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Isaac Hayes Invokes the Spirit of Memphis

If all you know is “Theme from ‘Shaft’,” get schooled on this incredible catalog.

The Beginning of the Stones, the End of the Yardbirds

Two new box sets reveal previously unheard moments (‘cause the early screaming got in the way).

Christmas Is Always Better With “Linus and Lucy”

“Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” The sweet story behind Vince Guaraldi’s recording of our favorite holiday soundtrack.

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker’s “King of the Boogie”: 100 Years in the Making

Rare tracks coupled with guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana make this 5-CD box-set a worthy tribute to the legendary bluesman.

beatles mono albums

One Track Mind: The Beatles in Mono

Mono reissues can be a total re-discovery of the music you know, especially when it comes to The Beatles catalog.