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Music for The New York Times '100 Notable Books': The Roots, The Smiths, Charles Mingus and More

Buzz 15:17PM EDT

Unfortunately, as music writers, we can't dabble too often in the fairer art of writing (ha, ironic) but we can suggest some albums to accompany you as you tackle the titles from the Times' favorites. Below are ten published works and an album to pair it with.READ MORE

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Celebrating 30 Years Since Ringo Starr Debuted on 'Thomas & Friends': Musicans and Animated Shows

Genres 16:16PM EDT

Ringo Starr never got the credit he deserved as a member of The Beatles, always relegated to taking shots from the fans of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He landed the greatest gig of any of them during October of 1984 however: The original narrator for the show Thomas & Friends. Starr would star for three years on the program and profoundly affect thousands of children's lives far more than any Beatles song ever could.READ MORE

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