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Bert Jansch

Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning | MVD
Jimmy Page admitted being “absolutely obsessed” with him.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 13, 2007

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Joni Mitchell

Shine | Hear Music
Joni Mitchell’s first album for Starbucks’ Hear Music label isn’t being hyped as a concept album, but that’s what it is.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 06, 2007

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

100 Days and 100 Nights | Daptone
You can’t really call Sharon Jones a retro soulster.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 30, 2007

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Beyond bhangra

Anoushka Shankar joins forces with Karsh Kale
Shankar, who’s now 26, has been paying dues as a sitarist since she was eight.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 30, 2007

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Neil Young

Chrome Dreams II | Reprise
Don’t start wondering how you missed the first Chrome Dreams .
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 22, 2007

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Steve Earle

Washington Square Serenade | NewWest
This is Steve Earle’s big hug to his new home town, New York City, and his new wife (his seventh), country singer Allison Moorer.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 15, 2007



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20 to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair

MVD
John Sinclair was the poster boy for the radicalization of American youth in the ’60s.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 01, 2011

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Do you believe in Magic?

Bruce Springsteen returns to the E Street Band
On Magic (Columbia), Bruce Springsteen’s first album with the E Street Band in five years, not everything is what it seems.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 01, 2007

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Manu Chao

La Radiolina | Nacional/Because
Chao’s bold, kitchen-sink approach was unlike anything else.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 24, 2007

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Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Shout Factory!
Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007

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Merle Haggard

The Bluegrass Sessions | McCoury Music | Working Man’s Journey | Cracker Barrel
Merle Haggard has always been a keen observer of American thought and spirit.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 28, 2007



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Yin Yang

Rhino resurrects the Doors’ Live in Boston 1970
They wanted to see his cock. But as shit-faced drunk as he was, Jim Morrison had learned his lesson.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 14, 2007

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Judee Sill

Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973 | Water
If Judee Sill’s story isn’t fodder for a Lifetime TV movie, then nothing is.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 07, 2007

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Zap Mama

Supermoon | Heads up
Any similarities between Zap Mama 2007 and the group who bore that name in 1990 is purely coincidental.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 30, 2007

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Los Zafiros

Music from the Edge of Time | Shout! Factory
As with anything Cuban, politics is never far away.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 23, 2007

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Nick Drake

Family Tree | Tsunami
Family Tree is not a Ramones album.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 17, 2007



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Pharaoh's Daughter

Haran | oy!hoo
Thousand-year-old Sabbath songs, Hebrew- and Aramaic-language vocals, and Kabalistic poetry — exactly what comes to mind when you think hip downtown band, right?
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 02, 2007
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