Originally published by The Vinyl Factory

Including some lesser-knowns.

It feels like all we did was write about musicians dying last year but before we close the door on 2016, Stones Throw boss Peanut Butter Wolf has shared two bittersweet mixes in tribute to the talent that left us.

Titled RIP 2016, the selections obviously include Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Alan Vega and Phife Dawg but also feature some obscure names that may have escaped your newsfeed. Listen and find the tracklist below.


Part 1
01. Bobby Hutcherson – ‘Now’
02. Weather Report (Victor Bailey) – ‘Where the Moon Goes’
03. Heatwave (Rod Temperton) – The Star of the Story’
04. A Tribe Called Quest (Phife Dawg) – ‘4 Moms’
05. Earth, Wind, & Fire (Maurice White) – ‘Mom’
06. Leon Russell – ‘This Masquerade’
07. Prince – ‘We Can Work it Out’
08. Ohio Players (Marshall Jones) – ‘Time and Space’
09. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (Keith Emerson, Greg Lake) – ‘When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine’
10. Tomita – ‘Aranjuez’
11. Billy Paul – ‘On a Clear Day’
12. Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner, Signe Anderson) – ‘Today’
13. Mother Gong (Gillian “Gilli” Mary Smyth) – Thirteen Eight’

Part 2
01. Suicide (Alan Vega) – ‘Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne’
02. David Bowie – ‘V-2 Schneider’
03. Colourbox (Steven Young) ‘Breakdown’
04. Kashif – ‘The Mood’
05. Vanity 6 – ‘Make-Up’
06. Jean (Jacques Perrey) – ‘The Elephant Never Forgets’
07. The Beatles (George Martin) – ‘Blue Jay Way’
08. Status Quo (Richard John “Rick” Parfitt) – ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’
09. Bernie Worrell – ‘I’ll Be With You’
10. Wham! (George Michael) – ‘Nothing Looks the Same in the Light’
11. Colonel Abrams – ‘I’m Not Gonna Let You’
12. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – ‘Inspiration Information’
13. The Whispers (Nicolas Caldwell) – ‘The Dip’
14. Prince Buster – ‘Judge Dread’
15. Jeremy Steig – ‘Howlin’ for Judy’
16. Alphonse Mouzon – ‘Space Invaders’



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