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 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 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…

Ben Harper: I Write The songs 59

Ben Harper I Write The Songs

Ben Harper I Write The songs 59 was first aired on Canalside Community Radio. The theme is the eclipse and the feature singer-songwriter is Ben Harper. Ben Harper I Write The songs 59 – part 1 Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the heart (Jim Steinman) Bored in the USA, Father John Misty (I love you honeybear) Not as we, Alanis Morrissette Johannes Linstead, Swaying Psalms (Tales of a Gypsy) Easy, Sheryl Crowe Ben Harper I … Read on…

I Write The Songs 57

I Write The Songs 57 – Theme: International women’s day – Human first – dedicated to our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives around the world; from me to my mum who, along with 6 other phenomenal women, created the Association Against Violence Against Women in Cameroon to fight the upsurge of violence against women (brought more to prominence by the 1991 happenings in their environment), of the attackers’ impunity, the people’s complicity, and the victims’ powerlessness. They are … 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…

I Write The Songs #41

part 1 Put you records on, Corinne Bailey Rae, 2006, UK Crippled inside, John Lennon, UK I Wish I Was A Bird, Jesse Harris, USA Soundtrack featured: Pure Shores, Shaznay Lewis (All Saints), UK/Canada Run, Snow Patrol, 2004, Ireland/Scotland Featured singer-songwriter: Iain Archer Sitting on the dock of the bay, Otis Redding part 2 This boy, James Morrisson (written with Tim Kellett), 3.50, 2008, UK Smile, Lily Allen, 2006, UK The Scientist, Coldplay, 2002, UK Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #35

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Sorry, Karine Polwart Confusion, The Zutons, 2004 one of us, joan osborne ( Eric Bazilian’s cover; from the hooters) Everybody’s changing – keane (written by Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes) once covered by Lily Allen, 2004 Bridges, Krista Detor, 2014 Creep, radiohead Your love is king, Sade Talk to me, Babyface and Eric Clapton, 1996 Picking up the pieces, Paloma Faith , 2012 walk us uptown, elvis costello and the roots Ironic, alanis morrissette, … Read on…

Playlist 27 I Write The Songs

Playlist 27 I Write The Songs aired on Canalside Community Radio and presented/produced by Tiki Black Cold, Cold Heart, Norah Jones, 3.37, 2003 Carolina On My Mind, James Taylor, 3.56, 1976, USA Coat Of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, 3.30, USA You’ve Got The Trees, Alex Highton, 2.02, 2012 Fire On The Mountain, Asa Turn Your Lights Down Low, Bob Marley & The Wailers Englishman in New York, Sting, 4.25, 1998/1988 True Colours, Glee Cast, 3.31, … Read on…

WSS Chart Playlist – Best of 2008

What an amazing and internationally great year for music 2008 has been. From North to South, East to West, music artists release some musical gems for the pleasure of music fans and to make such a chart as impossible as ridiculous. All the same, we made it. Rivers run/Sorry Karine Polwart (Scotland) We fought for Karine on this one. Sorry is growing to be one of my all time favourite, fantastically showcasing brilliant ‘opinionated’ songwriting, lovely celtic tones and beautiful … Read on…