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 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 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…

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – features songwriter of the week Roland Orzabal and quite a lot of his ventures with band Tears for fears, original or covered. Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – part 1 Woman in chains, Tears for Fears Roland Orzabal’s duet with Oleta Adams Roland Orzabal is our songwriter of the week – Lo-Fang, You’re the one that i want (John Farrar), 2014 Norah Jones, Shoot the … Read on…

I Write The Songs #44

Play dead, Bjork, Iceland Save tonight, Eagle Eye Cherry, 3.56, Sweden Full steam ahead, David Gray and Annie Lennox, England All fall down, Ultravox, 1986, UK Who will save your soul, Jewel, USA Everybody’s changing, Keane, England The sweetest thing, Lauryn Hill, Jamaica You give me something, James Morrisson, 3.35 Underneath your clothes, Shakira, Columbia The girl from Ipanema, Frank Sinatra, USA Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet (featuring David Freeman), 4.20, 1987 Eyes wide open, … 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 #39

Crossroads, Tracy Chapman, 4.11, 1989 Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994 No more I love yous, Annie Lennox, 4.49, 1995, Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper, 3.51 Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA I need a dollar, Aloe Blacc, 4.03, 2011, USA Somewhere only we know, Lily Allen Everybody’s changing, Keane Beautiful that way, Noa, Israel Complainte de la butte Rufus Wainwright, Canada Confusion, The Zutons, England Feel it all, KT Tunstall, 3.46, 2013 Carolina on my mind, James Taylor, … 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 #33

Angel, Sarah McLachlan, 04.27, 2002, Canada Sweet Baby James, James Taylor, 2.50, 1970, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 3.37, 2014, USA Islands in the stream, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rodgers, 4.08, USA The bottle that pours the wine, David Ball, 4,21, USA Don’t know why, Norah Jones, 3.05, 2002, USA Play dead, Bjork (feat David Arnold) (Jah Wobble, Björk David Arnold), 3.35, 1993, Iceland A Murder of One, Counting Crows, 5.44 Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet … 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…