I Write The Songs 55

I Write The Songs 55 was first aired on Canalside Community Radio 102.8FM and is a special covers (theme) featuring among other renditions those specifically of singer-songwriter of the week Bob Dylan. I Write The Songs 55 – part 1 Adele, Make you feel my love (Bob Dylan) The civil wars, Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Jeff Buckley, Halleluyah (Leonard Cohen) Sinead O’Connor (1990), Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince) Johnny Cash, Hurt (Nine Inch Nails) I … Read on…

I Write The Songs #46

Paul Simon

Main Theme: “One-story” tellers across borders Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, USA – 7 seconds, Youssou N’dour/Neneh Cherry (N’Dour/Cherry/McVey/Sharp), Senegal/Sweden, 1994 Neneh Cherry revealed that “7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. ” Neneh Cherry Online – Biography”. Retrieved 12 Jul 2009. The song appeared on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat) and Neneh Cherry’s album Man as well as on the soundtrack of the 1998 … Read on…

Paul Fogarty finds his own way home

Paul Fogarty

Paul Fogarty With topical songs à la John Lennon meets Bob Marley, the softness of Paul Simon at the tip of his tongue and fingers, the Americana/Country meets Folk troubadour Paul Fogarty is one of the most understated yet deeply expressive musicians out there. Once you have wallowed into the ever growing musical legacy of Australia-born Germany-based Fogarty, it becomes impossible to deny how much his music could be a soundtrack to the life of those … Read on…

Re-introducing Bob Marley

Bob Marley

If the music of Bob Marley has the immediate hook of a greatly crafted melody, the lyrics clarify themselves truly only to the awoken mind. No matter how much you think you understand their depth and how the reggae rythmic (especially when acoustically sparse) cleverly carries it, you will only discover them through experience and it takes you back to that chorus… No one but yourself can free your mind. All that Marley’s music does is … Read on…

I Write The Songs #33

Angel, Sarah McLachlan, 04.27, 2002, Canada Sweet Baby James, James Taylor, 2.50, 1970, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 3.37, 2014, USA Islands in the stream, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rodgers, 4.08, USA The bottle that pours the wine, David Ball, 4,21, USA Don’t know why, Norah Jones, 3.05, 2002, USA Play dead, Bjork (feat David Arnold) (Jah Wobble, Björk David Arnold), 3.35, 1993, Iceland A Murder of One, Counting Crows, 5.44 Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet … 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…

Redemption Song

Original Song title: Redemption Song Singer-Songwriter: Bob Marley Date: 1980 A last breath of hope for freedom Redemption Song is both an exorcism of the pain that Marley was in while battling cancer and facing the mind slavery that his peers were subjected to. It is a call to self-liberation, an empowerment of the individual through the realisation of the might of their mind and the capacity within to save themselves from mental oppression. The … Read on…

Singer-Songwriters

Traditionally, Singer-Songwriters are artists-entertainers who perform the musical material they compose (melodies) and write (lyrics, where relevant) often accompanying themselves on an instrument.  In their musical creations, the singer-songwriter tend to explore a wide array of issues, from topical ones to those common across time or space. These might be political, pertaining to fantasy or realistic/pragmatic, introspective (sometimes sensitive or even confessional) or relational including romantic or the opposite. In looking for common grounds among … Read on…

I Write The Songs #19

Willow, Joan Armatrading, 4.47, xxxx, x Planet Telex, Radiohead, x.xx, xxxx, x Eye In The Sky, Noa (cover), x.xx, xxxx, Israel/UK Chemical World, Blur, x.xx, xxxx, x Littlest Things, Lily Allen, x.xx, xxxx, UK x, x, x.xx, xxxx, x As, Stevie Wonder, 3.27, 1976, USA My Kind Of Love, Emile Sande, 3.16, 2012, Scotland Redemption Song, Richard Bona (Bob Marley cover), 4.53, xxxx, Cameroon/Jamaica Everybody Hurts (unplugged), The Corrs (cover), 5.15, 1993, x The River, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #16

Theme: The many faces of love Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, 2.35, 2007, UK Lilac Wine, Jeff Buckley, 4.32, 1994, USA Never Is A Promise, Fiona Apple, 5.54, 1996, USA Love Is Like A Butterfly, Dolly Parton, 2.20, 1974, USA L’amoureuse, Carla Bruni, 3.04, 2008, France/Italy Mad About You, Sting, 3.53, 1991, UK Music Box, Mariah Carey, 4.58, 1993, USA Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.55, 2013, USA Orinoco Flow, Enya, … Read on…