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Saturday 1 June 2013

Songs To Singers

Like the headline says. Here are some songs about (or addressed to) singers.

"Steve Earle" - Lydia Loveless

"Johnny Cash" - Madeline

"Rickie Lee Jones" - Fire Island Pines

"Diana Ross" - Freddie Gwala

"Cathy Dennis" - June & The Exit Wounds

Four of those five titles also appear in the "Artists" menu on my iPod. This woman is the odd one out.


  1. And then there's Vic Chesnutt's "Lucinda Williams"...

  2. Is there? I must look that one up.

  3. Dude!
    Replacements - Alex Chilton
    Bob Dylan . Blind Willie McTell
    Uncle Tupelo - D. Boon
    The Posies - Grant Hart
    Memphis Minnie - Ma Rainey
    R.E.M. - Lightnin´ Hopkins
    The Band - Bessie Smith
    Family Fodder - Debbie Harry
    Gutterball - Lester Young
    Teenage Fanclub - Gene Clark
    Half Japanese - Patti Smith
    Mountain Goats - Duke Ellington
    Barbara Manning - Mark E. Smith & Brix

  4. Now you're just showing off. I have a couple of those and can add "The Four Mills Brothers" by Van Dyke Parks, but I am not sure I have much more after that.

    I can feel a Spotify list coming on (or at least I could if I had Spotify). Over to you, Mister F?

  5. Johnny Cash by Ry Cooder
    Johnny Cash by Songs and Daughters
    Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by Alabama 3

  6. You asked for it...

    It's a collaborativer playlist, so feel free to add to it.

  7. Just added a couple:

    Faaron Young by Prefab Sprout
    Gary Glitter by The Methadones