Music Mix, November 19, 2016
Playlist from the Saturday Night Music Mix, November 19, 2016.
This year has been hard on musicians, and so this week's choices were unfortunately dominated by selections from the recently deceased.
Mostly that meant Sharon Jones, who passed away yesterday at age 60. I'm a huge fan of Jones, so I worked in as many of her songs as the station rules allow. In addition to her best known songs-- I'm thinking "100 Days, 100 Nights"-- I found some lesser known tracks. A couple are from the Desco funk 45 collection, where Jones recorded in the pre-Daptone days. I also found a couple of guest appearances on tracks by Booker T. Washington and Steve Cropper. "I'm Still Here" is the highlight, a new song from the movie "Miss Sharon Jones". It's her autobiography, presented in her own amazing style.
Leonard Cohen also recently passed away. I can't claim to have been all that familiar with his music before the retrospectives of the past couple of weeks. For the show I was pleased to find that he once did vocals for Was (not Was) on a track called "Elvis's Rolls Royce".
Finally there's Jean-Jacques Perrey, one of the pioneers of electronic music. He's not so well known these days but his "E.V.A." has been remixed by Fatboy Slim, and the theme song from "Futurama" is rather strongly reminiscent of this track from 1970.
|2016-11-19 22:06:30||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||100 Days, 100 Nights||100 Days, 100 Nights||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:10:15||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?||Naturally||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:14:17||Sharon Jones||Hook and Sling Meets the Funky Superfly||The Desco Funk 45 Collection||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:17:13||Booker T. Jones||Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger & Sharon Jones)||The Road from Memphis (Deluxe Edition)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:22:21||CJ & Co.||Devil's Gun||The Get Down (Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series) [Deluxe Version]||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:25:56||War||Slippin' Into Darkness||The Very Best of War||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:29:42||Talking Heads||Road to Nowhere||Little Creatures (Deluxe Version)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:34:01||Fort Knox Five||Mission to the Sitars||Pressurize the Cabin Remixed||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:40:22||Was (Not Was)||Elvis' Rolls Royce (feat. Leonard Cohen)||Are You Okay?||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:43:50||Jean-Jacques Perrey||E.V.A. (Fatblot Slim Remix)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:50:15||Wax Tailor||For the Worst (feat. IDIL)||By Any Beats Necessary||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:54:04||Atmosphere||Still Be Here||Fishing Blues||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 22:58:01||M83||Moon Crystal||Junk||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:06:27||Sharon Jones||I Got the Feeling||The Desco Funk 45 Collection||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:09:01||Steve Cropper||Come On & Save Me (feat. Dylan Leblanc & Sharon Jones)||A Salute to the 5 Royales||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:11:58||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||I'm Still Here||Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:15:55||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||You'll Be Lonely||Give the People What They Want (Deluxe Version)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:21:11||Sting||Bring On the Night / When the World Is Running Down You Make the Best of What's (Still Around) [Live In Paris]||Bring On the Night (Live)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:32:52||Gil Scott-Heron||"B" Mobie||The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:41:53||Morrissey||November Spawned a Monster (2010 Remaster)||Bona Drag (Remastered)||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:47:14||The Clash||Clampdown||London Calling||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:51:03||Ken Nordine with Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz||Desolation Theme||Stay Awake||iTunes|
|2016-11-19 23:53:03||Shonen Knife||Explosion||Brand New Knife||iTunes|