240 Lost in 2023

Our annual season-opener, looking at musicians who’ve gone to their reward in the year gone by.  Lots of big names this time, making it difficult to choose the playlist.  Hope we did well enough for you.

As promised, a link to the Rick Beato podcast on Jeff Beck is below.


Title Artists Album Year In memoriam
Wuthering Heights Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978 Iain Bairnson
Money The Flying Lizards The Flying Lizards 1976 Barrett Strong
Jungle Jazz Kool & The Gang Spirit of the Boogie 1975 George Brown
Papa Was A Rolling Stone Phil Collins Going Back 2010 Barrett Strong
Sundown Gordon Lightfoot Sundown 1974 Gordon Lightfoot
It’s in His Kiss Linda Lewis The Best Of 1997 Linda Lewis
Propositions Curved Air Air Conditioning 1970 Francis Monkman
Go Now The Moody Blues The Magnificent Moodies 1965 Denny Laine

Main show

God Give Me Strength Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach Painted From Memory 1998 Burt Bacharach
On Broadway Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project 2012 Cynthia Weil
Elegant People Weather Report Black Market 1976 Wayne Shorter
Misterioso The Carla Bley Band That’s The Way I Feel Now 1984 Carla Bley
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Jeff Beck Wired 1976 Jeff Beck
On Reflection Gentle Giant GG at the GG 1978 Ray Shulman
Sirius + Eye in the Sky The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky 1981 Iain Bairnson
Shadow Captain Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN 1977 David Crosby
Dress Me Up As A Robber Paul McCartney Tug Of War 1982 Denny Laine
Takin Care of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive Universal Masters Collection: Classic Bachman Turner Overdrive 2002 Tim and Robbie Bachman
Play Children Play Three Dog Night Cyan 1973 Floyd Sneed
Rock & Roll Stew Traffic The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys 1971 Jim Gordon
Mother Earth Kool & The Gang Spirit of the Boogie 1975 George Brown
Don’t Ask Me No Questions Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973 Gary Rossington
Without You Tina Turner Twenty Four Seven 1999 Tina Turner
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye Motown Chartbusters, Vol. 3 1971 Barratt Strong
That Lady (Part 1) The Isley Brothers 3+3 1973 Rudolph Isley
Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream 1976 Gordon Lightfoot
Turn The World Around (live) Harry Belafonte An Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends 1997 Harry Belafonte
May You Never Linda Lewis The Best Of 1997 Linda Lewis


The Duke Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass Play The Jazz Classics 1997 Guido Basso
Disco Suicide Brand X Morrocan Roll 1977 Robin Lumley
Where Opposites Meet: Part 3 Sky Sky 1979 Francis Monkman
His Last Voyage Gentle Giant Free Hand 2005 Ray Shulman
The Very Last Time Alan Parsons The Time Machine 1999 Iain Bairnson
Oh So Sweet Gordon Lightfoot Solo 2020 Gordon Lightfoot