Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 24th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (KENT/ACE 2000) —If you want a great overview of the Staple Singers, look no further than this 2-disc/44-song collection . This Buffalo Springfield cover was written by Stephen Stills and was recorded for the Epic label in 1967.
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Deacon Jones”
from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —Recorded in 1943 and featuring Louis Jordan on lead vocal, tenor sax, and alto sax. Written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Richard Loring. "Who gets all the chicken breast and leaves the giblets for the rest? Lordy, Lord Hallelujah Deacon Jones."
Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)”
from Clothes Line (Wrap It Up) / Cops and Robbers 45 single (Crest 1956) —Written by Kent Harris aka Boogaloo and later recorded by the Coasters and renamed "Shopping for Clothes."
Bo Diddley “Cops & Robbers”
from I'm A Man: The Chess Masters 1955-1958 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Recorded in 1956 and released on Checker. This liner notes say this was written by Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley but this song was originally recorded by Boogaloo and his Gallant Crew (see previous entry) and written by Kent Harris.
Chuck Berry “Jaguar and Thunderbird”
from You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings1960-1966 (Hip-O Select/Geffen 2009) —Written by Chuck Berry and recorded in 1960.
Mitty Collier “Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes”
from Shades of Mittly Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (Kent 2008) —Written by Eddie Floyd and Al Bell and recorded for Chess in 1968. Mitty Collier still performs and is a preacher at a church in Chicago.
Soul Brothers Six “She's Some Kind of Wonderful”
from Sweet Soul Music: Voices From The Shadows (sire 1992) —1967 original version of this song found on this compilation CD which is meant to be a companion piece to Peter Guralnick's 'Sweet Soul Music' book. Both the book and the CD are highly recommended.
Shorty Long “Here Comes The Judge”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —One of my favorite reissues of 2012. This is from his 1968 Motown release and was written by Shorty Long, Suzanne De Passe, and Billie Jean Brown.
Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Shorty Long and Clarence Paul.
Mark Lanegan “Same Old Man”
from Mark Lanegan "Same Old Man" / Karen Dalton "Same Old Man" split 45 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) N —New single featuring Mark Lanegan covering a traditional song made (relatively) famous by Karen Dalton in 1971. Her version is on the flip-side.