Thursday, August 31, 2017

Your Heart Was a Legend: A Compilation of Artist Tribute Songs

   I've been putting together this compilation of artists paying homage to other artists - both dead and alive - for some time now and I can't remember the inspiration for doing so.  I'm pretty sure it was something specific, but the memory isn't what it used to be.  Anyway, I should also point out that there are a couple of songs which reference more than one artist (The Bluegrass Widow and Nightshift) and the last song is definitely a cheat - it's an homage to Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown.  Also, the Aimee Mann song is a tribute to Jeff Buckley - the rest of the tributes are pretty obvious.  


Chelsea Hotel #2 Leonard Cohen
Blind Willie McTell Bob Dylan
I Saw Nick Drake Robyn Hitchcock
Song for Judee case/lang/veirs
That Bangle Girl Robbie Fulks
Boozoo, That's Who? NRBQ
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) Van Morrison
I Think Hank Woulda Done It This Way The Blue Chieftains
Alex Chilton The Replacements
The Bluegrass Widow Robert Earl Keen
Carter Fred Eaglesmith
I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night Billy Bragg
Dory Previn Camera Obscura
Boy From Tupelo Emmylou Harris
Aretha, sing one for me George Jackson
A Tribute To A King William Bell
Just Like Anyone Aimee Mann
The Late Great Johnny Ace Paul Simon
Nightshift Commodores
Pops We Love You Marvin Gaye (w/Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder)