Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jun 17th 2012 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
Rodney Crowell W/Kris Kristofferson “My Father's Advice” from KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell COMP (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2012) —Welcome and Happy Fathers Day, we begin with a brand new release, Rodney writes songs with award winning Author, Mary Karr & is joined by a very esteemed guest list, headed for my best of list.Buy it!
Bill Miller “Old Dreams and New Hopes” (Windspirit Music 1987) —Native American singer/songwriter Bill Miller with the title song from his 1st (still my favorite) release. Saw Bill sing this one at Kerrville.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “The Dad Song” from For the Brave and Free (Continental Song City 2000) —Slaid will be back at Off Broadway this Tuesday with Chojo Jaques, here he honors his Dad from this wonderful, overlooked early cd.Buy it!
Dan Fogelberg “Leader Of The Band / Washington Post March” from GREATEST HITS (Epic Records 1982) —The late Dan Fogelberg pays tribute to his High School Band instructor Dad, my favorite song by Dan.Buy it!
Steve Seskin “April's Dad” from LIVE (Seskin Records 2004) —Some of the strongest Father bonds aren't always the biological ones, a great tune by a songwriter that you should get to know better.Buy it!
Steve Goodman “My Old Man” from Say It In Private SINGLE (Asylum 1977) —Steve's very emotional tribute to losing his Dad at a young age, unfortunatly Steve only made it to 36 for his young Daughters.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Easy Ryder” from Your Town Tonight SINGLE (Red House Records 2007) —Eliza pays tribute to her songwriting Dad, Terry Gilkyson ("Greenfields", Memories Are Made Of This", Bare Necessities", Maryanne", "Cry Of The Wild Goose", ETC.) and his singing group, The Easy Ryders.Buy it!
Hacienda Bros “If Daddy Don't Sing Danny Boy” from What's Wrong With Right (Proper Records Ltd 2006) —It seems like this group led by Chris Gaffney & Dave Gonzalez was just hitting it's stride when Chris Gaffney died, this is one of the last songs Chris wrote.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Keep Me In Your Heart” from The Wind (Artemis Records 2003) —A request from my friend Boots listening on-line from Austin, Boots recited Warrens dying eulogy at his Fathers Funeral.Buy it!
Samantha Harlow “Trouble Fades” from Live In Studio (self 2012) —Live in studio guests and new discoveries are 2 of my favorite things, Nashville based singer/songwriter Samantha Harlow covered both.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Throwin' Horseshoes At the Moon” from The Man from God Knows Where (Hightone 1999) —Tom's touching tribute to his dad, Iris Dement on harmony vocals from the best concept album of all time.Buy it!
Judy Collins “MY FATHER” from Colors of the Day: The Best of Judy Collins (Elektra Asylum 1972) —Rich comes in to help me out, this one was for his wife Donna, the timeless voice of Judy Collins, Judy will be at Okema, O.K. for WOODY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION JULY 11-15.Buy it!
5 Chinese Brothers “My Dad's Face” from Singer Songwriter Beggarman Thief (1-800-Prime-CD 1992) —The brothers are no longer together but they left behind some great music, do you see your fathers face in the mirror ???Buy it!
Mike Cross “The Green Of His Eyes” from Carolina Sky (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 1983) —Phone rang off the hook, thanks !! Thanks Rich, the time went by way to fast, Miss Ya Dad !!!! We're outta here with Mike Cross's tribute to his dad.Buy it!
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