Live Ledge #270: In Memoriam

To say 2016 was not a good year is a bit of an understatement. Besides the social and political turmoil our country currently faces, we lost an inordinate amount of actors and musicians in the past twelve months. It seems like every day there's another passing to add to the list. Even today, as this show was being prepared I learned of the death of The Didjits' bassist Doug Evans.

Tonight's show is dedicated to all of the musicians that left us this year, but the focus isn't on the "superstars" that dominated newpapers and websites. Instead, it's primarily the lesser known that are spotlighted here - trucker songsmith Red Simpson, early blues-based rockers Long John Hunter and Lonnie Mack, Elvis sideman Scotty Moore. The list goes on and on. There are also members of bands such as Tuxedomoon, Mott the Hoople, The A-Bones, Jefferson Airplane, and so many more.

We can't completely ignore the more famous, though, which is why there are also tributes to Bowie, Prince, Merle Haggard. Sharon Jones also has a spotlighted segment.

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1. Suicide, Dream Baby Dream
2. Long John Hunter, El Paso Rock
3. Red Simpson, Truck Drivin' Man
4. Lonnie Mack, Memphis
5. Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana, Deuce and a Quarter (feat. Keith Richards & The Band)
6. Bobby Vee, Stagger Lee (with The Crickets)
7. The A-Bones, Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock
8. The A-Bones, (I'm In With) The Out Crowd
9. Leon Russell, Medley: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Young Blood
10. Status Quo, Rockin' All Over The World
11. Thunderclap Newman, Something In The Air
12. Jefferson Airplane, Takes Off
13. The Box Tops Soul Deep
14. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home
15. Merle Haggard, The Bottle Let Me Down
16. Ralph Stanley, White Light/White Heat
17. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, Meet Me On The Corner
18. Mose Allison, Young Man's Blues
19. Mose Allison, Eyesight To The Blind
20. Bap Kennedy, Long Time a Comin'
21. Leonard Cohen, The Future (Live in Dublin)
22. David Bowie, Starman (Original Single Version)
23. David Bowie, Queen Bitch
24. Mott The Hoople, All The Young Dudes
25. Mott The Hoople, One Of The Boys
26. Prince, Head
27. Prince, Sister
28. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 100 Days 100 Nights
29. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, People Don't Get What They Deserve
30. Beastie Boys, Jimi
31. The Business, Loud Proud 'N' Punk
32. Tuxedomoon, Joeboy The Electronic Ghost
33. Dead Moon, Dark Deception
34. Didjits, Jerry Lee


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