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The Beat Goes on with 'Kerouac on Record'

These essays explore the connection between Kerouac and the music he loved -- Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Miles Davis and others -- and the musicians who loved him, in turn.

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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead

In 1970, the Grateful Dead's repertoire made them the most eclectic, fearsome, and versatile American rock band of their time.

David Browne
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The Decemberists: Long Live the King

A solid and interesting, but ultimately inessential bookend that collects the odds and ends from the band's recording sessions for The King Is Dead.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf – “Wang Dang Doodle”

“Wang Dang Doodle”, one of the hardest-rocking tracks on Rocking Chair, celebrates extreme, even violent pleasure. Howlin' Wolf sings it with gusto, but he actually hated the song.

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Grateful Dead: Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings

Ultimately, what I am trying to say is this: The Dead can be appreciated -- indeed, probably must be appreciated -- as a kind of continuing, evolving, shifty performance of “The Grateful Dead”.

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The Grateful Dead: Live at the Cow Palace

It's authentic, outlaw, acid-fried, good times rock and roll and it might just be some of the most quintessentially American music anyone ever made.

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The Tomorrow Show: Tom Snyders Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show

For the Deadhead completist, this may make the DVD a worthwhile addition to their library. For everyone else, it’s useful only as an example of arrogance run wild.

Sean O'Neal
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Grateful Dead - 21 September 2003 - George, WA

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann do themselves right by renaming themselves and trying something new.

Cori Taratoot
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