A first class group of musicians are spotlighting Shel Silverstein’s songwriting legacy. Consequence of Sound (via TwentyFourBit) posted an item about a tribute album called Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein that will be released June 8 via Sugar Hill Records.
Among the 15 artists contributing Silverstein covers are My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine.
Check the complete track-list below!
Silverstein was a renowned poet, playwright, illustrator, screenwriter, and songwriter. Best known for his immensely popular children’s books – including The Giving Tree, Falling Up and A Light in the Attic – Silverstein is one of the best-loved children’s authors of all time.
You can preview the album here.
The entire albumm looks great, but the Black Francis version of “Cover of the Rolling Stone” looks extra tasty.
Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein / Tracklist:
- 01. Lullabys, Legends and Lies – My Morning Jacket
- 02. The Twistable, Turnable Man Returns – Andrew Bird
- 03. This Guitar is for Sale – John Prine
- 04. The Unicorn – Dr. Dog
- 05. The Winner – Kris Kristofferson
- 06. Queen of the Silver Dollar – Sarah Jarosz w/ Black Prairie
- 07. Daddy What if – Bobby Bare, Jr. w/ Isabella Bare
- 08. The Cover of the Rolling Stone – Black Francis w/ Joey Santiago
- 09. Sylvia’s Mother – The Boxmasters
- 10. Me and Jimmy Rodgers – Ray Price
- 11. A Boy Named Sue – Todd Snider
- 12. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan – Lucinda Williams
- 13. The Living Legend – Bobby Bare, Sr.
- 14. The Giving Tree – Nanci Griffith
- 15. 26 Second Song – My Morning Jacket