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13 :02x01 - James Taylor

Mar/26/1997
Filmed in NY at the VH1 studio on just six weeks prior to the release of his record "Hourglass," Taylor performed and told the stories behind some of his classic songs including "Carolina on My Mind," "Fire and Rain," "Mexico," "Steamroller," and "Sweet Baby James" as well as selections from his new album including "Jump Up Behind Me," "Enough to Be On Your Way," and "Little More Time With You."


Source: VH1

14 :02x02 - Phil Collins

Apr/14/1997
Phil Collins took a break from his "Dance Into the Light" tour to film his "Storytellers" in LA at the KTLA television studio. Collins performed his hits, "In The Air Tonight," "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)," "Sussudio," Genesis songs including "I Can't Dance" and "Since I Lost You" as well as a few audience requests: "I Wish It Would Rain Down," "This Must Be Love," and "Home By The Sea", another Genesis song.

Source: VH1

15 :02x03 - Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash

May/12/1997
Longtime pals, the original outlaws strum acoustic guitars and talk about booze while sipping hot chocolate. ("What will happen to our image?" jokes Willie.) The country legends perform signature songs like Cash's "Ring of Fire" and Willie borrows Cash's guitar to play "Crazy," a song of his made famous by Patsy Cline.

Source: VH1

16 :02x04 - John Fogerty

Jun/06/1997
A rock legend for three decades, the former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival and renowned solo artist keeps it simple as can be: Dressed in denim, sitting on a stool, he talks politics and family while performing hit after amazing hit: "Lookin' Out My Back Door," "Bad Moon Rising," "Who'll Stop The Rain." Before launching into "Proud Mary," Fogerty admits he can't sing the song without picturing Tina Turner with her fringed dress shaking to and fro. Don't miss the set closer, a searing version of 1969's "Fortunate Son."


Source: VH1

17 :02x05 - Counting Crows

Aug/12/1997
Taped in New York at Chelsea Studios. Performances include: "Long December," "Have You Seen Me Lately," "Mr. Jones," "Rain King," "Catapult," "Ghost Train," and more.

Source: VH1

18 :02x06 - Billy Joel

Sep/19/1997
Billy Joel has been at is so long that "sometimes I'm my own biggest influence," he quips. But things were different in the early days: Joel confides that "Movin' Out" began as a Neil Sedaka rip-off, and discusses the life of an unemployed musician. A first for the Piano Man: covering Cream's "Sunshine of My Love."

Source: VH1

19 :02x07 - Elton John

Sep/19/1997
Our first LIVE “Storytellers!” 90 minutes of Elton performing his hits at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Songwriter, Bernie Taupin, was interviewed separately to discuss the “stories behind the songs” and we will use this footage as bumper elements during the LIVE performance. Elton will perform his hits including: “Your Song,” “Daniel,” “Levon,” “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down.”

Source: VH1

20 :02x08 - Paul Simon

Oct/20/1997
Taped at the Selwyn Theater on Broadway featuring his solo hits, Simon & Garfunkel classics and a sneak preview of the new music from Paul's upcoming Broadway show, "Capeman."

Source: VH1
Warning: VH1's Storytellers guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Music
Status: Returning Series
Network: VH1 ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: 1996
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