This sonic stylist has:
(1) Influenced a number of performers.
(2) Championed countless arists.
(3) Adopted a batch of performance identities.
(4) Helped shape an array of genres.
(5) Collaborated with a range of diverse acts.
(6) Been the subject of an excess of imitators
(7) Drawn an array of fans from across the musical spectrum.
(8) Consistently sought change across six decades.
(9) Broken taboos
(10) Pushed the button for future fashion and androgynous attire.
This list can go on and on, because the Starman attributed with all
of these credits is none other than David Bowie who sadly passed away
in early 2016. This cruel loss has brought on stage tributes from widespread
sources and the tunes of Bowie have been re-interpreted as a mark of respect
to the Thin White Duke. The stars who have stepped up to the plate
have included a notable bunch:e.g. Madonna, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen,
Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, Lorde, David Byrne, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, The
The Flaming Lips, Cee Lo Green, Pixies, Lady Gaga, Sinead O’ Connor,
and this brigade of Bowie worshippers goes on and on.
There are many along the way who have also covered tunes from the files of the hero
and his link ups with pop peers mean that many of his tunes have also had several life
However, what sparked the man born David Robert Jones?
A fine selection of songs that lit up the Spaceboy are included on the excellent David Bowie:
Bowie’s Jukebox and once the listener views the contents it is evident that there are
a vast union of contributors-and, when your ears are opened to this aural adeventure
it is clear that the Blackstar guru absorbed sounds like a sponge and then used
a series of groove jigsaws to create his multi-faceted momentum.A bank of ideas
came from a cannon of sources-and, research was central to the input and output.
You cannot go wrong with the below batch of Beauty and the Beast:compositions as
the fan tries to get in to the mind of the magician. We salute and mourn David Bowie and
posthumously thank him for listening to the 23 numbers here because they sparked his genius!
Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am
by Charles Mingus
Electricity (Drugs) [Live]
by Talking Heads
The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch (Live)
by The Winkies
by James Brown
I Pity the Fool
by Bobby Bland
The Augurs of Spring
by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tv Eye (Live)
by Iggy Pop with David Bowie
I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship (Live)
by Legendary Stardust Cowboy
by John Lee Hooker
House of the Risin’ Sun
by Bob Dylan
Brand New Cadillac
by Vince Taylor
The Song of the Second Moon
by The Electrosoniks
Around and Around
by Chuck Berry
Sweet Jane (Live)
by Lou Reed
Pop! Goes the Weasel
by Anthony Newley
Wild Is the Wind (Live)
by Nina Simone
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
by Edith Piaf
by Lotte Lenya
Growin’ Up (Live)
by Bruce Springsteen
by John Coltrane
Jocko Homo (Live)
by Jacques Brel
Like a Bird (Bonus Track)
by Florence Foster Jenkins