Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 12th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Betty Davis “They Say I'm Different”
from They Say I'm Different (Expanded) (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2007) R —Reissue of her 1974 release along with four bonus tracks. This was requested last week by May Soul who made a pledge. Written by Betty Davis. Soul & funk of the highest order.
Shorty Long “Here Comes The Judge”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) N —OK, I know this is the third week in a row I've played something by Shorty Long but this compilation is so good. Written by Billie Jean Brown, Suzanne De Passe & Shorty Long and recorded in 1968.
Billy Ball and The Upsetters feat. Roosevelt Matthews “Tighten Up Tighter”
from The Funky 16 Corners (Stones Throw 2001) —A grittier version of the Archie Bell & The Drells song recorded in 1968 for the King label.
Laurel Aitken & The Soulmen “Last Night”
from Looking Back: 80 Mod, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets (RPM 2011) —Pretty great 1966 version of the Mar-Keys song.
Air “Alone In Kyoto”
from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Emperor Norton 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental from the movie soundtrack.
Raul Malo “Downbound Train”
from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop 2000) —Found on this compilation of various artists doing songs from Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album & songs recorded during the Nebraska sessions.
Bob Reuter “Oakie Girl”
from Cowboy Angel & The Lost American Life (Big Muddy Records 2012) L —Recorded circa 1994 & featuring backing vocals by Jeff Tweedy. Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost are having their album release party this Sunday (4/15) at Off Broadway. Also on the bill are Magic City & Trio Project. This sounds action-packed.
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