Podcast: February 11, 2018 – 10th Anniversary Willie P Bennett Tribute

Episode #728

One of the guiding lights on this program is the late, great Willie P Bennett. He died on February 15, 2008, and I’ve vowed to keep playing his music as long as I’m around. There are some exciting tribute shows going on this week, and BIG news about the LONG-awaited re-release of his music to discuss on this week’s show. We also heard a lot of his songs, both the originals and some cool covers, as well as some Willie tribute songs, some of Willie’s contributions to other artists’ albums, and more.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Willie P Bennett – Down to the Water – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Willie P Bennett – John Henry, the Gambler – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The Lucky Ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Breaking the Silence – Take my own Advice – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Willie P Bennett – Baby, Come Turn Out the Lights – Sharpen the Plow – CDN
D. Rangers – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – Barbaric Cultural Practices – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Don’t Blame Your Blues on Me (w/Paul Reddick & The Weber Brothers) – The Willie P Bennett Legacy Project – CDN – WPG
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Has Anyone Seen my Baby Here Tonight? – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P Bennett – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Sometimes It Comes so Easy – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN
Matt Andersen & Del Barber – Willie’s Diamond Joe – live recording – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Spookin’ the Horses – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2: The Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend 2004 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Cumberland County – Falling Stars and Broken Hearts – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
George C. W. Douglas – I Remember Willie – Music from the Big Muddy – CDN
David Essig & Rick Scott – Willie P – Double Vision – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Corb Lund – It’s Hard to Keep a White Shirt Clean – Losin’ Lately Gambler – CDN
Scott Nolan – Drive Day – Canadian Amplifier: Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN – WPG
Dixie Flyers – Gold Rush – Light, Medium, Heavy – CDN
Sarah Harmer – How Deep in the Valley – I’m a Mountain – CDN
Stephen Fearing – Dog on a Chain – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Old Man Luedecke – Caney Fork River – My Hands Are on Fire and other Love Songs – CDN
Prairie Oyster – Goodbye, So Long, Hello – String of Pearls – CDN


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