Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 5th 2010 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
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Bettye LaVette “What's Happening Brother (Featuring Bettye LaVette)”
from What's Going On (Shout! Factory 2006) —Co-written by Marvin Gaye & James Nyx, Jr. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be coming to the Sheldon Concert Hall early next year (02/26/11). And Bettye LaVette will be at the Old Rock House this Friday (8/6).
Julie London “'Tain't What You Do”
from Ultra-Lounge Artist Series: Wild / Cool / Swingin' Vol. 5 (CAPITOL 1999) —Recorded in 1960.
Robbie Fulks “Fountains of Wayne Hotline”
from Fountains of Wayne Hotline - Single (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2005) —2005 single that never fails to make me laugh. I doubt that Fountains of Wayne really dig it, though. "Employ the radical dynamic shift and slather the holy hell out of the thing with a semi-ironic Beach Boys vocal pad."
Dean and Britta “Silver Factory Theme”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) N —Music bed. Snippet from this five-minute instrumental that kicks off their album which is a new soundtrack written for 13 different short black-and-white silent films made by Andy Warhol between 1964 and 1966.
Dean and Britta “I'll Keep It With Mine”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) N —Beautiful Bob Dylan cover from their new release. Britta Phillips takes on the Nico vocal on this track.
Tom Waits “Come On Up to the House”
from Mule Variations Album (Anti- / Epitaph 1999) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan. "There's no light in the tunnel / No irons in the fire / Come on up to the house / And your singing lead soprano In a junkman's choir / You gotta come on up to the house."
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bubbles in the Glass”
from Lies and Damn Lies CD Album (self-released 2004) N L —Written by Liz Anderson and featuring the vocals of Dade Farrar. These songs were recorded in 2004 and are being released now for the first time. They are having their CD release party at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room next Friday (8/13).
Charlie Walker “Who Will Buy the Wine”
from Greatest Honky Tonk Hits (Audium 2003) —Honky-tonk classic from 1960 written by Billy Mize. "Not so long ago you held our baby's bottle / But the one you're holding now's a different kind / And you'd never know whose lips you'll soon be kissin' / Cause it all depends on who will buy the wine."
The Lovin' Spoonful “Nashville Cats”
from Greatest Hits (BMG 2002) —Written by John Sebastian & released in 1966. Per John Sebastian -- "We thought our version would cross over to the country market. It never did. So we're always kind, gee, well I guess that tells us what we are and what we aren't."
The Union Electric “Thylacine”
from Thylacine/Bugs single (self 2010) N L —New 2-song multi-colored vinyl single. This track features words by Stefene Russell - from KDHX's Literature for the Halibut - (from "The Extinction of The Species" -- a series of poems by Stefene Russell) & vocals by Tim Rakel (of KDHX's Mystery Train).
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