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Neil Carr
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I'm teaching the 20th century in a high school class this year and I'd like to weave music covering every decade into the unit. Time is forever the enemy and while I willing to chip away and find material for each decade I've been hoping to find some kind of restrospective book and CD compilation that would cover the whole century, giving historical context to selected songs and also have those songs on CD to be played.

Does such a thing exist? Google and Amazon have failed me so far...
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You could try those '100 songs to hear before you die' type books.
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I found this in 20 seconds with Yahoo:

The Labrador Collection

They've got everything from Tangerine Salsa to Accordion Disco. It might not actually be real, though. It might be one of those Impresario devices.

Think nothing of it!
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For classical music you can try Art Ross' The Rest is Noise, which includes a few clips and an audio guide.
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Check out http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/

You can click a side-bar and browse song lists by year, and if you click around sub-menus, you can find lists of top artists by year. Usually, once you've found a song, you can click through to an Amazon link where you can hear a sample streaming. It's not the complete song, but it may be more interesting for the kids to hear shorter samples in more variety? Otherwise, once you know what song you're looking for, it's usually a simple matter of searching for it on YouTube.

Best of luck with your class.
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This might be a useful source as well:

http://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_century_music

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:20th_century_in_music
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Is it a sign of age that when I read 'music geek' I think of one of these guys?

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jeffreyac wrote:
Is it a sign of age that when I read 'music geek' I think of one of these guys?



I personally know the "Movie Geek."
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