Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Jan 17th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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King Curtis “Soul Twist”
from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental hit written by KIng Curtis. That's him playing tenor sax on this track and the previous live Sam Cooke track.
Doris Duke “Congratulations Baby”
from I'm A Loser (Canyon Records unk 1969) —Written by Gary U.S. Bonds, Jerry Williams, Jr. aka Swamp Dogg, and Maurice Gimbel. The vocals on this entire album are just incredible. Produced by Jerry Willaims, Jr. Highly recommended.
James Hunter “No Smoke Without Fire”
from People Gonna Talk CD Album (Rounder/GO Records 2006) —James Hunter has his first album in five years coming out in February (2/26) and it is produced by Bosco Mann of the Dap-Kings. He's on tour in February & March but gets no closer than Chicago on 3/2.
Rumer “Be Nice”
from Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —Beautiful version of the Todd Rundgren song (originally released by him in 1973) from one of my favorite releases of 2012.
The Rumblers “Night Scene”
from It's A Gas! (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1963 Southern California garage instrumental recorded for the Downey label.
Yo La Tengo “Well You Better”
from Fade (Matador 2013) N —From their new release which just came out this week. Yo La Tengo and Calexico will be at the Pageant at the end of the month (Thursday 1/31). Highly recommended double bill.
Dom La Nena “Buenos Aires”
from Ela (Six Degrees Records 2013) N —Debut release from the Brazilian born cellist and vocalist. This is absolutely gorgeous. She wrote all the songs on this and they are sung in Portuguese and Spanish.
The Mosquitos “Um Homem Precisa de Uma Empregada (A Man Needs a Maid)”
from Mosquitos III (Bar/None Records 2006) —This NYC-based band features the lead vocals of Juju Stulbach and, hey, how often do you hear this Neil Young song sung in Portuguese?
Jonathan Richman “Corner Store”
from Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder 1990) —Jonathan Richman will be at Off Broadway in February (Wed 2 6). This album features backing by the Skeletons and Tom Brumley on pedal steel. Need I say more?
Eleanor Roosevelt “James Brown Boulevard”
from Water Bread & Beer (Skuntry 2012) N L —New release by the St. Louis band. It has been a long time coming. Chris King sings lead and Geoff Seitz plays fiddle on this.
Doug Paisley “Out On The Weekend”
from Harvest Revisited (Mojo 2011) —Found on this compilation of various artists performing the songs found on Neil Young's 1971 'Harvest' album.
Punch Brothers “This Girl”
from Who's Feeling Young Now? (Nonesuch 2012) R —The Punch Brothers will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday (1/25). I believe the show is sold out so you might want to check before heading on down there.
Richard Thompson “The Wrong Heartbeat”
from Hand of Kindness (Hannibal 1983) —Written by Richard Thompson with backing by Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Pete Thomas, Pete Zorn, John Kirkpatrick, and Clive Gregson. There are backup bands and then there are backing bands.
Martin Simpson “Louisiana 1927”
from Prodigal Son (Topic 2007) —Written by Randy Newman and featuring Jackson Browne on backing vocals. In the tuning of Csus4+9 for those of you who are curious.
Boss Hall “Bedazzled”
from In The Pale (Artist 2012) L —Tom Hall took a fall and broke his collarbone. There will be a benefit at the Shanti, Saturday, January 19th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm to raise money. Great cause for a great musician.
Thea Gilmore “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”
from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) —Made up of all covers of songs of songs from Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album.
Brothers Lazaroff “Where Are You Going Now?”
from Science Won (self-released 2012) L —Songbird Cafe Wednesday (1/23) @ Focal Point David and Jeff Lazaroff ( Bros Lazaroff) Elizabeth McQueen ( from Asleep at the Wheel) , and Jenny Roques Doors 7PM show 7:30 PM
Junebug “7th Street”
from Dead Horse (self-released 2013) N L —Junebug is having their CD release party tomorrow night (Friday 1/18) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Also on the bill are the Skekses and Karen Choi.
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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