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Hump Day Double Play: Beat It

Denny Jaeger – The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II (1981) *Jump to 3:30 for sample Michael Jackson – Beat It (1982)

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Maya Angelou: Run Joe

Poet, author, actress, activist and Civil Rights leader Maya Angelou departs us today at 86.  But be assured that she accomplished pretty much everything a human being possibly could in one lifetime, including recording the album Miss Calypso for Scamp Records

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Liner Noteworthy: Old People Like Jazz

Old people like jazz but they don’t much care for hip hop.  This and other things you already knew in April’s 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll.

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Welcome to the Liner Note

 I remember the thrill of buying a new album when I was a kid.  I couldn’t wait to retreat from the store, tear back the cellophane and slide out the liner notes. What insights awaited me? Who made a guest

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