Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers “The Flick, Pt. 2” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) (Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2006) —Music bed. Welcome to the final week of the special Fall Membership Drive edition of M2M. No need to put things off any longer ...call 314-664-3688 or go to kdhx.org to pledge your support to the finest radio station in St. Louis, the Midwest and beyBuy it!
Marvin Gaye “One More Heartache” from The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown 1995) —This set goes out in tribute to Marv Tarplin - songwriter & guitarist for The Miracles - who just passed away at age 70. He co-wrote & played guitar on this 1965 song that was a hit for Marvin Gaye. He also co-wrote 'Ain't That Pelicular.'Buy it!
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 (Universal/Motown 2005) —Co-written by Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin. Smokey Robinson on Marv Tarplin - "His music has always inspired me to write.He always used to give me tapes of his music , and I would fool around with them until I got an idea."Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Tracks Of My Tears” from Soul '69 (Atlantic 1969) —Co-written by Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore & Marv Tarplin & released in 1969 on the Atlantic label. Produced by Jerry Wexler & Tom Dowd.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Sundown On Beale” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from their 20011 release. Appearing at the Gramophone on Sunday (10/23) along with the Rhythm Section Road Show.Buy it!
The Nightingales “Just A Little Overcome” from Tommy Tate: I'm So Satisfied (Kent 2007) —Recorded in 1971 for Stax and featuring Tommy Tate on one of the finest soul vocals I've ever heard. Written by Mack Rice.Buy it!
Ann Peebles “I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1974) —Written by Earl Randle & engineered and produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
The Martinis “Key Chain” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental written by Packy Axton & Johnny Keyes and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis circa 1966/67.Buy it!
Eddie Floyd “Big Bird” from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —Written by Booker T. Jones (who also produced this track) & Eddie Floyd and released by Stax in 1968.Buy it!
Sugar Pie De Santo “Do The Whoopie” from Brunswick Lost Soul Vol. 1 (Brunswick 2011) N —Cover version of a Joe Simon song released as a Brunswick single in 1967.Buy it!
Young-Holt Unlimited “Soulful Strut” from The Best of Young-Holt Unlimited (EMI 2002) —Music bed. Written by Eugene Record and Sonny Sanders & originally the backing instrumental to another less popular song, “Am I the Same Girl” recorded by Barbara Acklin in 1968.Buy it!
The Chi-Lites “(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People” from Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975 (Brunswick Records 1972) —1971 Chicago soul song written by Eugene Record & featuring lead vocals by each band member.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “This Land Is Your Land” from Naturally (Daptone 2005) —One of the finest interpretations of a Woody Guthrie song I've heard.Buy it!
Menahan Street Band “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” from No Time For Dreaming - The Instrumentals (Daptone 2011) N —Music bed. This recent release is made up of all the instrumental backing tracks played by the Menahan Street Band for an earlier 2011 Daptone release by soul-singer, Charles Bradley.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Back In the Crowd” from Back In the Crowd - Single (Anti- 2011) N —New single from his forthcoming album, Bad as Me.Buy it!
Patti Smith “Dancing Barefoot” from Outside Society (Arista 2011) N —1979 song written by Patti Smith & Ivan Kral and produced by Todd Rundgren. "Here I go and I don't know why/I spin so ceaselessly/Till I lose my sense of gravity."Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “The Second Voyage” from The Slip That Leads Into The Fall (Undertow 2010) L —Music bed. Instrumental written by Chris Grabau & found on this 5-song EP.Buy it!
Ransom Note “Bottom Dollar” from It's You (Tower Groove 2011) N L —From the St. Louis band's new debut release. Lead vocals by Merv Schrock & harmony vocals by Jon Parsons on this track.Buy it!
The Who “Daddy Rolling Stone” from My Generation (Expanded Version) (MCA 2002) —Reissue of their 1965 album plus 17 bonus tracks. This 1965 single was written by Otis Blackwell.Buy it!
The Quik “Bert's Apple Crumble” from The Mod Scene (Decca Pop 1998) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental recorded for Decca.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “You Still Believe In Me” from From Croydon to Cuba (Virgin 2005) —Gorgeous 1981 cover of the Beach Boys song written by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher. "I know perfectly well I'm not where I should be."Buy it!
The Bangles “What A Life” from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) N —Written by Vicki & Debbi Peterson.Buy it!
The Bobby Fuller Four “Baby My Heart” from Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets (1965-1968) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Sonny Curtis & recorded in 1966. Found on this highly recommended 4-CD compilation of rock recordings coming out of Los Angeles from 1965-1968.Buy it!
The Bobby Fuller Four “Our Favorite Martian” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded for the Donna label.Buy it!
Dum Dum Girls “Teardrops on My Pillow” from Only in Dreams (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 2011) N —Lots of really good pop songs on this recommended new release. Written & sung by Dee Dee.Buy it!
Wilco “Capitol City” from The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2011) N —Written by Jeff Tweedy & found on their new release. Wilco & Nick Lowe just played on Tuesday at the Peabody Opera House. For a recap of the night, go toBuy it!
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. Perennial music bed favorite here on M2M. Instrumental recorded for the Swan label in 1964. Straight out of Clovis, NM.Buy it!
The Box Tops “I'm Your Puppet” from The Letter / Neon Rainbow (Bell 1967) —Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham and sung by Alex Chilton when he was 16 years old.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Love Like Laughter” from Central Reservation (Arista 1999) —Written by Beth Orton & Ted Barnes (who also plays guitar on this album) and recorded in 1999.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips and found on this highly recommended film & film soundtrack.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken” from Let's Get Out of This Country CD ALBUM (Merge) —Tracyanne Campbell's answer song to Lloyd Cole's 1984 hit "(Are You) Ready to Be Heartbroken?".Buy it!
Nick Lowe “My Heart Hurts” from Nick Lowe: The Doings (The Solo Years) (Edsel 1999) —1982 F-Beat Records single written by Nick Lowe & Carlene Carter.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Black Is Black” from The Fireballs: Exotic Guitars From The Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1968 Atlantic instrumental version of the Los Bravos hit.Buy it!
Paul Burch “Words of Love” from Words of Love: Songs Of Buddy Holly (Perfect Sound Recordings 2011) N —New release of all Buddy Holly songs recorded by the Nashville singer-songwriter. Harmony vocals are by Jen Gunderman.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Plastic Is Forever” from Plastic Is Forever (single) (self 2011) N —Brand new re-recorded and completely changed version of a song that originally came out on her 1996 Omnipop release. My suggestion for a Sheldon concert would be a split bill with Joe Henry & Sam Phillips.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Prelude: Light No Lamp” from Blood from Stars (Anti 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Sticks & Stones” from Reverie (Anti 2011) N —Written by Joe Henry with harmony vocals by Jean McClain.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Over The Rainbow” from Sleepwalk - Very Best Of (Burning Fire 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental version from 1960.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “School Days” from The Best of Santo & Johnny (Stardust 1997) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Chuck Berry song.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Splendid Isolation” from Transverse City (Virgin 1989) R —"Michael Jackson in Disneyland / Don't have to share it with nobody else / Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand / And lead me through the World of Self."Buy it!
Nikki Lane “Gasoline and Matches” from Walk of Shame (I Am Sound 2011) N —Written by Buddy & Julie Miller & found on the debut release from the Nashville-based singer & songwriter.Buy it!
Speedy West “Afternoon Of A Swan” from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 2005) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental penned by Speedy West.Buy it!
Continental Drifters “Some Of Shelly's Blues” from Continental Drifters (Monkey Hill 1994) —Written by Michael Nesmith.Buy it!
The Blue Shadows “When Will This Heartache End” from On the Floor of Heaven (Bumstead Recording Company 1993) —Everly Brothers-influenced track from the debut release by the band out of western Canada. Featuring the lead vocals of Bill Cowsill and Jeffrey Hatcher.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Deciding To Run” from The High Country (El Cortez 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from the Portland, Oregon band's new release.Buy it!
Nadine “Without A Reply” from Lit Up From The Inside (Undertow 2001) L —2000 song with vocals by Adam Reichmann.Buy it!
Magic City “Let Me Go” from Les Animaux Épouvantables (Tower Groove Records 2011) N L —One of my favorite songs I've heard in 2011. Written by Larry Bulawsky.Sure, I could have bought this not on multi-colored vinyl but then it would not be on multi-colored vinyl.Buy it!
The Clash “Police On My Back” from Sandinista! SINGLE (Epic) —Written by Eddy Grant ( of Electric Avenue fame) when he was in the Equals.Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “The Contortionist” from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) —Stones-influenced track from his 2011 release with Lou Reed on backing vocals.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet “Day For Night” from Girlfriend (Zoo 1991) —Matthew Sweet will be performing this album in its entirety this Saturday night (10/15) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “One” from Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) (Reprise 1999) —Written by Harry Nilsson.Buy it!
The Byrds “Mr. Spaceman” from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —Written by Roger McGuinn.Buy it!
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