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Robbie Dupree on Chart Success, Breaking the Latin Market, and Yacht Rock

Veteran musician Robbie Dupree is OK with you calling his music yacht rock. After all, he says, it's not the only trick up his sleeve.

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Son Volt: Trace

In 1995 Jay Farrar was viewed as one of the most promising voices in American music. He didn't disappoint.

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A Minor Forest: Flemish Altruism / Inindependence

A Minor Forest didn’t live long enough to see their craft surpass their inspiration, and for this reason their legacy is safer now than it was 20 years ago.

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T.S. Bonniwell: Close

The garage rocker who went in for strings and faded into obscurity.

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Maynard Ferguson: The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson / Come Blow Your Horn

These two albums do not blow the lid off tradition – they are the sound of big band raucous being played for its own sake.

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The Screaming Tribesmen: Date With a Vampyre / Top of the Town / Bones and Flowers

The Screaming Tribesmen are a solid rock band. This re-issue of some already released material and first time release of some live songs, B-sides, and demos shows that they had some talent, but not a lot of hidden depth.

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Kool and Together: Original Recordings 1970-77

Despite what its song titles claim, Original Recordings is far from the best way to Get Your Feet Off the Ground or Blow It Out Your Mind.

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Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.

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Leona Anderson: Music to Suffer By

Music to Suffer By is the magnum opus of "The Worlds (sic) Most Horrible Singer".

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David Bowie: Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Edition)

Apart from its title track, Space Oddity owes far more to the artists who were Bowie's contemporaries and influences at the time than any sort of celestial inspiration.

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