This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, dies of heart failure at a New York hospital at the age of 81.
Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for Alligator Records.
Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

Inspired by the birth of his niece, contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz launches his Rendezvous imprint with a set of songs celebrating a father's role in nurturing newborn children.
Quizás

Quizás

Don't be fooled by "Mentiroso," the first single culled from Quizás, Enrique Iglesias' first Spanish-language album in five years.
Stanley Climbfall

Stanley Climbfall

After enjoying a massive breakout hit with 2000's "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse takes its best shot at avoiding the sophomore jinx by offering a set that's as close to bullet-proof as one can get.
Voyeur

Voyeur

Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . .
Ask a Woman Who Knows

Ask a Woman Who Knows

Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable.
So Much Shouting/So Much Laughter

So Much Shouting/So Much Laughter

For arch music maverick Ani DiFranco, the art is in the moment, and that's what comes through on this live double set.
Although he left an indelible mark on the world

Although he left an indelible mark on the world

Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny.
Purple

Purple

Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic strumming, accessible melodies, and insightful lyrics, rendered with Texas-sized heart and an endearing mean streak just about as big.
Mastretta

Mastretta

The work of Spanish composer/ arranger/producer Nacho Mastretta comes together in this album, the first for Minty Fresh, in a collection that includes previously released tracks as well as soundtrack music and music written for a fashion show.
The Greatest Hits

The Greatest Hits

Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas.

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