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All Hopped Up… Chapter 4’s “mix tape” now online


Per the previous post, the people at 8tracks.com are continuing to upload full song “mix tapes” to accompany my new book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Chapter 4 (“The Village To The Left Of New York”) details the birth of an urban folk scene in the 1940s thanks to Woody Guthrie, Josh White and others, the influence of the Almanac Singers and the labels Keynote and Asch. It focuses on how Greenwich Village came to stand so distinct from the rest of the island. The online mix includes the full renditions of almost all the songs I included, in 30-second “preview” form, when I first posted my Music and Maps notes for the chapter. You can read those notes here. And now you can listen along while you do so.

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