Jim and Greg talk with music writer Erin Osmon about her new book in the Thirty Three and a Third series on John Prine’s self-titled debut album. Osmon talks about the insights she gained from interviews with Prine’s surviving family members and neighbors who witnessed his meteoric rise from postman to major label recording artist in 1971. She makes the case that Prine should be considered in the context of Chicago’s literary heroes like Nelson Algren, Carl Sandberg, Saul Bellow and Studs Terkel.
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Obit: Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was one of the most successful singers of the classic rock era with the unlikely success of his Bat Out Of Hell album. He died on January twentieth.
- John Prine, "Angel From Montgomery," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- John Prine, "A Good Time," Live at the 5th Peg, unreleased, 1970
- John Prine, "Paradise," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- John Prine, "Sam Stone," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- Dusty Springfield, "Son of a Preacher Man," Dusty In Memphis, Atlantic, 1969
- Bonnie Raitt, "Angel From Montgomery," Streetlights, Warner Bros, 1974
- John Prine, "Illegal Smile," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- John Prine, "Spanish Pipedream," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- John Prine, "Hello In There," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- John Prine, "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore," John Prine, Atlantic, 1971
- Viagra Boys, "In Spite Of Ourselves (feat. Amy Taylor)," Welfare Jazz, Year0001, 2021
- Iris DeMent, "Let The Mystery Be," Infamous Angel, Philo, 1992
- John Prine, "Jesus, The Missing Years," The Missing Years, Oh Boy, 1991
- John Prine, "When I Get To Heaven," The Tree of Forgiveness, Oh Boy, 2018
- Throwing Muses, "Counting Backwards," The Real Ramona, 4AD, Sire, 1991
- Neal Francis, "Can't Stop The Rain," In Plain Sight, ATO, 2021
- Aimee Mann, "Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath," Queens of the Summer Hotel, SuperEgo, 2021
- Pom Pom Squad, "Head Cheerleader," Death of a Cheerleader, City Slang, 2021
- Meat Loaf, "Bat Out of Hell," Bat Out of Hell, Cleveland International, 1977
- The Go-Go's, "Vacation," Vacation, I.R.S., 1982
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