2016

I understand that year after year we are shocked when we hear of the death of celebrities. However, this year for me personally was particularly hard. As a child of the 80s, a good many of my musical heroes are gone and with the loss of over 570 musicians, composers and producers in 2016, this two hour program was incredibly hard to put together. This is obviously in no way a complete list.

…Tonight we dance!

(Open) PETER MAAS – IN MEMORIAM DON BUCHLA (Donald “DonBuchla (April 17, 1937 – September 14, 2016) was an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers.)

  1. GEORGE MICHAELFREEDOM 90 (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer)
  2. SHARON JONESBE EASY (DAKTAL REMIX) (Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York)
  3. LEONARD COHENNEVERMIND (PILLOWTALK REDUB) (Leonard Norman Cohen, (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.)
  4. DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE (REMIX) (David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor.)
  5. TRIO – DA DA DA (MIGHTY MOUSE REMIX) (Peter Behrens (4 September 1947 – 11 May 2016) was a German drummer, actor, musician, and clown.)
  6. GEORGE MICHAEL – FAITH (AEROPLANE MIX)
  7. VANITY6 – NASTY GIRL (CLAM MIX) (Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model, who turned away from her music and acting career to concentrate on evangelism.)
  8. PRINCE – LET’S GO CRAZY (SPECIAL DANCE MIX) (Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.)
  9. DEAD OR ALIVE – WHAT I WANT (DANCE MIX) (Peter Jozzeppi “PeteBurns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English singer-songwriter and television personality. He founded the pop band Dead or Alive in 1980, in which he was vocalist and songwriter.)
  10. DAVID BOWIE – PALLAS ATHENA (GONE MIDNIGHT MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. PM DAWN – REALITY USED TO BE A FRIEND OF MINE (Attrell Stephen Cordes, Jr. (May 15, 1970 – June 17, 2016), also known by the stage name Prince Be, was an American musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Cordes was the lead vocalist of the hip hop group, P.M. Dawn)
  2. M/A/R/R/S – PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Steve Young (d: July 13, 2016). Steve founded Colourbox in 1982 with brother Martyn Young. In 1987, Young and his brother teamed up with A.R. Kane members Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala, as well as Russell Smith, to form M|A|R|R|S.)
  3. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – WE THE PEOPLE (Malik Izaak Taylor (November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016), known professionally as Phife Dawg (or simply Phife), was an American rapper.)
  4. JEAN-JACQUES PERREY – GOSSIPO PERPETUO (Jean-Jacques Perrey (20 January 1929 – 4 November 2016) was a French electronic music producer and was an early pioneer in the genre. He was a member of the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley)
  5. STATUS QUO – HANDS UP (REMIX) (Richard JohnRickParfitt, (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist)
  6. SUICIDE – FRANKIE TEARDROP (REMIX) (Boruch Alan Bermowitz (June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016), known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist)
  7. SHELLEYAN ORPHAN – BURST (Caroline Crawley (8 August 1963 – 4 October 2016) was a British singer for Shelleyan Orphan, This Mortal Coil, Babacar)
  8. FUNKADELIC – UNDISCO KIDD (George BernardBernieWorrell, Jr. (April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016) was an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.)
  9. EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HAPPY FEELIN’ (MauriceMoeWhite (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.)
  10. PRINCE – I WOULD DIE 4U
  11. GEORGE MICHAEL – AMAZING 2004 (DJ WHAM DISCO MIX)
  12. DAVID BOWIE – STATION TO STATION (LIVE)

 

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at: valleyfreeradio.org // replays can be heard Sunday mornings 1a-3a // facebook: subculturema

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