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Last of the Mississippi Jukes


The timing for this release couldn’t be better; in this bitter, ugly, acrimonious election season, it shows us how we can really get along so much better. It’s a detailed … Read more

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The Beach Boys

Falling in love with the sublime Pet Sounds wasn’t so simple in the mid-1960s. Though indescribably beautiful and alluring, she was complicated, unlike the simple hit songs about cars, surfing … Read more


Neil Young

Neil Young’s never been known for being predictable. A veritable musical chameleon, he has defied expectations repeatedly throughout his 50 year career merely by following his own muse. With few … Read more

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Alan Jackson

In his newly released DVD, Keepin’ It Country: Live at Red Rocks, Alan Jackson spins tales and sings hit songs he or others have written that topped the country music … Read more


The Highwaymen

By the time 1990 rolled around, the rugged foursome comprising country music’s greatest supergroup had each been to Hell and back. Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash had all … Read more

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Loretta Lynn

Still A Mountain Girl tells the life story of Loretta Lynn from her hardscrabble upbringing in Butcher Holler, Kentucky to her present day stardom as “The Queen of Country Music.” … Read more

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Melody Gardot

Smoldering sensuality and stormy improvisation collide in a spellbinding performance from jazz-pop seductress Melody Gardot, who makes a smashing concert film debut on the stylish DVD Live at the Olympia … Read more

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Janis Joplin

Written and Directed by Amy J. Berg Janis’s story is told mostly through letters she wrote to family and friends revealed here for the first time. The letters, authentically narrated … Read more

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Born To Be Blue

Writer/Director Roger Budreau’s late in life portrait of jazz trumpet legend Chet Baker, Born To Be Blue, is much more than a biopic. Rooted in Ethan Hawke’s outstanding portrayal of … Read more