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The Last Encore 2016

by John

A collection of music by musicians who passed away in 2016. One track from each artist, in the order they departed.

The embedded Spotify player is capped at 200 songs. The full list has tracks from 340 musicians and is over 22 hours long. You can listen to the full list with the Spotify web player.


January

1
– Mark B
– Annie de Reuver

3
– Paul Bley
– Brad Fuller [Atari]
– Jason Mackenroth [Rollins Band, Mother Superior, Blue Man Group]

4
– Long John Hunter

5
– Nicholas Caldwell [The Whispers]

6
– Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros

7
– Kitty Kallen
– Troy Shondell

8
– Otis Clay
– Red Simpson
– Brett Smiley

9
– John Berry [Idaho]

10
– David Bowie
– Hernán Gamboa

15
– Pete Huttlinger [John Denver]

16
– Gary Loizzo [American Breed]

17
– Dale Griffin [Mott the Hoople]
– Mic Gillette [Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin]
– Clarence Reid (Blowfly)
– Ramblin’ Lou Schriver

18
– Glenn Frey [The Eagles]

23
– Cadalack Ron

24
– Jimmy Bain [Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Dio]
– Zarkus Poussa [RinneRadio]

26
– Black

28
– Paul Kantner [Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship]
– Signe Toly Anderson [Jefferson Airplane]

29
– Billy Faier

31
– Janusz Muniak
– Terry Wogan


February

1
– Jon Bunch [Sense Field, Further Seems Forever]

3
– Brad Kent [D.O.A., Subhumans]
– Big Kap [The Flip Squad]

4
– Maurice White [Earth Wind & Fire]
– Joe Dowell

6
– Eddy Wally
– Dan Hicks [Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks]

9
– Roy Harris

13
– Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin [Viola Beach]

14
– Anselmo López
– L. C. Ulmer

15
– Vanity [Vanity 6]

18
– Paul Gordon [B52’s, New Radicals]
– Pantelis Pantelidis

19
– Vi Subversa [Poison Girls]
– Harald Devold [Oslo Groove Company]

21
– Betty Jane Watson

22
– Sonny James

23
– Rey Caney [Los Compadres, Vieja Trova Santiaguera]

24
– Lennie Baker [Danny and the Juniors, Sha Na Na]

25
– John Chilton [John Chilton’s Feetwarmers]

26
– C. L. Blast
– Nina Dorda

27
– James Atkins [Hammerbox]
– Gordon Ranney [The Gomers, Zombeatles]

29
– Josefin Nilsson


March

1
– Gayle McCormick [Smith]

3
– John Thomas [Budgie]
– Gavin Christopher

4
– Ekrem Jevrić
– Joey Martin Feek [Joey + Rory]
– Bankroll Fresh

6
– Ireng Maulana
– Kalabhavan Mani
– Aaron Huffman [Harvey Danger]

7
– Bruce Geduldig [Tuxedomoon]
– Joe Cabot [Bobby Darin, Tommy Dorsey]

8
– George Martin [The Beatles]
– Ross Hannaford [Daddy Cool]
– Andrew Loomis [Dead Moon]

9
– Naná Vasconcelos
– Ray Griff
– Jon English

10
– Gogi Grant
– Keith Emerson [The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer]
– Ernestine Anderson

11
– Shawn Elliott
– Joe Ascione

12
– Conor Walsh
– Tommy Brown [The Griffin Brothers]

15
– Lyubka Rondova
– Daryl Coley

16
– Frank Sinatra, Jr.
– Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan
– Lee Andrews [Lee Andrews & the Hearts]

17
– Steve Young
– Trần Lập [Bức Tường]

19
– Scabs [Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13]

21
– Nomoreloss

22
– Phife Dawg [A Tribe called Quest]

23
– Jimmy Riley [The Sensations, The Uniques]
– James Jamerson, Jr. [Chanson]

24
– Roger Cicero

25
– Shannon Bolin

26
– Joe Skyward [The Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate]
– Ross Shapiro [The Glands]
– David Baker

30
– Gianmaria Testa
– Larry Payton [Brass Construction]
– Andy Newman [Thunderclap Newman]


April

2
– Gato Barbieri

3
– Kōji Wada
– Lola Novaković
– Don Francks
– Bill Henderson

4
– Manolo Tena
– Getatchew Mekurya [The Ex]
– Carlo Mastrangelo [Dion and The Belmonts]

5
– Jos de Rooij
– Leon Haywood

6
– Merle Haggard
– Dennis Davis [David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Iggy Pop]

7
– Jimmie Van Zant
– Jade Lemons [Injected

8
– Jack Hammer

9
– Tony Conrad

11
– Emile Ford [Emile Ford & The Checkmates]

12
– Gib Guilbeau [Flying Burrito Brothers]
– Robbie Brennan [Phil Lynott, Clannad]

16
– Peter Rock
– Ismael Quintana

19
– Richard Lyons [Negativland]
– Pete Zorn [Steeleye Span, Gerry Rafferty, Richard Thompson]

21
– Prince
– Lonnie Mack

23
– Bill Sevesi
– Vjatšeslav Kobrin [Magnetic Band]

24
– Papa Wemba
– Billy Paul

30
– Harrison Calloway [The Muscle Shoals Horns]


May

1
– Doug Raney

3
– Jadranka Stojaković

4
– Olle Ljungström [Reeperbahn]

5
– Isao Tomita

6
– Hannes Bauer
– Candye Kane

7
– John Stabb [Government Issue]

10
– Riki Sorsa

11
– Peter Behrens [Trio]
– Joe Temperley

12
– Julius La Rosa

13
– Buster Cooper

14
– Lasse Mårtenson
– Paul Smoker [Paul Smoker Trio]

15
– Cauby Peixoto

17
– Guy Clark

19
– John Berry [Beastie Boys]

21
– Nick Menza [Megadeth]

27
– Marshall Jones [Ohio Players]

28
– Floyd Robinson

30
– Jimmy Borges
– Thomas Fekete [Surfer Blood]

31
– Corry Brokken


June

2
– Häns’che Weiss
– Freddie Wadling [Liket Lever, Cortex, Straitjacket, Leather Nun, Blue for Two]

3
– Dave Swarbrick [Fairport Convention]

4
– Bobby Curtola

7
– Juana la del Revuelo
– Amber Gurung

8
– Brian Rading [Five Man Electrical Band]

10
– Habib
– Christina Grimmie

12
– Chris Warren [The DX Band]

14
– Henry McCullough [Spooky Tooth, Wings]
– OJB Jezreel

16
– Charles Thompson
– Jerome Teasley [Wilson Pickett, Junior Walker]

17
– Tenor Fly [Freestylers]
– Prince B [PM Dawn]

20
– Chayito Valdez

21
– Pierre Lalonde
– Wayne Jackson [Mar-keys, Mephis Horns]

22
– Amjad Sabri
– Jim Boyd

23
– Ralph Stanley [Stanley Brothers]

24
– Asım Can Gündüz
– Bernie Worrell [Parliament-Funkadelic]

25
– Maurice G. Dantec [Artefact]
– Ben Patterson

26
– Mike Pedicin

27
– Sir Mack Rice

28
– Scotty Moore [Elvis Presley]

29
– Veena Sahasrabuddhe
– Rob Wasserman

30
– Don Friedman
– Juan Habichuela


July

2
– Teddy Rooney [The Yellow Payges]
– Renée de Haan

3
– Tomohiko Kira [ZABADAK]

4
– William Hawkins

6
– Danny Smythe [The Box Tops]

9
– Geneviève Castrée

10
– Leif Nylén [Blå Tåget]

11
– Minerva Herrera [Martín y Minerva]

13
– Steven Young [Colourbox, MARRS]
– El Lebrijano

15
– Roland Prince
– Erik Petersen [Mischief Brew]
– Charles Davis [Sun Ra]
– Craviotto [The Ducks, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, Moby Grape]

16
– Claude Williamson
– Alan Vega [Suicide]
– Bonnie Brown [The Browns]

18
– Bobby Ramirez [Lighter Shade of Brown]
– Mubarak Begum

19
– Tamás Somló [Locomotiv GT]

21
– Lewie Steinberg [Booker T. & the M.G.’s]

24
– Marni Nixon
– Keith Gemmell [Audience]

26
– Roye Albrighton [Nektar]
– Allan Barnes [The Blackbyrds]

28
– Lachhu Maharaj

29
– Fred Tomlinson [Monty Python]
– José Menese
– Daasebre Gyamena
– Lucille Dumont

31
– Mike Mohede

 


August

3
– Ricci Martin

4
– Snaffu Rigor [Ramrods, Cinderella]

5
– Richard Fagan
– Vander Lee

7
– B.E. Taylor
– Ruby Winters

11
– Glenn Yarbrough

12
– Ruby Wilson

13
– Connie Crothers

14
– DJ Official
– James Woolley [Nine Inch Nails]

15
– Bobby Hutcherson
– Bob Kindred

17
– Denis Čabrić [Regina]
– Preston Hubbard [The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues]

19
– Horacio Salgán
– Derek Smith

20
– Kid Cali
– Matt Roberts [3 Doors Down]
– Tom Searle [Architects]
– Louis Smith
– Louis Stewart

21
– Headley Bennett

22
– Gilli Smyth [Gong, Soft Machine]
– Toots Thielemans

23
– Mohammad Heydari

25
– Norman Killeen [Threat Signal]
– Eddy Silitonga

26
– Ab Tamboer [Earth and Fire]

28
– Juan Gabriel

30
– Hoot Hester

31
– Ken Rhodes


September

1
– Kacey Jones
– Fred Hellerman [The Weavers]

4
– Bob Bissonnette

7
– Farhang Sharif
– Clifford Curry

8
– Prince Buster

11
– Leonard Haze [Y&T]

13
– Sunil Bardewa

16
– Jerry Corbetta [Sugarloaf]
– Trisco Pearson [Force M.D.s]

17
– Charmian Carr

18
– Mandoza

21
– Shawty Lo [D4L]

24
– Buckwheat Zydeco

25
– Kashif [B.T. Express]
– Hagen Liebing [Die Ärzte]
– Jean Shepard

26
– Joe Clay
– Karel Růžička

29 – Nora Dean

30
– Oscar Brand
– Michael Casswell


October

1
– Toni Williams

2
– Steve Byrd [Gillan, Kim Wilde]

3
– Joan Marie Johnson [The Dixie Cups]

4
– Caroline Crawley [This Mortal Coil]

5
– Rod Temperton [Heatwave]

8
– Don Ciccone [The Critters, The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells]

9
– Fergus Miller [Bored Nothing]
– Angus Grant [Shooglenifty, Swamptrash]

10
– Issa Bagayogo

14
– Werner Lämmerhirt

18
– Mike Daniels [The Delta Jazzmen]
– Bobby Ellis

20
– Achieng Abura [Divas of The Nile]
– Mieke Telkamp

23
– Pete Burns [Dead or Alive]

24
– Eddy Christiani
– Bobby Vee

26
– Raj Begum

27
– Nelson Pinedo
– Bobby Wellins

28
– Melhem Barakat

29
– Paul Demers


November

1
– Bap Kennedy [Energy Orchard]
– Pocho La Pantera

2
– Bob Cranshaw

3
– W. D. Amaradeva
– Kay Starr

4
– Eddie Harsch [The Black Crowes]
– Jean-Jacques Perrey

5
– Laurent Pardo [Elliott Murphy]

6
– Biser Kirov

7
– Leonard Cohen
– Jimmy Young

9
– Al Caiola
– Martin Stone

11
– Victor Bailey [Weather Report]
– Doug Edwards [Skylark, Glass Tiger]
– A. Nayyar

12
– Jacques Werup

13
– Leon Russell

14
– Holly Dunn

15
– Mose Allison

17
– Don Waller [Imperial Dogs]

18
– Sharon Jones [Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings]
– Hugh McDonald [Redgum]

20
– Craig Gill [Inspiral Carpets]
– Hod O’Brien

21
– Blakdyak

22
– M. Balamuralikrishna

23
– Brainbug

24
– Colonel Abrams
– Shirley Bunnie Foy
– Pauline Oliveros

28
– Ray Columbus [Ray Columbus & the Invaders]
– Carlton Kitto

30
– Amar Ezzahi


December

1
– Micky Fitz [The Business]

2
– Mark Gray

3
– Herb Hardesty
– Antonio Membrado

4
– Radim Hladík [Blue Effect]
– Wayne Duncan [Daddy Cool]

5
– Big Syke
– Mona Maraachli
– Adam Sagan [Circle II Circle]

7
– Mohamed Tahar Fergani
– Greg Lake [ELP, King Crimson]

8
– Palani Vaughan

10
– George Mantalis [The Four Coins]

11
– Valerie Gell [The Liverbirds]
– Joe Ligon [Mighty Clouds of Joy]
– Esma Redžepova

12
– Jim Lowe
– Mark Fisher [Matt Bianco]
– Lucila Campos
– Barrelhouse Chuck

13
– Betsy Pecanins

14
– Bunny Walters
– Päivi Paunu
– Arnie Norse

18
– Sven Zetterberg
– Gordie Tapp
– Gustavo Quintero
– Léo Marjane

21
– Betty Loo Taylor
– Abdul Gafur Hali

23
– Mick Zane [Malice]

24
– Rick Parfitt [Status Quo]

25
– George Michael [Wham!]
– Alphonse Mouzon

28
– Knut Kiesewetter