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    DJ Moondawg

    Though not a musician, DJ Moondawg is an essential part of the bop scene for providing what are, far and away, the best bop compilations assembled to date. Moondawg’s We Invented the Bop series, currently in its second entry, are well curated, sequenced, and assembled. Both are easily available and feature most of the songs written about here in two convenient, effortlessly listenable packages. For anyone with even a slight interest in bop music, they’re required listening.