By Jarek Zaba
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The US100 invites you to join an epic journey across the American musical landscape. In Winter last year, Jarek Zaba embarked on what he thought would simply be an extended holiday in the United States. Fast forward 9 months he has found his days transformed as he has become full time curator of the US100: 100 songs he has picked at the heart of America, based on the geography of the trip he made. Through these podcasts and his website, theus100.com, Jarek will explain why he has chosen the tracks in question, what they mean to him, and he will attempt to unearth the fascinating stories behind the artists and movements who helped to make them happen. You will of course hear the tracks themselves and Jarek is ambitiously endeavouring to contact all of the artists still with us in order to ordain them with their official US100 membership certificate. Whether exploring country, soul, folk, metal, blues, jazz, or hip hop, Jarek will be joined by his trusty Producer BD and lovable fall guy, Chris Kelly - specifically chosen for his lack of familiarity with the subject. As well as being challenged on his (lack of) knowledge, Chris will also be offering his unique interpretation of the song’s lyrics. Batches of songs will be released periodically through the website and podcast, so be sure to subscribe and follow on social media to get the latest US100 updates.
||CleanVol01Ep05: Modern NYC||9. Gogol Bordello – Oh No; 10. The Strokes – New York City Cops; 11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVol01Ep04: Birth of Hip Hop||8. Run-D.M.C. - It's Like That||17 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVol01Ep03: Xmas Special (Pt 2)||5. Cab Calloway – The Man From Harlem; 6. The Ronettes – Be My Baby; 7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects||7 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVol01Ep03: Xmas Special (Pt 1)||5. Cab Calloway – The Man From Harlem; 6. The Ronettes – Be My Baby; 7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects||28 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVol01Ep02: Folk Revival||2. Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land; 3. Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm; 4. Simon & Garfunkel – America||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVol01Ep01: California Dreamin'||1. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'||22 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the US100||Jarek introduces you to US100, offering an insight into how we will be exploring these tracks through these podcasts, touching upon the questions we will aim to answer and introducing some of our features, such as a Challenge Chris and Reach the...||27 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|