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Playlist: The Band

The Daily Music Break has covered The Band to some extent, but has mostly focused on Levon Helm. That's an oversight. Helm was great, of course, but The Band goes way beyond his high profile...

Playlist: Five From Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna started as a side project by members of Jefferson Airplane. It's had a fluid lineup over the years and switches between playing acoustic and electric. The two constants, of course, are Jorma Kaukonen...
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Playlist: It’s Cool to Be Prez

Writing at AllMusic, Scott Yanow -- a friend of The Daily Music Break -- summed up the importance and approach of Lester Young: Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up...
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Playlist: Six From The Rolling Stones

It's easy to forget just how great the greatest rock and roll band in the world was. The fact that a band built on the image of teen narcissism and defiance successfully soldiers on into their seventies...