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 #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…

Alex Highton

Alex Highton

The Review With the fresh sounds of Alex Highton, Folk finds a new breath of good old life. His secret ingredient to engaging melodies is straightforward: he is just himself, harnessing both his uniqueness and his relationship with the environments, people and events making up his journey. Highton’s rural surroundings have certainly had a noticeable input in inspiring such uncomplicated and honest melodies. The adventurous move from the city to his new village has no doubt … Read on…

WSS Playlist – Best Of 2013

The various contributors at WSS give you a taste of 2013 music by Singer-Songwriters worldwide. The list is edited by Mateo James and is also available as a Youtube Playlist. Every single night, Fiona Apple Fiona Apple takes the time to mould her songs from her inner complex riches and it echoes in the precise instrumentation, the sleek lyricism and the integrity of the delivery. Honest and witty introspection triumphs. Tiki I Ride at Dawn, Ben … Read on…

I write the songs #28

For the first 2014 playlist, we had a best of 2013 and where the songs were missing we put the artists nonetheless, with a previous one of their lovely tracks. Rowing Song, Patty Griffin, 3:26, 2004, USA Nobody told me / Talk me down / Carry on, Willy Mason You know, Laura Marling, 2013, UK You’ve got the trees, Alex Highton, 2013, UK Back to the River, Lily and Madeleine, 2013, USA Where are we … 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 #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 #24

RIP Lou Reed with a double bill of him at the end A Woman’s Worth, Alicia Keys, 5.30, 2002, USA You Make It Real, James Morrison, 3.31, 2008, UK Woman, Neneh Cherry, 4.10, 1996, Sweden To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney cover), 2.08, USA Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple 3.44, 2005, USA Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA — Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3.00, 2011, England Sunday Morning, Maroon 5, 4.01, … 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…