I have an enormously wide knowledge of all kinds of music. I have favorites in every possible category but I maintain high standards. Range includes world music (reggae, afro-pop, celtic, brazilian and much more), jazz (classic[early New Orleans, early big band} bop and modern, post-bop and contemporary), blues (rural acoustic, 40's jump blues, chicago, memphis, zydeco, Gulf Swamp blues, contemporary) Country (classic, old time, bluegrass,cajun, Americana, progressive-country, Southern rock, alt. country), rock (rockabilly, fifties r&b, doo-wop, classic rock, 60's-70's British, jam rock, new wave, some punk, alt. rock & alt pop, generally don't like metal but there are exceptions), folk (traditional, political/protest, singer-songwriter, contemprary, folk-rock),classical (baroque, chamber, modern), new age (some), novelty, Soul/R&B (40's "race" music, Early Atlantic, Sun, Motown, Stax, Philadelphia '70s. Some contemporary and neo-soul, some dance music (post disco), a small amount of hip-hop [non-formula].