For many years, the search for unknown or forgotten soul singers has dug deeply into music archives. But surprises still turn up. Music critic Milo Miles says this year's best discovery is a West African singer and bandleader named El Rego.
In the two decades since her platinum breakthrough Little Earthquakes, the eight-time Grammy nominee has released 11 more studio albums and turned out hits in a range of genres. Amos' new record, Night of Hunters, features a new voice: her daughter's. Watch and hear a studio performance.
Before the Civil Rights movement, segregated American cities helped give birth to the Chitlin' Circuit, a touring revue that provided employment for hundreds of black musicians. Rock historian Ed Ward profiles two recent books which illuminate the conditions these musicians endured.
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