Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 2nd 2012 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
James & Bobby Purify “Shake a Tail Feather”
from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 2002) —This 1967 version of the Five Du-Tones hit was recorded at American Recording Studios in Memphis for the Bell label. Written by Andre Williams, Otha Hayes & Verlie Rice .
Bob & Earl “Don't Ever Leave Me”
from Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Vol. 4 (Kent 2004) —Known best for the original version of "Harlem Shuffle" (which they also wrote) but this song is pretty amazing in its own right. Written by Bob & Earl (Robert Relf & Earl Nelson) & recorded for the Tempe label in 1962.
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto “Do I Make Myself Clear”
from Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles 1961-1966 (Kent 2009) —Written by Shena DeMell & Sugar Pie DeSanto and found on this fine Sugar Pie DeSanto compilation. Recorded in 1966. Her real name was Umpeylia Marsema Balinton. I see why she went with Sugar Pie DeSanto.
The Soul Rebels “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”
from Unlock Your Mind (Universal Music Group International 2012) N —New Orleans band made up of members of marching bands from Southern, Grambling, and Texas Southern University. Now you know what you get when you cross the Eurythmics with a brass band.
T-Bone Burnett “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend”
from Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett (Columbia Records/Legacy 2006) —From the Broadway musical, "Gentleman Prefer Blondes." Written by Jule Styne & Leo Robin. Recorded when his backing band was David Kemper, David Mansfield & David Miner. Confusion reigned.
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