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Afront's Sensational History of Popular Music

<p>A spotted history of humankind's music: from the very first beat to the invention of musical instruments; from mouth music to dark age medievals and the classical symphonies, then the 20th century goes rock, pop, and electro.</p>

<p>Each song in this playlist demonstrates the introduction of a new popular musical form or style: from music hall, ragtime, and country, through calypso, swing, and rock and roll; from reggae and punk to disco, electro-pop, rap, funk, and indie. Finally the samplers pump up the volume, while madchester, grunge and britpop bring us to our own century. Viva la Musica!</p>

<p>Playlist:</p>

<p>Unspecified – Human Sounds - Heartbeats<br />

Joe Legwabe – zana shiri<br />

Shambukaw player from Gura Valley, Eritrea – Flute Solo (Eritrea)<br />

Early Music Consort Of London – Lyre - Goliard melody (O Roma nobilis)<br />

The Burgundian Cadence – Communion<br />

Penguin Café Orchestra – Organum<br />

Dead Can Dance – Saltarello (Remastered)<br />

Wayne Marshall – Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565: Toccata<br />

Fernando Lozano – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (Beethoven's Fifth) - Allegro con brio<br />

The Patriotic Orchestra – The Liberty Bell<br />

Scott Joplin – The Entertainer<br />

Al Jolson – I'm Sitting On The Top Of The World<br />

Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel # 1 (T. For Texas)<br />

The Ink Spots – I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire<br />

The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy<br />

Joe Liggins &amp; His Honeydrippers – The Honeydripper (Part 1)<br />

Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song (Day-O)<br />

Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes<br />

Buddy Holly – True Love Ways<br />

Os Mutantes – Panis et Circenses<br />

Lee Perry – People Funny Boy<br />

Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues<br />

White Noise – Your Hidden Dreams<br />

Marc Bolan – Ride A White Swan<br />

Queen – Stone Cold Crazy<br />

Kraftwerk – Autobahn<br />

Sex Pistols – Holidays In The Sun<br />

Donna Summer – I Feel Love<br />

Gary Numan – Are 'Friends' Electric?<br />

Afrika Bambaataa &amp; The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock<br />

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean<br />

The Smiths – William It Was Really Nothing<br />

M – Pump Up The Volume (7")<br />

S'Express – Theme From S'Express<br />

Happy Mondays – Step On<br />

Nirvana – Come as You Are<br />

Blur – Girls And Boys (7'' Mix)<br />

Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z)<br />

Coldplay – Viva la Vida</p>

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