From Bach To Bad Brains: 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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David Dye is joined by author Tom Moon to discuss his new book, 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. Moon has worked as a music critic for the Miami Herald and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has contributed to GQ, Rolling Stone and NPR. After three and a half years spent compiling and then winnowing, 1,000 Recordings includes musical benchmarks from all around the world, from the justifiably familiar to the sorely overlooked.

Bookending Johann Sebastian Bach with R&B singer Baby Huey and hardcore punk outfit Bad Brains, the alphabetical catalog sparks curiosity about all genres of music, complete with artist quotes, little-known background stories and listening notes.

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