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Roy Ayers – We Live in Brooklyn (Live) (Video) (2013)

Roy Ayers performs live in a recent performance across the pond.

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Erykah Badu feat. Roy Ayers – Cleva (Audio)

Erykah Badu and Roy Ayers collab for this great moment in time.

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Robert Glasper, Stephon Harris, and More Pay Homage to Roy Ayers (Video)

Check out this hour long set, including some of the greatest names in Jazz and Hip Hop sharing the stage, all to pay homage to Roy.

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Searching For Rick James

Somewhere along the way, we lost touch of the real Rick James. On his 65th birthday, we reexamine the music legend.

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Tony Williams, We Appreciate You (Live w/ Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter & Ron Carter) (1967)

One of the greatest jazz drummers to every play is Tony Williams. Today, we give him the credit he deserves.

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Five Other Dave Brubeck Songs Not Named "Take Five"

In remembering Dave Brubeck, we look at the "other" works of his legendary career.

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Earth, Wind & Fire – Head To The Sky (1973)

One of our newest writers Carled shares his unique experience with an album that helped shape his life at an early age.

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Jimi Was A Rock Star

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we salute James Marshall Hendrix, a man that redefined "black music."

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Blaxploitation: The Best Of…

With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic soundtracks of the Blaxploitation Era.

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WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like "Wild Flower". Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

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Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hangups (Live) (1976)

Check out this great performance of Herbie Hancock performing live, as well as a fan made video that

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The Crusaders – Stomp and Buck Dance (1974) (Live) (Video)

This live performance of The Crusaders is a great example of the funk that they provided for music.

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Michael Jackson’s Bad: Twenty-Five Years Later

Every family has those stories. You know the ones. They’re recanted over holiday meals and backyard barbeques. With each telling the tale grows slightly more outlandish than the last. As for me and my house, we will always speak of the night that Michael came to town. It was late ...

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Thundercat – Walkin’ (Video) (2011)

Reliving the enigmatic debut of Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, one frame at a time.

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Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1981) (Live) (Video)

Check out the late great Grover Washington Jr. in this 1981 performance in Philadelphia.

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Om’Mas Keith – Mistérios (Video) (2011)

In the spirit of everything Brasil, here is a reintroduction to the brief, but timeless era of Tropicália, courtesy of Sa-Ra's Om'Mas Keith.

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Sam Cooke / Aretha Franklyn / Roy Ayers – You Send Me (Video)

Roy Ayers has been known for doing covers for his entire career, and this may be one of his best. Watch him, along with Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin perform "You Send Me" live.

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Stanley Turrentine – Sugar (Live) (1989) (Video)

Here is a great video of Stanley Turrentine that bridges a musical gap of over 40 years.

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John Coltrane – On Green Dolphin Street (Live) (1960) (Video)

This rare footage shows some of the greatest names in jazz performing one of the most greatest jazz tunes.

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Lessons Learned: The Roots Picnic 2012

The Roots Picnic is a staple of the Summer concert circuit. Beyond the live performances, this years event served as an anthropological trip through Hip-Hop's growing generational gap.

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