BumbleBee Radio: Favorite-50 of 2020

Thank you to everyone who tuned-in to the BumbleBee Radio Favorite-50 of 2020 show New Year's morning. I had not done a full four-hour music show (BumbleBee Brunch on Friday mornings is usually two hours) since I was doing The Breakfast Show on WKKL back in 2013. My voice was a little rough around the edges near the end but I had a ball doing the show and I'm hoping you really enjoyed all of the great music from what was one of the most awful years any of us will ever remember. I'd like to take a moment to thank all musicians, artists, and the music-community that supports them for refusing to give up and continuing to create in the face of it all. Artists were dealt the cruel hand of having one of the last ways they have left to make money in live-performances taken away and as stages sat empty, local venues around the Boston (which were already endangered) began to suffocate and disappear. It will be a long slow climb back out of this dark hole for local music, but the music continues to scratch & claw its way out to us through virtual performances (sometimes streamed out from cellphones,) Bandcamp, and YouTube. ONCE Somerville (home of Anngelle Wood's Rock & Roll Rumble,) was one of the tragic casualties of the pandemic and subsequent shutdown, but they were also one of the first to organize and present the ONCE Virtual Venue. Be sure to check out some of their virtual shows in the coming year and make a donation if you can. Speaking of Bandcamp, Bandcamp Friday's will resume in 2021. The first one is set for Friday February 5th with Bandcamp waiving its fees and artists keeping everything they make from music and merchandise sales. I've already started a list of things I want! Here's to a better year in 2021 and a hopefully the return of LIVE in-person music! Here is the 2020 Favorite-50 playlist...

1/1/2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM:

Mister Vertigo - Indie Nerd Strikes Again

Ex-Hyena - Instant Fires

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun

Justin Emile Shapiro - Beneath The Surface

Field Day - Everything, Everyone

Jockstrap - Acid

Holy Hive - Didn't You Say

Anorak Patch - 6 Week Party

Erica Mantone - Maybe It's Me

Idler Wheel - Sun Still Finds The West

Linnea's Garden - Superspreader

The Flaming Lips - Will You Return/When You Come Down

Eliza & The Organix - Road Home

Motel Black - Evening Standard

Parlour Bells - The Ballad Of Felix Moncla

Yves Tumor - Kerosene!

Phil Cambra & The Space Cadets - Expectations

Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys - Battle Witches (Ft. Ghost Of The Machine)

The Accidentals - Requiem For A Lark

Mosaic Mirrors - Get It

The Avalanches - Running Red Lights (Ft. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)

Nana Adjoa - Throw Stones

Paulzon Fire - Couch Serfa

Ruin The Nite - Voices

Wilma Archer - Scarecrow

The Shang Hi Los - Sway Little Player

Laura Marling - Held Down

R.A.P. Ferreira - MYTHICAL

Constant Bop - Better Days

Sunflower Bean - Moment In The Sun

Crack Cloud - The Next Fix

Laura Veirs - Burn Too Bright

Once And Future Band - Problem Addict

Pillbook - Skippin'

Imogen Heap - Last Night Of An Empire

Corner Soul - Downtown

Gorillaz - Aries (Ft. Peter Cook & Georgia)

Sapling - Bitchshifter

The Orielles - Come Down On Jupiter

Christian McNeill - Hello Music

Janelle Monae - Turntables

Circus Trees - Wasted Air

Gang Starr - Glowing Mic

Kristian Montgomery & The Winterkill Band - 5 Horses

Duvall Timothy - Fall Again (Ft. Lil Silva & Melanie Faye)

RoseR - Rot

GarageDogs - American Dream

Holly Brewer - On A Mission

Kerrin Connolly - Thanks For Playing

Adi Sun - Bella Sun Lever

Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen


PREVIOUS PLAYLISTS: 9/18/2020 9/25/2020 10/2/2020 10/9/2020 10/16/2020 10/23/2020 10/30/2020 11/6/2020 11/13/2020 11/20/2020

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