Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 30th 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
Don Bryant “Funky Broadway”
from Precious Soul (2012 Hi Records Under Exclusive License to Fat Possum Records 2012) —Dyke & The Blazers cover found on this reissue of his 1969 Hi Records release. Produced by Willie Mitchell.
The Fantastic Johnny C “Boogaloo Down Broadway”
from The Phil-LA of Soul Singles Collection 1967-1973 (Phil-LA of Soul Records 2008) —1968 song penned by producer Jesse James & recorded in Philadelphia with session musicians who later would play on many of the Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff hits. I can't imagine this song wouldn't make any drummer happy.
Aretha Franklin “Niki Hoeky”
from Lady Soul (Atlantic. Written by Walter Davis in the 40s, covered by Ray in the 50s, perfected by the Queen of Soul in the 60s. unk 1968) —Written by Pat & Lolly Vegas (of Redbone fame) and Jim Ford. Produced by Jerry Wexler & featuring Jimmy Johnson, Joe South & Bobby Womack on guitar. That's also the Sweet Inspirations & Carolyn Franklin (Aretha's sister) on backing vocals.
George Jackson “I'm Just A Prisoner”
from Let The Best Man Win (Kent 2012) N —Highly recommended new compilation of previously unissued 60s recordings made at FAME Recording Studios. He co-wrote this with Edward Harris for Candi Staton to record. He also wrote hits for Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Otis Clay, Bob Seger, etc.
The Hopson Family “Hello Sunshine”
from Holy Spirit: Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk From Shreveport's Jewel Records (Harmless 2012) N —1974 soul gospel version of a song written by King Curtis & Ron Miller and also recorded by Aretha Franklin & Wilson Pickett.
Rodriguez “I Wonder”
from Searching for Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (UNI 2012) N —Whoa, a listener has informed me that Rodriguez is playing at the RootsnBluesnBBQ festival in Columbia, MO on Friday (9/21). For the entire impressive lineup of the two day festival, go to http://rootsnbluesnbbq.com
Crazy Horse “I Don't Want to Talk About It”
from Hard Workin' Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story - Vol. 2 (Ace 2006) —1970 song written & sung by Danny Whitten and produced by Jack Nitzsche & Bruce Botnick.
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