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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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I Witness

Phoenicia Overlook, November 15...
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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 In Woodstock

Saturday November 7 saw the official launch party for All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 in my new hometown of Woodstock,...
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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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Culture Catches Me on MP3

I know iJamming! has been short on features of late and long on self-promotion, but you’ll have to excuse me: I’m researching one book write now, righting another and pro-moating...
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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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