"Gone On" by Marvin Sease (February 16, 1946 - February 8, 2011), in what could be a theme song for this tumblr.

More songs here.

YouTube playlist here.

Terroir by the Eugene Toussiant Trio

Eugene Toussiant: (October 9, 1954 – February 8, 2011)

A self-taught musician, he started his performing career in 1972 as a pianist with the jazz band Odradek. In 1976, along with two of his brothers, he founded ‘Sacbé’, one of the most important and influential bands in the history of Mexican jazz.  He also wrote seventeen symphonic arrangements of Méxican popular music for a series of records called “Mexico de mis Amores”.

He is my angel today on his death because he reminds me how learning should never cease.”

'the Rocker' by Thin Lizzy

featuring one-time guitarist Gary Moore: (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011)

'Snow Deer' by Doc Williams & the Border Riders
Doc Williams: (June 26, 1914 – January 31, 2011)

'Body & Soul' by the Tony Guerrero Quartet

"Occasional Variations" by Milton Babbit (May 10, 1916 – January 29, 2011)

Babbitt felt that music should be accorded the same respect and the same ability to experiment that we find in advanced physics or higher mathematics.  If it doesn’t “speak” to you, well, it’s not supposed to – any more than quantum physics is intelligible to people who are not quantum physicists.

"Guitarre" by Moszkowski, played by Emanuel Vardi, Israeli-born American violist (21 April 1915  – 29 January 2011).

”..a virtuoso violist who, throughout a career spanning seven decades, performed for Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House, featured at Carnegie Hall and collaborated with a slew of legendary recording artists including Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles.”

Nobody Rides for Free by Dirty Looks (1989) featuring lead singer/guitarist Henrik Ostergaard (died January 27th, 2011)

'Please Mr. Postman' by the Marvellettes, featuring co-founder & lead singer Gladys Horton (1944 – January 26, 2011)

"Horton left the group in 1967 to get married, and never returned fully to music. She devoted herself to taking care of her handicapped son, and largely stayed out of the public eye, even during the controversy that surfaced when the Marvelettes chose to continue performing with no original members. She performed only occasionally in the ensuing decades with no apparent interest in launching a solo career, billing herself simply as "Gladys Horton from the Marvelettes.""

'the Shepherd' by Barrie Lee Hall, Jr. (June 30, 1949 – January 25, 2011), one-time trumpeter for Duke Ellington's Orchestra.

"He was known as perhaps the greatest plunger player of all time, and his trumpet style was both intelligent and passionate.”