A live one from the tortured Texas troubadour.
RIP Bill Withers, July 4 1938 to March 30, 2020.
There are many versions of this beautiful song but here the old crooner does it better than most. From his 1978 album The Bride Stripped Bare.
Only the lovely Bridget could describe standing in a dog’s egg with no shoes on as ‘bare feet getting dirt-pretty’. This lovely track is from her first album Ask Me … Continue readingBridget St John: Bare Feet and Hot Pavements
From before he started doing Louis Armstrong impressions.
The Edward G Robinson of rock never sang better than this. From Veedon Fleece, 1974.
This brilliant clip is taken from Martin Scorsese’s film of the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue and was shot at the home of singer Gordon Lightfoot. The song is about Joni’s … Continue readingJoni Mitchell: Coyote
Title track of his follow-up to the marvellous Discover America album. Profile of VDP coming up soon.
Latest I’ve heard is that his condition in hospital has stabilised as he fights coronavirus, so let’s hope and trust that he pulls through. Here is a duet with Nanci … Continue readingJohn Prine: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Nice twangy stuff from Mouldy Bob.