Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Dec 1st 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
Don Covay “Take This Hurt Off Me” from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie 1994) —I can't recommend this single-disc compilation highly enough. Written by Don Covay & bassist Ronald Miller and recorded in 1964. Bernard Purdie is playing drums on this one.Buy it!
George Jackson “Bite the Hand That Feeds You” from Don't Count Me Out: The Fame Recordings Volume 1 (Kent 2011) N —New compilation of previously unissued 1960s recordings that George Jackson made for Fame Records. Produced by Rick Hall.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Smoky & The Fabulous Blades “Jerk Baby Jerk” from Double Cookin': Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals (Kent 2010) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded for the Dore label.Buy it!
Peter Wolf “Tragedy” from Midnight Souvenirs (Verve 2010) —Duet with Shelby Lynne written by Peter Wolf & Angelo Petraglia. Shelby Lynne fans take note - she will be appearing at the Old Rock House in January (Thursday, 1/12).Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “He Said I Can” from Soul Time! (Daptone 2011) N —Previously unreleased track from the I Learned The Hard Way sessions. Written by Dap-King bassist & Daptone founder, Bosco Mann.Buy it!
The Victory Five “Have You Been To The Pool” from Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (The Numero Group 2011) N —1974 soul gospel out of Detroit & found on this highly recommended new three-disc compilation of 60s & 70s tracks from the Cleveland-based Boddie studios and related Soul Kitchen, Luau & Bounty record labels.Buy it!
Van Morrison “Common One” from Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Listen to the Lion 2009) —Sublime live version of the Van Morrison song recorded in 2008 with a killer response vocal by Bianca Thornton.Buy it!
Billie Poole with the Junior Mance Trio “Them Blues” from The Return of Mod Jazz (Ace 2005) —1963 recording for the Riverside label written by Ollie Jones and featuring Kenny Burrell on guitar & Junior Mance on piano.Buy it!
Marlena Shaw “Looking Through The Eyes of Love” from The Spice of Life (Cadet Records 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.Buy it!
The Fireballs “Vaquero” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties - Vol. 1: 1960 (Eric 2011) —Music bed.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Les Rovers “Dans Cinquante Ans D'ici” from Grooce Club Vol. 1 - La Confiserie Magique (Martyrs of Pop 2011) N —Collection of French pop & rock from the 60s & early 70s. This track was recorded in 1967.Buy it!
The Who “The Punk And The Godfather” from Quadrophenia (Remixed and Remastered Version) (Polydor 2011) —Reissue of their 1973 release with the adition of eleven demo recordings. Written by Pete Townshend.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
The Marvelettes “Locking Up My Heart (Single Version)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 3: 1963 (Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2006) —1963 recording written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Calexico “All The Pretty Horses” from Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (Quarterstick 2011) —Collection of recordings culled from eight tour-only CDs self-released by the band from 1968-2011. Traditional song arranged & sung by Joey Burns.Buy it!
Toni Price “Like You Used To” from Midnight Pumpkin (Antone's Records/ Texas Music Group 2001) —Written by J.J. Cale & sung beautifully by the Austin-based singer. With Jon Dee Graham on lap steel & Champ Hood on acoustic guitar.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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