Friday, September 9, 2011

"Songwriters In The Round" : THE WEEKEND MIX

Somewhere, I have a copy of Jules Shear singing the bejeebus out of the Jimmy Webb penned/Brooklyn Bridge hit "Worst That Could Happen." It was recorded during one of the many wonderful "In Their Own Words"/"Songwriters In The Round" shows at NYCs Bottom Line. I've been looking for it for 9 years. Still don't know what happened to it. I decided I'd try again. Still NO luck, but I did find this...

Recorded on February 21, 1997, here is Jules Shear, Richard Barone, Susan Cowsill, Peter Holsapple, and Terre Roche, live from The Bottom Line, as part of the "Songwriters In The Round." No version of "Worst That Could Happen" here. But there are plenty of gems, including a take on one of Jules Shear's most intensely beautiful tunes, "The Last In Love," a song recorded as a duet with Paula Cole, and here sung with Terre Roche. Plus, a killer cover of Spirit's "Nature's Way."

Hope you dig it. It's a two-parter, so patience please.


Nobody Knows Me
Nobody's Doing The Job
Pretty Damn Smart
She's In Love Again
Sweet Blue Cage
Men Are Stupid
The Rain Song
How Many Times
The Pregnant Pause
Daddy Just Wants It To Rain
All Through The Night
Where The Truth Lies
Everyone Is Good
Spring Day In Ohio
Waltz With You
The Last In Love
Nature's Way
Louie, Louie




James A. Gardner said...

Thanks for posting this, Sal; it looks fascinating. Susan Cowsill? Nature's Way? I'm there.
Gratifying to see even great songwriters cover Louie, Louie.
Happy weekend!

tinpot said...

Was at a Chuck Prophet show at Club Helsinki, Great Barrington Mass about 5 years ago when CP brought on a guest vocalist. Middle aged, kind of chunky, didn't catch his name ... didn't look promising. He then proceeded to "sing the bejesus" out of about 4 songs. Mid way thru the last of them, I suddenly realised it was Jules Shear! Holy shit! You ever wish you could hit 're-wind' during a live show?

Sal Nunziato said...


I've seen Jules do one-shot onlies of "Maybe I'm Amazed" and the Zombies "Care Of Cell 44" that blew my mind.

You may like this.

Dave said...

One of my fondest memories of your store was always finding Jules Shear CDs at bargain prices. I never knew if you bought 100s of them at once and sold them off slowly or you had a trickle of purchases. I always wondered who were all these people who didn't want to keep their copies of Shear.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this, sal. i was at the show--wonderful to revisit it.

Albert said...

This looks great! Thanks Sal!

Anything Should Happen said...

Very underrated, surprised more didn't latch on after his stint on MTV Unplugged, maybe they just looked at him as some unknown jock.

Loved his cover of Todd Rundgren's Be Nice To Me.