She Was Too Good to Me, Boz Scaggs from “Speak Low,” his recent jazz collection.
Needles and Pins, Cher.
I Can’t Get Started, Chet Baker.
Born Under a Bad Sign, Cream.
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Cassandra Wilson.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m featuring Canadian singer-songwriters tonight.
Will Bunch’s book got reviewed by the Times! Congrats, Will!
This is a beautiful song Garnet Rogers wrote about his late brother Stan:
And you to whom adversity
Has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you
Everywhere you go
Turn to and put out all your strength
Of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter
Rise again, rise again
Though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you’ve lost
Be it a home, a love, a friend
Be like the Mary Ellen Carter
Stan Rogers, with the famous song that’s been cited by so many people as giving them hope: