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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965’

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Concord Music assembled this blast of classic gospel from the 1950s and '60s expressly to show the direct and multifaceted influence of gospel music on secular soul and rock 'n' roll. In addition to its historical and musicological interest, it's pure enjoyment any old way (but if you have a record player, get the 3-LP vinyl edition.)

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Music Review: Barbez – ‘For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War’

'For Those Who Came Before: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War' from Barbez and Velina Brown, is an amazing example of how music over 80 years old can not only be relevant today, but sound just as exciting and stirring as it did when originally written.

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Music Review: Michael Giacchino – ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Giacchino creates another stellar musical score where he holds his own compared to others in the film series (Danny Elfman, James Horner, Christopher Young, etc.).

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