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 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 #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 #32

Special Female Singer-Songwriters All I Want, Joni Mitchell, 3.33, 1971, Canada Oh No Not My Baby, Carole King, 2.57, 1972, Canada Mercedes Benz, Janis Joplin, 1.45, 1971, USA Malaika, Miriam Makeba, South Africa [not played :(] Wow, Kate Bush, 3.42, 1979, UK My Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone, 3.36, 1958, USA Rowing Song, Patty Griffin, 3.21, 2008, USA Why, Carly Simon, 3.29, 1982, USA Underneath Your Clothes, Shakira, 3.44, 2002, Columbia Thank You, … 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…

I Write The Songs #26

Dolly Parton

Save The Last Dance For Me, Dolly Parton, 3.45, 1983, USA It’s growing, James Taylor, 4.07, 2009, USA Eye in the sky, Noa, 4.15, 2003, Israel A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, 2.58, 2011, France Billie Jean, Civil Wars, 4.09, 2012, USA Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John, 3.14, 1973, UK Baby Can I Hold You, Tracy Chapman, 3.11, 1988, USA Come As You Are, Nirvana, 3.38, 1992, USA Wet Boy, Camille, 2.28, … Read on…

IloVeyou Camille

Camille

Camille… a spirit of freedom that resounds in a voice that just lets go of all inhibition, still in a faultless vocal performance. She does these in French and English, and in as many musical onomatopoeias and voice registers as the song inspires, from acapella to ‘fully’ accompanied by a vocal choir of harmonies or musical instruments. Oh the many colours that she allows her voice to exhale and her songs to borrow! She sings in typically … 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 #14

Feel It All, KT Tunstall, 3.49, 2013, Scotland Confusion, Zutons, 3.31, 2013, UK Handbags & Gladrags, Stereophonics, 4.39, 2001, UK Foundations, Kate Nash, 3.43, 2007, UK Every Single Night, Fiona Apple, 3.33, 2012, USA Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime, The Korgis, 4.24, 1980, UK Babooshka, Kate Bush, 3.28, 1980, UK You’re Lost Little Girl, The Doors, 3.03, 1967, USA Clown, Emeli Sand&eacute, 3.38, 2012, UK Temps Boy, Daara J Family, 3.39, 2010, Senegal Hey Jude, … Read on…