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Death Cab for Cutie, Sam Cooke, John Vanderslice
Shel Silverstein's 'Runny Babbit' Tales
Bobby Bare Sr. (left) and Shel Silverstein (right)
The author-illustrator is most famous for books such as Where The Sidewalk Ends, but he also had a gift for songwriting. Silverstein penned songs for artists including Dr. Hook and Marianne Faithful, and perhaps most famously, was responsible for Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue." Now, musicians Bobby Bare, Sr. and Bobby Bare, Jr. have curated a tribute album, in memory of their friend, entitled Twistable, Turnable Man.
New Album Pays Tribute To Shel Silverstein, The Songwriter