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01/21/2008 03:09 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dog Ears Deserves To Be Heard: Volume Five

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley left us much too soon, but he is still with us in music and spirit. Time magazine hailed Exodus as the best album of the 20th century. Visit the Bob Marley Foundation, an organization dedicated to giving "much-needed support to a world of people living in poverty." Buy Exodus 30th Anniversary CD/DVD Set.

Buy: Bob Marley Marketplace
Genre: Reggae
Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Song: Exodus
Album: Exodus 30th Anniversary CD/DVD Set
YouTube: Video
Visit: The Bob Marley Foundation

Joanna Newsom
Joanna Newsom is a harpist and a singer/songwriter. Her music speaks with infectious melodies, lyrics and an old soul. Newsom is an artist who is completely and utterly original. She will be performing at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) on February 1st. Download her full album The Milk-Eyed Mender.

Buy: iTunes
Genre: Folk
Artist: Joanna Newsom
Song: Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
Album: The Milk-Eyed Mender
YouTube: Video

Joe Meek
Producer, engineer and composer, Joe Meek was an eccentric inventor of sounds. Born in 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, England, he is best known for producing and writing the No. 1 hit "Telstar" for British pop band The Tornados in 1962. In February 1967, Meek died at the young age of 38 of an apparent suicide. He leaves behind a catalog of groundbreaking, innovative and important work. Get "I Hear A New World."

Buy: Amazon.com
Genre: Experimental
Artist: Joe Meek
Song: I Hear A New World
Album: I Hear A New World
YouTube: Video

Sandbloom
Sandbloom is an artist/songwriter from Southern California whose music features rushes of poetry, soul and R&B. Sandbloom is presently touring in various cities in the U.S. "Viva Los Angeles" is a beautiful listen, download it.

Buy: Sandbloom Store
Genre: R&B
Artist: Sandbloom
Song: Viva Los Angeles
Album: Mad Love Activate
Tour: Schedule

Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters have never stood still. The album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, shows the band's expansion musically. It's ideal when roots in rock graze into cool spaces. Download "Long Road To Ruin."

Buy: Amazon.com
Genre: Rock
Artist: Foo Fighters
Song: Long Road to Ruin
Album: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Producer: Gil Norton

Celia Cruz
The spirit of Celia Cruz continues. Anyone who has spent any time in her aura was privileged. Her musicality and vocals speak to your heart. Raise your glass as we give our children her spirit and songs.

A legend and queen of salsa, she originally studied literature and planned to become a teacher when a cousin entered her in a singing contest and the rest is history.

In 1973, Larry Harlow produced Hommy, a Latin opera. It was an adaption of the rock opera, Tommy, by The Who. Cruz appeared at Carnegie Hall in the role of Gracia Divina. Download "Gracia Divina."

Buy: iTunes
Genre: Afro-Cuban / Salsa
Artist: Celia Cruz
Song: Gracia Divina
Album: A Lady & Her Music