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.

Time Artwork Artist Track Album iTunes
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