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The excellent soundtrack to the Discovery Kids-NBC TV show Darcy's Wild Life (which, judging from its cover, appears to be some sort of takeoff on the famous reality show featuring Paris Hilton and Lionel Richie's daughter milking Green Acres cows, except starring one Sara Paxton as the next Hilary Duff) includes impossibly summery covers of oldies by the Jackson Five, Shanice, and Katrina and the Waves, plus immortal oldies per se by Rufus Thomas, the Specials, and Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers. The marketing of said program to the preteen set suggests that perhaps not only old white guys like me would opt for the sundry other rhythmic nostalgia below in this day and age.


DESMOND DEKKER
You Can Get It If You Really Want: The Definitive Collection
(Trojan/Sanctuary '60s-'90s ska reissue)
Stream "Honour Your Mother and Father" (Windows Media)
Stream "Parents" (Windows Media)
Stream "Pickney Gal" (Windows Media)

Music for kids (get it?)
Music for kids (get it?)

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GRANDMASTER CAZ
"You Need Stitches: The Tuff City Sessions": 1982-1988
(Ol' Skool Flava/Tuff City vinyl rap reissue)
Stream "You Need Stitches" (Windows Media)
Stream "Mr. Bill" (Windows Media)
Stream "I'm Caz (remix)" (Windows Media)


CHRIS ROCK
Never Scared
(Geffen crunk-parodying comedy album)
Stream "Jacksons Gone Wild" (Windows Media)


U-ROY
This Is Crucial Reggae
(Trojan '70s reggae-toasting reissue)
Stream "Your Ace from Space" (Windows Media)
Stream "Everybody Bawling" (Windows Media)
Stream "The Station Rule the Nation" (Windows Media)


JACI VELASQUEZ
Beauty Has Grace
(Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Christian teenpop album)
Stream "With All My Soul" (Windows Media)


YELLOWMAN
This Is Crucial Reggae
(Trojan '80s reggae-toasting reissue)
Stream "Party" (Windows Media)
Stream "Reggae on the Move" (Windows Media)
Stream "Yellow Like Cheese" (Windows Media)


DARCY'S WILD LIFE
(Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group teen-pop plus ska/soul/go-go oldies TV soundtrack)
Stream "Take a Walk" by Sara Paxton (Windows Media)
Stream "I Love Your Smile" by Tiffany Evans (Windows Media)
Stream "Crazy Kinda Crush on You" by Nicholas Jonas (Windows Media)


FUNKY FUNKY NEW ORLEANS 4
(Funky Delicacies/Tuff City '60s-'70s gumbo-funk reissue compilation)
Stream "The Monkey the Became President (part 1)" by Brotherhood (Windows Media)
Stream "Funky Jaws" by Larry Jones (Windows Media)
Stream "Get On Up" by Chuck Conway and the Amars (Windows Media)

FUNKY FUNKY NEW ORLEANS 5
(Funky Delicacies/Tuff City '60s-'70s gumbo-funk reissue compilation)
Stream "Gun" by Sam & the Soul Machine (Windows Media)
Stream "Bad High" by Louisiana Purchase (Windows Media)
Stream "The Monkey the Became President (part 1)" by Dirty D' (Windows Media)


THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
(Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax teen-pop/female-singer-songwriter/crypto-Christian-red-state-rock movie soundtrack)
Stream "These Days" by Chantal Kreviazuk (Windows Media)
Stream "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield (Windows Media)
Stream "Black Roses Red" by Alana Grace (Windows Media)


THIS IS CRUCIAL REGGAE: DJS
(Trojan '60s-'70s reggae-toasting reissue compilation)
Stream "DJ Choice" by Dennis Alcapone (Windows Media)
Stream "Way Down South" by U-Roy (Windows Media)
Stream "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far I (Windows Media)


THIS IS CRUCIAL REGGAE: ROCK STEADY
(Trojan '60s rock steady reggae reissue compilation)
Stream "Ba Ba Boom" by The Jamaicans (Windows Media)
Stream "Cry Tough" by Alton Ellis (Windows Media)
Stream "Travelling Man" by Techniques (Windows Media)


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