The Manchester, England, epic pop trio brings that conviction to every mixtape-worthy track on their albums. But we wondered what songs they’d put on a mix for us. Jimi Goodwin (vocals/bass) took some time out of their busy touring schedule to make ARTISTdirect this mixtape!
1. Duke Ellington - "Sunset and the Mocking Bird"
"Amazing. The duke was a genius."
2. Dr. John – "Danse Fambeaux"
"From the excellent album Gris Gris. A slice of New Orleans voodoo."
3. Todd Rundgren - "Zen Archer"
"Utter madness from one man band. Incredible production and harmonies."
4. A Tribe Called Quest - "The Chase, Part II"
"I think most hip hop fans would agree that when all is said and done they were the best. For consistency and inovation there is no one gets close."
5. Santo & Johnny - " Summertime "
"Wonderful slide guitar cover of the classic Billie Holiday track."
6. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)"
"Top slice of northen soul. For me one of the greatest songs ever written."
7. The Pretenders - "Precious"
"One of the greatest debut albums by a band. Sexy Chrissie."
8. The Slickers - "Johnny too Bad"
"From “The Harder They Come” Soundtrack. Just beautiful.” There’s a lovely naivety to the vocals."
9. Rufus Wainwright - "Vicious World"
""Lovely song and freeform Fender Rhodes."
10. Tom Waits - "Grapefruit Moon"
"From the classic first album Closing Time."
Doves Bio from Discogs
The band comprises twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar).
Years active: 1998 - 2010 (hiatus)