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THE BLEND #18: SONGS THAT TELL STORIES



The Blend #18: Songs That Tell Stories
Broadcast 5-6-2016
Host/Engineer: Ira
For: ex-patradio.fr

Listen to the archived show HERE.

Record Lady – Lyle Lovett – I Love Everybody
Penguins – Lyle Lovett – I Love Everybody
Just the Morning – Lyle Lovett – I Love Everybody
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Lost Jimmy Whelan – Anne Hills/Cindy Mangsen – Never Grow Old
Tam Lin – Fairport Convention – Liege and Lief
I Was Young When I Left Home – Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol.7
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Louise – Bonnie Raitt – Collection
Spirit in the Night – Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits
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I Don’t Live Here Any More – Gary P. Nunn – Totally Guacamole
Divorce Me C.O.D. – Don Walser – Texas Top Hand
The Frozen Man – James Taylor – New Moon Shine
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Smackwater Jack – Carole King – Tapestry
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
Balled of Curtis Loew – Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold
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John Henry – Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee – East Coast Blues
John Henry – Big Bill Broonzy – 101-The Essential Blues Album
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The Last Time I Saw Richard – Joni Mitchell – Blue
America – Simon & Garfunkel – The Essential Simon & Garfunkel
Minstrel from Gault – Richie Havens - Collection
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Tonight’s the Night, Pt. 1 – Neil Young – Decade
Saving the Best for Last – Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand – Paul Thorn – Mission Temple Fireworks Stand
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I Came Home This Morning – Rufus Thomas – Blues Thang!
Aja – Steely Dan – Citizen Steely Dan

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