All Hopped Up and Ready To Go (book)

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John, Joey and Jim – My day in Manhattan

At the risk of exhausting my friends and family with endless self-promotion, I’d like to invite everyone to listen to a couple of interviews I conducted on Wednesday for my...
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On The Publicity Trail

The photo below, courtesy of Bob Gruen, is from my interview/discussion with Arlene Smith of the Chantels at Barnes & Noble’s Lincoln Triangle store last Friday, promoting All Hopped Up...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 4

This playlist accompanies Chapter 4 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go. The Village to the Left of New York describes the birth of an urban folk...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Review

“Fletcher’s fascinating and fulsome study of half a century in the life of a vast metropolis is as thrillingly head-spinning as the city itself.” Record Collector, UK “The joy here...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 3

This playlist – The Harlem Hit Parade – accompanies Chapter 3 of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go, and deals with the birth of a new form of vocal...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 2

This playlist accompanies the second chapter of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: the birth of bebop and then Cubop. The opening track dates back to 1941, shortly after...
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Now on sale: All Hopped Up and Ready To Go

Okay friends, today is the day. It’s October 26, 2009, and All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 is now officially published,...
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All Hopped Up in Hudson

Yesterday started with a radio interview in Red Hook, ended on the dancefloor of New York’s best new club in a decade listening to DFA’s James Murphy and Pat Mahoney,...
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