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12 Essential Performances from New Orleans' Piano "Professors"

New Orleans music is renowned for its piano players. Here's a dozen jams from great Crescent City keyboardists, past and present, and a little something extra.

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Dr. John: The Atco/Atlantic Singles, 1968-1974

A new singles compilation captures a key era in Dr. John's six-decade career.

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'The Wrecking Crew' Celebrates One of the Music Industry's Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.

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Dr. John: Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Not all the guest artists fit, and sometimes the connection to Satchmo seems tenuous indeed. But when it works, as it mostly does, the album delivers much pleasure and pleasant surprises.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Voodoo

Listening to this comp feels more like a college assignment, but the feeling of being properly educated is well worth it.

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Gov't Mule: Shout!

Southern Rock is alive and well through Gov't Mule. So is jazz ... and jam band music ... and funk ... and ... and...

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Jamie Lidell: Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell's success lies in a warped musical schizophrenia, which pays homage to its influences but doesn't shy away from its electronic roots.

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The 2013 Grammys: Rating the Performances (video collection)

See all the night’s performances in order from best to worst.

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Jazz & Heritage Festival: 27 - 29 April 2012 - New Orleans

Thanks to bravura performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John and Janelle Monae, the first weekend of the 2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival showcased the best of music’s past, present and future.

Tim Slowikowski
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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans

Although they neglect women and rappers, the World Music Network succeeds in whetting the appetite for more of the NOLA sound.

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Dr. John: Insides Out at BAM - Brooklyn, NY

For three consecutive weekends, Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack and a dazzling array of collaborators brought the glorious music of New Orleans to Brooklyn

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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 3)

You’re here to see your favorite indie-rock act, and you just so happen to have great representatives from other musical styles to explore as well.

Tomas Hachard
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The Year In Music: July 2010

July 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of new releases, high-profile concerts, and TV specials.

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are...

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Dr. John and the Lower 911: Tribal

Dr. John’s latest rests comfortably on the New Orleans sound we all know and love, but won’t hold back on the need to restore the town to what it once was.

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Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

Wurlitzer has a fondness for stories that are rooted in movement and the conflict to be found in forward movement.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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Full Frame 3: The Bad, the Ugly, the Cute and the Delicious

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.

Kevin Greer, Jyllian Gunther, and Isaac Miller
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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time: Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

Lou Friedman
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Dr. John: The Best of the Parlophone Years

If this was the best the good Doctor could muster he'd be far less important than he is. Fortunately there's considerably more best in the rest of his catalogue to choose from.

David Marchese
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The Last Waltz (2002)

Scorsese's Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

Lesley Smith
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