This show happened to fall on the actual Day Of The Dead aka Dia de Muertos, a holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits come to visit. Many other cultures around the world have similar traditions of a day set aside to visit the graves of deceased family members. Often included in these traditions are celebrations, food and beverages, in addition to prayers and remembrances of the departed.
Consequently, the only requirement to be included in this particular program is to be dead.
Music in this program by Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Kirsti MacColl, Champ Hood, Doyle Bramhall, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra supporting: Edwin Starr, Solomon Burke, George Harrison, Joe Strummer and Jimmy Scott. Amy Winehouse, Arthur Lee, Love, Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Gold, John Baldrey, Dave Brubeck, Bob Welch, Richie Havens, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After, JJ Cale, Dusty Springfield, Joe Goldmark with Gary Claxton, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Doug Sahm, Django Reinhardt, Liberace, Nicky Hopkins, Howard Tate, Stephen Bruton, Gene Pitney, Ricky Nelson, Robert Palmer, John Barry, Elvis Presley, JXL, The Skeletons, The Morrels, Ray Condo and his Ricochets, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Louis Prima and John Lennon.
This podcast initially made available 1 November 2014
October 27, 2014 Subject:
Not a review but I was curious to hear music from the John Lennon Anthology near the end of the show. I wonder if you could work in a future request to hear I'm The Greatest. I once had a vinyl copy of that but it long ago disappeared.