Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Dec 1st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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The Rolling Stones “2120 South Michigan Avenue”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Music bed. 1964 original instrumental named for the address of Chess Records.
Jeanie Greene “Don't Make Me Hate Loving You”
from The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (Kent 2011) N —Jeanie Greene was often called on by Rick Hall when a female vocalist was needed for a demo. She recorded over fifty of them. This 1966 previously unreleased demo was written by guitarist, Albert Lowe.
Candi Staton “I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)”
from Candi Staton (Capitol Records 2004) —1969 Fame single written by Clarence Carter (who she eventually married), George Jackson & Raymond Moore. Produced by Rick Hall.
Tom Waits “Talking At the Same Time”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N —"Well we bailed out all the millionaires / They got the fruit / We got the rind / And everybody's talking at the same time"
Marlena Shaw “Looking Through The Eyes of Love”
from The Spice of Life (CADET 1969) —Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. Marlena Shaw will be appearing at Jazz at the Bistro in 2012 (Wednesday, Apr 11). It never hurts to plan ahead.
Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos “Surfink”
from Surfink! (Sundazed 2011) N —Reissue of a surf album released by Capitol in 1964 and featuring instrumentals with a backing session greats such as Jerry Cole, David Gates, Leon Russell & Earl Palmer.
Dengue Fever “Family Business”
from Cannibal Courtship (Concord 2011) N —From one of my favorite 2011 releases & featuring the lead vocals of one-time Cambodian pop singer & star, Chhom Nimol.
The Action “Climbing Up the Wall”
from The Route to Quadrophenia (Mojo 2011) N —Taken from this compilation CD which accompanied the December, 2011 issue of Mojo magazine. Written by Reg King & recorded in 1968.
The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”
from Smile Sessions (CAPITOL 2011) N —1966 masterpiece with music by Brian Wilson and words by Mike Love. The drums and percussion on this song are just so great and I've never heard them as well as I can on this new release.
Los Lobos “This Time” (Hollywood Records 1999) —Written by David Hidalgo & Louis Perez. Los Lobos will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2012 (Feb. 26). What a great venue to see them at.
Brothers Lazaroff “What Are You Telling Me?”
from Give 'Em What They Need (self-released 2010) L —At Off Broadway on Friday Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo Kinky Friedman After-Party with Will Soll's Klezmer Conspiracy, James Stone Goodman, DJ Goldie, and The Vaad featuring members of Magnolia Summer, The Bottle Rockets & Melody Den.
E “Hello Cruel World”
from A Man Called (E) (Polygram 1992) —Written by E (aka Mark Everett of Eels fame) and Parthenon Huxley. Thanks to Rich Reese from Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (heard right before this show every Thursday from 5-7 AM) for making me aware of this.
The Trip Daddys “Claudette”
from THE LIFE WE CHOSE (Daddy Time Reords 2011) N L —Roy Obison cover from the St. Louis band's forthcoming EP. They are having their EP release party at Off Broadway this Saturday (12/3). Also appearing are Skinny Jim & The Number 9 Blacktops.
Kathleen Edwards “Change the Sheets”
from Voyageur (Zoe 2012) N —From her highly anticipated (by me, anyway) forthcoming 2012 release.
Devon Sproule “Now's The Time”
from I Love You, Go Easy (Tin Angel 2011) N —Written by Devon Sproule who recently moved to Berlin. This was recorded in Ontario, Canada with backing by folk-pop trio, the Silt.
Wayne Hancock “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs” (Ark21 1995) —Appearing this Sunday (12/4) at Off Broadway. Opening is Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band.
Neil Young “From Hank to Hendrix”
from Harvest Moon CD Album (Reprise 1992) —With backing by Kenny Buttrey, Tim Drummond, Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham, Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor.
Cowboy Junkies “State Trooper”
from Whites Off Earth Now (BMG 1990) R —I had a request to play Cowboy Junkies or Patti Scialfa so I went for some hybrid of the two. Springsteen cover from their 1986 debut release.
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