Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 10th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Alvin Robinson “Baby Don't You Do It (2007 Remastered Single Version)”
from Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 (Rhino/Atlantic 2007) —Pretty great version of the song written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and made famous by Marvin Gaye. This 1967 ATCO single was arranged by Arif Mardin & produced by Tom Dowd. 07:05AM-07:08AM (3:01) Otis Clay “She's About A Mover” from Sweet Soul Music:
Otis Clay “She's About A Mover”
from Sweet Soul Music: Voices From The Shadows (Sire Records 1992) —Soul rave-up version of the Doug Sahm song released in 1968 on the Cotillion. Produced by Rick Hall of Fame. This compilation CD is a listening companion to Peter Guralnick's book "Sweet Soul Music." That book has been a huge influence on this show.
Aretha Franklin “Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, February 5, 1971)”
from Aretha Franklin: Live at Fillmore West (Atlantic 1971) —Full-on soul gospel version of the Paul Simon-penned song recorded live in 1971 with a backup band that includes Billy Preston, King Curtis, Cornell Dupree & Bernard Purdie.
Tony Borders “I Met Her In Church”
from Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham and recorded for the Revue label in 1969. Just another reason why this new compilation is so highly recommended.
Dusty Springfield “What's It Gonna Be?”
from Complete A and B Sides (1963-1970) (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)JAD 2006) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy & Mort Shuman and recorded in 1967. Not a bad bunch of background vocalists on this track, either --Ashford & Simpson, Carole King & Madeline Bell.
Jesse Winchester “Step By Step”
from ...And All the Pieces Matter - Five Years of Music from The Wire (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2008) —Written by Jesse Winchester & originally released in 1976 on the Bearsville label.
The Baseball Project “Don't Call Them Twinkies”
from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Steve Wynn & Craig Finn (who also sings lead on this) & found on their new release. The Baseball Project are just one of many fine bands playing the KDHX/Twangfest party at SXSW next Thursday (3/17) at SXSW in Austin. See twangfest.com for info
Peter Case “A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today”
from Tulare Dust: A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —Merle Haggard cover from 1994.