Shel Silverstein Tribute Features Half of the Pixies, My Morning Jacket Among Others

    Before Shel Silverstein became known for his books of kid poetry and stories like The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, he had a sweet reputation as a kaftan-wearing party animal, spending evenings with Hef in the Playboy Mansion and penning songs for acts like Johnny Cash and Dr. Hook. Hoepfully Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein will help a new generation discover the poet’s rock roots. A full track listing follows:

     

    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

     

    Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein will be released June 8 from Sugar Hill Records. A preview of the album is available here. [Consequence of Sound]