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.
- Life In A Northern Town – The Dream Academy
- Caravan Of Love – The Housemartins
- The Trials and Tribulations of C.E.O – Chiedu Oraka and Tawanda
- Missing – Everything But The Girl
- Kingston Town – UB40
- Suffragette City – David Bowie
- Life’s A River – Mick Ronson
- The Ghosts Of A Thousand Fisherman – Henry Priestman and Les Glover
- Station Approach – Elbow
- Smooth Operator – Sade
- Love Me Do – The Beatles
- Good Technology – Red Guitars
- I’d Rather Go Blind – Chicken Shack
- A Little Time – A Beautiful South
- Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
- Penny Arcade – Roy Orbison
- A Little Respect – Erasure
- Three Day Millionaire – The Watersons
- She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
- Ghost Town – The Specials
- Rotterdam – The Beautiful South
- 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!