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 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…

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 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…

KD Lang: I Write The Songs 54

KD Lang I Write The Songs 54 – part 1 KD Lang, Constant craving (songwriter of the week) Leonard Cohen, So long Marianne Daria Kulesh, Tamed (feat Ben Walker) Rufus Wainwright, Complainte de la butte KD Lang, Miss Chatelaine I Write The Songs 54 – part2 (theme: poems) Bob Dylan, Like a rolling stone Carla Bruni,Lady at the crossroads music by Carla Bruni set to lyrics from the poem by W. H. Auden Bob Dylan, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #45

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Main theme: A playlist of some singer-songwriters, something old, something new, something borrowed, something new Follow the heron, Karine Polwart, Scotland Walking man, James Taylor, USA You know, Laura Marling, England A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, Mali / France borrowed from French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens, lifted with the accents of Mali It ain’t me babe, Bob Dylan Wind cries Mary, Jimy Hendrix Clown, Emeli Sande – Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper – USA Back … 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 #37

The Power Of Love, Gabrielle Aplin, 4.05, 2012, UK Creep, Radiohead, 3.59, 1992, UK Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.53, 2013, x Fire, Babyface and Des’ree, 3.47, 1998, USA/UK Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA Stars, Simply Red, 4.08, 1991, UK Islands In The Stream, Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger, 4.08, 2007, USA Immortality, Celine Dion (Bee Gees cover), 4.09, 1997, Canada, US How Deep Is Your Love, Take That (Bee Gees Cover), … 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…

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…