The list of great and beloved songwriters that we have lost recently, and over the past year, is long. All of them dreamed of writing songs that would survive them, and all of them were successful. Some are known and loved around the world beyond our community of songwriters; some are not but loved by those of us who knew them, did concerts with them, and more. All of them touched us with their spirit and their songs; All of them are missed all the time. The world without them is not the same.
Yet their minds survive as the songwriter intended, in the songs they wrote and recorded and left behind.
These songs are shared today In the melodious memory of our friends and fellow songwriters, with love and gratitude.
Mark Humphreys, “Jesus Christ, Joe Walsh and Me” of The river road RECORDS IN THE TROUGH, 2002 .
Zak Nilsson, “Taller Man”, Written by Zak Nilsson for his father Harry, performed live at at The 4th Annual Harry Nilsson Tribute Concert in Molly Malones, Los Angeles, June 20, 2019 produced by Todd Lawrence Zak Nilsson – lead vocals Jason Berk – piano Video by Christinna Guzman Edited by Nick Guzman www.nguzman.com Additional video footage of the documentary, Who is Harry Nilsson (and why is everyone talking about him)? .
Don Heffington, “Sent Again”. Live at McCabes, Santa Monica, CA April 24, 2016 Written by Don Heffington and Sebastian Steinberg. Benmont Tanche, Piano. Tim Young, Electric Guitar. Sebastian Steinberg, Bass. Greg Leisz, Pedal Steel. Multitrack mixed by Sheldon Gomberg. Video cameras and editing by Wayne Griffith & Sam Epstein. Live and multitrack audio by Wayne Griffith .
Sandy Ross, “All my heroes sang the blues” with Jeff Gold on guitar Written by Sandy Ross Behind the scenes of the café gallery, Altadena, California 2012 .
Jerry Burgan from We Five, “You Were on My Mind” With Debbie Burgan by Sylvia Fricker .
Terry Vreeland, “Reasons Why” with Tim Tedrow, his musical partner, on mandolin and vocals and Joey Vreeland, his daughter, vocals at Robert Morgan Fisher’s Folktacular, 2008 Santa Monica, California .
Mac Davis, “In the ghetto” By Mac Davis Of Painter of the song, 1972 .
D. Whitney Quinn, “When I Come to Heaven” by D. Whitney Quinn with Dave Morrison Kulak Pyre, Los Angeles .
Michael Smith, “Spoon River” by Michael Smith august 1997 Live at the benefit concert for brotherly love The Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg Illinois For Eric Kinkel’s sister, Linda Kinkel, who suffered from MS. .
PF Sloan, “the secret agent” Written by PF Sloan Living at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, June 23, 2014 .
Duane Thorin, “The Great Mandella” Written by Peter Yarrow with Tonya Smyth & & Michael Arcoangelo (Duane Soul Rustler’s companion) Performed in memory of Mary Travers at the Coffee Gallery, Altadena, California September 23, 2009 .
Maureena Danicar, “Runaway” by Maureena Danicar From the album Like the sun 2020 release .
John Prine, “Memories” by John Prine With Steve Goodman . .