Songwriters Showcase (Music)
Sun Oct 31st 2010 10.00am–12.00pm
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Heartbreak Hill “I Scare You”
from H H 98 (Unknown unk 1997) —Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Songwriters Showcase, this first song is written and sung by Jenny Whitley, the only release by this fine Canadian bluegrass band that also featured Dan Whitley, Dottie Cormier, and Christopher Quinn
Johnny Cash “Ghost Riders in the Sky”
from Silver (Sony) —Seemed like the perfect fit from the legend.
Danzig & Woolley “Halloween in Marblehead”
from The Key (Eclectic 2002) —They sang this song in the kdhx studios for Larry and Me back in 2003 and blew us away, it's written by Don Oja Dunaway, who also wrote "Kennesaw Line" for Claire Lynch
John Flynn “Haunted by the Ghost of a Chance” (self 1993) —Larry brought me this disk after seeing John at the Philly Folk Festival, remained one of his very favorite songs.
Bap Kennedy “The Ghosts of Belfast”
from Domestic Blues (Lonely Street Discs 1998) —Great cd from Bap produced by the Twangtrust, Ray Kennedy & Steve Earl and featuring among others the late Roy Huskey, Jr., Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, and Nanci Griffith
Undertakin' Daddies “Haunted Honky Tonk”
from Post Atomic Hillbilly (Caribou Records 2006) —Up to the Yukon to hear a rousing rendition of a song by the late Carl Brouse, Carl was a great songwriter who died way to young, wrote a 1/2 dozen or so wonderful songs with Tom Russell, if you can find it check out his classic album "American Hotel"
Richard Shindell “Are You Happy Now?”
from When October Goes (Philo 1991) —A halloween classic, and a song we used to get a lot of requests for. Appears on a fine compilation by Christian Lavin, Richard also released it on his own "Sparrows Point" cd
Karen Elson “The Ghost Who Walks” (XL 2010) N —Karen is married to Jack White, Fats Kaplin is in Karen's touring band
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