHARCYDE - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

The early 1990s are often affectionately looked back on as the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. As icons like Biggie, Pac and Nas were making their...

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

Vince Guaraldi knew a hit record when he heard one. Years before the San Francisco pianist wrote “Linus and Lucy,” the irresistibly grooving Peanuts theme...

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  PHOTO CREDIT: Neal Preston Most supergroups implode amid a clash of warring egos, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that artists of the stature of...

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Jerry Goldsmith - Rudy

PHOTO CREDIT: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Feel-good movies don’t get much more uplifting than Rudy, the 1993 biopic about the college football player Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. Immortalizing...

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Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign

  Photo Courtesy of Concord In the 1960s and 1970s, the sound of the modern blues guitar was defined by the playing styles of three...

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Sam Cooke - The 2 Sides of Sam Cooke

Photo by Wally Seawell/ABKCO Records With his smooth, soaring vocal style and boyish good looks, Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential...

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John Fahey - Blind Joe Death

John Fahey was an acoustic music pioneer who called his highly influential style “American Primitive Guitar,” as he melded blues and folk song sources with...

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Leo Kottke 6- and 12- String Guitar

In the overall scheme of American music, Leo Kottke’s 1969 national debut album, 6- and 12- String Guitar, was both inevitable and a long time...

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