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…

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…

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…

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…

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 #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 29 I Write The Songs

Special superb covers Hallelujah written by Leonard Cohen covered by musician KD Lang in 2004 Canada/Canada Lilac Wine written by James Shelton in 1950 and rendered by Jeff Buckley, 04.29, 1994, US A whiter shade of pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher – English band Procol Harum), Annie Lennox, 05.16, 1995, Scotland Fire, Des’ree and Babyface (Radio Edit, Bruce Springsteen cover), 03.47 Man in the Mirror, James Morrisson (Michael Jackson cover), UK Toxic, Yael Naim (Cathy … 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…

I write the songs #23

Feeling Good, Nina Simone, 2.53, 1965, USA Here comes the sun, George Benson, x ,USA Lady Weeping At The Crossroads, Carla Bruni Walk Us Uptown, Elvis Costello and The Roots I Try, Macy Gray, I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash, Every Single Night, Fiona Apple, All Along The Washtower, Bob Dylan, Sorry, Karine Polwart, You’ve Got The Trees, Alex Highton, Fire On The Mountain, Asa, Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Coat Of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, Grace, … Read on…