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Music by Numbers, Vol. 2

Music by Numbers, Vol. 2

Playing tracks by

Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Bill Withers, Herp Alpert, Maze and more.

Music By Numbers takes you on a journey through the history of music. Starting in 1979 and taking on one year at a time, we review the artists and tracks that made their mark on that year, and how they have influenced music today. Shyam and Alan aren’t always old enough to remember the year, but they have help on hand from a variety of sources (including Alan’s dad) to help bring the year back to life.

This month, chronological voyagers Shyam and Alan enter a new decade by reminiscing on 1980. They get a little too excited about the prospect of playing Black Uhuru and Sylvia Striplin, Shyam confidently takes on Alan with a disco gem in this week’s soundclash, and they don’t play YMCA. Bonus. As always, Alan’s dad drops in and soundbombs them with some classics (that he knows all the words to) and the year is wrapped up nicely with a floating gem from Gil Scott Heron. Enjoy.