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“Back in the U.S.S.R.” – The Beatles (1968)

“‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles and the first track of the 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as the ‘White Album’). Written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney … Continue reading

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Bleecker Bob’s Records

“Robert Plotnik, a lapsed lawyer better known as the namesake of Bleecker Bob’s Records, a Greenwich Village vinyl mecca that survived the dawning of cassettes, CDs and downloading and the death of CBGB, the nearby club where punk rock was … Continue reading

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Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt – Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961

“Tenor saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt co-led a small group in 1950, and this follow-up, taped in the studio in 1961, finds the two picking up where they left off. The highlight of the date is the jointly written … Continue reading

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Mountain – Climbing! (1970)

“A new band named Mountain delivered their debut album on March 7, 1970, then watched the cheekily named Climbing! quickly move into the Billboard Top 20 on the strength of the smash hit single and future classic rock staple, ‘Mississippi … Continue reading

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The Concert for Bangladesh

“The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country’s name was originally spelt) was a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. The shows were held at 2:30 and … Continue reading

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Sun Ra ‎– The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1

“… The Eternal Myth Revealed is a 14 disc docu-biography of Ra’s life and career, from his birth in 1914 up to 1959. In addition to his own music, it includes music he was influenced by, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Marat/Sade, a Play – Peter Weiss (1963)

“The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, usually shortened to Marat/Sade, is a 1963 play by Peter Weiss. The work was first … Continue reading

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Leni Sinclair

Photographer Leni Sinclair, cofounder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and the White Panther Party. “Leni Sinclair, born Magdalene Arndt, is an American photographer and radical political activist who lives in Detroit. She has photographed rock and jazz musicians since the … Continue reading

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T-Bone Walker – Super Black Blues (1969)

“… This included Bob Thiele’s new label. After leaving Impulse, following the musical equivalent of a coup d’etat Bob Thiele, formed Flying Dutchman Productions. He also believed the blues had a future. So, he started signing some of the biggest … Continue reading

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The Velvet Underground – Loaded (1970)

“Loaded is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in November 1970 by Atlantic Records‘ subsidiary label Cotillion. Despite having a number of singles originate from it, the album itself failed to chart. It was … Continue reading

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