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 #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…

Paul Fogarty finds his own way home

Paul Fogarty

Paul Fogarty With topical songs à la John Lennon meets Bob Marley, the softness of Paul Simon at the tip of his tongue and fingers, the Americana/Country meets Folk troubadour Paul Fogarty is one of the most understated yet deeply expressive musicians out there. Once you have wallowed into the ever growing musical legacy of Australia-born Germany-based Fogarty, it becomes impossible to deny how much his music could be a soundtrack to the life of those … Read on…

I Write The Songs #25

including a Leonard Cohen Special Somewhere Only We Know, Lily Allen, 2013, England Side, Travis, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, Cameroon Slip Sliding Away, Paul Simon, 1977, USA Picking Up The Pieces, Paloma Faith, 3.33, 2012 7 Seconds, Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, 5.03, Senegal/Sweden You Know, Laura Marling, 2.31, 2013, England You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney) You’ve Got The Trees, Alex Highton, 2.02, 2013, Tapestry, Carole King, 3.15, 1971, Walk … Read on…

I Write The Songs #22

Silent All These Years, Tori Amos, 3.xx, 1991, USA Sounds Of Silence, Paul Simon, 3.05 Babooshka, Kate Bush, UK You’ve Got To Be Joking, Apple Rabbits, 3.26 Follow the Heron, Karine Polwart, 3.04, 1998 Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond, 3.22, 1969/1971 Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Lauryn Hill Ayo Technology, Milow Lorde, Royals Frat, Anthony David, x.xx, 2009 Wrecking In Wrecking Yard, Steve Agnew Joe Le Taxi, Vanessa Paradis Sleeping Satellite, Tasmin Archer, 4.39, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #17

______, The Cranberries (O’Riordan Dolores), 2.58, 1994 Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel, 4.51, 1970, USA A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Annie Lennox Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 2013, USA Besame Mucho Desafindo, Astrud Gilberto & George Michael, 3.17 Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry, 3.56, 1998, Sweden Who’d Have Known, Lily Allen, 3.56, England Patience, Take That, 3.19, 2006, England Il Lila, Alessandro/Andrea Belli and Franco Meliopaoli, France/Italy ____, ____ ____, x.xx, xxxx, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #15

Talking About The Revolution, Tracy Chapman, 2.56, 1988, USA Umbrella, Manic Street Preachers, 3.28, 2008 UK Billie Jean, The Civil Wars (Michael Jackson cover), 4.09, 2012, USA The Black Rider, Tom Waits, 3.21, 1993, USA Sorry, Karine Polwart, 4.22, 2008, UK Crippled Inside, John Lennon, 3.47, 1971, UK — Chasing Cars (live), Natasha Bedingfield, 4.13, 2007, UK Zucchero, songwriter of the week – Il Volo, Zucchero, 5.28, 2004, Italy – Senza Una Donna, Zucchero and … Read on…

I Write The Songs #12

Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3.00, 2011, UK Sound Of Silence, Paul Simon, 3.04, 1966, USA True Colours, (Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly cover), 3.31, 2010, USA Eye In The Sky, The Alan Parsons Project, 4.36, 1982, UK No Meu Pais, Dom La Nena, 3.05, 2013, Brazil More Than Words, Extreme, 3.42, 1991, USA Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA You Make It Real, James Morisson, 3.31, 2008, UK Picking Up The Pieces, … Read on…