Street Beats

Billie Holiday in native New York. Photo: Herman Leonard.

Billie Holiday in native New York.
Photo: Herman Leonard.

By Thad Komorowski

Street Beats

The streets of New York City have proved an endless inspiration to the arts for as long as they’ve existed. Music in particular has benefited from having Broadway as a muse, but the focus of this playlist is the streets themselves. Like walking down the streets themselves, you’ll never know what you’ll run into in this 16 track lineup, ranging from pop hits and early instrumentals to jazz and rock. Keep an open mind and have a listen.

Street Beats
Street Beats by Thaddeus Komorowski on Grooveshark

  1. Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  2. Movin’ Out – Billy Joel
  3. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z
  4. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out – Bruce Springsteen
  5. Pike Street/Park Slope – Harvey Danger
  6. Bleecker Street – Simon & Garfunkel
  7. 8th Avenue Shuffle – The Doobie Brothers
  8. Second Avenue – Art Garfunkel
  9. Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
  10. 52nd Street – Billy Joel
  11. Manhattan – Ella Fitzgerald
  12. 63rd Street Theme – Johnny Griffin
  13. Wall Street Wail – Duke Ellington
  14. Englishman in New York – Sting
  15. 59 Chrystie Street – Beastie Boys
  16. Autumn in New York – Billie Holiday