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Twistable, Turnable Man – A Musical Tribute To The Songs Of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein, as a writer, poet, and songwriter has influenced generations upon generations of kids (and kids at heart) with his brilliant, witty, and touching turns of phrase. It is Silverstein’s oft-overlooked catalog of classic songs that is the focus of this new all-star tribute. As a songwriter, Silverstein penned indelible songs for artists such as Johnny Cash, Dr. Hook, Loretta Lynn, Bobby Bare, and countless others. On this collection, lovingly produced by Bobby Bare Sr. and Jr., two distinct generations of artists inspired by Silverstein have lined up to pay tribute. From Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, and John Prine to Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, and Dr. Dog, Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein is an eclectic, endearing valentine to this giant of American song.

1. Lullabys, Legends and Lies: My Morning Jacket
2. The Twistable, Turnable Man Returns: Andrew Bird
3. This Guitar Is For Sale: John Prine
4. The Unicorn: Dr. Dog
5. The Winner: Kris Kristofferson
6. Queen Of The Silver Dollar: Sarah Jarosz w/ Black Prairie
7. Daddy What If: Bobby Bare, Jr.
8. The Cover Of The Rolling Stone: Black Francis w/ Joey Santiago
9. 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

This record was released on June 8, 2010.

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Paste (magazine) - "A heartfelt homage to ageless songs ON TWISTABLE TURNABLE MAN, a hodgepodge of artists come forth to honor Shel Silverstein's plaintive country songs and wacky children's poetry with an affectionate, reverent tribute."

Pitchfork (Website) - "Frank Black and Joey Santiago turn 'The Cover of the 'Rolling Stone'' inside out, into a strange conflation of Black's own country forays and Santiago's trademark skronk."