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My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

Evil Urges sounds like an album that falls well short of its mark, committing itself to a sound that ultimately weakens its songs.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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4 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Billie Holiday: Lady Day

Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.

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8 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes

Viramontes loves L.A., and her new novel is a multilayered homage to the lives of "the forgotten poor... the despised and reviled" in East L.A./Boyle Heights of the 1960s.

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When William Smith Monroe was born on Sept. 13, 1911, few people other than the neighbors of James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa Vandiver Monroe knew about it.

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My Morning Jacket: At Dawn and Tennessee Fire Demos Package

This collection of demos casts the spotlight on singer Jim James where, stripped of his solid band, he shows he can still shine as a songwriter.

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My Morning Jacket: Okonokos [DVD]

If you think Kentucky's transcendental rockers My Morning Jacket are a bit creepy, well, you're right. And wrong.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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24 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos

My Morning Jacket, taking their high-powered live show into your home and setting it ablaze.

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4 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

My Morning Jacket

With the onset of darkness I was able to write feverishly, picking up on subtleties like 'lots of hair' and 'still dark', jottings that might later be transcribed into something insightful...

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29 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	My Morning Jacket: Z

2003's stellar It Still Moves sounded like the last word on MMJ's atmospheric Southern rock. But on the follow-up, they prove they have more to say that's worth hearing.

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	My Morning Jacket: Chapter 1: The Sandworm Cometh: Early Recordings

Jim James and co. deliver the first of two volumes chronicling their infancy. A confusing and superfluous listen for the casual fan, The Sandworm Cometh proves a captivating treat for the My Morning Jacket cognoscenti.

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	My Morning Jacket: Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning

It’s not surprising that the sublime “Mahgeeta”, from My Morning Jacket’s 2003 album It Still Moves, was put to use in a recent beer

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	Billie Holiday: Jazz Moods—‘Round Midnight

OR: Billie Holiday in her absolute prime sings only high quality standards. Lovers of gloom looking for anything Stygian or depressive on this issue in

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12 Oct 2003 // 10:00 PM

	Bill Monroe: Anthology

Bill Monroe is the root of all the branches that make up contemporary bluegrass music. Whether you’re speaking about Ricky Skaggs, Lester Flatt, Earl

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	My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves

I love these boys. Although 2001’s At Dawn rarely left my stereo when I first picked it up, it wasn’t until I went out

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	Billie Holiday: Love Songs, Volume 2

Billie Holiday has been dead for more than four decades now, but her legacy is such that she will be forever releasing new material through

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21 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

Strange Fruit

A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.

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	Billie Holiday: The Best of Billie Holiday (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection)

The Best of Billie Holiday 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection is a wonderful introduction to the artist. Holiday’s musical career spanned the years

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        My Morning Jacket: At Dawn

It isn’t just the way that he sings, there’s so much more to My Morning Jacket’s sound. Yet trying to describe their

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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