Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jun 19th 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
Eliza Gilkyson “Easy Ryder” from Your Town Tonight SINGLE (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2007) —A live tribute to her dad, Terry Gilkyson who wrote many mega hits, Marianne, Memories are Made Of This, Greenfields, Bare Necessities, Cry Of The Wild Goose, Etc. and performed with the Easy Riders folk group.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “The Aviator's Song” from Halcyon (Scarlet Letter Records 2009) —Gretchen's Dad survived being shot down in WWII, prompting her great tribute to him. Gretchen and her husband, Barry Walsh will be at the Mt.Olive Turner Hall Sat. 10/08 with Tom Russell.Buy it!
Stringband “Daddy Was a Ballplayer” from The Indispensable Stringband 1972 - 2002 (Nick 10 2001) —Canadian folk group led by Bob Bossin (who wrote this song) along with Marie-Lynn Hammond and Jerry Lewycky, if your interested in Bob's music check out www.bossin.comBuy it!
Chuck Brodsky “Roberto” from Subtotal Eclipse (Chuck Brodsky Records 2011) —Not a Dad song, but a tribute to Roberto Clemente from the master of Baseball songs, a great new cd produced by muti-instrumentalist extraordinare, Nova Scotia's, J.P.Cormier.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “The Dad Song” from For the Brave and Free (Continental Song City 2000) —From an obscure early release, Slaid will be at Off Broadway this wednesday 7 PM, accompanied by Chojo Jacques, Rough Shop opens, Tuesday Bar None, Springfield, Il. Don't miss it !!!!Buy it!
Dave Alvin “The Man In The Bed” from Ashgrove (Yep Roc 2004) —Dave dad suffered from Parkinsons disease, prompting Daves touching song. Dave & the Guilty Ones, Off Broadway 7/7 the Skeletons open.Buy it!
Bobby Bare “Daddy What If” from 10 Bare Essentials (Music Mill Entertainment 2006) —Bobby Bare, Jr's recording debut with his dad, Jr. recently redid the Shel Silverstein song with his daughter Isabella on Twistable Turnable Man Silverstein Tribute.Buy it!
5 Chinese Brothers “My Dad's Face” from Singer Songwriter Beggarman Thief (1-800-Prime-CD 1992) —The gone and missed New York Band that featured Neil Thomas, Charlie Shaw, Kevin Trainor, Paul Foglino, and Tom Meltzer who wrote this song.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “THAT SILVER HAIRED DADDY of MINE” from Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Rhino 1988) —The first big hit for mega multi-million selling songwriter Gene Autry, written with his wife's Uncle Jimmy Long and sang only as the Everly Brothers can.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Throwin' Horseshoes At the Moon” from The Man from God Knows Where (Hightone 1999) —Tom with Iris Dement from his great Immigrant Song Cycle, Tom at Off Broadway 10/07, Mt.olive 10/08 with Gretchen Peters, new cd "Mesabi" out Sept. 1.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies “Do You Remember?” from Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies (Liberation Music 2009) —Kasey with her Dad, on her wonderful children's record a couple years back.Buy it!
Amy Speace “The Weight of the World (Bonus Track)” from The Killer In Me (Wildflower Records 2008) —Do yourself a favor and go see Amy next Saturday June 25 you won't be dissapointed. Contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.Buy it!
Jim Henry “Pals Forever Dad” from Jacksonville (Jim Henry 2003) —An often requested favorite of Songwriter Showcase, Happy Father's Day to everyone, Thanks to Rich for helping out, see you next week.Buy it!
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