Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 19th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Joe Simon “Drowning in the Sea of Love” from Drowning In the Sea of Love (Ace Records 1972) —Another song written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff with strings by Thom Bell. Country soul meets Philly soul with great results.Buy it!
The Intruders “Cowboys to Girls” from The Best of the Intruders - Cowboys to Girls (Sony 1995) —Written by Gamble and Huff and released in 1968. Bobby Martin did the string arrangements on this one. And so concludes this set of Philly soul.Buy it!
Ann Sexton “It's All Over But The Shouting” from Anthology (Soul Brother Records 2004) —1973 cover version of the Gladys Knight and the Pips song recorded for the Nashville-based Seventy Seven label.Buy it!
Gladys Knight & The Pips “The End of Our Road” from Gladys Knight & The Pips: The Definitive Collection (Motown 2008) —Written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene and released in 1968.Buy it!
Jimmy Hughes “Uncle Sam” from Next Stop is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 (Bear Family 2010) N —Taken from this new 14-CD compilation of songs having to do with the Vietnam War. This track orginally came out as a b-side on a 1967 Atlantic single.Buy it!
Abbey Lincoln “If I Only Had A Brain” from Get Happy: The Arlen Centennial Celebration (Verve 2005) —RIP Abbey Lincoln who passed away last Saturday at the age of 80. The Jazz singer & songwriter covered this Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg song in 1998.Buy it!
Cassandra Wilson “Wouldn't It Be Loverly” from Loverly (Blue Note 2008) —Written by Lerner & Loewe and recorded in 2007. Two really interesting jazz interpretations of screen & stage standards.Buy it!
Sam Cooke “You Gotta Move” from Night Beat MP3/FILE ALBUM (RCA Victor 1963) —Written by Sam Cooke and recorded in 1963. Lots of great session musicians on here. This track has Hal Blaine on drums, Billy Preston on organ & long-time Sam Cooke guitarist Clif White on guitar, among others.Buy it!
Adam Reichmann “Without A Reply” from Another Version of the Same Story (Perdition 2004) L —Adam Reichmann will be appearing tonight (Thursday 8/19). The show begins at 8:30 where Adam will be doing a solo set followed by a performance with his new band, Ghosts of Electricity.Buy it!
Ryan Bingham “That's How Strong My Love Is” from Levi's Pioneer Sessions: 2010 Revival Recordings (www.levispioneersessions.com 2010) N —I wouldn't put this new version of the Roosevelt Jamison-penned soul classic in the upper echelon of covers of this song but a nice version, nonetheless. Seems like he used Buddy Miller's version as the blueprint for this.Buy it!
Mark Turnbull “Money Slips Through My Fingers” from When I Was Six I Got A Ukelele (Beachtown 1977) —Written by Mark Turnbull and released in 1977. Hard to find but well worth seeking out. "When payday comes around, I am misery bound."Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” from Don't Do Anything (Nonesuch 2008) —2008 ode to Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I suspect lots more people heard the cover version by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, though.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Simple Twist of Fate” from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia 2002) —1975 live version with many different lines than the studio version which appearred on Blood on the Tracks.Buy it!