Who is your favourite songwriter?

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    JOHN FREEGGUUNN MAYER. By far his best songwriting is “Walt graces submarine test” truly a masterpiece hope you check it out.
     
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    Man! That’s really good!
     
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    There are far too many to list for me... but the first two that come to mind are Mark Knopfler and John Hiatt.
     
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    Paul McCartney, Sting, Donald Fagen, Joni Michell, Claude Debusey, Stevie Wonder, Freddy Mercury, George Gershwin, James Taylor...
     
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    I like Leonard Cohen, but I also like Kris Kristoffersom and John Prine. You can guess the type of music I’m fond of...
     
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    Texas is filthy rich in great songwriters.
    Lyle Lovett
    Willie Nelson
    Guy Clark
    Rodney Crowell
    Cindy Walker
    Willis Alan Ramsey
    Blaze Foley
    Don Williams
    Buck Owens
    Steve Earle
    Hayes Carl
    George Palmer Macias


    Just sayin’.
     
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    Elvis!
     
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    and Leon Payne!



     
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    So many! A couple come to mind for consistently writing great songs.
    Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, Elton John/Burnie Taupin, Leonard Cohen.
     
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    probably Jimmy Webb.
     
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    Favorite depends so much on what I'm thinking about.

    Favorite emotional songwriters? Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, John Lennon.

    Favorite songwriters in terms of writing the catchiest pop songs that get stuck in your head? Those are the ones that really impress me: Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Max Martin, Taylor Swift, Lennon-McCartney.

    Overall favorites? Lennon-McCartney, Tom Petty, Dylan, Cohen, Springsteen, Swift, Bono and The Edge.
     
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    Bob Dylan
     
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    Irvin Berlin, the Gershwin's, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein etc, a lost genre of music the jazz standards... and what a job Ella does on Rodgers/Hart Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered and so so many more...Louis Armstrong was asked once "who is the greatest female jazz singer" his reply..."You mean after Ella?"

     
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    Right now I have two favourite composers: JSBach and Prokofiev.
    Songwriters are much harder to pin down. There is a thread out there about which song you wish you had written... That might narrow it a bit...
    I wish I had written The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...) and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The royalties those two songs have pulled in over the last 50 years must be massive.
    OK, not helpful...
    Man... Probably Bob Dylan, though he's not my favourite artist to listen to. Shawn Colvin's version of Tangled Up in Blue, The Band's version of I Shall Be Released, George Harrison's version of If Not for You, etc.

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    It can vary from day to day but it's usually one of these guys.
    Chuck Berry
    Willie Dixon
    Rice "Sonny Boy II" Williamson
    James Harman
    Hank Williams
    Willie Nelson
    Bob Dylan
    Tom Waits
    Van Morrison
     
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    Chuck Berry; he can find a word that rhymes with "Refrigerator"



     
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