This week, to mark the release of our volumes in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series, we continue our series of guest playlists from friends, critics, and fellow music lovers. (Check back late afternoons: we’ll probably be posting two a day.) Given that both our books focus on New York in the 70s, we’ve asked contributors to curate lists along the lines of a loose theme: “favorite NYC records.” What constitutes a “NYC record” is left to their discretion.
This morning’s list comes from our friend Peter Kay, who describes himself as a NYC native who works in book publishing” and adds: “He wishes he had gone to see New Order at the Ukrainian National Home instead of Marshall Crenshaw at the Pier.”
He also adds, by way of liner notes: “Unlike Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams played baritone sax like a Brooklynite and went to Knicks games.
A slender, beautiful girl once threw a bouquet of flowers at the obese, chain-smoking Morton Feldman on the Upper West Side and said ‘You are our Schubert.’ Albert Ayler was found in the East River.”
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a pretty groovy list…
Bobbi Humphrey: Harlem River Drive
Pepper Adams: A Child Is Born
Treacherous Three: Feel The Heartbeat
Albert Ayler: From John Coltrane’s funeral, July 21, 1967, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
New Order: Everything’s Gone Green (Live at Ukrainian National Home, New York, 18 November 1981)
PJ Harvey: You Said Something
Morton Feldman: Projection IV
What’s on your NYC playlist?