Black Francis with Joey Santiago of the Pixies do Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was a man of many colours: cartoonist, author of children’s books, musician, poet, and songwriter. He penned “A Boy Named Sue” forJohnny Cash as well as “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” the hit by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. In June the album Twistable Turntable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein will be released featuring such artists as Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Nanci Griffith, Lucinda Williams and a couple of the Pixies. Here is the Black Francis with Joey Santiago of the Pixies covering “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” as the Song of the Day.

“The Cover of the Rolling Stone” by Black Francis with Joey Santiago