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The Easter Tapes


Download links and information about The Easter Tapes by Steve Goodman. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:15:37 minutes.

Artist: Steve Goodman
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:15:37
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No. Title Length
1. Introduction 0:48
2. Red Red Robin 4:16
3. The I Don't Know Where I'm Goin', but I'm Goin' Nowhere In a Hurry Blues 3:39
4. Blue Skies 2:30
5. This Hotel Room 5:17
6. I Can't Sleep 4:32
7. Banana Republics 5:54
8. City of New Orleans 4:46
9. Chicken Cordon Bleus 2:59
10. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie 2:27
11. Easter Parade 3:13
12. Video Tape 3:05
13. Big Iron 5:43
14. Somebody Else's Troubles 3:18
15. Don't Fence Me In 3:56
16. Eighteen Yellow Roses 3:14
17. Splish Splash 3:33
18. Rudolph the Red-Nosed (Easter) Reindeer 1:59
19. Runaway 10:28



Steve Goodman made four guest appearances on disc jockey Vin Scelsa's radio show on WNEW-FM in New York in the mid-'70s, three of them broadcast on successive Easter Sundays in 1976, 1977, and 1978. These airchecks are the source for The Easter Tapes, and they present a charmingly offhand Goodman, whose acoustic performances stand in contrast to the more polished and produced albums he was making for Asylum Records during the same period. Encouraged by Scelsa, Goodman turns in versions of songs from some of those albums — "This Hotel Room," "I Can't Sleep," "Banana Republics," "Video Tape" — along with some of his older songs, among them the standard "City of New Orleans," and a bunch of one-off numbers including Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies," Marty Robbins' "Big Iron," and Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In." After he performs "Eighteen Yellow Roses" and points out that it was written by Bobby Darin, Scelsa requests Darin's hit "Splish Splash," which Goodman surprises himself by remembering in full. With bits of casual conversation and even a few announcements of upcoming concerts (one of them featuring Goodman, of course), the sessions have a friendly, thrown-together feel that gets even more spontaneous in the hidden track, a medley of "Mama Don't Allow" and "The Saints Go Marching In" that serves as a showcase for multi-instrumentalist sideman David Amram and even gives Scelsa a chance to blow on a saxophone. Those more accustomed to hearing Goodman on his regular albums, which usually feature much more elaborate arrangements, will be impressed with his expert guitar playing .