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New Doc 'We Like It Like That' Remembers The Peak Of Boogaloo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Director Mathew Ramirez Warren and boogaloo bandleader Joe Bataan to talk about the new documentary We Like It Like That, which offers a glimpse at boogaloo and New York's Latin music scene in the 1960's.

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New York Subway Album Art; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Plays Live; Kevin Barry Picks Three

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In this episode: The New York City Subway has inspired album artwork for records by The Velvet Underground, Grandmaster Flash, and Billy Joel, among many others. Robert Del Bagno, the curator of a new exhibition at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, talks about subway-related album art. Plus, Latin soul king Joe Bataan tells the story behind his infectious 1968 boogaloo hit "Subway Joe."

Then, Detroit-based indie rock band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- named for the NASCAR hero -- performs songs from its new record The Speed Of Things in the Soundcheck studio. 

And Kevin Barry, the award-winning Irish author of City Of Bohane and a new short story collection Dark Lies The Island shares a few favorite songs for Soundcheck's Pick Three series.

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Johnny Colon Does the Boogaloo

Monday, April 23, 2012

In the 1960s and ‘70s, Latin boogaloo arose from the jazz, soul and R&B traditions around New York. Spanish Harlem native Johnny Colon was part of the boogaloo wave and helped define the iconic sound with hits like like “Boogaloo Blues." Today, the bandleader, pianist and educator joins us for a look at boogaloo's past and present.

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A Homecoming: King of Latin Soul Joe Bataan Returns to Central Park

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

On Wednesday night, Central Park Summerstage presents a free concert of old school Latin boogaloo music with local heroes Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan. For Bataan, who is now 69 years old, the Central Park gig will be a kind of homecoming.

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