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B List: 10 Great Musicians We Lost in 2010

Today we continue our look back at the year that was with a list of 10 Great Musicians We Lost in 2010. We’ll feel the loss of these innovative artists for years to come and we wanted to pay our respects once more.

1. Captain Beefheart (1941 – 2010)

Playlist: Six-Part BBC Documentary

Don “Captain Beefheart” Van Vilet, rock legend and artist, died from complications from multiple sclerosis last Friday. Captain Beefheart was an experimental musician who never conformed to anyone’s standards except his own right up until the time he left the industry in 1982 to focus on creating visual art. High school classmate Frank Zappa saw Van Vilet’s brilliance early on and signed the Captain to his Straight Records. Zappa produced the seminal double-album Trout Mask Replica in 1969, which landed the number 58 slot on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the 500 Best Albums of All-Time.

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Cover Wars: It Makes No Difference

Written by guitarist Robbie Robertson and sung by bassist Rick Danko, It Makes No Difference was first released in 1975 on Northern Lights-Southern Cross, the first real studio record from The Band in four years. An incredible tale of heartbreak, the track clocks in over six and a half minutes, one of the longest in The Band’s catalog (Acadian Driftwood, also on Northern Lights-Southern Cross is almost seven minutes long).

Cover Wars

The Contestants:

Dave Katz & Ed McGee of Ekoostik Hookah lead us off this week with a tight duo version featuring acoustic guitar and piano. Source: 5-8-2002


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Pullin’ ‘Tubes: RIP King Solomon

Yesterday the world lost soul legend Solomon Burke, who died at the age of 70 shortly after arriving at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, where he was scheduled to play a concert.

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Friday Mix Tape: Do You Have Soul?

It’s a gloomy, rainy day here in New York City, a trend that is supposed to continue on through the rest of the weekend. In this kind of weather I

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