Extended Play October 2015


Ritchie Valens (left) in concert

Here’s a lot more music that relates to what we covered in our October 2015 issue. Track 1 is by Hollis Brown, the band spotlighted in this month’s Music Notes section; Tracks 2-16 present more songs by California artists, from Ritchie Valens’ Latino rockabilly to Black Flag’s hardcore punk, and from the West Coast hip-hop of Digital Underground to the shiny modern pop of Katy Perry; Tracks 17-19 feature B.B. King; and Track 20 features the Now Playing instrument for October, the Indian sarod, as played by Ali Akbar Khan.