January 7, 2017 – the obituary show

2016 saw a number of important musicians leave this planet of perpetual sorrow. We pay tribute to some of them tonight, including:

  • Alan Vega (Suicide)
  • Brian Rading (Five Man Electrical Band)
  • Dale Griffin (Mott the Hoople)
  • David Bowie
  • Frank Sinatra Jr (was a guest on Was (not Was) “What up dog?”)
  • George Martin (producing Jeff Beck)
  • Keith Emerson
  • Leon Russell (with Joe Cocker)
  • Lonnie Mack (with the Doors)
  • Merle Haggard
  • Mose Allison
  • Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)
  • Ross Hannaford and Wayne Duncan (Daddy Cool)
  • Scotty Moore (with Elvis)
  • Hugh Macdonald (Redgum)
  • Al Caiola
  • Muhammad Ali (yes, we¬†know he wasn’t musician, but he was pretty spesh)

Listen to part 1

Tracks

  • David Bowie – Sound and Vision
  • David Bowie – D.J.
  • Jefferson Airplane – Today
  • Jefferson Airplane – D.C.B.A.-25
  • Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock
  • Daddy Cool – 60 Minute Man
  • Jeff Beck – You Know What I Mean (for George Martin – he produced Blow by Blow)
  • Jeff Beck – She’s A Woman (ditto)
  • Was (not Was) – Wedding Vows in Vegas (Frank Sinatra Jr on lead vox)
  • Mott the Hoople – All the young dudes
  • Mott the Hoople – Walking With A Mountain
  • Emerson Lake and Palmer – Nutrocker

Listen to part 2

Tracks

  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – A Horse Called Music
  • The Doors – Roadhouse Blues (Lonnie Mack on bass)
  • Five Man Electrical Band – Absolutely Right
  • Five Man Electrical Band – Signs
  • Johnny Wakelin – The Black Superman
  • Suicide – Keep Your Dreams
  • Suicide – Rocket USA
  • Elvis Presley – Baby Let’s Play House (featuring Scotty Moore)
  • Elvis Presley – Mystery Train (ditto)
  • Mose Alison – Parchman Farm
  • Redgum – The Diamantina Drover
  • Joe Cocker – Cry me a river (features Leon Russell)
  • Al Caiola – Hound Dog
  • Daddy Cool – Lollipop
  • Mott the Hoople – Rest in peace
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