Playlist: Episode #665 – The Songwriters’ Storybook

This is a special (for now) podcast only pre-recorded episode of the show! I’ve been thinking about this cool idea for a long time, and the time was finally right to put it all together. This one will surely air on UMFM at some point, but for now, enjoy it here, and only here!

My favourite kind of songs are the ones where a writer paints a picture and tells a story so vivid that I can see it and feel it. If you can transport me to another place in 3.5 minutes, you’re some kind of magician! So a lot of my very favourite songs are full of vivid scenes, characters, and tales, and this show is full of those! Sit back and spend some time with The Songwriters’ Storybook!

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Paul Kelly – The Oldest Story In The Book – A to Z
Guy Clark – Let Him Roll – Old No. 1 & Texas Cookin’
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho and Lefty – Legend
James McMurtry – Ruby and Carlos – Just Us Kids
Lyle Lovett – Church – Joshua Judges Ruth
Eliza Gilkyson – Ballad Of Yvonne Johnson – Land Of Milk And Honey

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Willie P Bennett – Blackie And The Rodeo King – Blackie And The Rodeo King – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels – White Ash & Black Ash – Things Is Changin’ – CDN
Oh Susanna – Johnstown – Johnstown – CDN
Jaxon Haldane – Crystal – Down In Oklahoma – CDN – WPG
James Keelaghan – Kiri’s Piano – My Skies – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Del Barber – Yellowhead Road – Prairieography – CDN – WPG
Mike Lynch – Dawson City (extended version) – Real to Reel (The Upstairs Sessions) – CDN
Dan Bern – One Piece at a Time – Hoody
The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site – Reconstruction Site – CDN
Paul Kelly – They Thought I Was Asleep – Songs From The South: The Best Of Paul Kelly Vol 2 98-08
Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Acoustic Classics
Said Cleaves – Lydia – Broke Down

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Rodney Crowell – I Wish It Would Rain – The Houston Kid
Luke Doucet – New York – Aloha, Manitoba – CDN
Rod Picott – Tiger Tom’s Dixon’s Blues – Tiger Tom’s Dixon’s Blues
Jesse DeNatale – The Bell – Soul Parade
The Lowest of The Low – Letter from Bilbao – Shakespeare My Butt… – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Basement Apt. – You Were Here – CDN
Rheostatics – Record Body Count – Melville – CDN


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