7:24pm, 4-23-2014

    Tribute to JESSE WINCHESTER (May 17, 1944 – April 11, 2014)


    guest host K.D. Younger
    26 April 2014 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
    Set 1
    THAT’S A TOUCH I LIKE – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 02:50
    Album: Jesse Winchester
    Set 2
    WOMB TO THE TOMB – Bill Kirchen
    Time: 03:08
    Album: Have Love, Will Travel
    SANTA MONICA PIER – Christine Lavin
    Time: 04:00
    Album: Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind
    CRAZY GRINGO – Don Cox
    Time: 02:49
    Album: 45 single
    TWIGS AND SEEDS – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 02:58
    Album: Nothing But A Breeze
    Set 3
    WILLOW – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 05:04
    Album: Humour Me
    TEXAS TO A “T” – Herb Jeffries
    Time: 02:19
    Album: The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again)
    CATTLE CALL – Emmy Lou Harris
    Time: 03:10
    Album: Songs Of The West
    Set 4
    C-U-B-A –Any Old Time String Band
    Time: 04:48
    Album: I Bid You Goodnight
    STEWBALL & GRISELDA – Chad Mitchell Trio
    Time: 02:24
    Album: Best Of Collection – The Mercury Years
    QUICHE WOMAN – Clyde Edgerton
    Time: 03:08
    Album: Walk Across Texas
    HOMO ERECTUS – Asleep at the Wheel & Reckless Kelly
    TIME 03:06
    Album: Why The Hell Not – Songs of Kinky Friedman
    Set 5
    FLAT OUT GET IT – Webb Wilder
    Time: 04:32
    Album: Acres Of Suede
    SEAT OF LOGIC – Uncle Walt’s Band (1)
    Time: 02:36
    Album: Girl On The Sunny Shore
    Time: 02:12
    Album: Motorcycle Mama
    CAFFEINE – Patty Larkin
    Time: 03:25
    Album: Step Into The Light
    Set 6
    NIGHT RIDERS LAMENT – Jerry Jeff Walker
    Time: 04:50
    Album: Ridin’ High
    1) UNCLE WALT’S BAND – Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, David
    Ball – Champ’s son – Warren – major fiddler and songwriter – has
    been with several outfits. Champs nephew – also in the business –
    Marshall Hood of BELLEVILLE OUTFIT
    Set 1
    RHUMBA MAN – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 03:44
    Album: Nothing Like A Breeze
    Set 2
    IF I WERE FREE – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 02:45
    Album: Humour Me
    NOTHING LIKE A BREEZE – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 04:33
    Album: Nothing Like A Breeze
    GENTLEMAN OF LEISURE – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 03:53
    Album: Gentleman Of Leisure
    Set 3
    HOME – Van Dyke Parks
    Time: 02:56
    Album: Jump!
    PACHECO – Robin Williamson & His Merry Band (1)
    Time: 03:47
    Album: American Stonehenge
    MONTH OF MAY – Larry Hosford
    Time: 03:55
    Album: AKA Lorenzo
    EIGHTEEN WHEELS – Norton Buffalo
    Time: 03:02
    Album: Lovin’ In The Valley Of The Moon
    1) – Sylvia Woods is harpist for American Stonehenge, Chris Caswell
    major musician in celtic music – member of Caswell & Carnahan. Robin
    Williamson? Incredible String Band
    Set 4
    DON’T PICK THE BLOSSOM – The Rowan Brothers
    Time: 04:07
    Album: Crazy People
    Time: 03:32
    Album: American Roulette
    DANCE ON MY GRAVE – Seconds Flat
    Time: 04:23
    Album: Spittin’ Cause We Like To
    Set 5
    Time: 03:00
    Album: Farther Along
    GET OFF THIS – Cracker & Leftover Salmon
    Time: 05:44
    Album: O Cracker, Where Art Thou?
    HIGHWAY TOAD – Citizens Band Radio
    Time: 04:24
    Album: Big Blue Sky
    Set 6
    DEFYING GRAVITY – Jesse Winchester
    Time: 02:41
    Album: Learn To Love It
    Set 7
    Time: 02:59
    Album: Howlin’ At The Moon
    James Ridout "Jesse" Winchester (May 17, 1944 – April 11, 2014) was
    an American musician and songwriter who was born and raised in the
    southern United States. To avoid the Vietnam War draft he moved to Canada
    in 1967, where he began his career as a solo artist. His highest charting
    recordings were of his own tunes, "Yankee Lady" in 1970 and "Say What"
    in 1981. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the U.S.
    in 1977 and resettled there in 2002.[1]
    Winchester was probably best known as a songwriter, with his works being
    recorded by many notable artists, including Patti Page, Elvis Costello,
    Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Anne Murray, Reba McEntire, The Everly
    Brothers and Emmylou Harris.[2][3] A number of these recordings have had
    success on various charts.[4]
    Winchester released several albums during the 1970s. Due to his status as a
    draft resister, he was unable to tour in the United States. As a result, he
    became recognized primarily as a songwriter. His best known songs include
    "Yankee Lady", "The Brand New Tennessee Waltz", "Mississippi, You're on
    My Mind", "A Showman's Life", and "Biloxi".[5] These and others have been
    recorded by numerous artists, including Jerry Jeff Walker, George Strait,
    Gary Allan, Patti Page, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Anne
    Murray, Reba McEntire, The Everly Brothers, Wynona Judd, The Weather
    Girls, New Grass Revival, Fairport Convention, Tim Hardin, Emmylou
    Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Nicolette Larsen, Ted Hawkins, Ian Matthews,
    Colleen Peterson, Tom Rush, Brewer & Shipley, Raffi, Skydiggers and
    Wilson Pickett.
    In 1974, Winchester often performed at the Hotel Le Chatelet in Morin
    Heights, Quebec run by several Tennesseans who had come to Canada in
    1972. David "Butch" McDade and Jeff "Stick" Davis moved to Quebec to
    become part of Jesse Winchester and the Rhythm Aces. Winchester was the
    first to record the songs "Third Rate Romance" and "The End is Not in
    Sight", both written by Russel Smith. Smith traveled to Montreal to assist in
    the recording of the Learn to Love It album at Studio Six. Later Smith,
    Davis, and McDade became the original members of the The Amazing
    Rhythm Aces.
    Upon his election in 1976, President Jimmy Carter declared he would grant
    amnesty to draft evaders, except those who had deserted or had become
    citizens of another country. Winchester had by this time become a Canadian
    citizen, but Barry Bozeman, his manager at the time, was able to convince
    Carter on Winchester's behalf to broaden the amnesty.
    Winchester's first appearance in the U.S. thereafter was a sold out
    performance in Burlington, Vermont on April 21, 1977. Rolling Stone
    magazine covered the event coining the phrase "the Greatest Voice of the
    Decade" to describe Winchester's vocal style.
    He was nominated for the Best Country Male Vocalist award at the Juno
    Awards of 1990. In 2002, Winchester moved back to the United States,
    settling in Virginia. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2007.[6]
    Winchester has continued to record and perform throughout the United
    States and Canada, releasing his tenth studio album, Love Filling Station, in
    In 2011, Winchester was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and
    underwent treatment for the next couple of months. Winchester was later
    given a clean bill of health from his doctor and resumed his tour.[7]
    In April 2014, Winchester was revealed to be "gravely ill" and receiving
    hospice care at his home.[8] He died on the morning of April 11, 2014, at his
    home in Charlottesville, Virginia[9][10] from bladder cancer.[11]

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