2018: Colorado Remembers Aretha Franklin, Mark E. Smith And More
Many notable musicians passed away this year, including soul legend Aretha Franklin, pop-punk pioneer Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks, prolific Fall bandleader Mark E. Smith and modern hip-hop hitmaker Mac Miller. These artists have influenced many musicians in Colorado, some of whom recently shared cover versions of songs by those we lost in 2018.
Tune in Friday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. for Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2018, an hour-long special featuring these exclusive performances. The special also airs Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6 p.m.
Here’s a list of the artists who participated and the musical artists they celebrated:
Celebrating Aretha Franklin
Chella & The Hi-Dive Blues Band performs "The Weight"
Ghost Tapes perform "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Celebrating Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries
Celebrating Denise LaSalle
Funk Hunk, Nasty Nachos and Michelle Rocqet of The Milk Blossoms cover "Try My Love"
Celebrating Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit
Automatic Iris performs "Poke"
Celebrating Mark E. Smith of The Fall
To Be Astronauts perform "Totally Wired"
Celebrating Johnny Bender of Gamits, Nuns of Brixton
Andy Thomas performs "Falling Apart"
Celebrating Jim Rodford of The Kinks
Bevin Luna performs "All Day and All of the Night"
Celebrating Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues
Kramies performs "Nights in White Satin"
Celebrating Nick Knox of The Cramps
Colfax Speed Queen performs "Human Fly"
Celebrating Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks
Dressy Bessy performs "What Do I Get?"
Celebrating Dennis Edwards of The Temptations
The Trujillo Company performs "Ball of Confusion"
Celebrating Otis Rush
Leon & The Revival performs "Working Man"
Celebrating Mac Miller
Creekbed performs "Come Back to Earth"
Los Mocochetes perform "What's the Use"
Celebrating Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane
Gann Matthews performs "Today"
Hear and see many of these artists performing their original songs: Check out more sessions from the CPR Performance Studio.
Article by Colorado Public Radio Staff. Written on December 21, 2018. Original article here.