Our Hull Mixtape

Following on from our appearance on BBC Radio Humberside earlier this month, and our blog post on Hull’s music history, here’s our Hull Mixtape. Made up of a mix of songs, artists, and musical places shared with us through our oral history interviews, workshops, and on social media. Some are artists ‘from’ Hull, some relate to stories we’ve been told over the last nine months, and some are songs people told us remind them of the city.

Read this blog post to find out more – and then let us know what you think!

If you’d prefer, here is a link to our playlist, A Hull Mixtape – By The Half Life of the Blitz Project, and our full track listing. Behind every song there’s a story.

  1. Life In A Northern Town – The Dream Academy
  2. Caravan Of Love – The Housemartins
  3. The Trials and Tribulations of C.E.O – Chiedu Oraka and Tawanda
  4. Missing – Everything But The Girl
  5. Kingston Town – UB40
  6. Suffragette City – David Bowie
  7. Life’s A River – Mick Ronson
  8. The Ghosts Of A Thousand Fisherman – Henry Priestman and Les Glover
  9. Station Approach – Elbow
  10. Smooth Operator – Sade
  11. Love Me Do – The Beatles
  12. Good Technology – Red Guitars
  13. I’d Rather Go Blind – Chicken Shack
  14. A Little Time – A Beautiful South
  15. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  16. Penny Arcade – Roy Orbison
  17. A Little Respect – Erasure
  18. Three Day Millionaire – The Watersons
  19. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
  20. Ghost Town – The Specials
  21. Rotterdam – The Beautiful South
  22. Big Flat City – Jim Danby

Our Hull Mixtape is only a tiny insight into the rich music history of the city, and the songs, people, and places that our participants have told us are meaningful to them. You can read all of the suggestions we’ve had on Twitter here and here (including some brilliant Youtube links to songs not available on Spotify). During the course of putting this mixtape together, we also came across the wonderful One Hull of a Playlist – which will satisfy your Hull music cravings for a few hours longer!


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