Ella Fitzgerald, Vampire Weekend, the Meters, and More …
Lily Allen, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Traffic
(naturally), Sly & Robbie, and More
Beck, Ray Charles, the Beastie Boys, Vans Morrison and McCoy, and more
Here are Donna Summer, Howlin’ Wolf, Queen, Betty Everett, and more
Danceable ones, too, from (among others) Beyoncé, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child, and, yes, Freezy
The O’Jays, Bette Midler, James Brown, Bobby Darin, and more
Fontella Bass, King Curtis … Willie Bobo! And much more
Judy Garland, Jeff Buckley, Noël Coward, and more
Chic, the Temptations, Diana Ross, the Pointer Sisters, the Trammps, the Pointer Sisters again … and more
A road trip with R.E.M., Kanye, Django Reinhardt, Post Malone, Joe Turner, and more …
An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!
What do Hoagy Carmichael, the Ronettes, Artie Shaw, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, and Dropkick Murphys have in common?
Tracks from albums you should hear lots more of, courtesy of Bowie, Coltrane, Dylan, Prince, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, the Stranglers, and others
Music to cook by, from Domenico Modugno, Roberta Flack, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, the Temptations, Renato Carosone, and more
Michael Kiwanuka, J. J. Cale, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Nina Simone, and Sly & the Family Stone are among those who know just how to say it
All systems go, weather and otherwise: tracks from Tom Petty, Beth Orton, James & Bobby Purify, Fiona Apple, the Staple Singers, ? & the Mysterians, et al.
Reliably spirited tracks from David Bowie, Prince, Dire Straits, XTC, Talking Heads, Ice Cube, Buzzcocks, the Clash, and more
Jollity and beauty from Joni Mitchell, Lena Horne, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Louis Armstrong, the Pogues, Eartha Kitt, and more
Think globally, act … well, globally. The best of the new from the last 10 years, including Avicii, Rihanna, Kanye, Luis Fonsi, Drake, Lorde, Jay-Z, PSY, and more
And maybe even up? Bright tunes from Ian Dury, the Pixies, Liz Phair, Frank Zappa, Wingy Manone, Elvis Costello, Mary Weiss … and more
Old-school remedies for winter doldrums, from (among others) Bobby Womack, Bobbie Gentry, Jean Knight, Elvis Presley, and, yes, Carol Douglas