Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Nov 13th 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
Cattle Call “November Skies” from Good Life (Brick House 1999) —Good morning, good to be back, thanks Alan, it's November and what better way to start than this Mark Farrington song, his friend slaid Cleaves also recorded this.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers w/ Shane Nicholson “Orphan Girl” from Storybook (Essence 2011) —Great new cd by Kasey, this all cover gem focuses on the singer/songwriters that influenced her the most growing up, including this one by Gillian Welch.Buy it!
Michael O'Connor “Rough Side” from Devil Stole The Moon (Bare Knuckle Records 2011) —Frequent Slaid Cleaves sideman proves he's a great talent when he goes out on his own. Co-wrote this one with the very talented Adam Carroll.Buy it!
Garth Hudson w/Great Big Sea “Knockin' Lost John” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve Music 2010) —Original Band keyboard wiz does an amazing tribute to his legendary group, enlisting all Canadian artists, including Great Big Sea on this Robbie Robertson track.Buy it!
Robbie Robertson “When the Night Was Young” from How to Become Clairvoyant (429 Records www.429records.com 2011) —Speaking of Robbie Robertson tracks, his new cd is the best thing he's done since he left the Band, Angela McCluskey shines on backing vocals, Eric Clapton also joins in.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings w/ Serena Ryder “Black Sheep” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) —Rodeo King Stephen Fearing wrote this one and joins Serena Ryder on Duet vocals, just one of 14 great duets on this top 10 release. sorry the cd player skipped.Buy it!
Harry Manx and Kevin Breit “Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues” from JUBILEE (Northern Blues Music 2003) —Geat take on this Danny O'Keefe classic, if Danny had only written this song he could be called a great songwriter.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings w/ Rosanne Cash “Got You Covered” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) —Back to Kings Queens, Colin Linden and Ron Sexsmith wrote this gem and Colin joins Rosanne on the duet vocals and scorching slide guitar.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “That Old Time Feeling” from This One's For Him, A Tribute to Guy Clark (Icehouse 2011) —This amazing 70th birthday (11/06) present for Guy features 30 covers by his friends, put together by Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp, the perfect gift for a songwriter who has it all, Happy Birthday, Guy, Many, Many More.Buy it!
Chelsea Crowell “Don't Talk About The Girl” from Crystal City (Cleft Music 2011) —What better way to follow Rodney & Rosanne than with their daughter, Chelsea's new release, a great release from Johnny's Granddaughter, but woudln't you expect that.Buy it!
Adam Carroll w/ Ray Wylie Hubbard “Last Day of Grace” from Far Away Blues (Blue Corn Music 2005) —Speaking of birthdays, Happy 65th to Ray Wylie, he joins Texas wordsmith, Adam Carroll on this song they co-wrote.Buy it!
Eric Taylor w/ Denice Franke “Blue Piano” from Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby 2011) —Been waiting for this Eric with Franke, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, James Gilmer, Marco Python Fecchio, and Susan Lindfors Taylor (who also produced) join Eric on this pristine live gem.Buy it!
Mike Plume Band “More Than A Game” from 8:30 Newfoundland (Road Angel Entertainment 2009) —We take you to Canada for Mike Plume's first cd with his band in several years,Best hockey song I've heard, go Blues !! This song kicks off our all sports set.Buy it!
Terry Allen “The Great Joe Bob” from Lubbock (On Everything) (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1995) —Not a lot of football songs, but you don't need a lot when you got the great Terry allen doing one, off one of the best albums ever.Buy it!
Peter Rudy “Honus Wagner's Bat” from Mud Shack SINGLE (Big Chief 2010) —Unlike football there are a million baseball songs, wonder why ?? Here's a recent discovery, one of 2 baseball songs on his terrific debut from last year.Buy it!
Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing “Explaining the Off-Side Rule to You” from Spin! Spin! Spin! (Liberation Music 2009) —To finish it up we take you Down Under, where soccer is king, and the great Mick Thomas.Buy it!
Andrew Calhoun “Goin' Down to See John Prine” from Tiger Tattoo (Waterbug 2003) —Time for Rich's set, which starts with andrew Calhoun trip to see John Prine, John Prine returns to the Touhill December 3.Buy it!
John Prine “Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness” from John Prine Live (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 1988) —Always great to hear John live, this is his 1st live release from 23 years ago, notice the difference in the voice, Thanks Rich !!Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “When the Lord Closes a Door (He Opens a Window)” from Kinky Friedman (MCA 1974) —Author, Comedian, failed Texas Gubernatorial Canidate, Cigar Aficianado, Tequila Salesman, and legendary Singer/Songwriter returns to Off Broadway, Friday December 2Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Good People” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —Happy Birthday to my Great Nephew Phil, you can't go wrong surrounding yourself with good people, have a great day. from GBS Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced wonderful cd.Buy it!
John Stewart “DAYDREAM BELIEVER” from The Lonesome Picker Rides Again (CCM 1971) —No it's not the Monkees, the original version of the late John Stewart's classic song, some day I want to do a whole show of the original versions of hit songs.Buy it!
Bill Poss “The Rocket” from Hay (Poss 2011) —We're outta here, thanks, Rich, see you next week. for my Son-in-Law Larry in Afghanistan & thanks to all the veterans. Bill Passalacqua doing a Fred song on his new cd produced by Fred.Buy it!
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