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Posted by Sue Zalokar

On June 8th, Sugar Hill Records will release a  musical tribute to poet, storyteller,  song writer, cartoonist and musician Shel Silverstein.   The poet, who died in 1999, will be memorialized in the album,  Twistable, Turnable Man:  A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein.  You can preview the album here, on the Sugar Hill Records site.

Kris Kristofferson, Nanci Griffith, Todd Snider, and John Prine are some of the musicians who have come together to honor Silverstein’s work on this project.

Silverstein wrote many songs as well, including the entire second album from Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, “Sloppy Seconds.”   The single, “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” ironically put the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Silverstein was an icon, worthy of every nice (and twisted) word that is spoken about him.  He was, like the Giving Tree he created, a gift that keeps on giving even now, 11 years after his passing.


Written by lickmypoetry

May 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

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  1. Thanks for the information on the upcoming release re Shel Silverstein.


    May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm

  2. I have to admit he is my idol!!! I love his works, they ooze brilliance!!


    May 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  3. Shel on The Johnny Cash Show. He wrote, “A Girl Named Sue.”


    May 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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