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We like it like that: the songs that defined New York City's boogaloo craze. The Latin soul craze that hit New York 50 years ago only lasted a few years, but its effects still linger – Oliver Wang takes a look at the defining songs of the scene.

The Joneses - Pill Box

Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia‘s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum,0,1329805.story

Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls'

King Loses Crown: "My Revenge"

The song, called "Prisencolinensinainciusol," was written to mimic the way English sounds to non-English speakers.

The Deep Roots of an Italian Song That Sounds Like English—But Is Just Nonsense @atlasobscura

Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol

I Dream of Wires, an upcoming documentary about modular synthesizers, celebrates analog hardware in all its wild, messy glory. More than 100 prominent musicians, including Trent Reznor, cEvin Key, Gary Numan, Carl Craig and Morton Subotnick are in the process of being interviewed for the ambitious feature-length film, which is set to be finished in the fall.

12 Hangover Songs to Kick Off 2012.

Richard Grayson is a famous composer and pianist who is known for his ability to improvise any melody and play it any style, or tempo. Forgive me music geeks as I may be mistaken so feel free to correct me here, but here are his improvisations on the Imperial March and the Star Wars theme song in a Baroque Gavotte, similar to the style of Beethoven.

All Tomorrow’s Parties Planner: Best Indie Bands.

Disco Demolition Night, 1979,0,1105299.photogallery?index=chi-disco-7-090708-photo

Virtual Keyboard

The 39 most memorable pop music moments of 2008.

Sure, grunge is dead. But as the faithful Web listeners of KEXP know, the city that gave us Nirvana and Pearl Jam moved onto newer sounds long ago, with acts like Band of Horses and other Sub Pop Records performers. The top spot for live music, the Crocodile cafe, shut its doors last year but is scheduled to reopen in 2009. Until then, get your head-bobbing, sweaty-mob fix at Neumos (925 East Pike Street, 206-709-9442;, a Capitol Hill institution.

Convert LPs Into MP3s

Afghan Whigs


Planet claire

Rock Lobster

The Bad Plus

We test our powers of Observation

Anthem For the Earnest

Dirty Blonde

heart of gold

Smells Like Teen Spirits


The Bangles

Walk Like An Egyptian

Gato Barbieri

last tango in paris

Danny Barnes

BAD LIVERS "Crow Black Chicken" at The Saxon Pub, Austin, Tx. February 11, 1991

Bang a Gong (Get It On)

Get Them Pretty Girls (Danny Barnes)

Pizza Box

Danny Barnes On Mountain Stage.

Freelance Whales, Danny Barnes In Concert

Lou Ann Barton

sugar coated love

Be Your Own Pet

The Kelly Affair

Beach Boys

Pet Sounds Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

Beat Farmers

Los Beatniks

Tampico Twist 1962




Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry & John Lennon / Johnny B Good


Original songs that Blondie covered

Devo with Blondie Singing "Come Back Jonee"


SNL season 6 episode 10

Come back Johnee 20:20

Debbie Harry on "Kids Are People Too" U.S. TV 1980 (Blondie)

Heart Of Glass", live on "The Midnight Special", 1976.

Hanging On The Telephone (Orignal Video)

Love TKO / Come Back Jonee

Booker T and the MGs

Green Onions, Live in Oslo, Norway 4/7/67

Bowery Electric


Bow Wow Wow

I Want Candy

Bright Eyes

When The President Talks To God.

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band. Nikorette, Sausalito, Get Well Cards, Slowly, Moab, Ten Women, Danny Callahan, I Got A Reason No. 1, Cape Canaveral, Spoiled, I Got A Reason No. 2, NYC, Souled Out, Milk Thistle, Air Mattress, Sundown, Corina Corina, Hospital, Breezy

At The Bottom Of Everything

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has been called the voice of his generation. Now 24, he's been writing and recording an introspective blend of new-folk and electronica since he was 14. He also helped start Saddle-Creek records out of Omaha, a fiercely independent label that's quickly becoming a major distributor of experimental and progressive rock.

Conor Oberst: When Love Turns Sour

Turn around, Bright Eyes. Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst was my guilty pleasure for years. But now that he has changed from angsty teen to Johnny Cash wannabe, why can't I enjoy his music?


Four Winds

The Blues Brothers

Bob's Country Bunker

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Take Five.

Roy Budd

"Get Carter" Theme

The Sandbaggers Theme Song

Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville live

Las Cafeteras

"La Bamba Rebelde" Music Video

Los Campesinos

We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives

Vanessa Carlton

paint it black

Jim Carroll Band


Day & Night

People Who Died

Jim Carroll, Poet and Punk Rocker Who Wrote ‘The Basketball Diaries’, Dies at 60

Johnny Cash

Riding the Rails train

City of New Orleans. train

Big River


Don't come crying to me

Don't Push Me

Circle Jerks

When The Shit Hits The Fan Dec. 17 1985

The Clash

I Fought The Law

Should I stay or should I go

Joe King Carrasco

Party Weekend

Tell Me

96 Tears


Citizen 23

American Neutron (1980)

Janie Got a Blackeye

Twilight Zone by Citizen 23

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? -

Proud Mary

Nat King Cole

It's Only a Paper Moon

Sam Cooke

Wonderful World

Jonathan Coulton


Elvis Costello

'Sesame Street's' latest victim: Elvis Costello

The Creepy Creeps

The Creepy Creeps as SHEEVO

Biffins Bridge

Dead Kennedys

Sinatra’s bastard son covers "California Über Alles" by The Dead Kennedys - while getting dressed.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (full cd) via @YouTube

Dog Bite (lost session tapes)


Holiday In Cambodia


The Dead Trees

Head Trauma


Devo with Blondie Singing "Come Back Jonee"

Cats listening to Something for Everybody

With new album, Devo looks beyond its devoted following. 'Something for Everybody' is the band's first new album in 20 years.,0,253068.story

The precise principles that guide the theory of devolution are as slurred and distorted as the music of Devo. What is known is that man has devolved. Technology has reduced us to nothing. That was the 1970s-1980s speaking – perhaps the Internet has devolved humans into mindless beings? Who knows? What has become of Devo since "Whip It" and the subsequent demise of mankind? Devo founder, Jerry Casale, is now a commercial making mad man. He is the man behind the Dick commercials for Miller Lite. "We did the best thing that we could do for a bad beer, which was not concentrate on the beer. Not make any claims that the beer tasted good." The Vermont review talked to Jerry Casale, who was in San Francisco doing post -production for a Tang commercial that he was working on.

Because they appeared on the geektastic 1980s sitcom Square Pegs playing Muffy Tepperman's bat mitzvah.

gut feeling (slap your mammy)

Come Back Jonee


Dick Dale

with Stevie Ray Vaughan Pipeline

Pat Dinizio

live at Vintage Vinyl for Buddy Holly tribute



Dire Straits

Money for nothing (1984)

dixe chicks

Not Ready to Make Nice (Grammys 2007)

Not Ready to Make Nice


Mellow Yellow


Ray Manzarek - Riders on The Storm

The Doors Sing "Reading Rainbow" Theme (Jimmy Fallon)


Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash :: 1969 Sessions

All I Have To Do Is Dream

The Times They Are A Changin'

all along the watchtower


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995

The Eliminators



Dawn Patrol


Heartbreak Hotel

Steve Earle

Rich Man's War

Everly Brothers

All I have to do is dream

Four Seasons

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons- Walk Like A Man

The Four Tops

It's The Same Old Song

Flogging Molly


The Flying Lizards

Money (Live)



CLAUDE FRANCOIS en italien (Mais quand le matin) 1968

The Gaslight Anthem

"Great Expectations"

Bobbie Gentry

Ode To Billie Joe

Jimmy Giuffre

The train and the river

Jazz Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre: A Look Back



Benny Goodman Orchestra

Sing Sing Sing from Hollywood Hotel

green day

"Stray Heart" (Official Video)

Johnny B . Goode

Marty McFly with the Starlighters "Johnny B. Goode"

I Fought The Law

Jesus Of Suburbia

Foxboro Hot Tubs

Mother Mary


no friend of mine


Merle Haggard: the country music legend's 10 greatest hits. The inventive singer-songwriter was one of the most resonant figures in country music for almost half a century. We look back on some of his best work.

Okie From Muskogee

Richard Hell and the Voidoids


Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix on The Dick Cavett Show 1969

The guitar icon died 40 years ago Saturday. From his Rolling Stones introduction to his anthemic Star-Spangled Banner to his BBC shred-fest, watch seven highlights from his career.

Hendrix plays National Anthem.

Purple Haze

Like A Rolling Stone

Johnny B. Goode

Arve Henriksen




Stay Positive

Buddy Holly

First Listen: 'Rave On Buddy Holly' Hear Covers By Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, The Black Keys, Cee Lo And More.

Not Fade Away

contract negotiations

Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray Dance Party 12/29/57 Peggy Sue

The Lost Promise Of Buddy Holly.

Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly & The Crickets

Buddy Holly And The Crickets - That'll Be The Day (1957)

words of love, Paul McCartney

Lonesome Tears by Buddy Holly

Rock around with Ollie Vee


Rolling Stones - Not fade away 1964

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker: 10 of the best from the blues legend

Ida Maria

Oh My God

I Like You So Much Better When Youre Naked Video

Jazz on NPR

West Coast Cool: The Jazz Sound Of '50s California

Top Five Neglected Jazz Masterpieces

Build A Better Workplace With Headphone Jazz

Billy Joel

Piano Man

You May Be Right

Joan Jett

Love Hurts



Janis Joplin

Tom Jones and Janis Joplin - Raise your hand (1969)

Janis Joplin - Little Girl Blue (This is Tom Jones, 1969)

Summertime (Live Gröna Lund 1969)

Piece Of My Heart

Andy Kaufman

Elvis impersonation (1979 Johnny Cash show)



The kinks

You really got me Going

Diana Krall

Crazy, with Elvis Costello & Willie Nelson

The Look of Love

Sleepy LaBeef

Rock & Roll Ruby

Langhorne Slim

Tom Lehrer

The Folk Song Army

The Tom Lehrer wisdom channel

Jerry Lee Lewis

Great Balls Of Fire 1957


Louie Louie - 1963 - 45 RPM

Little Eva


Sylvie Vartan - Le Locomotion (live 1962)

locomotion - carole king

Los Lobos

Los Lobos looks back at the transformative 'Kiko' Back in 1992, the East L.A. band didn't realize the influence its album would have on the pop music scene, but 20 years later its sound still rings true.,0,7129742.story?page=1

Kiko And The Lavender Moon

One Time, One Night

La Bamba

Courtney Love

Lonnie Mack



Echo Beach

Janis Martin

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney + Dave Grohl and friends - "Cut Me Some Slack" (Jam)

Electric Arguments

Barry McGuire

Barry McGuire performs "Eve of Destruction" live on Spicks & Specks.

The Pogues - Eve of Destruction

Eve of Destruction

this is a really good cover

Eve of Destruction by P.F. Sloan

Roger McGuinn

Easy Rider (1969) - Ending sequence

Bob Dylan: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Ballad of Easy Rider

John Mellencamp

cCain is using two John Mellencamp songs at his rallies, "Our Country" and "Pink Houses." Mellencamp has asked McCain to stop, having never given permission. In other words, they violated Mellencamp's intellectual property. More stupid, the songs are critical and ironic concerning Republican ideals.

Our Country

Pink Houses

Joni Mitchell

big yellow taxi in concert 1970


The M & M's

The M & M's featured Marci Marks, Paul Collins' girlfriend on vocals.The b side "I'm tired" is on the Bomp compilation "The Roots of Powerpop" and "Knock Knock Knock" is an extra track unreleased elsewhere & included only on the german Line Records ep.


Listen To Your Love

The Monkees

The Monkees' impressive new album Good Times

Im A Believer

Marilyn Monroe Songs

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend -

Gary Moore

Rock guitarist Gary Moore dies.

Still Got The Blues

Oh Pretty Woman

Ennio Morricone

The Good, the bad and the ugly

The Good, the bad and the ugly

Maria Muldaur

The Naked And Famous

Young Blood

Willie Nelson

The Highwaymen - Night Life

Pancho and Lefty by Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard...Pancho and Lefty

The City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

The Highwaymen - City Of New Orleans

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty 1993 TV Performance

New Lost City Ramblers


Friend of Kurt Cobain's shares early Nirvana demo tapes

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana Re-Mixed in a Major Key. "Smells Like Teen Sprite" by Nirvirna in a major key and now it sounds like Weezer, Lit, or Goldfinger. You be the judge!

NIRVANAPROJECT ALBUM: TRAILER (Smells Like Teen Spirit Variations)

2CELLOS - Smells Like Teen Spirit [LIVE]

February 20, 1967 It's the birthday of singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain, born in Hoquiam, Washington (1967). Three weeks before his high school graduation, he dropped out, got a job as a janitor, and started playing in local rock bands. He eventually settled on one band, and they saved up $606 dollars to record their first album, Bleach (1989), under the name Nirvana. People liked it, and the group signed to a major label for their next album, Nevermind (1991), which has sold more than 26 million copies. Kurt Cobain became a celebrity, which he hated. He became addicted to heroin, and in 1994, he committed suicide at his home in Seattle.

Tori Amos - Smells like teen spirit

smells like teen spirit

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ownage

Now Now

Now, Now - Oh. Hi. (Nervous Energies session)

Now, Now - Neighbors (Nervous Energies session)

Judith Owen

Christmas with the Devil

Les Paul

Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll, dies at 94. The virtuoso picker influenced a generation of guitarists and had a series of hits in the '50s with wife Mary Ford. He invented an early solid-body electric guitar and pioneered new recording methods.,0,6971065.story

Art Pepper

Art Pepper's 'Straight Life' Goes Straight to YouTube. All Things Considered, November 20, 2007.

Laurie Pepper, Wife of Late Saxophonist Art Pepper, Fresh Air from WHYY, June 15, 2001.

Katy Perry

Sesame Street's Cleavage Problem

Peter, Paul and Mary

Puff the Magic Dragon - 45RPM

Tom Petty

and the heartbreakers - I wont back down

The Plimsouls

A Million Miles Away


2007 Superbowl

Prince, Icon honoree, performs LIVE at the Billboard Music Awards 2013

Little Red Corvette

When You Were Mine

The Proclaimers

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Professor Longhair


Protest Songs

Tony Babino - L'Internationale

A Man Can Only Stay Silent So Long


“Freeware” compilation of LA Post-Punk and Indie-Wave music, 1977-1987

1970s California punk videos.

Weirdos - Happy People.

The Anti-Britney: San Diego Punk Rockers From the '80s




Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot - Straight Outta Vagina (feat. Desi Mo & Leikeli47)

Pussy Riot - CHAIKA


Ludus - My Cherry is in Sherry

Pussy Riot - Putin has pissed himself

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (AP) -- Two jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both described as a Kremlin public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty last week in a move largely viewed as the Kremlin's attempt to soothe criticism of Russia's human rights record ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

Pussy Riot gig at Christ the Savior Cathedral (original video)

Группа Pussy Riot жжет путинский гламур

Pussy Riot на Красной площади песня Путин зассал

Question Mark The Mysterians

96 Tears

The Raconteurs

Steady, As She Goes


'They wanted to be as big as the Beatles': revisiting the Ramones' legacy. A new exhibition in Queens celebrates the history of a band that left an indelible mark on modern rock and New York City.

If you were stranded on a dessert island and could only have one album CD which Ramones CD would it be?

Something To Believe In

The Ramones live at New York City's Palladium, January 7, 1978

Have you ever seen the rain

Any Way You Want It (NYC, 1996)

Dave Clark Five - Anyway You Want It

I Wanna Be Sedated.

What a Wonderful World

shebang - sheena is a punkrocker

lou reed

walk on the wild side ~

Regina Spektor

Dance Anthem of the 80's


It's The End Of The World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine...)

Jeannie C. Riley

Mini-skirted minx country singer

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Johnny Rivers

Secret Agent Man

P. F. Sloan : Secret Agent Man

Josie Cotton - Secret Agent Man [what a SEXY Voice~!!]

DEVO - secret agent man

The Rolling Stones

Not Fade Away.

Time Is On My Side-1964 The Rolling Stones-Time Is On My Side-1964

Paint it black

The Romantics

What I Like About You

Talking In Your Sleep


The Saturdays

Just Can't Get Enough

Pete Seeger

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

Byrds - "Turn Turn Turn"

Judy Collins - Turn Turn Turn

Sex Pistols

Anarchy in the UK (Studio Version)

My Way

Sleigh Bells

Infinity Guitars

Soft Cell

Tainted Love

Jason & the Scorchers

19th Nervous Breakdown

19th Nervous Breakdown

Broken Whiskey Glass

Spinal Tap

On the Road, Without Wigs and Spandex.


Hell Hole

big bottom, live earth

Big Bottom

Christmas with the Devil

Bruce Springsteen

Born To Run (acoustic)


Volt Tour of Norway 1967

Los Straightjackets

the world famous pontani sisters by micropunta

World Famous Pontani Sisters w/ Los Straitjackets & KG


The Surfaris

Powow at Secret Cove

Wipe Out

Tarheel Slim

Number 9 Train.

Texas Tornados


George Thorogood

George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Rock n roll christmas

Bad To The Bone

One Bourbon, one Scotch, one Beer

johnny thunders and the heartbreakers

let go


Bang a Gong (Get It On) by T.Rex

Allen Toussaint

Southern Nights

Ike Turner

Rocket 88 (Original Version) - Jackie Brenston -

Ike Turner's costumes, jewelry must be turned over

Ike Turner died of cocaine overdose

Tina Turner

We Don't Need Another Hero

Ike & Tina Turner Perform 'Proud Mary'

We Don't Need Another Hero

Proud Mary 2005

The Turtles

It Ain't me Babe on Hollywood a Go Go

Happy together

funny story


Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro.

Gus and Fin Rock n Roll Radio Ukulele Show, BLITZKRIEG BOP

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Ukulele Orchestra of GB

Orange blossom


Here comes the summer

The Vaccines

Post Break-Up Sex

Valley Girl

The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away

2. Johnny, Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton Listen

3. Eyes of a Stranger - Payola

4. Angst in My Pants - Sparks Listen 5. Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work Listen 6. Everywhere at Once - The Plimsouls Listen 7. I La La La Love You - Pat Travers Listen 8. He Could Be the One - Josie Cotton Listen 9. Love My Way - The Psychedelic Furs Listen 10. Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) - The Flirts Listen 11. Fanatic - Felony Listen 12. She Talks in Stereo - Figures, Gary Myrick & The Figures Listen 13. Oldest Story in the World - The Plimsouls Listen 14. School Is In - Josie Cotton Listen

15. I Melt with You - Modern

1. Girls Like Me - Bonnie Hayes, Wild Combo

2. Eaten by the Monster of Love - Sparks Listen 3. Mickey - Toni Basil Listen 4. Zero Hour [Original Version] - The Plimsouls Listen 5. He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' - Bananarama Listen 6. In the Name of Love - Thompson Twins Listen 7. Earthquake Song - Little Girls Listen 8. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club Listen 9. Cool Places - Sparks, Jane Wiedlin Listen 10. Town Called Malice - The Jam Listen 11. I Eat Canniballs - Toto Coelo Listen 12. Time to Win - Figures, Gary Myrick Listen 13. Voo Doo - Rachel Sweet Listen 14. Marina Men - Valley Girls Listen 15. Pocket Pool - Killer Pussy Listen 16. Shelly's Boyfriend - Bonnie Hayes, Wild Combo Listen



The Vapors

Turning Japanese, Kirsten Dunst cover.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV & Lonnie Mack - Double Whammy

pride and joy

with Dick Dale Pipeline

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

The Velvet Underground

"Sister Ray"

The Ventures

Bob Bogle dies at 75; co-founded rock band the Ventures. The influential band's hits included 'Walk, Don't Run' and the theme from 'Hawaii Five-O.',0,4769304.story

The Waitresses

Christmas Wrapping


The Donnas - Christmas Wrapping

Wanda Jackson

mean mean man

Let's Have A Party

Jack White


SXSW not fade away

Jack White

15 of Jack White's Biggest Influences

Wayfaring Stranger (Live)

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Two Against One - starring Jack White

white stripes

7 Nation Army

Blue Orchid

the hardest button to button

The Dead Weather

Hang You From the Heavens

Hank Williams Jr.

New South

Mason Williams

Classical Gas Video Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968


Los Angeles

Devil Doll

Neil Young

Live review: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, CSN, Elton John, Wilco and more pay tribute to Neil Young.

Pearl Jam w/ Sleater Kinney - Rockin' in the Free World (Tampa '03)

Heart Of Gold

Neil Young, Where Politics and Technology Meet


Neil Young and The Bluetones - This Note's For You

Tonight's the Night

CSNY + Springsteen - Teach your children well 1986

CSNY-Suite Judy Blue Eyes

Neil Young: Music Can Actually Save the World, Sort Of

All Along The Watchtower

The Young Knives

“Human Again”

Townes Van Zandt

Pancho & Lefty 1993 TV Performance

Frank Zappa

Zappa Talks Zappa: Frank Zappa a font of memorable quotes; here are some favorites

Frank Zappa's legacy becomes complicated family fight. As Dweezil Zappa brings tribute show to Royal Oak, two sets of Zappa siblings are battling over terms of family trust. Check out this story on

The lore of Southern California permeated Frank Zappa's music and self-image. A list of local place names that appear in the satirical songs of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention group would be long.,0,5055156.story

Spirit of Frank Zappa returns to Baltimore. The rocker's exploits are rooted in L.A., but a twist of fate sends a special statue to his hometown.,0,2551231.story

Frank Zappa Plays The Bicycle on the Steve Allen Show, 1963.

"KingKong" 1968

Forum Musiques

zappa on letterman show 1980's

trouble comming every day

Linnzi Zaorski

Jazz / Lounge