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Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Shel SilversteinAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Queen of the Silver Dollar - Sarah Jarosz with Black Prairie

Biography

Shel Silverstein, as a writer, poet, and illustrator, has influenced generations upon generations of kids (and kids at heart) with his brilliant, witty, and touching turns of phrase. In Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein (June 8, 2010), Sugar Hill Records shines a light on the lyrical genius’s oft-overlooked catalog of classic country ... Read more in Amazon's Shel Silverstein Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill [Country]
  • ASIN: B003FW50ZK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,821 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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 with Black Prairie)
7. Daddy What If (Bobby Bare, Jr. with Isabella Bare)
8. The Cover of the Rolling Stone (Black Francis with Joey Santiago)
9. Sylvia's Mother (The Boxmasters)
10. Me and Jimmie Rodgers (Ray Price)
11. A Boy Named Sue (Todd Snider)
12. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Lucinda Williams)
13. The Living Legend (Bobby Bare)
14. The Giving Tree (Nanci Griffith)
15. 26 Second Song (My Morning Jacket)

Editorial Reviews

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 Bobby Bare 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.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet tribute to Shel Silverstein and his songs June 28, 2010
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A surprising number of people know Shel Silverstein only as an author, cartoonist, poet or the writer of Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue." But when you start to reel off the songs that were hits for other singers, such as the Irish Rovers' "The Unicorn," or Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show's "Sylvia's Mother" and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," most will see they're more familiar with Silverstein's music than they previously realized. Mention Marianne Faithful's comeback cover of "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" and his work gains a layer of indie cred, and spin them Bobby Bare's Lullabyes, Legends and Lies, and the books and hit singles start to look like commercial peaks atop a vast catalog of artful and endearing music.

This fifteen-song tribute was produced by Bobby Bare Jr. and Sr., whose shared professional acquaintance with Silverstein dates back to a 1974 father-son duet of the Silverstein-penned "Daddy, What If." That song transcends to a new generation as Bare Jr. revisit its heart-tugging lyric of parental love with his daughter Isabelle. Unlike tributes to recording artists, tributes to songwriters can mine the part of their canon that hasn't yet been turned into icons.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 26 Word Review November 2, 2010
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This is a Shel Silverstein tribute album. These are great songs. All the performances are good, some are even great. Kris Kristofferson gives the best performance.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars twistable June 20, 2010
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I got this as a Father's Day present, and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by the album. Basically, it's various artists covering more famous versions of the songs. "The Unicorn" for instance is covered by Dr. Dog, and is the lowest point on the album, but new versions of "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," and "Sylvia's Mother" are pleasant variations. "Rolling Stone" is especially fun, sounding more like the way I think Silverstein wanted it to sound as opposed to the wonderfully enthusiastic Dr. Hook verson.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bonus track is special October 29, 2010
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This CD has 2 bonus tracks (Golden Kiss by Bobby Bare and One's on the way by Elizabeth Cook. So please be careful if you buy this that your copy has these bonus tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FOR KIDS OF ANY AGE September 22, 2010
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Sent these on to my "kids" for their kids and we all love Shel and remember him from when we were all young. And this tribute brought back all the joy we had reading his books and recalled the great times we had decades ago. And we all felt like kids again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Several great versions July 9, 2010
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In particular Kristofferson, Bird and Jarosz make this compilation notable. Prine's pretty good too. Nothing truly awful but you can give or take the rest.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pleasant Surprise July 25, 2010
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Purchased this CD for one track only, Kristopherson's 'Winner' that I had heard on the radio, and found the entire album a gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoy every track April 3, 2013
By KirkT
Format:Audio CD
It is rare that I find an album that I enjoy every track, this is one of them. The album contains a great mix of talented musicians performing the work of a truly incredible songwriter, poet, storyteller, singer and artist.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute and different
I thought this would be more serious tunes, but it was o.k. He was a great song writer so this was a little disappointing.
Published 6 months ago by Milly
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable with every listen.
I'll try to keep this short. I received this as a gift and didn't know what to think of it when I first saw it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Daniel W. Pfleger
3.0 out of 5 stars Non-fans need not apply
I actually bought the disc to get the Todd Snider cover of A Boy Named Sue. That track was worth every penny! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Toospendie
2.0 out of 5 stars $99.99? are you serious?
I have always enjoyed the songs and poetry of the late Shel Silverstein, however a tribute album for over a hundred bucks? I don't think so. Is it burned onto 24 carat gold? Read more
Published on September 26, 2011 by mr. bobbo
1.0 out of 5 stars Disingenuous
I read something in the liner notes about how they thought Shel Silverstein would have loved this album. Really, how dare they put words in his mouth? Read more
Published on July 10, 2011 by bubba
3.0 out of 5 stars Love Shel, a little disappointed in some of these versions
I first became acquainted with Shel's work with his I'M SO GOOD THAT I DON'T HAVE TO BRAG album in about 1966. Read more
Published on October 1, 2010 by Danny Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Shel Silverstein tribute album
I bought the album because I heard a couple of the artists on Bob Edwards show. Some of the songs are excellent , "This guitar for sale" by John Prine and the Giving Tree are my... Read more
Published on September 10, 2010 by koz
2.0 out of 5 stars Mostly disappointed...
If someone was going to do a tribute album, I guess I would rather they used the original recording artists.
Published on August 30, 2010 by Jeanie Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Shel Silverstein
I liked it ok - but LOVE two of the songs and play them over and over
Published on August 4, 2010 by B. A. Bear
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