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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 1


I’m pleased to announce that I have the first MP3 playlists up online to accompany/augment All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music From The Streets Of New York 1927-77. In fact, for the first chapter, I’ve uploaded two playlists: the first, Harlem Strut, sets the scene with examples of the music that could be heard in Harlem in 1927, at the start of the book; the second, Mario Gets Dizzy, follows the progress of that first chapter, as Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie find their feet in New York City through the 1930s and into the early 1940s.


View 1) Mario Gets Dizzy In New York in a larger map

The appendix also includes a Google map of Harlem to accompany that first chapter,and a YouTube video of “The Peanut Vendor.” I’ll put up more YouTube videos along the way, and hopefully upload a new Chapter Appendix every week. So look for Chapter 2 next week. In the meantime, Chapter 1 can be found here.

A reminder that I’ll be on WKZE around 9am Thursday October 22, 98.1 on the dial for those in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires, WKZE.com for those who want to listen online.

The All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music From The Streets Of New York 1927-77 home page is here.



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  1. 20 January, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Tony,

    I just started digging into your book last night. Fantastic that you’re taking the approach that you are – really excited.

    Noticed your reference in the intro to this site and the notion of playlists. I’d love to see full-length playlists on 8tracks (I’m the founder), a online radio network that allows people to create and share an online “mixtape” of sorts.

    Though there’s a few rules here (listener only tunes in “like radio”, meaning they can’t stream songs on demand), this seems like an ideal way to offer these.

    I’d be happy to do a series of announcements (maybe one playlist/chapter per week) on our tumblr and twitter accounts to help get the word out and some attention amongst our ardent music-loving DJs and listeners.

    Here’s an example of what I have in mind (from top NYC VC/blogger Fred Wilson): http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/12/t.html

    Congrats on a great book!

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