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    Radio Dead new radio station only plays artists who are no longer with us

    Sounds like a new twist on a Oldies format.

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/cultu...-no-longer-us/

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    I would think this would combine so many different music genres it would not satisfy many people and/or drive most people away.

    Just for grins though I am wondering which genre has the most dead performers. Jazz or Country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by landtuna View Post
    I would think this would combine so many different music genres it would not satisfy many people and/or drive most people away.

    Just for grins though I am wondering which genre has the most dead performers. Jazz or Country?
    I'd say jazz, because it's been performed and recorded in many more countries than country music has, and because it is almost always performed by combos or even orchestras, while many country recordings -- especially early ones -- consisted of just a singer accompanying him/herself or backed by one or two musicians.

    As for the concept, I read the article and I'm still not sure how it would work. Would it play Beatles records on which John or George sang but not Paul or Ringo? Or would it only play records that were credited to John or George as solo artists? And no Everly Brothers until Don Everly dies? No Sonny & Cher until Cher passes on?
    Last edited by CTListener; 09-15-2016 at 02:10 AM.

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    This sounds like a good stunt to do on Halloween or on a weekend for an oldies station. I'm not sure if I would work as a format but it is something different. Country has to be second on the most dead performers. Classical has be on the top 5 list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    I'd say jazz, because it's been performed and recorded in many more countries than country music has, and because it is almost always performed by combos or even orchestras, while many country recordings -- especially early ones -- consisted of just a singer accompanying him/herself or backed by one or two musicians.

    As for the concept, I read the article and I'm still not sure how it would work. Would it play Beatles records on which John or George sang but not Paul or Ringo? Or would it only play records that were credited to John or George as solo artists? And no Everly Brothers until Don Everly dies? No Sonny & Cher until Cher passes on?
    You raise some good points but I was thinking of primary artists and not backups. As for acts like Everly Brothers, since one of them is no longer with us it seems it would qualify. To not include half of a duo/group would really limit the songs you could play under this format I think. Still seems rather grim though. Most people do not like to be reminded of their mortality.
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