Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Aug 28th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
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Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot 2012) —Composed by Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields. Even though every song was written by a different songwriter, the album is a cohesive thing of beauty by one of pop music's finest vocalists.Buy it!
Alvvays “Atop a Cake” from Alvvays (Polyvinyl Records 2014) N —Written by Alec O'Hanley and Molly Rankin and featuring the lead vocals of Molly Rankin. Indie pop out of Toronto.Buy it!
The New Pornographers “Champions of Red Wine” from Brill Bruisers SINGLE (Matador 2014) N —Written by A.C. Newman with lead vocals by Neko Case - Mon 11/10 New Pornographers w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart – PageantBuy it!
The Martinis “Hung Over” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) —Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental recorded circa 1965-67.Buy it!
Wendy Rene “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” from After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65 (Light In The Attic 2013) —Recorded for Stax in 1964. Written by Mary Frierson (aka Wendy Rene).Buy it!
Luther Ingram “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right (Single Version)” from I Don't Want To Be Right: The Ko Ko Singles - Vol. 2 (Kent 2008) —One of the best cheating soul songs of all time. Written by Homer Banks and Raymond Jackson. Recorded in 1972.Buy it!
Doris Duke “Bad Water” from She Did It! The Songs of Jackie DeShannon - Vol. 2 (Ace 2014) N —Written by Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holliday, and Randy Myers. Produced by Jerry Williams, Jr (aka Swamp Dogg) and recorded in 1971.Buy it!
Monophonics “Bang Bang” from In Your Brain (Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. www.ubiquityrecords.com/ 2012) —Written by Sonny Bono. Monophonics will be at Old Rock House in September (Sun 9/14).Buy it!
Tom Waits “Rainbirds” from Swordfishtrombones (Island 1983) —Music bed. Instrumental penned by Tom Waits.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Come On Up To the House” from Mule Variations ALBUM (Anti 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 singin lead soprano / In a junkman's choir / You gotta come on up to the house."Buy it!
Cold Specks “A Season of Doubt” from Neuroplasticity (Mute) N —New release by Cold Specks (aka Canadian singer-songwriter Al Spx). I won't say you'll start a party with this one but you might end it with this bleak torch song.Buy it!
Janiva Magness “Let Me Breathe” from Original (Fathead 2014) N —Janiva Magness will be at Old Rock House in September (Wed 9/17).Buy it!
King Curtis “In The Pocket” from Do Your Thing (Atlantic 1970) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by King Curtis and Bobby Womack.Buy it!
Dee Dee Warwick “Cold Night in Georgia” from The Complete Atco Recordings (Rhino 2014) N —1970 Muscle Shoals recording referencing Brook Benton's "Rainy Night in Georgia." Really a terrific soul singer.Buy it!
The Animals “Baby Let Me Take You Home” from The Best of The Animals CD ALBUM (MGM 1965) —1964 Animals debut single composed by Bert Russell (aka Bert Berns) and Wes Farrell.Buy it!
Steve Cropper and Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 2011) —Written by Lowman Pauling and Obediah Carter and featuring guitar solos by Buddy Miller and Steve Cropper. Buddy Miller sings lead with backing vocals by Dan Penn and Keb Mo.Buy it!
Carl Lester & The Showstoppers “Don't You Know That I Believe” from Brent: Superb 60s Soul Sounds (Kent 2014) N —FLess than sedate R&B out of Los Angeles recorded in 1961 for the Brent label.Buy it!
Kenny Burrell “Loie” from Guitar Forms (Verve 1997) —Music bed. Kenny Burrell-penned instrumental recorded in 1964. Arranged and conducted by Bill Evans.Buy it!
Esther Phillips “Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You” from How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan (Ace 2010) —Written by Bob Dylan and recorded in Nashville in 1969.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “The Mighty Quinn” from Proud Mary (Bonus Track Version) (Sundazed 2000) —Written by Bob Dylan and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1970.Buy it!
The Band with The Staples “The Weight” from The Last Waltz (Warner Bros. 1978) —Written by Robbie Robertson and featuring lead vocals by Levon Helm, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, and Rick Danko. Ill never het tired of hearing this.Buy it!
John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers, & Taj Mahal “End Credits” from The Hot Spot (soundtrack) (Antilles 1990) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jack Nitzsche. Besides the four artists already mentioned, the rhythm of Earl Palmer and Tim Drummonds is pretty impressive, too.Buy it!
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