R.I.P. 2007


As described elsewhere, I’ve compiled a 2xCD mix of musicians who died in the year 2007. It’s by no means definitive or complete; there are a lot of great dead musicians I wasn’t able to squeeze into the playlist. But it turned out to be a great list, with some great sequencing created by happenstance: it’s programmed in order of decease. You can download the two 120-minute mixes below, each as a single 78KB mp3. Happy listening, and here’s to 2008!


1. Alice Coltrane, “Universal Consciousness” (1971)
2. The Spaniels [vocalist Thornton “Pookie” Hudson], “Goodnight, Sweeheart, Goodnight” (1954)
3. Denny Doherty, “Gathering The Words” (1971)
4. Eric von Schmidt, “Joshua Gone Barbados” (1995)
5. Frankie Laine, “Lucky Old Sun” (1949)
6. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)” (1972)
7. Boston, [vocalist Brad Delp], “Smokin’” (1976)
8. Betty Hutton, “Blow A Fuse” (1948)
9. Luther Ingram, “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” (1972)
10. Dakota Staton, “The Late, Late Show” (1962)
11. Don Ho, “Tiny Bubbles” (1966)
12. Andrew Hill, “McNeil Island” (1963)
13. Mstislav Rostropovich, The “Prologue” movement of Debussy’s Sonata for Cello And Piano with Benjamin Britten (1961)
14. Carey Bell, “Carey Bell’s Blues Harp” (1969)
15. Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm, “Hurry On Down” (1947)
16. Enur feat. Natasja [rapper Natasja Saad], “Calabria” (2006)
17. Beverly Sills, “Gold Is A Fine Thing” from The Ballad Of Baby Doe (1959)
18. Tommy Makem, “Four Green Fields” (1968)
19. Lee Hazlewood, “My Autumn’s Done Come” (1966)
20. Max Roach, “The Drum Also Waltzes” (1965)
21. Jon Lucien, “Rashida” (1973)
22. Janis Martin, “My Boy Elvis” (1956)


1. Luciano Pavarotti, “Che Gelida Manina” from La Bohème (1990)
2. Weather Report [keyboardist Joe Zawinul], “Birdland” (1977)
3. Bobby Byrd, “I Know You Got Soul” (1971)
4. Aldemaro Romero, “Tema De La Onda” (1972)
5. Dale & Grace [vocalist Dale Houston], “I’m Leaving It All Up To You” (1963)
6. Big Moe, “Purple Stuff” (2002)
7. Lucky Dube, “Slave” (1988)
8. Porter Wagoner, “The Carroll County Accident” (1968)
9. Robert Goulet, “My Love, Forgive Me” (1965)
10. Hank Thompson, “The Wild Side Of Life” (1953)
11. Quiet Riot [vocalist Kevin Dubrow], “Metal Health” (1983)
12. Karlheinz Stockhausen, “Gesang Der Jünglinge” (1956)
13. Ike Turner, “All The Blues, All The Time” (1956)
14. Floyd Red Crow Westerman, “Wounded Knee” (1971)
15. Dan Fogelberg, “Part Of The Plan” (1975)
16. Lydia Mendoza, “Mal Hombre” (1934)
17. Oscar Peterson, “Wheatland” (1965)

3 Thoughts on “R.I.P. 2007

  1. Geez. These are spectacular!

    (Wish I could find more blogs like this ‘un.)

  2. Although it seems to fuck up circa 48:14 of the first one. But maybe that’s just my computer.

  3. Yeah, that was a bad rip of the original Rostropovich mp3. But it took me too long to track down to try for a better one.

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