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John McLaughlin is celebrating his birthday today! You can hear his music on the Guitar Jazz channel - http://www.jazzradio.com/guitarjazz , and listen to him talk about John Coltrane from a recent NPR feature here - http://n.pr/19UJ8xf

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2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts

For weeks now, we've been compiling lists of 2013's best music — favorite albums, favorite songs, individual staff members' personal Top 10 lists and so on. Applying a rank to the year's best can be a stress-inducing, conflict-intensive process behind the scenes, but we wouldn't dare attempt such a …

Bobby McFerrin's 'spirityouall': Live At MontereyWBGO

Robert McFerrin, Sr., a baritone, was the first African American man to perform solo at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and an important interpreter of spirituals. He's clearly passed along some of his talent to his son, the world-renowned vocal gymnast Bobby McFerrin. And McFerrin the younger …

When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly

Memphis has always believed that it, too, should be a center for country music, and that Nashville, despite a history reaching back to the 1920s, shouldn't have a monopoly on it. When Sam Phillips started Sun Records in 1953, he encouraged country artists because he knew that if he was going to …