Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 26th 2012 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
The Showstoppers “Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty”
from The Best of The Showstoppers (BGO Records 2011) N —Today's show marks my 10th year anniversary with KDHX. Who would of thunk it? This track was recorded in 1967 and is found on this first-ever Showstoppers anthology. Written by Carlton Fisher (aka Del Sharh) & Joe Thomas.
Etta James “Don't Cry Baby”
from Heart & Soul: A Retrospective (Hip-O Select 2011) —RIP Etta James - one of the finest vocalists of the last 75 years. For a really nice remembrance of Etta James, please read Papa Ray's post at http://kdhx.org/music/music-news/remembering-and-listening-to-etta-james This track was recorded in 1961.
Johnny Otis & The Jayos “Tough Enough”
from The Johnny Otis Show (Ace 2003) —RIP Johnny Otis who passed away on Jan. 17 - the same week Etta James passed away. Johnny Otis helped launch the career of Etta James, Esther Phillips, Big Mama Thornton, Little Willie John, etc. Randy Lewis writes about him at http://tinyurl.
Big Mama Thornton “I Smell a Rat”
from Fine Gals, Fast Women and Wailin'Daddies: The First of Leiber & Stoller (El Toro Records 2004) —Written by Leiber & Stoller and recorded in 1953. In 1952, Johnny Otis introduced Leiber & Stoller to his new band vocalist, Big Mama Thornton. They went on to write songs such as this one, Nightmare & Hound Dog for her.
Johnny Otis “Willie & The Hand Jive (Live)”
from The Johnny Otis Show Live At Monterey (Epic 1971) —Written by Johnny Otis & recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1970. You can hear & see Johnny Otis on stage in scenes from Clint Eastwood's 'Play Misty For Me' film that take place at this festival.
Bettye LaVette “Most of the Time”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) N —From this new 4-CD collection of an incredibly wide range of artists covering Bob Dylan songs with proceeds going to Amnesty International. You'll love parts of it & know the money on this bargain-priced collection are being put to good use.
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Moonlight Mile”
from Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo 2012) N —Yeah, I know I played this a couple weeks back but I wanted to hear it again. Rolling Stones soul cover from his forthcoming album called 'Faithful Man' coming out on March 12th on the Truth and Soul label.
The Girls “Chico's Girl”
from One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found (Rhino 2005) —Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and recorded for Capitol in 1966. According to the liner notes, this song was originally conceived to be the follow-up to the Crystals' 'He's A Rebel' hit but it was rejected by Phil Spector.
The Blasters “American Music”
from Testament - the Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —Since this show marks my 10th year here at KDHX, I though I'd open this hour with the first set I ever played. It was 4 AM then so I suspect it will be heard by more people this time around. - Dave Alvin song recorded in 1981 by the pride of Downey, CA.
Faces “Ooh La La”
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —Written by Ronnie Lane & Ron Wood and released in 1973. Such a good song.
John Frizzell & Randy Edelman “Lexington Is My Home”
from Gods and Generals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental written by John Frizzell. This track also features Mark O' Connor on violin.
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