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Episode 54

My Three Songs with Christine Lavin


Episode 54: My Three Songs with Christine Lavin


Episode Notes

EPISODE 54 – My Three Songs with Christine Lavin  Welcome, everyone, to Episode 54. This is the 44th in our series of episodes called My Three Songs where my guest chooses three memorable songs and we listen to the songs and talk about why they are meaningful to my guest. Christine Lavin is an award-winning singer-songwriter with over 30 albums in her discography. You may know her from comical/satirical tunes, and many romantic-themed songs, over the past 40 years. Christine is a gifted storyteller and we had a blast listening to and discussing three meaningful songs for her, including “It Was a Very Good Year” by Frank Sinatra.

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Three Songs

  1. Secret Gardens – Judy Collins (1973)
  2. It Was a Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra (1965)
  3. Breakfast – Jane Godfrey (2019)

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Aaron’s Radio Show – Episode #54
Aaron Gobler interviews Christine Lavin who chooses her three most memorable, meaningful songs:
“Secret Gardens” by Judy Collins
“It Was A Very Good Year” by Frank Sinatra
“Breakfast” by Jane Godfrey

(Also below are four links to
videos Christine mentions during the broadcast)

1:43 Christine will MC at the Philly Folk Festival in August
Aaron and Christine chat
6:30 The Drowsy Chaperone shout-out
7:22 Lisa Lambert, co-author of “Drowsy” shout-out
Aaron and Christine chat
9:05 “Secret Gardens” by Judy Collins
14:28 chat about “Secret Gardens” use of orchestra

(Video Christine mentions)
16:28 Declan O’Rourke shout-out
“We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea” Declan O’Rourke

17:22 Bob Sherman shout-out
18:55 Abba Bogin shout-out
Bob Sherman mentioned again near the end, around 20:48
21:36 Paul Dooley story
22:02 Barbara Barrie shout-out

23:43 “It Was A Very Good Year” Frank Sinatra
song ends 28:15
Aaron & Christine chat about this song
29:20 How I met Ervin Drake, the songwriter
32:00 Another (but anonymous) radio host plays an important part in connecting Frank Sinatra with this iconic song
32:25 Kingston Trio shout-out
36:00 shoeshine story about Frank Sinatra
38:58 “Not on my watch,” said Frank

40:00 Tierney Sutton story — Ervin writes two more verses for his iconic song “52” and “89”

(Video Christine mentions)
“It Was A Very Good Year” (with new verses) Ervin Drake

43:53 Songwriting advice from Johnny Mercer to Ervin Drake to Christine Lavin to Aaron Gobler to you

45:08 “Breakfast” by Jane Godfrey 51:13 song ends
Aaron & Christine chat about the song
51:45 John Weingart shout-out
Jane’s husband’s experience – tag ending makes all the difference – leaves you off in a whole different place – Aaron talks about Dads – instrumentation — mandolin/clarinet — tempo changes — Jane lives is Missouri – janegodfreymusic.com — her video for this song has a cover of an old-fashioned TV

(Here’s the video Christine and Aaron talk about)
“Breakfast” by Jane Godfrey

Bonus video (made by Christine)
“Secret Gardens” by Judy Collins

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