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Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock music from 1938 to 1999, looking at five hundred songs that shaped the genre.

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Andrew Hickey

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Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock music from 1938 to 1999, looking at five hundred songs that shaped the genre.

    Episode 137: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown

    Episode 137: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown

    Episode one hundred and thirty-seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown, and at how Brown went from a minor doo-wop artist to the pioneer of funk. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "I'm a Fool" by Dino, Desi, and Billy.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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    Episode 136: “My Generation” by the Who

    Episode 136: “My Generation” by the Who

    Episode one hundred and thirty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs is a special long episode, running almost ninety minutes, looking at "My Generation" by the Who. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a fifteen-minute bonus episode available, on "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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    Episode 135: “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel

    Episode 135: “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel

    Episode one hundred and thirty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel, and the many records they made, together and apart, before their success. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "Blues Run the Game" by Jackson C. Frank.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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    Episode 134: “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett

    Episode 134: “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett

    Episode 134 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “In the Midnight Hour", the links between Stax, Atlantic, and Detroit, and the career of Wilson Pickett. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a fifteen-minute bonus episode available, on "Mercy Mercy" by Don Covay.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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    Episode 133: “My Girl” by the Temptations

    Episode 133: “My Girl” by the Temptations

    Episode one hundred and thirty-three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "My Girl" by the Temptations, and is part three of a three-episode look at Motown in 1965. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "Yeh Yeh" by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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    Episode 132: “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops

    Episode 132: “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops

    Episode one hundred and thirty-two of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “I Can't Help Myself” by the Four Tops, and is part two of a three-episode look at Motown in 1965. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "Colours" by Donovan.

    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
437 Ratings

437 Ratings

mountart2 ,

A true historical delight

Andrew digs deep, does his research and paints a such a vivid background that by the time he illuminates the main subject it’s already visible in your mind and makes perfect sense as to why the song he is featuring is an integral part of rock ‘n’ roll history. Just an amazingly interesting and entertaining podcast!

WhatwouldJerryDo ,

I’m in awe

Of the breadth and depth of Andrew’s scholarship and approach to this project.

Mguisinger ,

Why so fast?

It has been sped up so much that it cannot be understood. I was enjoying it until it got ridiculously fast.

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