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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Connections 32 – Jan 2021

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Connections 31 finished with ‘Disseminated’ (1996) by Soul Coughing, Tchad Blake ws the producer of the song so we followed him to…

‘I Want You To Want Me’ (1975) by Cheap Trick from their live LP Live At The Budokan. Jay Messina did the engineering so we linked Jay to…

‘Dreamer’ (1974) by Supertramp from the Crime of The Century album. Mixer/engineer John Jansen was involved with that track so we followed him to …

‘Johnny B. Goode’ (1972) by Jimi Hendrix from his postumous release Hendrix In The West. We then followed the songwriter Chuck Berry to his own…

‘Maybelline’ (1955), his first single released by Chess Records. Radio and TV host Alan Freed got a dubious writing credit on the song (later falling foul in the Payola Scandal in the early 1960s). Freed get’s a mention in the second verse of…

‘Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?’ (1980) from their 5th LP End Of The Century. Larry Levine engineered the record so we linked him to…

‘A Taste Of Honey’ (1965) by Herb Alpert from his Whipped Cream And Other Delights LP. Russell Bridges, AKA Leon Russell played piano on the song as part of the Wrecking Crew session band so we followed Russell as horn arranger to…

‘You Can’t Always Get Want You Want’ (1969) by The Rolling Stones. Sixth and secret founder member of the Stones, Ian Stewart, played some piano on it so for the final song on Connections 32 we followed him to…

‘Rock and Roll’ (1971) by Led Zeppelin from the 4th LP sometimes known as Symbols or Led Zeppelin IV.

Connections 33 will link a person from “Rock and Roll’ to the opening song in Febuary 2021

Connections 31 – Dec 2020

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In the last Connections the show finished with ‘Rumples’ by Chris Potter. For the first song of December’s Connections we follow Chris to…

‘Gentle Rain’ by Kandace Springs from her third album The Women Who Raised Me (2020). We then linked the project manager Ivy Skoff to…

‘New York Morning’ from classical pianist Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody (2016). The song was written by Elbow so we followed that band to…

“Starlings’ from the LP The Seldom Seen Kid (2008). Tim Young mastered the LP and we linked him to…

‘Get To Heaven’ by Everything Everything from the album of the same name (2015). Matt Tait was one of the engineers on the session so we followed him to…

‘Rollin’ and Tumblin” by Jeff Beck from the album You Had It Coming (2001). Guest vocalist Imogen Heap sang the song so we linked her to her own…

“Hide and Seek’ from her second release Speak For Yourself (2005). The bassist/guitarist Leo Abrahams was featured on the LP so we traced him to…

‘Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean’ written by Eno and Paul Simon from the LP Surprise (2006). Tchad Blake was engineer so we finished with…

‘Disseminated’ by Soul Coughing from their second LP Irrisistable Bliss (1996).

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Connections 30 – Nov 2020

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October’s Connections finished with us following drummer Grady Tate to Paul Simon’s ‘Gone At last’ from his 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years. For the opening song of Connections 30 we followed bassist Gordon Edwards to …

‘No Tears In The End’ by Grover Washington Jnr from his 1972 album All The King’s Horses. From there we followed guitarist Cornell Dupree to …

‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’ (written by Stevie Wonder) from Live In 1978 by the band Stuff. Eric Gale was the other guitarist so we linked him to …

‘Whatever I Am’ (penned by Willie Dixon) played by Nina Simone from her 1967 album Sings The Blues. The bassist on the tune is Jerry Jemmott so we moved him onto …

‘Spirit In The Dark’, a live recording done by Aretha Franklin on her 1971 long player Live At The Fllmore West. The band leader was King Curtis who used the Memphis Horns as part of the brass section. We followed them to …

‘Taking It To The Streets’ by The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name recorded in 1975. One of the engineers was Donn Landee so we linked him to …

‘I’m The One’ by Van Halen from their first LP released in 1978. We then folowed lead singer David Lee Roth to …

‘Tobacco Road’ from his first record Eat ‘Em And Smile’ (1986). It’s a song written by J.D. Loudermilk in 1960 and made famous by The Nashville Teens in 1964. We linked Loudermilk to another of his songs …

‘Turn Me On’ recorded by Norah Jones from her debut album Come Away With Me (2002). The guitarist on the song was Adam Rogers and for the last song of Connections 30 we traced him to …

‘Rumples’ from the band Chris Potter’s Underground Band on the LP Ulterhang (2009)

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