Spotify praxis, a stupid feud, the greatness of the Funk Brothers, a sense of destiny that comes out in the sound, pop queens filed under 'B,' and…
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Songs from New York, Pretoria, Berlin, and São Paulo, as delivered by performers ranging in age from 20 to 95. Plus: guitar rock from Nashville and…
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Selo i Ludy: Live And Unconquered
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