Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Dec 5th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Neko Case “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis” from New Coat of Paint - Songs of Tom Waits (Manifesto Records 2004) —F 3 iT I can't think of a better Tom Waits cover than this one.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Just Another Sucker on the Vine” from Swordfishtrombones (Island 1983) —F 8 Music bed. Instrumental composition by Tom Waits.Buy it!
Tom Waits “New Year's Eve” from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) —Written and produced by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. David Hidalgo from Los Lobos plays accordion on this. Sounds like a memorable New Year's Eve if nothing else.Buy it!
Joe Henry “The Man I Keep Hid” from Blood from Stars (Anti 2009) —"Nobody knows the man that I keep hid / He's raised my face like a pirate's flag / Of any Nations tattered rag / Nobody knows the man that I keep hid."Buy it!
Mulatu Astatke “Gubèlyé (My Gubel)” from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental.Buy it!
Dr. John “Revolution” from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) —Another fine production by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. One of my favorite releases of 2012.Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Taxi Dancer” from Girl from the North EP (Tuk Tuk Records 2013) N —A new three-song EP by Dengue Fever. Life is good. Thanks to bobEE Sweet from Uncontrollable Urge (heard every Wednesday from Noon-2 PM) for making me aware of this. A groove which can't be denied.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn” from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records url 1967) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson Jr., and Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Arthur Alexander “Where Have You Been” from Saint Etiene Presents Songs For a Central Park Picnic (Cherry Red 2013) N —Written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and released in 1962 as the flip side to "Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)."Buy it!
Billy T. Soul “The Way To A Woman's Heart” from A Van McCoy Songbook: The Sweetest Feeling (Kent) —Written and arranged by Van McCoy and recorded in 1967 for the Musicor label.Buy it!
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys “Lovey Dovey” from Soul Meets Country! - EP (Major Label Records 2013) N L —Duet by Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson on this new version of the Otis and Carla song written by Ahmet Ertegun and King Curtis.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Jack and Ginger” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Memphis-based band written by band-leader and bassist Scott Bomar.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Back In Your Arms” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by George Jackson, Raymond Moore, Larry Chambers, and Melvin Leakes and recorded at Fame Studios in 1968. That's the Sweet Inspirations on back-up vocals.Buy it!
Candi Staton “I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')” from Candi Staton (Honest Jon's 2004) —Written by George Jackson and Edward Harris and recorded at Fame Studios in 1969.Buy it!
George Jackson “It's Up To His Woman” from Old Friend: The Fame Recordings - Vol. 3 (Kent 2013) N —This song was written by O.B. McClinton and recorded at Muscle Shoals. Found on this new compilation of rare and unreleased George Jackson recordings from the Fame vaults.Buy it!
King Curtis “Soul Twist” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. 1962 King Curtis-penned instrumental.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “You Send Me” from Aretha Now (Atlantic 1968) —Written by Sam Cooke and originally released as the b-side of "Think" as a 1968 Atlantic single.Buy it!
Sam & Dave “Soothe Me” from The Best of Sam & Dave (Atlantic 1987) —Sam Cooke cover recorded in 1967 at Stax.Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Feel It (Don't Fight It)” from live at the harlem square club (RCA 1985) —Great live performance from 1963. Basically, Sam Cooke and band going nuts. This was written by Sam Cooke and some of his backing live band included King Curtis (sax), Clif White (guitar), Cornell Dupree (guitar), and June Gardner (drums).Buy it!
Ricky Lewis “Cupid” from Feel The Harlem Beat: The Legendary Bobby Robinson Productions (P-Vine 2013) N —Taken from this 3-disc compilation of 50s and 60s recordings that came out of the Harlem-based Fire and Fury labels. This revved-up version of the Sam Cooke song is from 1968.Buy it!
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