I Write The Songs #70 featuring Enya

Songwriter of the week:  Enya part 1 Enya, Orinocco Flow, Ireland Pink Floyd, Hey You (Roger Waters) Noa, Mishaela, 3.09, Israel Damon Albarn, Everyday robots, 2014 Suzanne Vega, Luka Cat Stevens, Moonshadow part 2 Enya, Watermark Lo-fang, You’re the one that I want (John Farrar) Daria Kulesh, Right here Ultravox, Contact, 2012 Karine Polwart, Follow the heron, Scotland John Denver, Take me home country roads part 3. Enya, Only time, 2000 All Saints, Pure shores, … Read on…

Siedah Garett, the woman behind the man in the mirror

Siedah Garett, the woman behind the man in the mirror Few artists can boast the collaborations that Siedah Garett does. Just the mention of her name reminds us of Michael Jackson for whom she did not just perform backing vocals on his Bad songs or sang duets with him (I just can’t stop loving you), she co-wrote songs, in particular the acclaimed number 1 Man in the mirror and Keep the faith. It is no surprise … 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 62

I Write The Songs 62 features music from Nina Simone (!) and many more beautiful pieces. I Write The Songs 62- part 1 Nina Simone, My Baby Just cares for me (music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn) Beth Orton feat Terry Callier, Lean on me Gregory Porter & Laura Mvula, Water under bridges Manu Dibango, Soma Loba Alannah Myles, Black Velvet I Write The Songs 62 – part 2 James Taylor, Carolina on … Read on…

Noa: I Write The Songs 58

Noa: I Write The Songs 58 – part 1 Noa, Eye in the sky (Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson) Manic Street Preachers, Umbrella (Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Shawn Carter) Lily & Madeleine, In The middle Noa, Lama Ray Charles, Imagine Pitch Feather, Painter’s Symphony (Alberta and Chung Leong) Hozier, Take me to church Noa: I Write The Songs 58 – part 2 Ellie Goulding, Your song (Elton John and Bernie Taupin) James Keelaghan, Red … 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…

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…

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…

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…