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Sugar Hill Records Alumni

"Sugar Hill's early recordings possessed an aural purity that met people's hunger for authenticity and also seemed fresh and new. There was something honest about the sounds of the banjo, dobro, fiddle, and mandolin, and the way they mixed together." -- Steve Horowitz -- PopMatters feature, "Sugar Hill Records: 25 Years and Going Strong".

Tony Rice (guitar), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Sam Bush (mandolin), Mark O'Connor (fiddle) -- "Wonder Where You Are Tonight"

Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs & Friends -- "Tennessee Stud"

Guy Clark -- "L.A. Freeway"

Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas & Friends -- "Wheel Hoss"

Sonny Landreth -- "All About You"

Sam Bush and Friends -- "Molly and Tenbrooks"

Tim O'Brien, Ronnie McCoury & Chris Thile -- "Bluegrass Stomp"

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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