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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Sep 15th 2011

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Sep 15th 2011 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


June Gardner “99 Plus One” (Night Train International 2000) —Wardell Quezergue passed away this Tuesday at the age of 81. Allen Toussaint referred to him as "the Creole Beethoven." A producing & arranging genius. This 1965 instrumental by the drumming great, June Gardner, was produced by Wardell Quezergue.


King Floyd “Groove Me”
from King Floyd (Cotillion 1971) —This 1970 King Floyd-penned song was arranged by Wardell Quezergue. At a music conference I attended in 2009, Dr. John said Wardell Quezergue (who was also present) would be very rich if he was ever paid for all the samples taken from his work.


Bonnie and Sheila “You Keep Me Hangin' On”
from New Orleans Funk - Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz 2008) —Produced by Wardell Quezergue & recorded for the King label in 1970.


The Wardell Quezergue Band “Robert & WQ's Train”
from Wardell Quezergue: Sixty Smokin' Soul Senders (Funky Delicacies 2002) —Music bed. !968 instrumental recorded with the Wardell Quezergue Band for the Nola label - a label co-owned by Wardell Quezergue.


Robert Parker “Barefootin'”
from The Soul of New Orleans (Charly 1986) —1966 song arranged by Wardell Quezergue & written by Robert Parker.


Earl King “Poor Sam”
from Wardell Quezergue: Sixty Smokin' Soul Senders (Funky Delicacies 2002) —Produced by Wardell Quezergue & recorded for the Hot Line label in 1965.


Jean Knight “Mr. Big Stuff”
from The Last Soul Company (MALACO 1999) —1971 recording arranged & produced by Wardell Quezergue. Jean Knight will be at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans on Friday (9/16).


Smokey Johnson “It Ain't My Fault, Pts. 1 & 2”
from It Ain't My Fault (Night Train International 2004) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental written by another great New Orleans drummer, Smokey Johnson and Wardell Quezergue (who also arranged this).


Dr. John “How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around”
from Goin' Back To New Orleans (Warner Brothers 1992) —Arranged by Wardell Quezergue. "I got the baddest dog, he’ll bite anybody / He bit my little brother, took a chunk out of my ol’ sweet li’l mother / He bit the mailman – he sees him every day / He takes one look at you, he wanna jump up and play."


Eddie Floyd “Got To Make a Comeback”
from Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (Kent 2008) —Alright, shifting from New Orleans to Memphis, now. Written by Eddie Floyd & Joseph Shamwell and recorded for Stax in 1966 with Steve Cropper on guitar. Eddie Floyd will be playing at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans next week (Sat 9/17).


Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads “Blue Groove”
from Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles (1959-1968) (Rhino Atlantic 1991) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental recorded for Stax-Volt with Issac Hayes.


Mel & Tim “Backfield In Motion”
from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —Hey, it's the start of football season. You know I have to play this. I'm predictable if nothing else. Written by Mel & Tim & recorded in 1969 for the Bamboo label.


The Bo-Keys “Jack and Ginger”
from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N  —Booker T. & The MGs-influenced instrumental from the band based out of Memphis & featuring Skip Potts on guitar, Howard Grimes on drums & Hubbie Tuner on keyboards.


Mavis Staples “Wrote A Song For Everyone”
from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) —Written by John Forgerty & featuring background vocals by Kelly Hogan & Nora O' Connor. Mavis Staples is appearing this Friday (9/9) at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in downtown Columbia, MO.


Georgie Fame “El Bandido”
from Mod Classics: 1964-66 (Ace 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Clive Powell.


Fitz & the Tantrums “MoneyGrabber”
from Pickin' Up the Pieces (Dangerbird 2010) —Appearing this Saturday (9/10) at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in downtown Columbia, MO. Go to www.rootsnbluesnbbq.com/schedule for the entire impressive lineup.


The Zutons “Valerie”
from Tired of Hanging Around (Deltasonic 2006) —One of the finest songs I heard in 2006. This band is based out of Liverpool, England.


Stevie Wonder “Big Brother”
from Talking Book (Motown 1972) —Don't forget September 30 at Off Broadway: Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Benefit for 88.1 KDHX. I predict a sell-out. You have been forewarned.


The Funk Brothers “Soul Stomp”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers Single (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. Motown instrumental from 1964.


The Funky Butt Brass Band “St. Louis Breakdown”
from You Can Trust The .... (FBBB 2011) N L —Written by the late, great Oliver Sain & found on the their new release. They will be at Funkfest 6 this Saturday (9/10) at the Broadway Oyster Bar along with Fresh Heir, Dogtown Allstars, Hip Grease & the Teddy Presberg Funktet.


Eddie Holland “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”
from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 2 (Universal 2005) —Previously unreleased track recorded in 1964. Written by Holland, Dozier & Holland.


Margie Joseph “Stop! In The Name of Love”
from Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs Of Motown Records (Concord Records, Inc. 2008) —Sublime version of the Supremes song recorded for the Stax label in 1970. Another track written by Holland, Dozier & Holland.


The Crystals “Then He Kissed Me”
from Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of the Crystals (Phil Spector Records 2011) N  —Written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry and recorded in 1963. Produced by Phil Spector & arranged by Jack Nitzsche.


Charlotte Gainsbourg “Terrible Angels”
from Terrible Angels EP (Because Music 2011) N  —New EP which just came out this week. A new full-length release from her is being released in the few months.


Widowspeak “Gun Shy”
from Widowspeak (Captured Tracks 2011) N  —Appearing at Billiken Club next Wednesday (9/14) along with Vivian Girls.


Marianne Faithfull “Sister Morphine”
from Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962-79 (Ace 2005) —Recorded in 1969 for the London label with arrangements by Jack Nitzsche.


The Blind Eyes “Hermetically Sealed”
from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —Still falling short of my quest to make this a nationwide hit.


Jonny “Gloria”
from Free EP (Merge 2011) —Their 2011 ode to Gloria Estefan.


Matthew Sweet “Girlfriend” (Zoo 1991) —Matthew Sweet will be performing this album in its entirety at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in October (Sat 10/15).


Paul McCartney & Wings “Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)”
from Band On the Run (Remastered) (Hear Music 1973) —Originally released in 1973.


The Chris Stamey Experience “Compared To What”
from A Question of Temperature (Pony Canyon 2004) —2004 cover version of the Eddie Harris/Les McCann hit.


John Doe “Never Enough”
from Keeper (Yep Roc 2011) N  —Written by John Doe & found on his new release. This track features additional vocals by Jill Sobule.


Ry Cooder “No Banker Left Behind”
from Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch 2011) N  —New release featuring non-fictional stories such as this one. Written by Ry Cooder.


Gillian Welch “Hard Times”
from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N  —Gillian Welch & David Rawlings put on a staggeringly great show at the Pageant last Saturday. And I wish this song didn't have to ring so true, nowadays.


Kathleen Edwards “I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory”
from Asking for Flowers (Zoe 2008) —Opening for Bon Iver at the Pageant this Sunday (9/11). The show is sold out.


Eilen Jewell “Warning Signs”
from Queen of the Minor Key (Signature Sounds Recording Company www.signaturesounds.com 2011) N  —Appearing at Off Broadway this Wednesday (9/14). Opening is the Dirt Daubers.


The Wandering Eyes “Me and Mr. Jones”
from Songs of Forbidden Love (Lazy S.O.B. 1998) —Kelly Willis singing the Billy Paul soul cheating classic.


Alison Krauss “Can't Find My Way Home”
from Crossing Jordan (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2003) —2003 cover version of the Traffic song penned by Steve Winwood. Alison Krauss and Union Station will be at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday (9/22).


Unknown artist “What is beer?”
from The Salty Dog Presents Music To Drink Beer BY... (Salty Dog) —Beer is ......................................great.


Jerry Lee Lewis “What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)”
from The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology (Rhino 1993) —Written by Glenn Sutton & released as a single in 1968.


Chuck Higgins “Broke”
from Pachuko Hop (Specialty 1992) —Written by Chuck Higgins & recorded in 1954 for the Specialty label.


Los Lobos “The Bare Necessities”
from Los Lobos Goes Disney CD Album (Disney Sound 2009) —2009 version of the' Jungle Book' Disney classic written by Terry Gilkyson (father of Liza & Tony Gilkyson).


The Replacements “Cruella DeVille”
from Stay Awake (A&M 1988) —From the Hal Willner compilation of various artists performing songs from vintage Disney films.


Kelly Hogan “Senor Don Gato”
from The Bottle Let Me Down (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —The pinnacle of all cat reanimation songs. That is Andrew Bird on strings. C'mon, the song mentions 'solar plexus'. Of course, I'm going to play it.


Bob Reuter “It Don't Matter”
from This Much I Know (self-released 1994) —One of the best songs about St. Louis I've heard.


Son Volt “Way Down Watson”
from Straightaways (Warner Bros. 1997) L —1997 song about the now-lost Coral Court motel.

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