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Rick James’ ‘Street Songs’ at 40

Rick James’ ‘Street Songs’ at 40

Booty-call anthems, Marley weed, studio visits from Robin Williams and daring to tell Stevie Wonder what to play: Members of James’ Stone City Band recall the era of an essential LP.

Making ‘Time’: R.E.M.’s Breakout Triumph Turns 30

Making ‘Time’: R.E.M.’s Breakout Triumph Turns 30

Mike Mills, B-52’s singer Kate Pierson and more go inside ‘Out of Time.’

TIDAL Backstory: Royce 5’9

TIDAL Backstory: Royce 5’9

The Detroit titan and Grammy nominee reflects on ambition, gratitude, sobriety and a handful of his definitive recordings.

Remember the Sound: An Oral History of Philadelphia International Records

Remember the Sound: An Oral History of Philadelphia International Records

Gamble, Huff and Thom Bell tell the tale of Philly soul.

Meet Me @ the Altar: “This Is Our Space”

Meet Me @ the Altar: “This Is Our Space”

How the Internet-formed trio aims to change the cultural parameters of pop-punk, onstage and in the crowd.

A Life at the Opera

A Life at the Opera

Alicia Hall Moran’s subjective history of Black excellence in classical music’s most profound storytelling tradition.

Johnny Pacheco: Tumbao Everlasting

Johnny Pacheco: Tumbao Everlasting

Latin-music legend Eddie Palmieri remembers his dear friend and colleague, who died on Feb. 15.

“He Believed in Me”: John Patitucci Remembers Chick Corea

“He Believed in Me”: John Patitucci Remembers Chick Corea

The generation-defining bassist reflects on his heaven-sent kinship with his late hero and mentor.

Ma Rainey’s Blues Power

Ma Rainey’s Blues Power

Illuminating the legend of the Mother of the Blues — with help from some of contemporary blues’ reigning queens.

Tony Rice: 1951 – 2020

Tony Rice: 1951 – 2020

Béla Fleck on the influence and inspiration of the bluegrass legend and guitar giant.

DJ Screw: Time Stretched

DJ Screw: Time Stretched

How the visionary’s legacy thrives 20 years after his passing.

Dub for Breakfast: The Lost (& Found) Legend of Pylon

Dub for Breakfast: The Lost (& Found) Legend of Pylon

A sprawling new box set unravels the story of the Athens scene’s “tragically underappreciated” heroes.

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