Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein Now out Via Sugar Hill Records



I missed posting about the official release of this one by, oh, precisely two weeks. But better late than never and all that, yes? You might have heard talk that local second-generation songman Bobby Bare Jr. has been working on an epic tribute to poet, songwriter and general badass Shel Silverstein for a couple of years now. Well, it dropped on June 8 via Sugar Hill Records, and it features some of the most impressive cameos I've heard on a tribute record ... well, ever. We're talkin' Kris Kristofferson, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bare Sr., Frank Black, Dr. Dog and much more. Above you can see Bare the Junior performing "Daddy What If" with his boy, Beckham, but the version on the record features his daughter, Isabella. You might recall that Junior and Senior were nominated for their version of the precious Silverstein-penned number back in the ’70s. I gave Twistable, Turnable Man a listen for ARAD, and it's most definitely a keeper. See the track list and hear a very DPR-friendly sample after the jizz-ump.

1) "Lullabys, Legends and Lies," My Morning Jacket
2) "The Twistable, Turnable Man Returns," Andrew Bird
3) "This Guitar Is For Sale," John Prine
4) "The Unicorn," Dr. Dog
5) "The Winner," Kris Kristofferson
6) "Queen of the Silver Dollar," Sarah Jarosz with Black Prairie
7) "Daddy What If," Bobby Bare Jr. with Isabella Bare
8) "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," Black Francis with Joey Santiago
9) "Sylvia's Mother," The Boxmasters
10) "Me and Jimmie Rodgers," Ray Price
11) "A Boy Named Sue," Todd Snider
12) "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan," Lucinda Williams
13) "The Living Legend," Bobby Bare
14) "The Giving Tree," Nanci Griffith
15) "26 Second Song," My Morning Jacket

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