New York City Ramblings

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A decade-by-decade musical journey through one of the most multicultural and highly populated places on earth. Join Harvey Bruce as he spins you the scene-shattering hits and lost obscurities that have influenced music around the world. From the Cubans and Puerto Ricans who revolutionised jazz, to the disco tunes being played 70s gay clubs that shaped the rise of hip hop and new wave, there'll be no shortage of twists and innovation as we get down to the core of the Big Apple.

By Year

  • 2012

By Tag

  • harvey

  • bruce

  • rap

  • New York City Ramblings

  • new york

  • Punk

  • Hip-hop

  • slam poetry

  • LGBT

  • Funk

  • spoken word

  • Boswell Sisters

  • glitter rock

  • Barbeque Bob

  • Folk

  • city ramblings

  • Billie Holiday

  • jazz

  • glam

  • 70s

  • Gershwin

  • disco

  • Chick Webb & His Orchestra

  • RnB

  • velvet underground

  • irish

  • minimalism

  • miles davis

  • queercore

  • Rock

  • leonard cohen

  • Beastie Boys

  • The Ink Spots

  • Hip Hop

  • mambo

  • pop

  • psychedelia

  • run dmc

  • thrashcore

  • hard-bop

  • anti-folk

  • film soundtrack

  • alicia keys

  • american

  • Grandmaster Flash

  • Leadbelly

  • hardcore

  • jeff buckley

  • Blues

  • lady gaga

  • 80s

  • House

  • bluegrass

  • Herbie Hancock

  • calypso

  • public enemy

  • america

  • emo

  • 50s

  • 9/11

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New York City Ramblings 8Tue, 2012-03-06 02:00

We've reached the end of the line folks and it's all change, or is it? Harvey takes you through the final sights and... See details

New York City Ramblings 7Tue, 2012-02-28 02:00

Come the 90s and New York City arguably isn't the centre of the US music world anymore - but this city of millions... See details

New York City Ramblings 6Tue, 2012-02-21 02:00

As the hitherto isolated hip-hop scene in South Bronx is leapt upon by producers, critics and art collectors alike, new... See details

New York City Ramblings 5Mon, 2012-02-13 15:50

Whether you're cutting it with the celebrity elite in Studio 54, or you're a queen from Queens dressed to the nines,... See details

New York City Ramblings 4Tue, 2012-02-07 21:10

Getting a hit of the swinging sixties, Harvey Bruce takes us through the rougher side of the psychedelics and listens... See details

New York City Ramblings 3Wed, 2012-02-01 15:02

Join Harvey Bruce as he rocks and rolls his way through some of the best rhythm and blues from the streets of Harlem -... See details

New York City Ramblings 2Thu, 2012-01-26 14:01

As New York's young men head over the Atlantic to fight in the Second World War, jazz retreats into smokey basement... See details

New York City Ramblings - Episode 1Tue, 2012-01-17 15:28

Episode One: 30s and before With Tin Pan Alley churning out hit after hit, and the Harlem Renaissance in full flow,... See details