The Roots Music Report's
Top Roots Rock Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

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The Nashville Sound
by: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Label: Sotheastern
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Prick of the Litter
by: Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men

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Label: Hot Shot
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Blue & Lonesome
by: The Rolling Stones

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Label: Universal
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Duende
by: The Band of Heathens

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Label: BOH
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Belle of the West
by: Samantha Fish

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Label: Ruf
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Black Irish
by: Shannon McNally

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Label: Compass
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Revolution Come...Revolution Go
by: Gov't Mule

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Label: Concord
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I Got Your Medicine
by: Shinyribs

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Label: Mustard Lid
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Lay It on Down
by: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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Label: Concord
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Restless
by: David Luning

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Label: Blue Rose Music
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Pretty Little Troubles
by: Malcolm Holcombe

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Label: Gypsy Eyes
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Songs of Bob Dylan
by: Joan Osborne

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Label: Womanly Hips
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The Best of Paul Thorn
by: Paul Thorn

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Label: Perpetual Obscurity
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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
by: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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Label: Fantasy
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What if
by: The Jerry Douglas Band

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Label: Rounder
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Peach
by: Larkin Poe

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Label: Tricki-Woo
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Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine Show
by: Great American Taxi

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Label: Self-Release
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A Cure for Loneliness
by: Peter Wolf

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Label: Concord
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Savage on the Downhill
by: Amber Cross

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Transient Lullaby
by: The Mastersons

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Label: Red House
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Long Hot Summer Days
by: Jim Byrnes

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Label: Black Hen Music
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Purgatory
by: Tyler Childers

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Label: Hickman Holler
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This Sweet Old World
by: Lucinda Williams

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Burn Something Beautiful
by: Alejandro Escovedo

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Label: Concord
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Forever and then Some
by: Lillie Mae

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Label: Third Man
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Best of Old Crow Medicine Show
by: Old Crow Medicine Show

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Label: Nettwerk
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2
by: Mudcrutch

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Label: Reprise
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True Sadness
by: The Avett Brothers

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Label: Republic
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Run Skeleton Run
by: David Childers

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Label: Ramseur
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Peace Trail
by: Neil Young

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Label: Reprise
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The Modern Lives, Vol. 1
by: Jackie Greene

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Label: Blue Rose Music
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Road Less Traveled
by: Sara Petite

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Label: Self-Release
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Love and Hate
by: Michael Kiwanuka

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Label: Self-Release
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Dragonfly
by: Kasey Chambers

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Label: Essence Group
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Red Arrow
by: Christian Lopez Band

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Label: Blaster
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Ladies Auxiliary
by: Scott Miller

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Label: F.A.Y.
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Dust to Gold
by: Cris Jacobs

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Label: American Showplase
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Men Amongst Mountains
by: The Revivalists

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Label: Wind Up
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Just Like Medicine
by: A.J. Croce

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Label: Compass
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Didn't It Rain
by: Amy Helm

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Label: eOne
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Dig in Deep
by: Bonnie Raitt

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Label: Redwing
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Felony Blues
by: Jaime Wyatt

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Label: Forty Below
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Postcard Town
by: The Two Tracks

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Label: Self-Release
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High-Dollar Gospel
by: Eli Cook

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Label: C.R. 8
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Don't Try to Fight It
by: David Olney

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Label: Red Parlor
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Wildflower Blues
by: Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

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Label: Cinquefoil
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Country Hustle
by: Jeb Loy Nichols

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Label: City Country City
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This Tall to Ride
by: Robyn Ludwick

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Label: Self-Release
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Like an Arrow
by: Blackberry Smoke

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Label: 3 Legged
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Let the Good Times Roll
by: JD McPherson

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Label: Rounder Records
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Colter Wall
by: Colter Wall

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Colvin & Earle
by: Colvin & Earle

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Label: Concord
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Thirteen
by: BoDeans

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Label: Shy Dog Music
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The Very Last Day
by: Parker Millsap

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Label: Okrahoma
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A Face Like Mine
by: Peter Bradley Adams

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Label: Tone Tree Music
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Songs of a Renegade
by: Greg Sover

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Label: Self-Release
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Lorene
by: Left Arm Tan

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Label: Left Arm Tan
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In Times Like These
by: Rev. Sekou

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Label: Zent
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Odyssey
by: The Accidentals

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Label: Sony
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I Hold Gravity
by: Gerry Spehar

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Label: Self-Release
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Live at Red Rocks
by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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Label: Concord
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The Warm Covers
by: JD McPherson

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Label: Concord
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The Marcus King Band
by: The Marcus King Band

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Label: Concord
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Call It What It is
by: Ben Harper

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Label: Concord
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Gates of Gold
by: Los Lobos

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Label: SLG
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Sidelong
by: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

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Label: Bloodshot
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Psychotic Melancholia
by: Hayley Thompson-King

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Label: Hard To Kill
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War Surplus
by: Becky Warren

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Label: Self Release
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Capacity
by: Big Thief

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Label: Saddle Creek
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New World Arisin'
by: Big Head Todd & The Monsters

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Label: Big
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We're All in This Together
by: The Hard Working Americans

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Label: Melvin
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A Kind Revolution
by: Paul Weller

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Label: Warner Bros
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Introducing Karl Blau
by: Karl Blau

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Label: Bella Union
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Roll with It
by: The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

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Label: Self-Release
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14 Steps to Harlem
by: Garland Jeffreys

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Label: Luna Park
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Pile Driver
by: The Suitcase Junket

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Label: Signature Sounds       
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Wade Waist Deep
by: Thomas Wynn & the Believers

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Label: Mascot
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Live at Hillbilly Haiku
by: Jefferson Ross

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Label: Deep Fried Discs
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Devil Music
by: Randall Bramblett

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Label: New West
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No Wolves
by: Eric Morrison & The Mysteries

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Label: Self-Release
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Dirty Wonder
by: K. Phillips

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Label: Rock Ridge
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Last of the Old Dogs
by: Tim Flannery

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Label: Whalebone
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83
Peaceful Easy Feeling: the Songs of Jack Tempchin
by: Jack Tempchin

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Label: Blue Elan
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Any Way, Shape or Form
by: Ben Miller Band

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Label: New West
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85
The Head and Heart
by: David Starr

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Label: Cedar Edge
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Paradise
by: The Wood Brothers

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Label: Honey Jar
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Halo
by: Juana Molina

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Label: Crammed Discs
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Gasoline
by: Dale Boyle

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Label: Self-Release
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Gin and Rosewater
by: Chuck McDermott

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Boy Crazy and Single(s)
by: Lydia Loveless

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Label: Bloodshot
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Tumbleweed
by: Big Something

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Label: Middle of Nowhere
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Acoustic Classics II
by: Richard Thompson

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Label: Beeswing
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Passion
by: Buzz Cason

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Label: ArenA Recordings
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Barefoot in the Head
by: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

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Label: Silver Arrow
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Versatile
by: Van Morrison

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Label: Sony
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Any Way You Love We Know How You Feel
by: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

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Label: Silver Arrow Records
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Back to Birth
by: Jackie Greene

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Label: Yep Roc
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The Cross Eyed Sessions
by: Don Pedigo

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Label: Work With Me
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St. Mojo
by: Sweet Spirit

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Label: Nine Mile
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Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia
by: Various Artists

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