Thursday, March 4, 2010

Largehearted Boy Book Notes (classic) - George Pelecanos

(In the wonderful Book Notes series, on Largehearted Boy blog, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Here you can listen to those playlists on Spotify)

The Book
Drama City by George Pelecanos
LHB Book Notes (full playlists and comments about each song, May 11, 2005)

The Playlist
(5 songs out of 6, 83,33%, 17.4 minutes)
What can I say about it: a very short playlist, this time. Very useful to catch the atmosphere of the novel (as you can read on LHB, these are the songs actually heard by the book's characters).

Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Makings Of You
Curtis Mayfield – The Makings Of You
Freddy Fender – The Wild Side Of Life
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Earth, Wind & Fire – Keep Your Head To The Sky

Missing in action:
Rare Essence - Overnight Scenario
Freddy Fender's song is not the live spanish version Pelecanos is referring to.

Playing order: chosen by the author
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0021)
(LHB Book Notes on Spotify archive)

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