On the one year anniversary of David Bowie’s passing, he would have been 70 today, we look back at one of the best tribute albums released in 2016 – Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie. The tribute is an eclectic group of artists featuring some of the best in kindie music, plus Ted Leo and Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller.
Proceeds from the record will benefit the It Gets Better Project and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it does in fact, get better.
Between Walter Martin’s buoyant reworking of ‘Breaking Glass’ or Sonia de los Santos putting a Latin spin on ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ or Rachel Loshak with the New Standards doing a hauntingly beautiful version of ‘Starman’ – there is something for everyone to enjoy on this record.
Listen to a lovely version of ‘Space Oddity’ from Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop Ups
Check out Rhett Miller’s take on Ziggy Stardust
In short, on the anniversary of his passing, please consider doing something good and help out the It Gets Better Project and get some great music for your good deed.
Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie Track listing:
- The Honeydogs and Chastity Brown – Oh! You Pretty Things
- Walter Martin – Breaking Glass
- Sonia de los Santos and Elena Moon Park – The Man Who Sold the World
- Rachel Loshak with the New Standards – Starman
- Lloyd H. Miller and Dean Jones – V-2 Schneider
- Sally Timms and Jon Langford – The Prettiest Star
- Molly Ledford – Sound and Vision
- Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players – Kooks
- Antibalas – Let’s Dance
- Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop Ups – Space Oddity
- Ted Leo – Heroes
- Wunmi – Fashion
- Storey Littleton with Marco Benevento – Life on Mars?
- Gina Chavez – Modern Love
- Red Yarn – Magic Dance
- Nakia and the Barton Hills Choir – Golden Years
- Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower featuring Simi Stone – Changes
- Uncle Rock and Tracy Bonham – Lady Stardust
- Colin Brooks – I’ll Follow You
- Rhett Miller – Ziggy Stardust