Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun May 22nd 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
The Waterboys “Girl from the North Country” from Uncut Magazine's Hard Rain: A Tribute to Bob Dylan (Uncut 2002) —Mike Scott seems like the ideal voice to cover Bob and does a wonderful job here on this great sampler from Uncut Magazine.Buy it!
The Band “Forever Young (Concert Version) [feat. Bob Dylan]” from The Last Waltz (Warner Bros 1978) —The amazing Band played a huge role in Dylans career and visa versa, their collaberation was pure magic from the beginning.Buy it!
The Byrds “MR. TAMBOURINE MAN” from The Songs of Bob Dylan (Start 1989) —A set of early Bob songs covered by contemporary artists exposing his music to the masses. starting with this # 1 Byrds hit.Buy it!
The Turtles “It Ain't Me Babe” from Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits CD ALBUM (FloEdCo 2009) —Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (Flo and Eddie) still sound great today and continue to play live around the country, catch them you won't be disappointed.Buy it!
The Kingston Trio “Farewell (Fare Thee Well My Own True Love)” from The Kingston Trio (Rainbow 1991) —The second version of the trio after John Stewart replaced Dave Guard, the other members were Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds, Shane is the only surviving member from this legendary group.Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Bob Dylan's Dream” from A Tribute to Bob Dylan Vol. 3 (Sister Ruby 1998) —Eric doesn't cover many singers, was happy to find this Bob cover, catch Eric in July www.loghouseconcerts.com.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Lily, Rosemary, and the Queen of Hearts” from Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs (Hightone 2009) —Tom turned Bob's great song from Blood on The Tracks into a mini rock opera w/Eliza Gilkyson & Joe Ely.Buy it!
Danny & Dusty “Knockin' On Heaven's Door” from The Lost Weekend (Prima 1985) —Dan Stuart (Green on Red) & Steve "Dusty" Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) got together and recorded this great album 25 years ago, still a classic today. Catch Steve at Twangevest.Buy it!
Oh Susanna “Billy 4” from Short Stories (Outside Music 2007) R —from Sam Peckinpah's "Pat Garret & Billy The Kid" Bob wrote the music and acted in the movie along with Kris Kristopherson and James Coburn.Buy it!
Johnny Marr “Don't Think Twice, It's Alright” from Uncut: Hard Rain V1: A Tribute to Bob Dylan (Uncut 2002) R —A request, Johnny Marr an English guitarist and singer was a member of the Smith's.Buy it!
Elana James “ONE MORE NIGHT” from Elana James (Snarf Records 2006) —Elana (recently changed her name from Fremerman) of Hot Club Of Cowtown, traveled and played with Dylan's Never Ending Tour for about a year, might be where she learned this song.Buy it!
Barbara Keith “All Along The Watchtower” from Barbara Keith (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —Before the Stone Coyotes, Barbara put out a spectacular solo album featuring Russ Kunkel, Lee Sklar, Spooner Oldman, Richard Bennet, Craige Doerge, Lowell George, Michael Utley, & Emory Gordy, Jr. a who's who of session players.Buy it!
Jason And The Scorchers “Absolutely Sweet Marie” from The Songs of Bob Dylan (Start 1989) —The rock side with the Scorchers, Jason also turns into Jason Ringenberg acoustic singer/songwriter and Farmer Jason childrens singer and storyteller.Buy it!
Traveling Wilburys “Tweeter And The Monkey Man” from Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 (Warner Bros 1988) —Short lived supergroup featuring Roy Orbison (last project before his death), Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Bob Dylan. Bob sings this parody of Bruce Springsteen references.Buy it!
Barrance Whitfield w/Tom Russell “Blind Willie McTell” from Hillbilly Voodoo (East Side Digital 1993) —One of 2 collaborations between Barence and Tom (the other was "Cowboy Mambo") Andrew Hardin on scorching lead guitar.Buy it!
Steve Ripley “Down, Down (I Don't Believe You)” from Ripley (Boy Rocking Records 2002) —A brillant and largely overlooked album by Tulsa based Ripley (The Tractors, Leon Russell) mixes Dylan chorus into his own song.Buy it!
Weddings Parties Anything “If You Gotta Go” from Donkey Serenade (WPA) —From the fabulous Aussie band and their lead singer/songwriter Mick Thomas, unfortunatley not together anymore, if you haven't heard them do yourself a favor and go out and sample their great musical legacy.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone (Live)” from No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (Columbia / Legacy 2005) —Thanks for listening to my show dedicated to Bob Dylan's 70th birthday on Tuesday, May 24. And don't forget about the birthday tribute at Off Broadway benefitting KDHX this Friday, May 27. Check offbroadwaystl.com for details.Buy it!
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