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How do you make a Christmas album without succumbing to formula? "Put a little Outkast to it," the soul singer says.

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In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.

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If we're being honest, there was no consensus in R&B this year. Too many things happened, and we missed some ground-hugging gems, even a couple made by legends. These are ten of those.

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The singer and guitarist revisits "Hi-Fi," from his much-loved breakthrough album, Transistor Radio.

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John Schneider and Tom Wopat, the good old boys from The Dukes of Hazzard, have recorded a Christmas album. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with them about nurturing a creative partnership offscreen.

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