Connections 39 – Sept 2021

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Connections 38 finished with ‘Your Love is King’ by Sade. For the opening song of this program we followed Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) as a songwriter (along with Stuart Matthewman) to…

‘Pearls’ (2009) by India Arie (featuring Dobet Gnahore) from India’s Testimony Vol 2; Love & Politics album. Sade and Andrew Hales wrote the song so we linked Andrew to…

‘Choux Pastry Heart’ (2006) by Corinne Bailey Rae from her eponymus solo record. The engineer for this particular track (co-wriiten with Norwegian Teitur Lassen) was Yvonne Ellis so we traced Yvonne back to…

‘Everytime We Say Goodbye’ (1987) a Cole Porter song recorded by Simply Red on their second album Men & Women. We then heard another Cole Porter song…

‘Anything Goes’ (1956) sang by Frank Sinatra from his Songs For Swinging Lovers release. The guitarist on the session was George Van Epps so we followed George to…

‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ (1968) which is an Ira and George Gershwin song. Engineering the track was Rex Updegraft so we moved Rex to another session he engineered on which was…

‘Keys To The HIghway’ (1968) as done by The Band from their first record Music From Big Pink. It was recorded during the album session but was not used on the LP, only being released as a bonus track on the Deluxe Remaster. We then followed guitarist Robbie Robertson to…

‘Testimony’ (1987) from his first solo album Robbie Robertson. U2 co-wrote and guested on the track so we moved them on to…

‘When Love Comes To Town’ (1988) from their sixth LP Rattle & Hum. B.B. King sang and played guitar on the tune so it was him we followed to…

‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ (1965) from his first live LP Live At The Regal. This blues song was written by Pinetop Sparks in 1935 and was covered by Memphis Slim in 1949 so we finished Connections 39 with another version of this classic song…

‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ (2008) by John Mayer from his Where The Light Is album.

There were several other ‘connections’ within the program, incidents of single parent/divorce, references to ”testify’ and ‘tesimony’.

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