Monday, December 18, 2006

Absent Friends, part 1

Grant McLennan, Ballad of Easy Rider.
Jackie McLean, Love and Hate.
Love, 7 and 7 Is.
Gene Simmons, Drinkin' Scotch.
Gene Pitney, Every Breath I Take.
Ivor Cutler, Pstola.
Dewey Redman, Joie de Vivre.
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Handel: Bane of Virtue, Nurse of Passions.
Pink Floyd, See Emily Play.
Desmond Dekker, Dracula.
György Ligeti, Musica Ricercata, ii (mesto, rigido e cerimoniale).
Ruth Brown, As Long As I'm Moving.
Buck Owens, I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me).
Wilson Pickett, Land of 1000 Dances.
Arlo Guthrie, Victor Jara.

I had not thought death had undone so many.

Grant McLennan, 1958-2006. On Horsebreaker Star. The Spanish singer/songwriter Jaime Cristobal's tribute to McLennan, "Christmas Without Grant," is on Jaime's website.

Jackie McLean, 1932-2006. On Destination Out!

Arthur Lee, 1945-2006. On Love's Best Of.

Gene Simmons (the rockabilly legend, not the KISS bassist), 1932-2006. On Drinkin' Wine: The Sun Years.

Gene Pitney, Connecticut's greatest son, 1941-2006. On Anthology.

Ivor Cutler, the last eccentric, 1923-2006.

Dewey Redman, 1931-2006. On The Ear of the Behearer (OOP, also on iTunes).

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, 1954-2006. "She was the most remarkable singer I ever heard," Alex Ross. On Handel Arias.

Syd Barrett, 1946-2006. "See Emily Play" is on Pink Floyd's Relics.

Desmond Dekker, 1941-2006. On Rudy Got Soul.

György Ligeti, 1923-2006. On Complete Piano Music.

Ruth Brown
, 1928-2006. On Best Of.

Buck Owens, 1929-2006. On Very Best.

Wilson Pickett, 1941-2006. On Greatest Hits.

And Arlo Guthrie's "Victor Jara" is dedicated to the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet. On Amigo.

Also, farewell to Ahmet Ertegun, Jane Jacobs, James Kim, Perry Henzell, Kirby Puckett, Victoria Gray Adams, Buck O'Neill, Robert Altman, Octavia Butler, Ellen Willis, Mancs, Jessie Gilbert, Oriana Fallaci, 2nd Lt. Emily Perez , Mohammed Taha, kari edwards, Alex Toth and Harriet the tortoise.

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