Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Mar 22nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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The Glories “Dark End Of The Street”
from Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios (Ace 2012) N —This is a version of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman soul classic that I have never heard. Recorded in 1969 and featuring the lead vocals of Frankie Gearing. This compilation is the soundtrack to Roben Jones's book about American Studios.
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Faithful Man” (Truth and soul 2012) N —Shades of James Brown abound on this leadoff & title track off his new release which just hit the stores last week. This song killed live when he performed it at SXSW last week.
Johnnie Taylor “We're Getting Careless With Our Love”
from Taylored In Silk (Fantasy 1994) —Written by Don Davis (who also produced the album) & Frank Johnson with the rhythm tracks recorded at Muscle Shoals. A trio of cheating soul songs to put you in a M2M frame of mind.
Kim Weston “The Beat Goes On”
from For The First Time (MGM 1967) —Written by Sonny Bono & recorded for her first album on the MGM label after she left Motown. Produced by Mickey Stevenson, Jr.
Sharon Cash “Fever”
from Soul Sides, Vol. 2 (The Covers) (Zealous Records 2007) —Recorded in 1974 and found on this collection of soul cover versions compiled by Oliver Wang. Oliver Wang has a fine soul blog (though he doesn't have as many entries as he used to) at http://soul-sides.com.
Ruthie Foster “This Time”
from Let It Burn (Blue Corn Music 2012) N —Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn will be appearing at the Old Rock House next Thursday (3/29). Ruthie Foster's trio put on a terrific set last week at SXSW. This Los Lobos cover is on her new release.
Garland Jeffreys “The Contortionist”
from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) —Stones-influenced track written by Garland Jeffreys & found on his highly recommended 2011 release. His set at SXSW was one of the absolute highlights for me.
Kevin Gordon “Gloryland” (Crowville Collective 2010) N —One of my favorite records of 2012, so far. Written by Kevin Gordon & mixed and produced by Joe McMahan (who also plays guitar & Hammond organ on this album).
The Belle Brigade “Sweet Louise”
from The Belle Brigade (Reprise 2011) —Written by siblings Barbara & Ethan Gruska who happen to be the grandchildren of composer John Williams. One of very best sets I saw at SXSW last week.
The Ventures “Windy And Warm”
from Surfing (Sundazed 1963) —Music bed. Reissue of their 1963 album recorded for the Dolton label. Written by J.D. Loudermilk.
Chuck Prophet “After The Rain”
from No Other Love (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2002) —Duet with Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch. Chuck Prophet is appearing at Off Broadway tonight (Thursday 3/22) with The Jans Project opening. I put this in the "crazy if you miss this show" category.
from Strawberry (Shake It 2011) N —Words and lead vocals by Lisa Walker and music by Wussy. Coming to a June music festival near you.
Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers “Everyone Has a Price” (self 2012) N —Scottish band with members from Glasgow & Edinburgh and one of the biggest unexpected surprises for me at SXSW last week.
Mogwai “Emergency Trap”
from Mr. Beast (Matador 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Glaswegian band.
Lyle Lovett “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”
from Release Me (Curb / Lost Highway 2012) N —Considerably slowed down version of the song written by Chuck Berry & found on his new release mainly made up of covers.
Trigger 5 “Sunday Morning Service”
from Three Cords (self-release 2011) L —Appearing at Plush this Friday (9/23) along with Beth Bombara & The Ebanjoist, Royal Smokestacks & The Vondrukes
Richmond Fontaine “Post to Wire” (El Cortez 2003) —Featuring the word & vocals of Willie Vlautin & harmony vocals by Deborah Kelly.
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