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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are arguably the most successful production duo in contemporary music history. The longtime friends have had a hand in over 100 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and they’ve worked with the best in the … Continue reading

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Dweezil Zappa: Automatic

Automatic, Dweezil Zappa’s fourth solo album, finds the accomplished guitarist exploring new terrain via multi-tracked guitar textures and explosive improvisation. On this predominately instrumental album, Zappa demonstrates his virtuosity and the expressive qualities of his instrument with an eclectic mix … Continue reading

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Toni Lynn Washington: Good Things

Toni Lynn Washington is a modern link to the giants of R&B. On her latest release, Good Things, she offers up a sizzling combination of standards and new offerings, each of them stamped with Toni’s smoky and understated vocals. With … Continue reading

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Deltron 3030: Deltron 3030

On the hip-hop album "Deltron 3030", Dan the Automator, Deltron Zero, and Kid Koala have combined forces to create a futuristic musical diary set in the year 3030. Produced and composed by The Automator, the album is crammed with guest … Continue reading

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Damita: Damita

Damita believes that people are sick and tired of the raunchiness in a lot of today’s R&B. On her debut CD, the former back-up singer for Aretha Franklin challenges the field with urban grooves that bridge the divide between gospel … Continue reading

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Tonex: Pronounced Toe-Nay

Tonex believes in creating his own buzz, and with his first major-label release the gospel artist has done just that. His musical virtuosity and soulful ear have garnered comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Prince. While his message may be that … Continue reading

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Grandaddy: Sophtware Slump

The second album from Grandaddy is a loose indie-rock suite about the sad, fleeting and sometimes funny nature of technology. On Sophtware Slump, songwriter Jason Lytle has created an album filled with loping tempos, ironic lyrics and mellow, if not … Continue reading

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Nobody: Soulmates

On Soulmates, DJ Nobody’s acoustic psychedelic sensibilities blend effortlessly with his urban-flavored beats and freestyle rhymes. Nobody’s music reflects inspirations that range from avant-garde jazz, experimental space rock, mariachi music and everything in between. Released: 8/22/2000 Label: Ubiquity Genre: Electronic … Continue reading

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Will Downing: All The Man You Need

Singer/Songwriter Will Downing is prolific. His latest release, "All The Man You Need", is his eighth album in just twelve years. On this recording, Downing sets aside his contemporary jazz styling and gives wings to his R&B roots. Released: 7/8/2000 … Continue reading

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Tom Tom Club: The Good, The Bad and The Funky

"We were waiting for Grunge to die," says Chris Frantz, when asked why the Tom Tom Club took eight years to release a new album. On "The Good, The Bad and The Funky", the 80’s rhythm masters have teamed their … Continue reading

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