Singer Saints presents Lonesome Town: In Memorium Dennis Hopper

I just had to post this mix from Singer Saints as soon as i saw it for two reasons. One, it’s paying tribute to one of the greatest actors ever to grace the screen and a man whose off screen life was every bit as intriguing and wild as his on screen characters. Secondly, it’s an absolutely KILLER collection of crooners from a time that seems like a long forgotten dream. I promise that if you were to play this in your car or on a walk with your ipod, you will star in your very own movie whereby everything slows down and looks like the opening scenes of Blue Velvet.

“This mix is just as much a tribute to David Lynch as the late Dennis Hopper, but the two figures are inexorably linked in my mind. Hopper’s indelible, demonic performance in BLUE VELVET was just as responsible for that director’s recognition as a major filmmaker as it was for the actor’s own career comeback. It was one of the rare instances in which over-the-top equaled a kind of artistry, far more than Klaus Kinski in my opinion. From his astute art collection to his own more than respectable photography, not to mention his fruitful associations with key mentor figures like Andy Warhol and the West Coast artist Wallace Berman and his circle, it was clear that Dennis Hopper always cared passionately about Art, that is, the real thing.” – Singer Saints

1. Lonesome Town- Rick Nelson
2. Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison
3. All I Have To Dream- The Everly Brothers
4. Mr. Blue – The Fleetwoods
5. Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
6. Little Sister– Elvis Presley
7. The Fool – Sanford Clark
8. Fools Rush In – Rick Nelson
9. Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
10. Love Letters – Ketty Lester
11. You Can Depend On Me – Brenda Lee
12. Tragedy – The Fleetwoods
13. Hurt- Timi Yuro
14. Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis
15. Our Day Will Come – Ruby & The Romantics
16. Sally Go Round The Roses – The Jaynetts
17. Baby It’s You – The Shirelles
18. Crying – Roy Orbison
19. Suspicion- Terry Stafford
20. Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
21. Party Lights- Claudine Clark
22. Playboy – The Marvelettes
23. Two Lovers- Mary Wells
24. Dream Lover – The Paris Sisters
25. He’s A Rebel – The Crystals
26. Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King
27. Drip Drop – Dion
28. Keep Searching – Del Shannon
29. Lightning Strikes – Lou Christie
30. Last Chance To Turn Around – Gene Pitney