Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jun 26th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Josh Ritter “Golden Age of Radio” from Golden Age of Radio (Deluxe Edition) (Josh Ritter 2009) —Good morning, we're starting off today with songs about radio, Josh with his Royal City Band will be at Off Broadway July 22, looking forward to that show.Buy it!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions “Radio Radio” from This Year's Model (Elvis Costello Catalog 1978) —Elvis will visit the Paegant on July 1, Steve Pick's Sound Salvation Thursday Morning show name came from the chorus of this great song.Buy it!
Eva Trout “Country Radio” from Along Woodland Rides, Through Tunnels of Evergreen (Phantom 1995) —The no longer together Aussie Band that featured Grant Shanahan and Bek-Jean Stewart, recorded 3 wonderful albums. Bek-Jean Stewart currently plays drums and sings with Perry Keyes.Buy it!
Bettysoo and Doug Cox “Dublin Blues” from Across The Borderline: Lie To Me (Bettysoo and Doug Cox 2011) N —A great pairing of Texas Singer/songwriter Bettysoo and Canadian guitar wizard Doug Cox, great choice of covers including this Guy Clark gem.Buy it!
SLiM PiCKENS “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train” from Slim Pickens (SoundWorks/ Jerden 1981) —Heard Guy say that his favorite cover of one of his songs was this version by the marvelous charactor actor Slim Pickens (Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. 1919 - 1983). An actual vinyl record.Buy it!
Steve Earle “The Last Gunfighter Ballad” from Old Friends of Guy Clark - A 60th Birthday Tribute (self 2001) —From the unreleased tribute put together by Guy Clark's friends for his 60th birthday, a 2 record set for his 70th, produced by Verlon, will be released in the fall.Buy it!
Guy Clark “Lone Star Hotel” from Craftsman (Philo 1995) —We close this Guy Clark inspired set with the master himself, hard to pick just one, Guy will turn 70 November 6, 1941 was a good year for songwriters.Buy it!
Tom Pacheco “Reverend Jake” from The Best of Tom Pacheco: The Secret Hits Vol II (Frog's Claw 2011) N —Woodstock, New York's Tom Pacheco is a well kept secret, pick up the 2 volumes of his secret hits and treat yourself to 66 of Tom's memorable tales and amazing short storiesBuy it!
Jonny Burke “Lost In The Forest” from The Long Haul - EP (Jonny Burke 2009) —Another fine song from a recent new discovery, prompted by a listener request, I have the world's best and most knowledgeable listeners.Buy it!
Fool's Gold “I Will Run” from Fool's Gold (IAMSOUND www.iamsoundrecords.com 2009) —Congrats Tom Kelly, from Collinsville, IL, for being inducted into the songwriting hall of fame. He wrote "Like a Virgin" and "True Colours" (Cyndi Lauper) among others, Alumni of The Guild and Dan Fogelberg's Band.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “johnny ace is dead” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2011) N —As mentioned below, Dave Alvin will be at Off Broadway on Thursday, July 7. Christy McWilson will also join him.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers “Time Changes Everything” from Heirloom Music (Neanderthal Noise Inc 2011) N —Jimmie teams up with the old time stringband The Wronglers for this fresh take on traditional tunes.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “I'm Still Lovin' You” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —w/Amy Helm on helping vocals, Levon's daughter is just one of 14 Rodeo Queens joining Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden on my favorite album of the year.Buy it!
Sharon Shannon & Friends “LOVE LOVE LOVE” from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Compass Records 2001) —the all duet set concludes w/John Prine & Mary Staunton who join the accordian queen, Sharon Shannon.Buy it!
The Departed “Ballad of Rosalie” from This Is Indian Land (Underground Sound www.thedepartedmusic.com/ 2011) N R —Another listener request Cody with his new band, The Departed, goodbye Cross Canadian Ragweed.Buy it!
Ladies Gun Club “Shari” from Ladies Gun Club - EP (Ladies Gun Club 2010) —Southern singers Sally Jaye and Sarah Roberts team up and sing the heck out of their great set of original songs, tell'em you heard them here first !!Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Joseph Cross” from Shameless Love (Blue Ruby Records 1981) —Eric Taylor will be at Log House Concerts in Edwardsville on July 16, don't miss it, thanks for listening see you next week.Buy it!