New York Playlist x 100


March 27, 2014 by admin

In the latest issue of New York, Jody Rosen creates a New York-themed playlist, running from 1928 to 2014 (from Sophie Tucker to Angel Haze). “I focused on songs about New York, and about archetypal New York folkways and experiences, and I aimed for a nice blend: iconic New York anthems and obscure ones, legendary artists and little-known ones, old songs and songs recent enough to name-drop Kinkos and ‘some kid from F.I.T.'”

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3 thoughts on “New York Playlist x 100

  1. Don Allred says:

    Speaking of New Yorrrk: expanded edition of Nile Rodgers’ latest dispatch, re child of Beat Gen- to-Heavenly Breakfast Village; thence to post-Woodstock rocking, chitlin circuit, Studio 54 and the rest (I gotta get his book too)

  2. Frank Kogan says:

    If they were really up-to-date they’d have name-dropped FedEx Office.

  3. Phil says:

    No “New York City,” Scott—I thought the Demics were huge in New York. Very slight preference for “Rock and Roll” over “I’m Waiting for the Man,” although the former just mentions a New York station and the latter contains specific geography. Definitely like “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” (“Well, New York City really has it all”) more than “Rockaway Beach,” but same distinction.

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