Mixtapes 2017

Mixtapes 2017 & Musical In Memoriam

As 2017 comes to a close, hosts Jim and Greg present DJ sets full of some of their favorite songs of the year. They'll also pay tribute to some of the musicians who died in 2017.

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2017 In Memoriam

Obits 2017

2017 was another year full of devastating musician deaths from Tom Petty to Chuck Berry. Now, Jim and Greg take some time to pay tribute to those they haven't covered in the last 12 months that hit them particularly hard.

  • Malcolm Young of AC/DC
  • Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens
  • Tommy Keene
  • Sunny Murray
  • Sylvia Moy

2017 in Song: Jim and Greg's Mixtapes

Each year, Sound Opinions flips the page on the calendar with a“mixtape”that sums up the year in music.

Greg's mixtape is organized as an homage to the themes explored in Kendrick Lamar's 2017 opus DAMN. The themes include FEAR., EMPATHY., MOURNING., and TRUTH. Jim's mixtape was inspired by what he calls the biggest story of 2017: the #MeToo movement.

Featured Songs

  1. Alvvays, In Undertow, Antisocialites, Polyvinyl, 2017
  2. AC/DC, Riff Raff, Powerage, Atlantic, 1978
  3. The Smithereens, A Girl Like You, 11, Capitol, 1989
  4. Tommy Keene, Places That Are Gone, Songs from the Film, Geffen, 1986
  5. Cecil Taylor, What's New?, Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come, Revenant, 1962
  6. Stevie Wonder, My Cherie Amour, My Cherie Amour, Motown, 1969
  7. Van Hunt, Turn My TV On, Popular, Blue Note, 2017
  8. Knox Fortune, I Don't Wanna Talk About it, Paradise, Knox Fortune, 2017
  9. Black Angels, I'd Kill For Her, Death Song, Partisan, 2017
  10. Chicano Batman, Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm), Freedom Is Free, ATO, 2017
  11. Rhiannon Giddens, At the Purchaser's Option, Freedom Highway, Nonesuch, 2017
  12. Milck, Quiet (single version), Quiet (single), n/a, 2017
  13. Sad13, Get a Yes, Slugger, Carpark, 2016
  14. Lizzo, Truth Hurts, Truth Hurts (single), Nice Life / Atlantic, 2017
  15. Connie Francis, Telephone Lover, Do the Twist, MGM, 1962
  16. Lou Reed, Sad Song, Berlin, RCA, 1973
  17. KISS, God of Thunder, Destroyer, Casablanca, 1976
  18. Pink Floyd, The Trial, The Wall, Harvest, 1979
  19. Leonard Feather and Ralph Burns and Their Orchestra, Dasher, Winter Sequence, MGM, 1954