Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Sep 1st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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The Civil Tones “Soul to Go”
from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) N L —Hey, what better way to kick off the show than with something new from the Civil Tones? This instrumental is from the St. Louis band's new (and fourth) full-length release.
Marlena Shaw “California Soul”
from The Spice of Love (CADET 1969) —Written by Nick Ashford (who passed away last week at the age of 70) and and his songwriting partner and later wife, Valerie Simpson. Marlena Shaw will be at Jazz at the Bistro in 2012 (04/11/12 thru 04/14/12). It never hurts to plan ahead.
Al Green “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”
from Let's Stay Together Single (Hi Records 1972) —Sublime Bee Gees cover recorded at Royal Studio in Memphis & produced by Willie Mitchell.
The Bee Gees “Lonely Days”
from 2 Years On (Polydor 1971) —Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb & released in 1971. This is the first album they after Robin Gibb rejoined the band. Probably a good move for all concerned, I would suspect.
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “He Was Really Sayin' Something”
from A Cellarful of Motown (Motown 2002) —Previously unreleased 1964 instrumental version of the song which was recorded by the Velvelettes in 1964 and by Bananarama in 1982. Written by Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Edward Holland, Jr.
Patti Smith “So You Want to Be a Rock'n'Roll Star”
from Outside Society (Arista 2011) N —1979 Byrds cover found on this new 2-LP collection of songs recorded from 1975 through 2007 that were released on the Arista and Columbia labels.
The Bangles “If She Knew What She Wants”
from Different Light (Columbia 1986) —Written by Jules Shear & released in 1986. The Bangles will be appearing at the Pageant in October (Saturday 10/8).
Little Dragon “Twice”
from Little Dragon (Peacefrog 2007) —Featuring the vocals of Yukimi Nagano. Go see the video for this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yedD4JsZyT0 . It is amazing.
'Til Tuesday “J for Jules”
from Everything's Different Now (Epic unk 1988) —Written by Aimee Mann. And the moral of the story is never break up with somebody who is a gifted songwriter if you don't want it on public record.
Glen Campbell “Hold on Hope”
from Ghost on the Canvas (Surf Dog Records 2011) N —Gorgeous song written by Robert Pollard. Glen Campbell is appearing at Lindenwood's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts next Friday (9/9). Highly recommended.
Warren Zevon “Accidentally Like a Martyr”
from Excitable Boy (Rhino 1978) —Written by Warren Zevon & produced by Jackson Browne & Waddy Wachtel.
Maria McKee “If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)”
from Pulp Fiction (Music from the Motion Picture) (MCA 1994) —Written by Maria McKee. I would guess that the couple of songs she has had on film soundtracks have probably made more money for her than all her solo albums put together.
Kelly Willis “That's How I Got To Memphis”
from Real: The Tom T. Hall Project (Delmore 1998) —From one of the better tribute albums out there featuring Tom T. Hall songs performed by artists such as Johnny Cash, Calexico, Iris Dement, Joe Henry, Syd Straw and the Skeletons, & Ron Sexsmith.
Fred Friction “Engaged to Get Divorced”
from Jesus Drank Wine (self-released 2008) L —Fred Friction will be one of the eighteen St. Louis bands taking part in the Tower Groove Records Carnival at Off Broadway this Sunday (9/4).
T Bone Burnett “No Love At All”
from T Bone Burnett (MCA 1994) —Written by David Mansfield & Billy Swan. Backing musicians on this include David Hidalgo, Jerry Douglas, Jerry Scheff & Byron Berline. One could do worse.
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