I'm happy to announce the latest annual update to the Rock 'n Soul Alley Timeline, which now extends from 1945 through December 2012.

For the fourth year in a row, 34 new songs made the cut from all corners of the musical landscape. Among the newbies are gems from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Kendrick Lamar.

In addition, I added another 19 songs from earlier years. For example, search the Timeline for The MC5, The Stooges, Buzzcocks, and Motorhead to see which songs I chose. Other additions include songs by Little Feat, Rod Stewart, Etta James, and Moby Grape.

I haven't updated the Timeline Summary lists yet. I'll post links to them as soon as they're online.