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12/12/2019 04:58 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by 13th Floor Elevators
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Roky Erickson died on May 31st, 2019. He was the lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators. They released four albums between 1966-1969. The first two collections are both considered classics of psych-rock. In later years, he toured regularly, backed by such acts as the Black Angels, and could often be found performing on his favorite holiday, Halloween.
12/12/2019 04:56 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Wedge
by Dick Dale
(1 play) | (0 fans)

12/12/2019 04:48 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
I'm Walking
by Fats Domino
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Dave Bartholomew died on June 23rd, 2019 at the age of 100. David was an American musician, trumpeter, record producer, and band leader. He was active in New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century.
12/12/2019 04:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Healing Chant
by The Neville Brothers
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Another track honoring Art Neville who passed away this year at the age of 81.
12/12/2019 04:38 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Funkify Your Life
by The Meters
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Art "Poppa Funk" Neville died on July 22nd, 2019 at the age of 81. Art was a founding member of funk legends The Meters and The Neville Brothers and was instrumental in shaping the New Orleans funk sound. Born December 17, 1937 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Art’s music career began at 17 when he joined the Hawkettes. The group found success in 1954 with the Carnival song ‘Mardi Gras Mambo,’ now a classic for the season. He released additional solo singles in the late 1950s, including ‘Cha Dooky-Doo.’ In 1964, Art, George Porter, Jr., Leo Nocentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste formed The Meters. The Meters served as the session and live band for many of the best artists of their day including Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John, Robert Palmer, and many more. When The Meters split in 1977, Art formed The Neville Brothers with his brothers Aaron, Charles, and Cyril. The Neville Brothers went on to become one of the most popular bands to ever come out of New Orleans.
12/12/2019 04:34 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Iko Iko
by Dr. John
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Another track honoring Dr. John on our annual show remembering musicians we've lost throughout the year.
12/12/2019 04:31 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Right Place Wrong Time
by Dr. John
(24 plays) | (0 fans)

12/12/2019 04:24 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
On And On
by The Muffs
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Kim Shattuck died on October 2nd, 2019 at the age of 56 due to complications from ALS. She was best known as the frontwoman and songwriter for the LA punk group The Muffs. A fixture in the LA scene, Kim was a member of The Pandoras and The Beards, played bass for a short stint on tour with The Pixies, and most recently released an EP with all-female supergroup The Coolies in July of this year.
12/12/2019 04:20 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Just What I Needed
by The Cars
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

12/12/2019 04:16 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole

This version of Rock The Casbah features vocals from Ranking Roger
12/12/2019 04:13 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Twist and Crawl
by The Beat
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Roger Charlery aka Ranking Roger died on March 26th, 2019. He was best known as the vocalist for The (English) Beat and General Public. Roger’s energetic singing and Jamaican-style vocals were among the many things that made The Beat’s sound so distinctive, heard on such classic singles as “Ranking Full Stop,” “Stand Down Margaret,” and “Drowning.” Roger became a punk rock fan as a teenager and was the drummer in the Nam Nam Boys before joining ska revival pioneers The Beat in the late 1970s. The Nam Nam Boys first gig was with The Beat and his burgeoning friendship with them meant he began to gatecrash their gigs, take the mic and start toasting. He had appeared on stage toasting and singing with them many times before officially joining the band.
12/12/2019 04:09 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Mind Playing Tricks on Me
by Geto Boys
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Richard Stephen Shaw (Bushwick Bill) died on June 9th, 2019. He was a Jamaican-American rapper and record producer better known by his stage name Bushwick Bill. He was best known as a member of the pioneering Texas hip hop group Geto Boys, a group he originally joined as a dancer in 1986 as Little Billy. He went on to become one third of the best-known incarnation of the group, alongside Willie D and Scarface. Bushwick Bill was born Richard Stephen Shaw on December 8, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica. Shaw was born with dwarfism and was listed as 3 feet 8 inches tall. Bushwick Bill can be heard on the album The Chronic by Dr. Dre; he appears in the video of "Dre Day" as one of Eazy-E's fellow rappers.
12/12/2019 04:00 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
by Harry Belafonte
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Irving Burgie aka Lord Burgess died on November 29th, 2019. He was an American musician and songwriter, regarded as one of the greatest composers of Caribbean music. He composed 34 songs for Harry Belafonte, including eight of the 11 songs on the Belafonte album Calypso (1956), the first album of any kind to sell one million copies. Burgie also wrote the lyrics of the National Anthem of Barbados. To date, songs penned by Irving Burgie have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.