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  • True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Volume 4

    Reverence ain't exactly a hallmark of True Blood, the decadently soapy (and raunchy) HBO series. Although this soundtrack shows a certain fealty to familiar names and indie faves – Jenny Lewis duets with Eric Burdon, Bethany Cosentino pogos with Iggy Pop – the songs (some cut just for the show) clearly favor sex, rot and […]

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  • Koko Taylor, Grammy-Winning “Queen of the Blues,” Dead at 80

    Grammy Award winner Koko Taylor, dubbed the "Queen of the Blues," died yesterday in her native Chicago following complications from her May 19th surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding, the singer's official Website posted yesterday. Taylor was 80. Born Cora Walton in Shelby County, Tennessee, Taylor and her powerful, gritty voice began performing at blues club in […]

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  • Q&A: Koko Taylor

    Rolling Stone interviews the blues legend

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