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…

Damon Albarn: I Write The Songs 56

Damon Albarn: I Write The Songs 56 – part 1 Sonja Marie, And I gave my love to you (soundtrack of the week) James Morrisson, Man in the mirror (Siedah Garett and Glen Ballard, made popular by Michael Jackson) Carole King, So far away James Keelaghan, Red river rising The Patti Smith Group, Because the night Damon Albarn: I Write The Songs 56 – part 2 George Benson, Walk on by (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) … 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 #34

After the gold rush (look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century), Dolly Parton with Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris (Neil Young cover), 1999, 3.30, USA/Canada Walking my baby back home, James Taylor (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert cover), 2.27, USA Love hurts (live), with Gram Parsons, 3.13, 1974 Bridges, Krista Detor, 4.37, 2014, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 2014, 3.37, USA Valentine, Willie Nelson, 3.36, 1973  Cold cold heart, Norah Jones (Hank Williams), 3.37, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #31

Home, Gabrielle Aplin, 2013, England Writing To Reach You, Travis, 3.41, 1999, Scotland Rivers Run, Karine Polwart, 3.09, 2008, Scotland The Sound Of Silence, (Solo), 3.05, USA Rowing Song, Patty Griffin, 2004, USA My Valentine, Paul McCartney, 2012, England Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin, USA Layla (acoustic album version), Eric Clapton, 4.00, England Born A Lion, Ani di Franco, 1.44, USA Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994, USA This Garden, Jo Bywater, 4.34, 2013, UK High … Read on…