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Quintessentially NYC

Cyrus R. K. Patell and Bryan Waterman are two NYU professors who have written just-released 33 1/3s on two crucial NYC albums of 1977: The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls and Television’s Marquee Moon, respectively. Over on their blog, they have asked some contributors to share their lists of “favorite NYC records,” loosely defined. What follows is a proper schooling taught straight out of the textbook of youtube. There are more to come, but here is a roundup of what I’ve been remiss in posting in the last week. Click the name at the top of each paragraph to go to that person’s list.

Marvin Taylor
Our first list comes from Marvin Taylor, Director of Fales Library and Special Collections at NYU, which hosts an extraordinary collection of material related to New York’s Downtown Scene in the 70s and 80s. Taylor also edited The Downtown Book, which we highly recommend.

Tim B, aka Karateboogaloo
This morning’s list comes from Tim B, proprietor of one of our favorite rock ‘n’ roll ephemera blogs, Stupefaction, a constant source of pleasure. He’s also one of the minds behind The New York Nobody Sings. Follow him on Twitter @karateboogaloo.

Caryn Rose
This morning’s playlist comes from our friend Caryn Rose, a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer who documents rock-and-roll, baseball and urban life. Her first novel,
B-Sides and Broken Hearts, will be released in Summer 2011. Follow her on Twitter: @clr & @metsgrrl.

Dave Mandl
This morning’s playlist comes from Dave Mandl, WFMU DJ and music editor at
The Brooklyn Rail. Follow him on Twitter: @dmandl.

Alex Smith
This morning’s list comes from Alex Smith at Flaming Pablum, a Village blog with a 70s-80s East Village soul. He also contributes to The New York that Nobody Sings.

Nathan Larson
This morning’s list comes from author/musician Nathan Larson, who began his artistic life in the DC hardcore punk scene, playing in bands such as Swiz and eventually serving as lead guitarist in Shudder To Think. He relocated to NYC in 1989. Today he is best known as a film composer, having scored upwards of 30 films, including
Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Woodsman. His debut novel The Dewey Decimal System was released May 2011 on Akashic Press. Nathan lives in Harlem with his wife Nina Persson and their son Nils. Follow him on Twitter at @natoism.

More to come…

One comment

  1. Is it me or is the some girls book littered with erroneous dates. Describing NYC Goes from 1975 to 1995…and to paraphrase:"muddy waters played electric in London in 1956 and a couple years later Dylan did as well"

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