New York City – A Love Affair

Over the past dozen years I have been putting together small compilations of New York City songs for my friends. This project attempts to bring it all together and expand it into one long audio-montage. It is intended to be listened to in order – beginning to end – a postmodern story of intertwined motifs – a symphony with a New York City theme, composed of songs, sounds, music without words, and words without music.
Pop it into your computer/gizmo, friends, and come along on a journey through the streets and hearts of The City.

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“. . . the city makes up for its hazards and its deficiencies by supplying its citizens with massive doses of a supplementary vitamin – the sense of belonging to something unique, cosmopolitan, mighty and unparalleled. . . . . . . On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneli- ness and the gift of privacy. It is this largess that accounts for the presence within the city’s walls of a considerable section of the population; for the residents of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail. The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”   ~ E.B. White, Here Is New York

1 Manhattan – Chapter One – Woody Allen
2 I Happen To Like New York – Liza Minelli
3 New York City – Gil Scott-Heron
4 NYC – Victor Garber (“Annie”)
5 Good Old New York – Jelly Roll Morton
6 Addicted To New York City – David Brenner
7 New York City – Village People
8 Pacifics (NY Is Red Hot) – Digable Planets
9 Streets Of New York – WIllie Nile
10 Once Upon A Time In New York City – Huey Lewis
11 New York’s My Home – Ray Charles
12 Neil Simon quote – Bob Dylan
13 New York City – John Lennon
14 New York City Rhythm – Barry Manilow
15 I Love New York – Steve Karmen
16 I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City – Harry Nilsson
17 A Heart In New York – Simon & Garfunkel
18 New York City Song – John Cafferty & Beaver Brown Band
19 Going To New York – Jimmy Reed
20 There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon For New York – Thomas Quasthoff
21 Where Do They Come From & How Do They Get Here?
22 Arrival In New York – Zawinul
23 Lady In The Harbor – Patti Smith
24 Ellis Island – Marc Cohn
25 Biggest Bordertown in the World – Bob Neuwirth
26 Puerto Rican Voices – George Carlin
27 Nueva York Pasando Lista – Kinito Mendez
28 Cleopatra In New York – Nickodemus
29 Jamaican In New York – Shinehead
30 New York Tango – Richard Galliano
31 New York – Natalie McMaster
32 Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues w/ Kirsty McColl
33 Chinatown My Chinatown – Mills Brothers
34 Girls Of N.Y. – Iggy Pop
35 Myriad Harbour – The New Pornographers
36 Big Apple Dreaming – Alice Cooper
37 New York – Freddie Mercury
38 Manhattan – Eddie Duchan
39 First We Take Manhattan – Leonard Cohen
40 Take Me Back To Manhattan – Rosemary Clooney
41 Manhattan Miracle – Mecca Bodega
42 Manhattan Spiritual – Reg Owens
43 Manhattan – Bobby Short
44 Manhattan Serenade – Jo Stafford w/Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
45 Skating In Central Park – Francis Lai
46 Breakfast In Central Park – Dilana Smith
47 At The Zoo – Simon & Garfunkel
48 Central Park West – John Coltrane
49 Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega
50 Harlem Nocturne – Duane Eddy
51 Harlem Madness – Coon Sander’s Nighthawks
52 Harlem Twist – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
53 Old Man Harlem – Milt Hinton
54 Puttin’ On The Ritz – Earl Burtnett w/Harry Richman Orch (1930)
55 Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King
56 Satin Summer Nights – Marc Anthony, Paul Simon & cast of “Songs From The Capeman”
57 110th Street and 5th Avenue – Tito Puente
58 Harlem Nocturne – Louis Prima and Sam Butera
59 New York City Blues – Dr. John
60 Take The A Train – Ella Fitzgerald w Duke Ellington Orch
61 Union Square – Tom Waits
62 Give My Regards To Broadway – Judy Garland
63 On Broadway – The Drifters
64 Please Don’t Monkey With Broadway – Fred Astair & George Murphy
65 42nd Street – Skinny Ennis w/ Hal Kemp Orchestra (1932)
66 Gramarcy Park – Grover Washington
67 Washington Square – Village Stompers
68 East River Drive – Stanley Clarke
69 Avenue C – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
70 Wall Street Blues – Procol Harum
71 Subway – Bee Gees
72 Downtown Train – Tom Waits
73 On The Subway – Sesame Street
74 Last Exit To Brooklyn – Modern Talking w/Eric Singleton
75 I And Love and You (Brooklyn Take Me In) – The Avett Brothers
76 We Live In Brooklyn Baby – Roy Ayers
77 Just Over The Brooklyn Bridge – Art Garfunkel
08 Coney Island Shuffle – Andrew Bird
79 Coney Island – Barry Sisters
80 Coney Island Baby – The Excellents
81 Coney Island White Fish – New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
82 Coney Island Washbroard – Mills Brothers
83 Flatbush Waltz – Andy Statman Orchestra
84 Staten Island Baby – Black 47
85 The Streets Of The Bronx – The Colgates
86 Bronx Blues – Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson Trio
87 The Bronx – Kurtis Blow
88 Rockaway Beach – The Ramones
89 Take The A Train – Glenn Miller
90 Sidewalks Of New York – Ink Spots
91 Manhattan – Herbie Hancock
92 Spring In Manhattan – Tony Bennett
93 Summer In The City – Lovin’ Spoonful
94 Midsummer New York – Yoko Ono
95 Summer In New York – Michael Franks
96 Autumn In New York – Frank Sinatra
97 Halloween Parade – Lou Reed
98 Snow In Central Park – Jackie Leven
99 Dirty Blvd – Lou Reed
100 Shattered – Rolling Stones
101 Hard Time In New York City – Bob Dylan
102 Down & Out In NYC – James Brown
103 New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down – LCD Soundsystem
104 Radio Jingle
105 Native New Yorker – Odyssey
106 The Boy From New York City – Ad Libs
107 King Of The New York Streets
108 NYC Man – Lou Reed
109 Leaving New York – R E M
110 New York City Song – Dion
111 New York City Blues – Sammy Davis Jr. w/ Count Basie Orchestra
112 New York Afternoon – Mondo Kane w/ Georgie Fame
113 New York City – Dion
114 The Eyes Of A New York Woman (Thomas Pynchon) – The Insect Trust
115 The Eyes Of A New York Woman – B. J. Thomas
116 Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross
117 An Affair To Remember – Cary Grant/Greer Garson
118 Avenue C – Count Basie and Orchestra
119 New York City – They Might Be Giants
120 New York City Music (fragment) – Bob Sinclair
121 Walkin In New York – Brenda Russell
122 Sunday in New York – Shirley Horn
123 New York New York – Nina Hagen
124 New York Telephone Conversation – Lou Reed
125 Big Apple Waltz – Sweet
126 New York USA – Serge Gainsbourg1964
127 I Love New York – Madonna
128 New York Groove – Kiss
129 The Sidewalks of New York – Duke Ellington
130 The Night The Lights Went Out – Trammps
131 Beautiful Place – Urban Blight
132 New York Attitude – Regina Carter
133 Another New York Afternoon – Christine Lavin
134 Evening In New York – JB Horns
135 Midnight In Manhattan – Peter White
136 Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
137 New York City Blues – Peggy Lee
138 Heading Back to New York City – Joan Armatrading
139 New York State of Mind – Mel Torme
140 Sidewalks of New York – Tommy Collins
141 Life In New York – Monty Kelly
142 Autumn In New York – Charlie Parker
143 Written On The Subway Wall – Dion
144 New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
145 Medley of Songs About New York City – Koren Ensemble
146 Hansom Carriage Ride In Central Park
147 8 Million Stories
148 Times Square Crowd

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