The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn” from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records url 1967) —Thanks to everybody who pledged, to all the phone volunteers & to Steve Pick from Sound Salvation! KDHX could not exist without people like you. -- Music bed. 1967 Instrumental written by Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson, Jr., & Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Spencer Wiggins “Soul City U.S.A.” from Memphis '60 (BGP url 2009) —Written by Quinton Claunch & Carmol Taylor and originally released on the Memphis-based Goldwax label in 1969.Buy it!
Barbara & The Browns “Watch Dog” from Can't Find Happiness: The Sounds of Memphis Recordings (Kent 2007) —More soul out of Memphis. Written by Dan Greer & recorded in 1972 for the Sounds of Memphis label.Buy it!
Soul Brothers Six “Some Kind of Wonderful” from Atlantic Soul 1959-75 (Rhino 2007) —1967 song written & sung by John Ellison. This Philly-based band only recorded singles -- never a full-length LP.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “On The Other Side” from Poppa Willie - The Hi Years / 1962-74 (Hi Records/ Demon 2001) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Willie Mitchell & Teenie Hodges and released on the Hi label in 1970.Buy it!
Otis Redding “Change Gonna Come” from Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] (Atco/Rhino 2008) —Written by Sam Cooke & recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads “Blue Groove” from Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles (1959-1968) (Rhino Atlantic 1991) —Music bed. 1965 Stax instrumental featuring Isaac Hayes.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Let Them Knock” from 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone 2007) —Written by Dap-Kings bassist & band leader, Bosco Mann.Buy it!
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “You Been Lying” from Scandalous (Lost Highway 2011) N —Written by Black Joe Lewis and featuring the gospel band, The Relatives, on background vocals.Buy it!
The Revelations Featuring Tre' Williams “Because of You (Instrumental)” from Deep Soul (Decision Records 2009) —Music bed. 2009 soul instrumental from the Pacific Northwest.Buy it!
Roy Hamilton “Don't Let Go” (shout 1958) —1958 R&B rave-up written by Jesse Stone.Buy it!
Sandy Posey “I Take It Back” from Oxford American 2007 Southern Music CD (Oxford American 2007) —1966 MGM recording written by Buddy Biue & James Cobb.Buy it!
Jackie DeShannon “Over You” from Come and Get Me: The Complete Liberty & Imperial Singles: Vol. 2 (Ace 2011) N —1964 Liberty single written by Allen Toussaint & Allen Orange and included on this new collection.Buy it!
June Gardner “One Mint Julep” from 99 Plus One (Night Train International 2000) —Music bed. 1965 New Orleans instrumental version of the Rudy Toombs-penned song.Buy it!
Brenda Lee “Walking To New Orleans” from The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino and recorded in 1960 for Decca.Buy it!
The Detroit Cobras “It's Raining” from Baby (Rough Trade 2004) —Written by Allen Toussaint.Buy it!
Trombone Shorty “On Your Way Down” from Backatown CD ALBUM (Verve Music Group 2010) —2010 version of the Allen Toussaint-penned song.Buy it!
Allen Toussaint “St. James Infirmary” from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch 2009) —Music bed. 2009 instrumental produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Civilians” (Anti/Epitaph 2007)Buy it!
King Curtis “Soul Twist” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Willie Nile “One Guitar” from The Innocent Ones (River House www.willienile.com 2011) N —Written by Willie Nile & Frankie Lee (who also plays drums on this recording) and found on his new release.Buy it!
The Modern Lovers “RoadRunner” from The Modern Lovers (4 Men with Beards 1976) —Recorded in 1973 & produced by John Cale.Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “The Second Voyage” from The Slip That Leads Into The Fall (Undertow 2010) L —Music bed. Chris Grabau instrumental released in 2010.Buy it!
The Jans Project “High Noons” from The Jans Project (Jans Project 2011) N L —New 4-song debut EP that will be made available at their 4:00 PM Record Store Day performance at Euclid Records on Saturday (4/16).Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Anchor” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2010) —Written by Alejandro Escovedo & Chuck Prophet.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show “Agent Burns (Theme)” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Music bed. 2002 instrumental.Buy it!
La Sera “Never Come Around” from La Sera (Hardly Art 2011) N —New debut release featuring the vocals & songwriting of Katy Goodman.Buy it!
R.E.M. “Superman” from Life's Rich Pageant (I.R.S. Records 1986) —This one went out to Annie Zed who is leaving St. Louis to be the Managing Editor at Alternative Press. Besides having a fine show on KDHX, International Pop Overthrow, she was also the Music Editor for the RFT and ran & contributed to the A to Z blog.Buy it!
The Bangles “Stealing Rosemary” from Doll Revolution (Liberty 2003) —Written by Debbi & Vicki Peterson and Susanna Hoffs.Buy it!
The Byrds “Bound to Fall (Instrumental)” from The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Columbia 1968) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental.Buy it!
John Doe “Darling Underdog” from A Year In the Wilderness (Yep Roc 2007) —Written by Exene Cervenka & John Doe and featuring Jill Sobule on harmony vocals. John Doe & Jill Sobule will be at Off Broadway on Friday (4/15) and at Euclid Records at 11 AM on Saturday (4/16).Buy it!
Exene Cervenka “Already In Love” from The Excitement Of Maybe (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Exene & found on her new release.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place At 3 A.M.” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Byrds “Mr. Spaceman” from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —Written by Roger McGuinn.Buy it!
Son Volt “Tulsa County” from A Retrospective: 1995-2000 (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) L —Written by Pamela Polland & recorded in 1997. Also covered by the Byrds.Buy it!
David Lindley “Attar” from Everybody Slides, Vol. 2 (Rykodisc 1996) —Music bed.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “All Along the Watchtower (2010 Mono Version)” from John Wesley Harding (2010 Mono Version) (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2010) —Recorded in 1967.Buy it!
Neko Case “Buckets Of Rain” from Sweetheart (Hear Music 2005) —Bob Dylan cover from 2005. Really great version.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Nashville Skyline Rag” from Nashville Skyline (Columbia 1969) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental. For you Dylan aficionados, don't forget that the Bob Dylan 70th Birthday & KDHX Benefit will be taking place at Off Broadway on May 27. 12 bands - 37 Dylan songs!Buy it!
k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang “Heaven” from Sing It Loud (Nonesuch 2011) N —Slow country version of the Talking Heads song found on her new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Alison Krauss and Union Station “My Opening Farewell” from Paper Airplane (Rounder 2011) N —Beautiful version of the Jackson Browne song from their new release.Buy it!
Booker T. “Get Behind the Mule” from Potato Hole (Anti/Epitaph 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental version of a song written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Fannin Street (Knoxville - 06/29/08)” from Glitter and Doom (Live) (Anti/Epitaph 2009) —Live version from his 2008 tour.Buy it!
The Low Anthem “Boeing 737” from Smart Flesh (Nonesuch 2011) N —From their new release. They will be appearing at Loufest in August.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “You Are Not Alone” (Anti 2010) —Written & produced by Jeff Tweedy.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “That’s How I Got to Memphis” from Nashville (Shout! Factory Records 2006) —Killer version of the Tom T. Hall song produced & mixed by Buddy Miller (who also played acoustic guitar on this stripped-down track).Buy it!
Kelly Willis “What I Deserve” (Ryko 1999) —Coming to St. Louis in June. Stay tuned for further details.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “Meds” from The Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) N —Written by Mark Ribot & sang beautifully by Lee Ann Womack. Featuring Mark Ribot & Bill Frisell on acoustic guitars.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “Freight Train” from The Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from his new release.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “Over The Rainbow” from The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology (Rhino 1993) —Originally released as a single on Elektra in 1980. You've never heard this standard done like this. Talk about making it your own.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Tears A Go-Go” from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) N —Written by Donnie Fritts & recorded for the Smash label in 1966.Buy it!
Sol K Bright & His Hollywaiians “Hawaiian Cowboy” from Roots, Volume 3 the 1930's & 1940's (SINETONE AMR 2010) —If only all songs could be like this. So concludes the second and final Spring Membership Drive 2011 Edition of Memphis to Manchester. Thanks, everybody.Buy it!
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