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Jazz-pop's Joe Kye Advocates for Immigrant Families on "Stick on Me" (premiere)

Joe Kye's songbird-sweet voice is as dynamic as his nimble string work, his chorus the kind that sticks in the head for all the right reasons.

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Sean O'Hagan Breathes New Life Into MOR with 'Radum Calls, Radum Calls'

The head High Llama, Sean O'Hagan reaches way beyond pop to make the surreal easy listening album, Radum Calls, Radum Calls.

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Engelbert Humperdinck Releases His First Music Video Ever with "You" (premiere)

Dedicated to his wife Patricia Healey, English vocalist Engelbert Humperdinck premieres his first-ever official music video in the form of "You".

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Better Late Than Never: An Interview with Johnny Mathis

In 1981, Johnny Mathis cut an album with the Chic Organization. Columbia Records got cold feet and the project was vaulted for nearly four decades. Mathis talks to PopMatters about the missing piece that's finally been made part of his official discography.

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Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco Drive Each Other Crazy, in a Good Way

The best music on You're Driving Me Crazy can be found when the musicians groove together rather than challenging each other to take it the next level.

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Martin Callingham: Tonight We All Swim Free

Martin Callingham plays it safe with a series of watery folk numbers that might soothe but are too slack and too nebulous to exert any real power.

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Devendra Banhart: Mala

Mala is a cake that comes across as half-baked, which is sorrowful knowing that Banhart really wanted to have that cake and eat it, too.

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Barbra Streisand: Release Me

In Streisand’s voice, every song is about Streisand’s voice.

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Mark Lindsay: The Complete Columbia Singles

This collection showcases an era when Lindsay’s largely strings-and-horns drenched middle-of-the-road pop music was a balm for those living through the turbulent Vietnam War and Watergate years.

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It's Yesterday Once More in 'Little Girl Blue'

Little Girl Blue is a damning and penetrating account of tortured and tormented artist, Karen Carpenter, and could just be one of the most depressing books you’ll ever read.

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Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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