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Lou Reed - About Lou Reed

Lou Reed's gritty and realistic vision made him a cultural icon of the disenfranchised urban youth of the 1960s and 1970s. He never stopped being at the forefront of the avant-garde in popular music. He died October 27, 2013.

Oct 29th, 2013 | 8 comments

Woody Guthrie - Ain't Got No Home

Woody Guthrie was born on July 14th, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. He had a voice like a long distance train heard miles away. His songs have become the folk song standards of America. Among them: "Pretty Boy Floyd," "Pastures of Plenty," "Hard Travelin'," "Deportees," "Roll On Columbia," "Vigilante Man" and, of course, "This Land Is Your Land."

Oct 10th, 2012 | 43 comments

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Cab Calloway: Sketches - Watch the Full Documentary

Watch American Masters' one hour tribute to influentia ljazz legend Cab Calloway.

Apr 17th, 2012 | 17 comments

Cab Calloway: Sketches - Timeline: Major Events in Cab's Life

Read a timeline detailing biographical landmarks in the life and career of Cab Calloway.

Feb 21st, 2012 | 2 comments

Cab Calloway: Sketches - Biographic Essay: Cab Calloway's Rennaissance

In 1980, Cab Calloway was (re)discovered by a new generation, in a filmed tribute to black music, The Blues Brothers.

Feb 16th, 2012 | 1 comment

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Cab Calloway: Sketches - Clip: Cab's Straight Hair

Musicians and cultural historians discuss how Cab's hair played into his celebrity.

Feb 6th, 2012 | 0 comments

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Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune - Watch the Full Documentary

Watch Kenneth Bowser's revealing biography of a conflicted, truth-seeking troubadour.

Jan 24th, 2012 | 26 comments
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