Prine Time: A Chat With Songwriting Hall of Famer Roger Cook

Billy talks with legendary songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Roger Cook about writing such songs as “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony),” “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” “I Just Want to Dance With You” (which was written with John Prine, and was a number one hit for George Strait), and “Trail of Tears.”

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Our version “Trail of Tears” was recorded live at Dee’s Country Cocktail lounge in Madison, Tennessee, March 2020.  It features Billy Prine on vocal and acoustic guitar, Michael Dinallo on electric guitar, Dave Jacques on bass, and Justin Amaral on drums.  Chris Mitchell recorded live at Dee’s and mixed/mastered at Nickelbug Music in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2020.  “Trail of Tears” was written by Roger Cook and Allen Reynolds.

Prine Time is a monthly podcast hosted by Nashville bluesman deluxe Billy Prine (the younger brother of the late, great John Prine) and roots music producer Michael Dinallo. Prine Time is co-produced by Doug Hudson. The executive producer is Jonathan E. Mitchell.

On Prine Time, we discuss interesting subjects pertaining to music, arts, places, people and things that we have seen and heard. Some we haven’t heard yet. Some we may never hear. But we guarantee you’ll be glad you joined us! We welcome you to get comfortable, grab a refreshment and sit back for the next 30 minutes or so and enjoy a little bit of paradise.

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