I Write The Songs #70 featuring Enya

Songwriter of the week:  Enya part 1 Enya, Orinocco Flow, Ireland Pink Floyd, Hey You (Roger Waters) Noa, Mishaela, 3.09, Israel Damon Albarn, Everyday robots, 2014 Suzanne Vega, Luka Cat Stevens, Moonshadow part 2 Enya, Watermark Lo-fang, You’re the one that I want (John Farrar) Daria Kulesh, Right here Ultravox, Contact, 2012 Karine Polwart, Follow the heron, Scotland John Denver, Take me home country roads part 3. Enya, Only time, 2000 All Saints, Pure shores, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #69 featuring Cole Porter

Songwriter of the week: Cole Porter Many classics on this show to complement the classic music of our songwriter of the week, Cole Porter. part 1 Joss Stone, L.O.V.E. (Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler) Rebecca Ferguson & John Legend, Bridges (John Legend J Loos Steve Robson) Alanis Morrissette, Let’s do it (Let’s Fall in love) 2005, Canada/US, 3.22 (Cole Porter, 1928) first introduced in Porter’s first Broadway success, the musical Paris (1928) by French chanteuse Irène Bordoni … Read on…

I Write The Songs #68

part 1 Katherine Jenkins, Bring me to life Paul Simon, Sounds of Silence Krista Detor, Bridges kristadetor.com George Benson, Walk on by (instrumental) (Burt Bacharach) Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Island in the stream (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) part 2 James Taylor, Line’em up Lily & Madeleine, Back to the river Bob Marley & The Wailers, Redemption song Pitch Feather, Elderflower Fall Otis Redding, Dock of the bay Alex Highton, You’ve got the trees … Read on…

I Write The Songs 67 ft Walter Afanasieff

Walter Afanasieff is our songwriter of the week part 1 Mariah Carey, Close My Eyes (Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff) Paolo Nutini, It must be love (Labi Siffre) Paula Abdul, Rush Rush (Peter Lord) Session Americana, All For You Session Americana’s 2015 Pack up the circus – Review Patty Griffin, Rowing song part 2 Simply Red, Stars Mariah Carey, Outside (Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff) Clarence Bucaro, Like the first time Rod Stewart, Maggie May Alanis Morrissette, … Read on…

I Write The Songs 66 featuring Labi Siffre

I Write The Songs 66 featuring Labi Siffre – Part 1 The Bangles, Eternal Flame (Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg) Michael Andrews feat Gary Jules, Mad world (Roland Orzabal) Lorde, Royals Father John Misty, Bored in the USA Hozier, Take me to church lyrics of the week from Hozier’s Take me to church there is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin Sting, Mad about you I Write The Songs 66 featuring Labi Siffre … Read on…

I Write The Songs 65

I Write The Songs 65 has as a theme the importance of voting, and as featured singer-songwriter, Mr Steve Pledger with new superb album Matches In the Wind! I Write The Songs 65 – part 1 Gabrielle, Dreams (Gabrielle, Tim Laws) Manic Street preachers, Umbrella (Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “Dream” Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Shawn Carter) Steve Pledger, People who care http://www.stevepledger.co.uk/ The Corrs, Everybody hurts (MTV Unplugged) (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael … Read on…

I Write The Songs 64

I Write The Songs 64 ft Dee Dee Bridgewater

I Write The Songs 64 – part 1 Camille, Le Festin (Michael Giacchino) Elvis Costello and the Roots, Walking us uptown Adele, Skyfall (Adele Adkins Paul Epworth) Daara J, Temps boy Songwriter of the week: Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee and Ray Charles, Till the next somewhere (aka Precious Thing) (Ronnie Bird, Pierre Papadiamandis) I Write The Songs 64 – part 2 Emeli Sande, Clown Ed Sheeran, Photograph Pitch Feather, Elderflower fall John Legend, All of … Read on…

I Write The Songs 63

I Write The Songs 63 – part 1 London Grammar, Strong (Caught in the middle) (Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman, Dominic ‘Dot’ Major) Tom Jones, Tower of song (Leonard Cohen) Yael Naim & David Donatien, New soul Le vent du nord, L’échafaud (from the album Têtu) >>> Beth Orton, Best bit I Write The Songs 63 – part 2 Cat Stevens, Moonshadow Noa, Eye in the sky Youssou N’Dour, Chimes of freedom (Bob Dylan) Beth Orton, … Read on…

I Write The Songs 62

I Write The Songs 62 features music from Nina Simone (!) and many more beautiful pieces. I Write The Songs 62- part 1 Nina Simone, My Baby Just cares for me (music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn) Beth Orton feat Terry Callier, Lean on me Gregory Porter & Laura Mvula, Water under bridges Manu Dibango, Soma Loba Alannah Myles, Black Velvet I Write The Songs 62 – part 2 James Taylor, Carolina on … Read on…

I Write The Song 61

I Write The Song 61 – part 1 Aaliyah, More Than a Woman (Timbaland, Stephen Garrett) Lenny Kravitz, It ain’t over til it’s over Kara, Rusalka karafolkband.com Passenger, Let her go Roxanne de Bastion, The Real Thing roxannedebastion.com Tom Jones, Tower of song I Write The Song 61 – part 2 Tori Amos, Trouble’s lament Doug Seegers, Going down to the river Coco Mbassi, Blubridge cocombassi.com Jonathan Tarplee, Galleries Alisha’s Attic, I am I feel … Read on…