Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Dec 25th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Beth Neilsen Chapman “Years” from Beth Nielsen Chapman (Reprise 1990) —Merry Christmas, we start our show with my favorite Christmas tune "...and we thought about years, how they take so long and they go so fast." WOW !!! How True.Buy it!
R.B. Morris “A Winter's Tale” from Zeke and the Wheel (KOCH Records 1999) —Original version of a Great Christmas tail that was recently covered by Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis on their Happy Holidays cd.Buy it!
Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose “Come See the Baby” from I Wonder As I Wander (Pulp Country 2010) —from a wonderful Cristmas release from last year, 2 of my favorite artists sing this one that Kristi wrote with Angela Lashley, backed by Fats, Kristi's personal one man band.Buy it!
Gord Bamford “Baseball Glove” from CMT - The Gift of Giving (Corus Entertainment 2011) —Baseball songs have always been featured on the show, it's nice to find one that features baseball and Christmas.Buy it!
Dana Cooke “Christmas Down in Cooperstown” from Diamond Cuts: Turning Two (Hungry For Music 1998) —and yet another, from Hungry for Music's great volume of baseball songs, great music and instruments for inner city kids, everybody wins.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers and the Lost Dogs “Nothing But A Child” from STORYBOOK (Cirence 2011) —Steve Earle's classic Christmas song has been covered many times, but none better than this new one by Kasey.Buy it!
Emily Kaitz “I Knew It Wouldn't Feel Like Christmas Day” from Middle Aged Rock & Rollers Are So Damn Cute (Pingleblobber Records 1991) —Emily takes her Christmas trip with Townes Van Zandt on her tape player, how's that for great taste.Buy it!
Brock Zeman “Triple Crown” from Me Then You (Busted Flat Records/ Mud Records 2011) —Got this new Brock Zeman late, or it might have made my top ten list, true story of the Triple Crown Barroom in San Marcos, where you'll find a Band playing Christmas.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Comes And Goes” from Fred J. Eaglesmith (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 1990) —Fred doing his best John Prine imitation from his very first release, recently converted from vinyl.Buy it!
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “American Noel” (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2008) —Dave Carter died suddenly in 2002 at the age of 49, just as he and his partner Tracy Grammer were making a big impact on the americana music world, among the music he left us was this Christmas classic.Buy it!
Jethro Tull “Another Christmas Song” from Christmas Album (Fuel 2000 2000) —Rich was kind enough to spend Christmas morning helping me out, here's his set, starting with an Ian Anderson original.Buy it!
Shelleyan Orphan “Ice” from Acoustic Christmas (Columbia 1990) —Proving snow and ice go together Rich ends his set with this little gem from a Columbia Compilation worth seeking out, Thanks, Rich.Buy it!
Lynn Miles “Casinos el Camino” from Love Sweet Love (TRUE NORTH RECORDS 2005) —The amazing Lynn Miles on the road at Cristmas time, Lynn is quickly moving up my list of favorite female songwriters.Buy it!
John McCutcheon “Christmas In The Trenches” from Winter Solstice (Rounder www.rounder.com 1984) —Played this last week, and wasn't going to play it this week, but had too, after the third request, especially when one requester is your sister, Merry christmas, Jane.Buy it!
Maria Dunn “God Bless Us Everyone - Maria Dunn AB” from Let It Snow! Unique Canadian Winter Music (Psychotic Gitch Music 2004) —We end with the immortal words of Tiny Tim, pretty good advice, have a wonderful Holiday Season, thanks for hanging out with me on Christmas morning, see you next year !!Buy it!