The Posthumous Release

Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley’s early passing led to a trove of posthumous releases. Credit: Getty

When a musician dies, it’s not uncommon for the musician’s family or label to “mine the vault” and release songs. This is known as a posthumous (after death) release. This episode of Music 101 explores posthumously released music.

This week’s songs:

Robert Johnson | “Love In Vain”
Hank Williams | “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
Patsy Cline | “Sweet Dreams”
Otis Redding | “(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay”
Joy Division | “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Bob Marley | “Buffalo Soldier”
Roy Orbison | “You Got It”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers |  “Keep A Little Soul”
The Beatles | “Free As A Bird”
Jeff Buckley | “Everybody Here Wants You”
Sublime | “Doin’ Time”
The Cranberries | “All Over Now”