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The 500 Rough Guide Book of Playlists are recommendations of ten songs (sometimes a couple more, sometimes a couple less), covering artists (Rufus Wainwright to Thelonius Monk, Al Green to Manu Chao, Glenn Gould to Julie Andrews), genres (Bebop Classics to Reggae Toasters to Punk Originals to Hot Club jazz), songs (10 best Dylan covers; 8 classic versions of Summertime; 10 love songs that don''t cloy), quirks and silliness (Songs about Chickens and Insects; Who let the frogs out?; Big Pizza Pie crooners; Take ...

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The 500 Rough Guide Book of Playlists are recommendations of ten songs (sometimes a couple more, sometimes a couple less), covering artists (Rufus Wainwright to Thelonius Monk, Al Green to Manu Chao, Glenn Gould to Julie Andrews), genres (Bebop Classics to Reggae Toasters to Punk Originals to Hot Club jazz), songs (10 best Dylan covers; 8 classic versions of Summertime; 10 love songs that don''t cloy), quirks and silliness (Songs about Chickens and Insects; Who let the frogs out?; Big Pizza Pie crooners; Take this Job and Shove it!). There''s even a literary edge with playlists like ''10 songs raved about in Murakami novels''.
Each of the Playlists has a nugget about the song (why you want it on your iPod), and a listings of where it''s from (remember CDs?).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781843536031
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/21/2005
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 4.56 (w) x 6.32 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor Mark Ellingham founded Rough Guides in 1982 and has created many of the series new ventures over the past ten years, including the Rough Guide to the Internet, the Rough Guide to World Music, and, recently and only a little ashamedly, the Rough Guide to the Da Vinci Code. He has pressurised everyone he knows to contribute to this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    Ear-Irresistibles

    All of a sudden the whole world of music is there for you...and how do you choose? You think a Surf music theme would be totally tubular, maybe you've always loved sultry Philly Soul and want a taste of some gem you haven't been exposed to yet. Providing wonderful fodder to fill up your iPod, this also does the trick for zippy casual reading.

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