May 7, 2013

Stupefied: The Allan Tannenbaum Playlist

This week's edition of the Stupefied playlist is brought to you courtesy of famed photographer, Allan Tannenbaum, who says, "I could add so many songs - I think I need a radio program."

He loved rock & roll from the moment he heard Etta James sing "Roll With Me Henry," and Elvis sing "Heartbreak Hotel" in the mid-50's. He listened to Symphony Sid's late night jazz program on WADO-AM with a pillow speaker while in high school, and started playing in bands while at Rutgers in the 60s where he met & became friends with future Patti Smith Group guitarist, Lenny Kaye. He lived for 3 1/2 years in San Francisco at the height of flower power, and photographed Jimi Hendrix at Winterland in 1968. 

Chief photographer for the SoHo Weekly News from 1973 until 1982, Allan covered politics, art, nightlife, and music. This is where he really built a solid foundation for his career - the results can be seen in the fantastic collection, New York In The 70's, his first book, and it's still in print. He can lay claim to doing one of John Lennon's final photo sessions, and went on to cover international news in the 80s and 90s. 

Allan is still snapping away and playing music, mainly sitting in with the Rolling Bones at their monthly Red Lion gig on Bleecker Street. With exhibitions and lectures taking place worldwide, keep an eye out for him! His next exhibit outside of NYC is in June at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles.

A big Stupefaction thank you to you, Allan! 

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Spinning the cube in Cooper Square/Astor Place by Allan Tannenbaum

01. Rolling Stones – (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  
02. Mitch Ryder – Sock It To Me, Baby!
03. The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
04. The Yardbirds – Train Kept A - Rollin'
05. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Born In Chicago
06. Bob Marley – Concrete Jungle
07. James Brown & The Famous Flames – Please, Please, Please
08. Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps – Be-Bop-A-Lula
09. The Doors – Soul Kitchen
10. Georgie Fame – Jumping With Symphony Sid
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze
12. The Del Vikings – Come Go With Me
13. The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin'
14. Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
15. The Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale
16. Muddy Waters – Rock Me
17. David Bowie – China Girl
18. The Clash – Rock the Casbah
19. Chuck Berry – Memphis Tennessee
20. The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
21. Herbie Hancock – The Naked Camera
22. Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema
23. Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
24. The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love
25. Grateful Dead – New, New Minglewood Blues
26. Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
27. Miles Davis – In A Silent Way
28. John Coltrane – Mr. Syms
29. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Moanin'
30. Elvis Presley – Rip It Up

Klaus Nomi & friend, Times Square, 1979, by Allan Tannenbaum

Cookin' with Debbie & Chris by Allan Tannenbaum
Georgie Fame in Times Square by Allan Tannenbaum

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