Doug Seegers: Going Down The River

Doug Seegers

Not many know better what it is to be a struggling musician like Doug Seegers does, who lived homeless in the USA until he was discovered by Swedish country singer and TV personality Jill Johnson. From singing on the streets to being nominated for a Grammis Award for Folk/Singer-songwriter of the Year, we can only expect more from this craftsman who pours it all through country music, his guitar and a voice that carries as … Read on…

Katie Melua I Write The Songs 53

Katie Melua I Write The Songs 53 – part 1 Kate Bush, Wuthering heights, 1978, 4:26 David Gray & Annie Lennox, Full steam Katie Melua, The flood 2014 3:37 songwriter of the week Gotye feat Kimbra, Somebody I used to know Little liar (aka Maya Yanni), Incomplete 2014 4:53 Lo-fang, you’re the one I want Katie Melua I Write The Songs 53 – part 2 Katie Melua, The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) John … Read on…

WSS 2014 Playlist

Every year brings its lot of music goodies. Below are the ones that we had the privilege to hear and enjoy. As usual, the list is edited by Mateo James with the input of everyone at the WSS team. Going Down to the River, Doug Seegers (USA) Releasing your debut album late in life infuses the record with experiences and maturity. Doug Seegers’ debut solo album is raw, rootsy and emotionally charged. A brilliant 62-year-old singer … Read on…

Linda Perry: I Write The Songs 51

This playlist, Linda Perry: I Write The Songs 51, features songs by songwriter of the week Linda Perry as well as other musical gems. Linda Perry: I Write The Songs 51 Christina Aguilera, Beautiful (Linda Perry: – songwriter of the week) Colin Hay, Overkill 4 non-blondes, What’s up Marvin Gaye, What’s going on Tiki Black feat. Jo Bywater, Free like smoke Linda Perry: I Write The Songs 51 – part 2 Ellie Goulding, Your song (Elton … Read on…

I Write The Songs 50

This is the playlist for the I Write The Songs 50 radio show presented by Tiki Black and including great music. The show is aired three times a week via Canalside Community Radio. I Write The Songs 50 – part 1 Tasmin Archer, Sleeping satellite, 1992 4.xx Elvis Costello, Every day I write the book, 1983, Tanita Tikaram, Twist in my sobriety, 1988, 4.50 David Bowie, Changes (live), 19xx, 3.33 Coco Mbassi, Blubridge, 2014, :53 … Read on…

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – features songwriter of the week Roland Orzabal and quite a lot of his ventures with band Tears for fears, original or covered. Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – part 1 Woman in chains, Tears for Fears Roland Orzabal’s duet with Oleta Adams Roland Orzabal is our songwriter of the week – Lo-Fang, You’re the one that i want (John Farrar), 2014 Norah Jones, Shoot the … Read on…

I Write The Songs #47

Main theme – Under your skin Underneath your clothes, Shakira – Columbia Umbrella, The Manic Street Preachers Jockey Full of Bourbon, Youn Sun Nah (Tom Waits) – USA, Korea An exquisite interpretation of Tom Waits’ 1985 superb first single from his album Rain Dogs. The songstress is Jazz vocalist South Korean Youn Sun Nah and also our cover of the week. Keep her in mind, she will surely come back to showcase her vocal prowess that … Read on…

I Write The Songs #43

Burt Bacharach

Special Burt Bacharach and Brazil World cup 2014 Dream a little dream of me, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (music: Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt; lyrics by Gus Kahn cover), from c.1931 Somethin’ stupid, Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman (written by C. Carson Parks and best known in the hit version by Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy Sinatra) These are the days, Jamie Cullum (Ben Cullum), 2003, England Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple Royals, Lorde, 2013, New Zealand … Read on…

I Write The Songs #40

Ode to my family, The Cranberries (Dolores O’riordan and Noel Hogan), 1994, Ireland So long Marianne, Leonard Cohen, Canada All I want, Joni Mitchell, 1975, Canada Red velvet box, Krista Detor, 3.56, 2014, USA Tapestry, Carole King, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe Crossroads, Tracy Chapman Elderflower fall, pitch feather Skyfall, Adele Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springteen Le festin, Camille (Michael Giacchino) New, Paul Mccartney Royals, Lorde Streets of London, Ralph McTell In the middle, Lily & Madeleine, 2013 … Read on…

I Write The Songs #36

The sensual world, Kate Bush, England Full steam, David Gray & Annie Lennox, England/Scotland Toxic, Yael Naim (Cathy Dennis), UK/Israel Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye, 1982, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 2014, USA Easy, Lionel Richie and the Commodores, 1977, USA Your song, Ewan Gregor (Elton John), 2001, UK Behind the wall, Tracy Chapman, 1.46, USA Something stupid, Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman, 2.50, USA/UK Complainte de la butte, Rufus Wainwright (Jean Renoir, Georges Van Parys ), … Read on…