‘RIP 2016′: Three New Playlists Memorializing Lost Artists From Peanut Butter Wolf

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RIP 2016 Peanut Butter Wolf (photo via Spin)

2016 will forever be known as the year that David Bowie, Prince, Phife Dawg, and Leonard Cohen all died, but its list of victims runs much deeper and longer than that. For proof, just take a look at Peanut Butter Wolf’s retrospective of the departed music figures of 2016, and consider that he had to divide his RIP 2016 playlist into three parts.

RIP 2016 features not just the aforementioned figures, but a host of others, including bands like The Ohio Players, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and Status Quo, all of which lost personnel during the deadliest year for geniuses on record. Here’s the tracklists for parts 1, 2, and 3 of the playlist(s):

Part 1 Tracklist
1. Now – Bobby Hutcherson
2. Where The Moon Goes – Weather Report (Victor Bailey)
3. The Star Of The Story – Heatwave (Rod Temperton)
4. 4 Moms – A Tribe Called Quest (Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg)
5. Mom – Earth, Wind, & Fire (Maurice White)
6. This Masquerade – Leon Russell
7. We Can Work It Out – Prince
8. Time and Space – Ohio Players (Marshall Jones)
9. When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine- Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (Keith Emerson, Greg Lake)
10. Aranjuez – Tomita
11. On A Clear Day – Billy Paul
12. Today – Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner, Signe Anderson)
13. Thirteen Eight – Mother Gong (Gillian “Gilli” Mary Smyth)

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

Part 3 Tracklist

1. My Conversation – The Uniques (Jimmy Riley)
2. When I Think – Andy “Thunderclap” Newman
3. Winter Lady – Leonard Cohen
4. Those Shoes – Eagles (Glen Frey)
5. Red Light – Siouxsie & The Banshees (Nigel Gray)
6. Selfish Side – Dead Or Alive (Pete Burns)
7. Beri-Beri – Kleenex (Marlene Marder)
8. Egg Raid On Mojo – The Beastie Boys (John Berry)
9. Sesame Street – Blowfly
10. My Old Flame – Paul Bley
11. Cold Gray Dawn – Lee Andrews
12. Dónde Andará – Juan Gabriel
13. Ode To A Forgetful MInd – Prince B
14. Im Out To Catch – Leon Haywood
15. I Just Wanna Love You – Force MD’s (Trisco Pearson)
16. Adios Part II – Gato Barbieri
17. Da Da Da – Trio (Peter Behrens)

The best way to memorialize lost artists is to experience and appreciate their work, and you can do that by checking out all three parts of Peanut Butter Wolf’s RIP 2016 playlist at the artist’s Soundcloud account right here.





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