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12.02.2021

Valentine’s Day Special – Mixed by Death Is Not The End

R&B Soul

Death Is Not The End is a London-based label and NTS Radio residency.

It was born out of a desire to shine a light on some of the archival blues and gospel field recordings its founder Luke Owen was excavating in the 2010s. Back then, Owen was drawn to material which had what he calls an “unembellished emotion” about it. It’s an ethos that continues to guide him.

While the label and its focuses have grown and evolved in the years since its launch, Owen continues to pair an academic, ethnomusicological approach with some seriously good and often overlooked musical output. Among his various projects Owen recently embarked on a three-volume deep dive into 1950s and 60s Jamaican doo-wop and R&B – making him, as well as the charming material, a natural choice for a special Valentine’s Day mix. 

“To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the third and final instalment of If I Had a Pair of Wings, I’ve put together a dusty selection of Jamaican doo-wop heartbreakers taken from the series – all run through a healthy dose of tape delay,” said Owen.


See Tracklist
The Charmers – I'm Going Back
The Magic Notes – Why Did You Leave Me
The Rhythm Aces & The Caribs – A Thousand Teardrops
Alton & Eddie – My Heaven
Owen & Millie – Do You Know
Dobby Dobson – Diamonds & Pearls
Belltones – I'll Always Call Your Name
Keith & Enid – Send Me
Laurel Aitken – Heavenly Angel
Horthens & Stranger – True Love
The Downbeats – Midnight Love
The Moonlighters – Don't You Know
The Echoes Celestials – I Love You Forever
Higgs & Wilson – When You Tell Me Baby
The Echoes & Celestials – Are You Mine
Alton & Eddie – Muriel
Lloyd Adams – I Wish Your Picture Was You
Ricketts & Rowe – Dream Girl
Annette & Shenley – The First Time We Met
Derrick & Patsy – Crying in the Chapel
The Jiving Juniors – My Sweet Angel

Valentine’s Day Special – Mixed by Death Is Not The End

Valentine’s Day Special – Mixed by Death Is Not The End

Death Is Not The End is a London-based label and NTS Radio residency.

It was born out of a desire to shine a light on some of the archival blues and gospel field recordings its founder Luke Owen was excavating in the 2010s. Back then, Owen was drawn to material which had what he calls an “unembellished emotion” about it. It’s an ethos that continues to guide him.

While the label and its focuses have grown and evolved in the years since its launch, Owen continues to pair an academic, ethnomusicological approach with some seriously good and often overlooked musical output. Among his various projects Owen recently embarked on a three-volume deep dive into 1950s and 60s Jamaican doo-wop and R&B – making him, as well as the charming material, a natural choice for a special Valentine’s Day mix. 

“To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the third and final instalment of If I Had a Pair of Wings, I’ve put together a dusty selection of Jamaican doo-wop heartbreakers taken from the series – all run through a healthy dose of tape delay,” said Owen.

See Tracklist
The Charmers – I'm Going Back
The Magic Notes – Why Did You Leave Me
The Rhythm Aces & The Caribs – A Thousand Teardrops
Alton & Eddie – My Heaven
Owen & Millie – Do You Know
Dobby Dobson – Diamonds & Pearls
Belltones – I'll Always Call Your Name
Keith & Enid – Send Me
Laurel Aitken – Heavenly Angel
Horthens & Stranger – True Love
The Downbeats – Midnight Love
The Moonlighters – Don't You Know
The Echoes Celestials – I Love You Forever
Higgs & Wilson – When You Tell Me Baby
The Echoes & Celestials – Are You Mine
Alton & Eddie – Muriel
Lloyd Adams – I Wish Your Picture Was You
Ricketts & Rowe – Dream Girl
Annette & Shenley – The First Time We Met
Derrick & Patsy – Crying in the Chapel
The Jiving Juniors – My Sweet Angel
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