The good ol' Grateful Dead have finally been added to Rhapsody! Deadheads rejoice! It's not everything, they're starting with the pre-1973 catalogue, but you get your fix of some classic albums, like Europe '72, American Beauty, Aoxomoxoa, Skull and Roses, and Workingman's Dead. If you want a taster, click here for a sampler GD playlist. - TK

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I've been in a huge Pixies mode ever since the announcement of their reunion and all the hype about the band, I saw them at Coachella and Austin City Limits this year, they're the real deal, if you get a chance to see them, please do (although their upcoming tour is sold out in most if not all markets). They transformed Alternative rock by their use of the "Quiet verse -> LOUD chorus". Nirvana made the approach common the same year that Pixies broke up. Anyways, this is a good mix to get you into their music if you're not familiar. I'm sure you've heard some of the songs in movies before and from their records, Death to the Pixies, Surfer Rosa and Trompe Le Monde. - G$

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I am FREAKING OUT. Go directly here for the mindblowing Rose Hill Drive live at the Fox Theater in Boulder in... no, it's not 1973... IT'S 2004! This music is being made live NOW in OUR lifetime!!!! Long live rock and roll - it's here to stay!!!!!!!! - superdee

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The new Jam Rock Playlist for October 2004 is now up and streaming. Featuring new exclusive tracks by New Monsoon, Rose Hill Drive, Addison Groove Project, The Slip, & Steve Kimock Band,, as well as album tracks by Trey Anastasio, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee, Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers Band, Keller Williams, and Bockman's Euphio, it's got something for every jam lover. Get it in your ear!

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Epistrophy-Thelonious Monk-The Columbia Years(1962-1968)
On Top-The Killers-Hot Fuss
Respect Yourself-The Staple Singers-The Best Soul Album In The World...Ever!
Latin Go Ska(Pachito Eche)-The Skatalites-Guns of Navarone: The Best Of
Memories Can't Wait-Talking Heads-Sand in the Vaseline, Popular Favorites: 1976-1992
In Violation of Yes-Umphrey's McGee-05.14.2003-Oasis One-Sixty-Chicago Heights, Illinois
Meet Me In The Morning-Bob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'-Hank Williams-The Complete Hank Williams
Open the Door-Otis Redding-The Dock of the Bay
Can't Hold Out-Leftover Salmon-03.26.2001-The Canopy Club-Urbana, Illinois
Shine On You Crazy Diamond-Pink Floyd-Pulse
Moses Smote The Water-John Lee Hooker-Jack O' Diamonds:1949 Recordings

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Gov't Mule - Deja Voodoo was just released by ATO Records. The good ol' boys in Gov't Mule still crank up the southern-steeped boogie rock like it was 1972. Not that this roots-ripping rocker is a total throwback to the Allmans -- the more poignant lyrics do celebrate the here and now -- but it's just good to know that there's still a band keeping the bellbottom blues alive and kicking. - Eric S.

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Hoe Down-Aaron Copland-Listen, Learn, And Grow:Around the World
Spanish Eyes-Al DiMeola-This is Jazz #31
El Machete-Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra-Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1
Mr. Blue Sky-Electric Light Orchestra-Strange Magic:The Best of ELO
Beware My Ethnic Heart-Garaj Mahal-03.01.2002-Winston's-San Diego, California
Alone Together-Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey-Slow Breath, Silent Mind
Disco-Leo Kottke/Mike Gordon-Clone
Gravity Rides Everything-Modest Mouse-The Moon & Antartica
Steam Engine-My Morning Jacket-It Still Moves
Crowd Control-Phish-Undermind
I Believe To My Soul-Ray Charles-The Birth of Soul(1952-1959)
Sassy & Dolphy-Roswell Rudd-Broad Strokes
Clementine-The Slip-12.30.2002-Paradise Rock Club-Boston, Massachusetts
Poncho and Lefty-Willie Nelson-Super Hits

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Up and coming San Francisco jam-rockers ALO(short for Animal Liberation Orchestra) are now live and kicking in JamBaseRhapsody. Check out their soulful show from the Great American Music Hall in SF on 6.4.04 or last year's show at the High Sierra Music Festival on 7.6.03. Dig in!

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From the little man from EB with the big big taste of the world, comes his new playlist, culling the downtempo grooves of Theivery Corporation, K&D and Boozoo Bajou mixed in with the alt-rock of Luna, Ben Harper and Flaming Lips, to the jazzy stylings of Herbie Hancock, Abe Duque and Kid Loco, you should check it.

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End Of The World Party (Just In Case) is the new Blue Note album from Medeski Martin and Wood. On this, their tenth album, MMW team up with the production guru behind the Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique and Beck's Odelay, and craft a darkly entertaining acid jazz album.

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Check out Andrew W's September 2004 playlist, it's hot!

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80's Rock & Amp is a sweet gathering of all your favorite hair bands. From Poison to G & R to Bon Jovi, you just can't go wrong. Click here to be taken down to the Paradise City. -Abby W

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Revisiting the past, here's a mix that Andy made for Ted back in the day.

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Abby's Playlist is two years old yet still very listenable. If you're looking for a mix of fun & jammyness, click it and listen.

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URB's Jaco Pastorius Mix, famous for being the first playlist ever shared with Rhapsody, back when .rpl files were all the rage, has now been updated with some new tracks. Enjoy.

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Ultimate Yes is a brand new 2004-era Yes EP featuring five mostly acoustic jams, including a jazzed-up version of "Roundabout." Hardcore fans will be thrilled, but what everyone needs to hear is the awesome interpretation of Dvorak's "New World Symphony" -- a sludgy, super-heavy piece that proves Yes are still very much on their game. If you like Yes, definitely read Dennis Cook's great JamBase Interview with Jon Anderson. It's long, so stream the YesYears box set while you read. Love that version of "Every Little Thing". Enjoy.

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Do you like funny left-wing humor? Rhapsody just got an exclusive on Al Franken's
O'Franken Factor Factor: The Very Best of the O'Franken Factor. The guy who played Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live and wrote the book Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them rips Republicans a new one with this album of hilariously crafted political satire. Fake interviews, song parodies and audio sketches are sidesplitting (if you believe the President is a liar). - Eric S.

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with help from Michelle
Hammock Soliloquy-John Scofield Trio-EnRoute
Satin Doll-Stephane Grappelli-Live
Don't Step On The Grass, Sam-Steppenwolf-Steppenwolf The Second
Into the Mystic-Van Morrison-Moondance
Calypso-Robert Randolph and the Family Band-Unclassified
Section 17(Suitcase Calling)-The Polyphonic Spree-Together We're Heavy
Sunset Soon Forgotten-Iron and Wine-Our Endless Numbered Days
In A Daydream-Freddy Jones Band-A Mile High Live
Tow The Line-Nick Drake-Made To Love Magic
C. Brown-Widespread Panic-Live in the Classic City
The Joker-Steve Miller Band-Greatest Hits 1974-1978
Sideshow Blues-Todd Snider-Near Truths And Hotel Rooms
Armenia City In The Sky-The Who-The Who Sell Out
Flute Down-Karl Denson-Dance Lesson #2
Georgia on my Mind-Dave Brubeck-Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective

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In obvious homage to the queen of JamBase, Ben Folds has released a new album simply called Super D. In other good news, the first Ben Folds Five album is available on Rhapsody. If you like, listen to both albums in a row by clicking here. ~:-)~

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