Wednesday , July 6 2022

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Music Reviews: ‘The Jimmie Vaughan Story’ plus Suzie Ungerleider, Connie Smith, Karen Jonas, Matt Jaffe, and Ward Hayden

A star-studded box set surveys highlights from Jimmie Vaughan's long career. Also, five more noteworthy new CDs.

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Music Reviews: ‘Girl from the North Country’ Soundtrack, plus Explorer Tapes, Oregon, Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick

Must-hear covers of Bob Dylan songs fill the soundtrack to Broadway's 'Girl from the North Country.' Also reviewed: a pop-rock gem from Explorer Tapes, a live set from Oregon, newcomer Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick's excellent fourth CD.

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Music Reviews: Archival Releases from Nina Simone, Plus Dallas Burrow, Son Volt, Mick Kolassa, & Kate Taylor

A remastered edition of Simone's extraordinary 1958 debut and a collection of her live performances, plus more new CDs you should know about.

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Music Reviews: Van Morrison’s ‘Latest Record Project,’ Plus Our Band and Laura Nyro

Van Morrison’s new album—his 42nd studio LP and his eighth record in the last five years—includes a song called “Where Have All the Rebels Gone?” A more pertinent question might be, “Where has Van Morrison gone?” The answer, it seems, is to some strange and at times barely recognizable place. The …

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Music Reviews: An Alligator Records Anthology and Tim Buckley Live plus Johnny Ace and the Four Tunes

An independent blues label showcases highlights from its first half-century. Also, a live set from the late, great Tim Buckley and anthologies from two early vocal acts.

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Music Reviews: Frank Zappa’s Final US Concert, plus Ashley Riley, Richard X. Heyman, Raoul Vignal, and Nefesh Mountain

A previously unreleased live set from Zappa, one of rock's most versatile and idiosyncratic performers. Also: Ashley Riley's gorgeous CD and more new releases.

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