Posts Tagged ‘Randy Newman’

Sonny Boy

January 7, 2018

“Sonny Boy,” written and performed by Randy Newman; animation by John Erickson, Roger Miller, illustrator. The song is about brilliant Blues musician John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (1914 – 1948), tragically killed on a Chicago sidewalk, whose identity was stolen by an Arkansas musician who lived long enough to reach an international audience in the Sixties.

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“Randy Newman Declares For the One True Sonny Boy Williamson,” Tom Reney, New England Public Radio

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Rider In The Rain

September 24, 2017

Randy Newman sings his song “Rider In The Rain, joined by Linda Ronstadt and Ry Cooder at New York’s Odeon in 1983.

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Louisiana Flood

August 28, 2016

“Louisiana 1927” written by Randy Newman and recorded by him in 1974. The song was later recorded by Aaron Neville after Hurricane Katrina.

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Baltimore: Hard Times in the City

April 29, 2015

“Baltimore,” written in 1977 by LA’s Randy Newman, performed here by Jamaica’s Tamlins (Carlton Smith, Junior Moore, and Derrick Lara) in this 1979 recording produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

“Good people hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
’cause the city is dying
And they don’t know why.”

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