Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun May 29th 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
Peter Cooper “Mama, Bake a Pie” from The Lloyd Green Album (Red Beet Records 2010) —Welcome, we start with this Tom T. Hall classic to honor our vets, there is no Thank You big enough for the sacrificies they've made !!!Buy it!
Eric Bogle “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” from Scraps of Paper (Flyin' Fish 1983) —Eric great tale of an Aussie soldier, Memorial Day is shared by all countries. This show is dedicated to my Son-In-Law Larry in Afghanistan.Buy it!
Hartford Rice Clements “Poor Ellen Smith” from Hartford Rice Clements (Small Dog a-Barkin' 2011) N —Recently discovered performance tape, Commemorating John Hartford's death 10 years ago on June 4, this performance also features Vasser Clements and Roy Huskey, Jr. who are no longer with us.Buy it!
George Sanders “Skipping in the Mississippi Dew” from Country Mornin' (George Sanders 1980) —Another John Hartford cover ...first time in awhile I've dug into my vinyl collection, have no idea what has happened to George Sanders.Buy it!
Turnpike Troubadours “Long Hot Summer Days” from Diamonds & Gasoline (Onward Music 2009) —Closing out the set with another John Hartford cover, the only non original on one of my top 10 releases from 2010.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “I Wish I Was Your Mother” from The End/Losing Your Touch (Watermelon 1984) —Alejandro will be at the Old Rockhouse next Sunday, June 5, I plan to be there, you should be there too.Buy it!
Jill Andrews “Sound of the Bells” from The Mirror (Liam 2011) N —Great new release, Jill will be playing the Thursday night of Twangfest, June 9, and dropping by the KDHX studios with Alan from Bittersweet Melody.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Lillian Egypt” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —Josh and the Royal City Band will be at Off Broadway on Friday, July 22, only seen Josh live once, solo, opening for Jimmie Dale at the Focal Point, looking forward to the full band.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “If I Can't Have You” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —Long awaited Blackie and the Rodeo King's newest album featuring duets with many of the best female singers in the business. This one features some help from Lucinda Williams.Buy it!
Owen Temple with Jamie Wilson “Mountain Home” (El Paisano 2011) N —Owen co-writes with Adam Carroll, Scott Nolan, Gordy Quist, Gabe Rhodes produces, Bukka Allen plays, some of the best young talent in Texas.Buy it!
Rod Picott “When My Running is Through” from Welding Burns (welding rod music rodpicott.com 2011) N —A definite contender for 2011 best of the year, several co-writes with his buddy Slaid Cleaves.Buy it!
Chip Taylor, John Platania and Kendel Carson “Malmo Nights” from Rock and Roll Joe: A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes of Rock N' Roll (Train Wreck 2011) N —A tribute album to the underappreciated session players, songwriters, producers and behind the scenes people who helped to shape rock n' roll.Buy it!
Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Heart Like a Wheel” from Tell My Sister (Nonesuch 2011) N —This tribute to the late Kate McGarrigle features 2 early releases and a cd of unreleased rarities, wondeful stuff !!Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Roses at the End of Time” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House www.redhouse.com 2011) N —Eliza, back and fit after her accident, let's hope that 2011 sees her in town, it's been way too long.Buy it!
Levon Helm “Evangeline” from Ramble at the Ryman (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2011) N —w/Sheryl Crow, if your in the area Tom Russell will be Levon's guest at his Moonlight Ramble June 4 in Woodstock.Buy it!
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover” from Tanglewood Tree (Signature Sounds 2000) —A request for Tracey Grammer and the late Dave Carter, another great songwriter taken way to soon.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “My Ride's Here” from "Enjoy Every Sandwich' The Songs Of Warren Zevon (Artemis 2004) —It's my wifes birthday and my ride is here, thanks for listening, Thank a vet for the great country we live in. Have a wonderful holiday.Buy it!
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