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Maggie's Farm
2013-05-26 05:20
When Bob Dylan famously "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965, he debuted his rock and roll self with a barnstorming version of "Maggie's Farm." Recorded and released… Read More
Earth Man Blues
2013-03-18 11:59
Today, St. Patrick's Day, marks three years since Alex Chilton's unexpected death. In his memory, I'm posting a record, that until very recently I had never heard. Earth Man Blues by the s… Read More
Down With The King: Black Folks & Elvis
2013-01-09 14:51
Editors Note: Today is the 6th Anniversary of the Boogie Woogie Flu. I'd like to thank all of the talented contributors for helping me limp into another year as I continue to personally have… Read More
Doc's Holiday Fever
2012-12-17 18:20
by Sharyn FelderMy father, Jerome Solon Felder (aka Doc Pomus) was a super Jew to his core, but not at all religious. His rabbi died a week before he was to be Bar Mitzvahed, which he took a… Read More
Bert Berns' Seven-Year Itch
2012-12-17 05:06
by Andy Schwartz“Okay…so you scratch your head, you look at the guy who represents the company and he’s dead serious. Furthermore, he’s telling you all the sweet thi… Read More
Hell On Earth
2012-12-15 05:31
by Ariella StokThere is not much talk of fire and brimstone in Judaism, nor gruesome landscapes of eternal damnation and demonic torture. A vague concept of the afterlife was appended to the… Read More
The Jewish Princess Of Soul
2012-12-14 02:22
by Polly Bresnick In Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good," she laments in her signature seductive contralto:I cheated myself like I knew I would. I told you, that I was trouble.Y… Read More
What's My Name?
2012-12-11 00:07
by Ben Greenman1.How do you know that a band has Jewish roots? Maybe if they assimilate into the world around them without losing sight of the strands that resist assimilation: political exp… Read More
2012-12-08 21:28
by Alex Abramovich Friends of mine were marrying shiksas. Kristins, Cristinas, (both with and without the “h”), a Ceridwen in the mix.Tevya, the milkman, would not have approved… Read More
2120 South Michigan Avenue
2012-07-10 05:42
 After the Stones released their first LP, they set out for the US in the summer in 1964. They didn't exactly conquer America. On the heels of the Beatles success here before them, they… Read More
Play Ball!
2012-04-04 04:55
Say hey, it's opening day.Download:"Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)" mp3by The Treniers, 1955.available on Best of the Treniers: They Rock They Roll Read More
2012-03-30 03:31
Rest in Peace, Boogie."My Next Door Neighbor" mp3by Jerry McCain and His Upstarts, 1957.available on Excello Blues: House Rockin' & Hip Shakin'"Trying To Please" mp3by Jerry McCain and H… Read More
What's That Song?  (pt. 2)
2012-03-17 06:40
Today is the second anniversary of Alex Chilton's untimely passing. Last year I posted a handful of the records that Alex covered. Today, I offer a few more of those songs that he loving… Read More
Fluville On WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
2012-02-01 03:50
Folks, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now doing a weekly show on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban. It streams to your computer, mobile device, internet radio, as well as the tinfoil you've a… Read More
Only Women Bleed
2012-01-27 05:07
by Polly BresnickEtta James, who passed away last week, could not only sing with searing soul that simultaneously strikes fear and sorrow and strength into the hearts of anyone who hears her… Read More
Five Years In Fluville
2012-01-09 06:51
Today we celebrate five years of the Boogie Woogie Flu, and while this strange endeavor may be limping along at a limited capacity, we are, still here. And, what better way to celebrate this… Read More
The Atheist Who Stole Christmas
2012-01-04 15:53
by Nicole Audrey SpectorHow a guy who once pulled over the car upon espying a black glitter rosary on my neck (I was 12 and the rosary was from Claire's Accessories) was ever impelled to giv… Read More
Jerry Ragovoy In The Cathedral Of Soul
2011-12-28 15:51
by Andy SchwartzWhen Howard Tate died on December 2, 2011, most obituaries for the great soul singer mentioned the name of another man who’d passed on in July of this year. Jerry Ragov… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Today would have been Elvis's birthday, but he's dead.Today is also the Boogie Woogie Flu's birthday and it's nearly dead.I am here tonight to help this long neglected enterprise limp into a… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
by Paul LukasMusical comedy usually ends up failing on both the musical and comedic fronts. Once you learn all the words, there's rarely any need to listen again -- and that's assuming there… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
by Jesse JarnowI can't really put a finger on my earliest memories of hearing Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Thanksgiving Day Massacree" the same way I can sometimes conjure the primal t… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
by Mike DeCapiteMy conversion experience came when I was about sixteen, I guess. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard Lou Reed——I’d bought Coney Island Baby when… Read More

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