In celebration of Richard Rodgers 110th Birthday enjoy this playlist which spans his musical career from "Blue Moon" to "Have You Met Miss Jones?" to "My Favorite Things" from artists ranging from Julie Andrews to Robbie Williams to The Vandals. Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary.
Woody Guthrie wasn't a teacher, but by example he taught many a young musician what a powerful vehicle music can be for social, political, and personal change. Carrying on that tradition, as this playlist shows, are three of Woody's most accomplished "students" -- Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and John Mellencamp.
Americans are obsessed with moving. It is in the end the thing that makes them different from us Europeans. You could fill a hundred playlists with great American songs about wanting to move, having to move, regretting having moved, moving back, dreaming about moving etc etc. This is just one
Southern rock is a subgenre of rock music, and genre of Americana. It developed in the Southern United States from rock and roll, country music, and blues, and is focused generally on electric guitar and vocals
The Big Rumble! (Rock & Roll Radio). This playlist is a collection of my favorite Blues, R&B;, Soul, Country, Doo-Wop, Folk music, Surf/Hot-rod-music & Rockabilly from the late 50s & early 60s.It's a playlist filled with wild, guitar infused tales of horror, hoodlums, homicides, high school, hooch & hot-rods, mixed with some surfboards, sinners and the super sultry Sweet Sixteen, the main themes of juvenile life in the era of Rock & Roll.
The Most Sampled Breakbeats. This is a collection of original songs that have been sampled many times for their amazing breakbeats. You’ll hear the samples in hip hop, pop, jungle, drum and bass, dance and a lot of other modern genres of music, but let’s not forget that they’re all amazing songs in their own right. Proper songs, played by proper musicians!
The Top 500 heavy metal songs of all time. The playlist is collected from Martib Popoff's great book. "The Top 500 heavy metal songs of all time is the end result of massive, WORLDWIDE POLL asking the metal minions to list their favourite heavy metal standards."
A World on Wheels is a compilation of early disco and funk. This would be the soundtrack for anyone skating Venice Beach or Los Angeles in the late 1970's. I did include some early 1980's tracks as I felt they still had the late 70s sound. Please note, I did leave out quite a bit of well know artists because I wanted people to see some of the not so well known bands in this era. This playlist defines what I believe the Los Angeles party scene were listening to at the time. Enjoy.
‘He was like the Miles Davis of the trumpet, the Jimi Hendrix of the guitar, the John Coltrane of the sax,’ reflects Joe Claussell. ‘He was the man of the turntables.’ Legend Larry Levan was one of the most creative and influential DJs in the world. Widely regarded as the man who gave birth to the art of DJing.
Every Billboard no.1 Song from 1958 to present. Here is the definitive (almost) list, in order, of every number one song in the US for each week from January 1958 to the present according to the Billboard Hot 100.
A Soundtrack for Coding. Struggling to find a playlist that's a little chilled, has some funky beats and encourages the 1337 side of you to shine? This one should do the trick. I've designed this playlist especially to keep your coding momentum going until the small hours and beyond. Featuring some Moderat, Orbital, Fluke, along with some tech and garage/drum n bass flavours that are my personal favourites when coding.
The Dawn of Dance. A mega compilation of dance music from the 80's and 90's. Everything from Chicago House to Hip House via Acid House, Italo House and Rave. If anyone has any suggestions of tracks to add please leave a comment below.
Is it possible to truly nail down the 100 greatest dance records? Back in June, the Guardian gave it a go and in our opinion missed much of the point. So we thought we’d throw our hat. We've gone back further, exploring what we believe are the true roots of dance music and we’ve included more from the 1960s and '70s since that was when history was really being made.