Time-Life Album Discography, Part 39:
The Singers and Songwriters Collection

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: February 13, 2008

The idea behind the Singers and Songwriters Collection was not exactly what one might expect, that is, if one were expecting the normal singer-songwriter discs with songs written by the performers. Sure, a lot of the songs on these CDs were in fact written by their performers, but others were written by other songwriters. The focus was on music by "singer-songwriters," but not necessarily doing their own songs. This was true even on the two prototype sets that Time-Life put out in the early 1990s, Singers and Songwriters and Our Songs: Singers & Songwriters Encore. The two prototypes were devoid of liner notes except for the song lists and publishing information. Not so for the later series, which featured extensive liner notes and stories, as well as photos. In addition to 18 volumes in the series, the Singers and Songwriters idea spawned a few more discs for sale in retail stores.

The first direct-mail sales pitch for The Singers and Songwriters Series (far left) offered the usual risk-free audition. To grab attention to the envelope, we are also offered a very-1970s photo of Carly Simon, obviously taken from No Secrets. Later mail offers (near left) were a bit more subdued.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Time-Life or Warner Bros. Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2008 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Prototype CDSs:

R103-33 (Warner Special Products OPCD-4528) - Singers & Songwriters - Various Artists [1990] (2-CD set) Disc 1: Domino - Van Morrison (S)/Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot (S)/Love Is A Rose - Linda Ronstadt (S)/Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (S)/Both Sides Now - Judy Collins (S)/Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon (S)/Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (S)/Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow (S)/Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart (S)/That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - Carly Simon (S)/Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson (S)/Runaway - Ronnie Raitt (S)/Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills (S)/Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur (S)/You've Got A Friend - James Taylor (S)/Catch The Wind - Donovan (M)/Maggie May - Rod Stewart (S)/Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - Melanie (S)/Here Comes The Sun - Richie Havens (E with stereo crowd overdub)/Taxi - Harry Chapin (S); Disc 2: Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce (S)/The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez (S)/City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (S)/Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - Danny O'Keefe (S)/Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt (S)/A Horse With No Name - America (S)/Personally - Karla Bonoff (S)/Welcome Back - John Sebastian (S)/Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) - Janis Ian (M)/Get Together - Youngbloods (S)/Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (S)/Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin (S)/If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot (S)/We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge (S)/Abraham Martin And John - Dion (M)/You're So Vain - Carly Simon (S)/Fire And Rain - James Taylor (S)/50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon (S)/Short People - Randy Newman (S)/Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins (S)

R105-26 (Warner Special Products OPCD-4539) - Our Songs: Singers & Songwriters Encore - Various Artists [1992] (2-CD set) Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (old stereo mix) (S)/You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (S)/Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren (S)/You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther (S)/Help Me - Joni Mitchell (S)/Lady Blue - Leon Russell (S)/At Seventeen - Janis Ian (S)/Your Song - Elton John (S)/Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor (S)/Right Time Of The Night - Jennifer Warnes (S)/Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon (S)/You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart (S)/Anticipation - Carly Simon (S)/Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts (S)/Without You - Nilsson (S)/I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce (S)/Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins (S)/Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards (S)/Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (S)/Vincent - Don McLean (S)//You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce (S)/You Turn Me On I'm A Radio - Joni Mitchell (S)/Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot (S)/Someday Soon - Judy Collins (S)/Sweet Baby James - James Taylor (S)/Daniel - Elton John (S)/Someone To Lay Down Beside Me - Linda Ronstadt (S)/WOLD - Harry Chapin (S, studio version, i.e, the 45 hit)/Time Passages - Al Stewart (S)/We Just Disagree - Dave Mason (S)/Down At The Twist And Shout - Mary Chapin Carpenter (S)/Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (S)/Black Water - Doobie Brothers (S)/Ventura Highway - America (S)/Say What - Jesse Winchester (S)/It's Money That Matters - Randy Newman (S)/You Belong To Me - Carly Simon (S)/Goodbye Girl - David Gates (S)/Wildfire - Michael Murphey (S, 45 edit)/Here There And Everywhere - Emmylou Harris (S)


R812-01 (Warner Special Products OPCD -2779) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1972-1973 - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack/I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash/American Pie - Don McLean/I Got A Name - Jim Croce/Lean On Me - Bill Withers/You're So Vain - Carly Simon/A Horse With No Name - America/Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues/Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren/Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts/Rocky Mountain High - John Denver/City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie; Disc 2: My Love - Paul McCartney/Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce/Kodachrome - Paul Simon/Daniel - Elton John/Danny's Song - Anne Murray/Without You - Nilsson/Just You 'N' Me - Chicago/Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens/All I Know - Art Garfunkel/Sweet Seasons - Carole King/Guitar Man - Bread/Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor

R812-02 (Universal Music Special Products 314545891-2) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1970-1971 - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Maggie May - Rod Stewart/It's Too Late - Carole King/Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin/What's Going On - Marvin Gaye/Wild World - Cat Stevens/Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers/Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Woodstock - Matthews' Southern Comfort/Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead/Here Comes The Sun - Richie Havens/Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills/Only You Know And I Know - Dave Mason; Disc 2: Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver/Fire And Rain - James Taylor/Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland/Peace Train - Cat Stevens/He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - Hollies/That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - Carly Simon/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye/The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez/If - Bread/Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - Melanie With The Edwin Hawkins Singers/Jealous Guy - John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band/Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards

R812-03 (Sony Music Special Products A2 30939) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1974-1975 - Various Artists [1999] Disc 1: Annie's Song - John Denver/Black Water - Doobie Brothers/Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin/Haven't Got Time For The Pain - Carly Simon/I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton/Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John/Sister Golden Hair - America/Mexico - James Taylor/You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt/I Can Help - Billy Swan/Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins/Miracles - Jefferson Starship; Disc 2: Wildfire - Michael Murphey/At Seventeen - Janis Ian/You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker/The Air That I Breathe - Hollies/You Won't See Me - Anne Murray/I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce/Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver/Jazzman - Carole King/How Long - Ace/Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow/Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester/Third Rate Romance - Amazing Rhythm Aces

R812-04 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2780) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1976-1977 - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Still The One - Orleans/Hello Old Friend - Eric Clapton/Southern Nights - Glen Campbell/If You Leave Me Now - Chicago/Sara Smile - Daryl Hall And John Oates/Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt/You Are The Woman - Firefall/Welcome Back - John Sebastian/I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan And John Ford Coley/Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John And Kiki Dee/Get Closer - Seals And Crofts/Dream Weaver - Gary Wright; Disc 2: Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac/Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart/On And On - Stephen Bishop/(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge/Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold/We Just Disagree - Dave Mason/Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop/Tracks Of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt/Right Time Of The Night - Jennifer Warnes/I'm In You - Peter Frampton/All By Myself - Eric Carmen/Lost Without Your Love - Bread

R812-05 (Warner Special Products OPCD -2778) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1978-1979 - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Baby Come Back - Player (S)/Sad Eyes - Robert John (S)/What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers (S)/Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (S)/Longer - Dan Fogelberg (S)/It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler (S)/Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill (S)/Reminiscing - Little River Band (S)/You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther (S)/Time Passages - Al Stewart (S)/We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again - England Dan And John Ford Coley (S)/Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon (S); Disc 2: Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Vanwarmer (S)/Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits (S)/Whenever I Call You Friend - Kenny Loggins (S)/Ooo Baby Baby - Linda Ronstadt (S)/Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch (S)/Crazy Love - Poco (S)/Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon (S)/Gold - John Stewart (S)/You Belong To Me - Carly Simon (S)/I Go Crazy - Paul Davis (S)/Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (S)/Think About Me - Fleetwood Mac (S)

R812-06 (Sony Music Special Products A2 31243) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The '60s - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding/Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - Byrds/Monday, Monday - Mamas And The Papas/Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful/San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie/Get Together - Youngbloods/You Were On My Mind - We Five/A Beautiful Morning - Rascals/Abraham, Martin And John - Dion/Both Sides Now - Judy Collins/Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell/The Weight - Band; Disc 2: Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds/California Dreamin' - Mamas And The Papas/Elusive Butterfly - Bob Lind/Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison/Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) - Janis Ian/Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman/Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson/Different Drum - Stone Poneys Featuring Linda Rondstadt/Solitary Man - Neil Diamond/Catch The Wind - Donovan/Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot/To Ramona - Bob Dylan

R812-07 (Warner Special Products OPCD -2788) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1980-1981 - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes/This Is It - Kenny Loggins/Cool Change - Little River Band/Real Love - Doobie Brothers/An American Dream - Dirt Band/Somebody's Knockin' - Terri Gibbs/Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash/Hard To Say - Dan Fogelberg/Late In The Evening - Paul Simon/JoJo - Boz Scaggs/You Can Do Magic - America/Wondering Where The Lions Are - Bruce Cockburn; Disc 2: I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald/Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia/Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac/'65 Love Affair - Paul Davis/Crying - Don McLean/Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner/Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross/Hearts - Marty Balin/Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt/While You See A Chance - Steve Winwood/Jesse - Carly Simon/Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

R812-08 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2797) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The Mid '70s - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: Diamond Girl - Seals and Crofts/Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac/Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John/Lonely People - America/Wildflower - Skylark/I'm Not Lisa - Jessie Colter/When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt/Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend - Lobo/My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli/Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks/Carolina In The Pines - Michael Murphey/Love Is Alive - Gary Wright; Disc 2: Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur/Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead/Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka/(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas/Coyote - Joni Mitchell/Holdin' On To Yesterday - Ambrosia/Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce/My Maria - B.W. Stevenson/Angie Baby - Helen Reddy/Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheels/Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest/Sweet Love - Commodores

R812-09 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2796) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The Early '70s - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers/Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) - Jim Croce/Good Time Charlies's Got The Blues - Danny O'Keefe/Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas/Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread/Last Song - Edward Bear/Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan/Garden Party - Ricky Nelson/Drift Away - Dobie Gray/I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren/Taxi - Harry Chapin/Bridge Over Troubled Water - Aretha Franklin; Disc 2: Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass/Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night/Help Me Make It Through The Night - Sammi Smith/Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy/The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia - Vicki Lawrence/I'd Love You To Want Me - Lobo/Snowbird - Anne Murray/Ventura Highway - America/Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds/Vincent - Don McLean/Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton/Coconut - Nilsson

R812-10 (Universal Music Special Markets 314524850-2) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The Late '70s - Various Artists [2000] Disc 1: Lonesome Loser - Little River Band/So In To You - Atlanta Rhythm Section/Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton/Rich Girl -Daryl Hall And John Oates/Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John/We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge/The Things We Do For Love - 10cc/Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes/Fly Away - John Denver/When I Need You - Leo Sayer/Bluer Than Blue - Michael Johnson/Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor; Disc 2: Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle/Just Remember I Love You - Firefall/Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band/It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt/Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - Eric Carmen/Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka/I'm Easy - Keith Carradine/Magnet And Steel - Walter Egan/You Needed Me - Anne Murray/Three Times A Lady - Commodores/Love Is The Answer - England Dan And John Ford Coley/Short People - Randy Newman

R812-11 (Warner Special Products OPCD -2801) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1970-1974 - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond/Me And You And A Dog Named - Boo Lobo/We Gotta Get You A Woman - Todd Rundgren/Use Me - Bill Withers/It's All Over Now - Ry Cooder/Make It With You - Bread/I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - New Seekers/We May Never Pass This Way (Again) - Seals & Crofts/I Just Can't Help Believing - B. J. Thomas/One Toke Over The Line - Brewer & Shipley/Love Song - Anne Murray/Amazing Grace- Judy Collins; Disc 2: You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart/Dixie Chicken - Little Feat/Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead/Never Ending Song Of Love - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends/Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina/You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce/An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night/I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John/I Need You - America/Castles In The Air - Don McLean/Moonshadow- Cat Stevens/WOLD - Harry Chapin

R812-12 (Warner Special Products OPCD -2802) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1975-1979 - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac/Minute By Minute - Doobie Brothers/Right Down The Line - Gerry Rafferty/Have You Never Been Mellow - Olivia Newton-John/Nights Are Forever Without You - England Dan And John Ford Coley/Easy - Commodores/Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise/Strange Way - Firefall/I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel/Chevy Van - Sammy Johns/Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson/I Like Dreamin' - Kenny Nolan; Disc 2: Amie - Pure Prairie League/How Much I Feel - Ambrosia/Nightingale - Carole King/She's Gone - Daryl Hall And John Oates/Lady - Little River Band/Today's The Day - America/Imaginary Lover - Atlanta Rhythm Section/Count On Me - Jefferson Starship/Shake It - Ian Matthews/This Night Won't Last Forever - Michael Johnson/Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John/Broken Hearted Me - Anne Murray

R812-13 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2807) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1979-1989 - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart - Eric Clapton/Walk Of Life - Dire Straits/Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac/Sailing - Christopher Cross/Angel Of The Morning - Juice Newton/Luka - Suzanne Vega/Steal Away - Robbie Dupree/Personally - Karla Bonoff/I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins/At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters/(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap/Him - Rupert Holmes; Disc 2: You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey/In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins/I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner/Got A Hold On Me - Christine McVie/Chuck E.'s In Love - Rickie Lee Jones/One Fine Day - Carole King/The Night Owls - Little River Band/Key Largo - Bertie Higgins/More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer/It Might Be You - Stephen Bishop/Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League/Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson

R812-14 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435- 30315-2-7) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1964-1969 - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: Laugh Laugh - Beau Brummels/Ballad Of Easy Rider - Byrds/Someday Soon - Judy Collins/Creeque Alley - Mamas And The Papas/Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry/By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell/Red Rubber Ball - Cyrkle/One - Three Dog Night/Up On Cripple Creek - Band/Stoned Soul Picnic - Fifth Dimension/Games People Play - Joe South/Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys; Disc 2: Georgy Girl - Seekers/Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town - Kenny Rogers And The First Edition/Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano/A Summer Song - Chad And Jeremy/Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind - Lovin' Spoonful/59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre/Baby The Rain Must Fall - Glenn Yarbrough/Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield/All I Really Want To Do - Cher/Lalena - Donovan/If I Were A Carpenter - Bobby Darin/Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

R812-15 (Universal Music Special Products 314556624-2) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The '70s - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: Tiny Dancer - Elton John/Only Love Is Real - Carole King/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart/Sail On - Commodores/Save It For A Rainy Day - Stephen Bishop/Sitting - Cat Stevens/Stir It Up - Johnny Nash/Tin Man - America/Muskrat Love - Captain & Tennille/Fool (If You Think It's Over) - Chris Rea/Lady Blue - Leon Russell; Disc 2: Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night/Sharing The Night Together - Dr. Hook/Dreidel - Don McLean/Hummingbird - Seals & Crofts/I Love - Tom T. Hall/Love Is A Rose - Linda Ronstadt/Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) - Glen Campbell/It Don't Matter To Me - Bread/It's Sad To Belong - England Dan & John Ford Coley/Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - Eric Carmen/(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J Thomas/Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady - Helen Reddy/A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John

R812-16 (Universal Music Special Products 314556905-2) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1969-1972 - Various Artists [2001] Disc 1: Galveston - Glen Campbell/Hooked On A Feeling - B. J. Thomas/Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone/Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom/Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye/Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Temptations/Take A Letter Maria - R. B. Greaves/Patches - Clarence Carter/Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Jackie DeShannon/Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis/Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn/Never My Love - 5th Dimension; Disc 2: Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations/The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John/Put Your Hand In The Hand - Ocean/Rings - Cymarron/One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) - Coven/Precious And Few - Climax/Jean - Oliver/Watchin' Scotty Grow - Bobby Goldsboro/How Do You Do? - Mouth & MacNeal/House At Pooh Corner - Loggins & Messina/Truckin' - Grateful Dead/Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash

R812-17 (Universal Music Special Products 314585246- 2) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: 1973-1975 - Various Artists [2002] Disc 1: Brother Louie - Stories/Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils/Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim/Corazon - Carole King/Workin' At The Car Wash Blues - Jim Croce/Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy/Desparado - Linda Ronstadt/The Morning After - Maureen McGovern/Daisy Jane - America/Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight And The Pips/The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich/Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins; Disc 2: Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain And Tennille/Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell/Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree - Tony Orlando And Dawn/Shambala - Three Dog Night/Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede/The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace/Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods/I'm Not In Love - 10cc/Photographs And Memories - Jim Croce/From Me To You - Janis Ian/Thinking Of You - Loggins And Messina/Mr. Tanner - Harry Chapin

R812-18 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2821) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: Hard To Find Hits - Various Artists [2002] Disc 1: All I Want to Be Is By Your Side - Peter Frampton/Make Me Smile - Chicago/Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King/Till Tomorrow - Don McLean/Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Judy Collins/Jesus on the Mainline - Ry Cooder/Be Free - Loggins + Messina/New York's Not My Home - Jim Croce/Rocky - Austin Roberts/Help is on Its Way - Little River Band/Can't We Try - Dan Hill with Vonda Shepard/Billy and Sue - B. J. Thomas; Disc 2: Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt/May You Never - Eric Clapton/It's a Laugh - Daryl Hall + John Oates/Sweet Feelin' - Doobie Brothers/Gone Too Far - England Dan + John Ford Coley/Sequel - Harry Chapin/I Just Fall in Love Again - Anne Murray/The Last to Know - Dan Fogelberg/You're the Only Woman - Ambrosia/She Believes in Me - Kenny Rogers/Time is Here and Gone - Doobie Brothers/When the Party's Over - Janis Ian

Additional Singers and Songwriters CDs:

R144-31 (Warner Special Products OPCD 2803) - The Singers and Songwriters Collection: The Classics - Various Artists [2001] Single disc only. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield/Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot/Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson/Your Momma Don't Dance - Loggins and Messina/Your Song - Elton John/Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon/Lowdown - Boz Scaggs/Still - Commodores/Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison/Anticipation - Carly Simon/Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart/So Far Away - Carole King/Abraham Martin and John - Dion/Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary/Both Sides Now - Judy Collins/(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding/If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot/Everything I Own - Bread/I'm Sorry - John Denver/Leader Of The Band - Dan Fogelberg

Budget Retail CDs:

M18614 - Singers and Songwriters - Various Artists [2001] (2-CD set) Disc 1: You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt/Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty/Sad Eyes - Robert John/Garden Party - Rick Nelson & Stone Canyon Band/Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce/Early Mornin' Rain - Gordon Lightfoot/Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch/How Long - Ace/Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/American Pie - Don McLean/Abraham, Martin & John - Dion/Without You - Harry Nilsson; Disc 2: Maggie May - Rod Stewart/(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson/Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow/Gold - John Stewart/Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop Group/Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens/Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues/After Midnight - J.J. Cale/I'm In You - Peter Frampton/Shannon - Henry Gross/One Way Ticket Home - Phil Ochs/Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

M18820 (Warner Special Products OPCD-1963) - The Very Best of Singers and Songwriters - Various Artists [2002] Daniel - Elton John/You're So Vain - Carly Simon/Wild World - Cat Stevens/It's Too Late - Carole King/Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot/City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie/Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt/Guitar Man - Bread//Sunshine on My Shoulders - John Denver/Wildfire - Michael Murphey/Danny's Song - Anne Murray/At Seventeen - Janis Ian/Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce/You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther/Longer - Dan Fogelberg/Both Sides Now - Judy Collins/Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin/American Pie - Don McLean

Christmas CD:

Legacy E 90782 - Singers and Songwriters: Christmas Songs - Various Artists [2000] This CD has no obvious connection to the Time-Life series, except that it really looks like a Time- Life CD from this series. The "Singers and Songwriters" on the front is in the same font as used for the Time-Life series logo (the spine even has the little underscore of the "o" in "songwriters"), and the denim photo on the back is exactly the same as the Time-Life back tray photos, even down to the song titles being in typewriter fonts and the artists names in smaller sans serif font. In other words, if you didn't look closely, you'd obviously think it WAS part of the Time-Life series. Since Sony Music Special Products often pressed Time-Life discs, this is perhaps a disc that was planned by Time-Life then cancelled, leaving Sony the opportunity to release it on their Legacy label. Of course, we could be wrong, and Sony just felt imitation was flattery. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Rosanne Cash/What Child Is This? - Dan Fogelberg/Silent Night - Emmylou Harris/Cherry Tree Carol - Judy Collins/Mary's Little Boy Child - José Feliciano/I'll Be Home For Christmas - Carly Simon/Silver Bells - Judds/Pretty Paper - Willie Nelson/The First Noel - America/O Come All Ye Faithful - Art Garfunkel/Away In A Manger - John Denver/The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Linda Ronstadt/Christmas Time Is Here - Melissa Manchester/Coventry Carol - Kenny Loggins/It Doesn't Have To Be That Way - Jim Croce/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Crystal Gayle/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Don McLean/The Little Drummer Boy - Joan Baez

Thanks to Gary Rowell, John Becker, and Pamela Espeland.

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