Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Dec 16th 2010 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
Booker T. & the MGs “Winter Wonderland”
from Christmas in Soulsville (Stax/Concord 2007) —Thanks to Mark Perry for filling in for me last week and doing a fantastic job. - Previously unreleased alternate instrumental version recorded in 1966. You can not go wrong with this soul Christmas compilation.
Graham Parker & Nona Hendryx “Soul Christmas”
from Ho Ho Ho Spice: A Hospice Awareness And Benefit Projct (Volunteer 2004) —Great soul duet released in 1994. All kinds of soul artists are referenced on this track.
Sam & Dave “You Got Me Hummin'”
from Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 7 (Rhino Atlantic 2007) —Bonus airplay of Sam & Dave. Hey, completely unplanned but these things happen. Written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter.
Bob Dorough “Blue Xmas”
from Cafe Apres-midi Christmas (EMI 2005) —There is a much shorter version that he recorded in 1962 with Miles Davis. I'm not sure when this was recorded but you get 5 1/2 minutes of vitriol about the holiday season in this version. Hey, I like to give people their money's worth.
The Infant Kings “The First Noel”
from Jingle Up High, Jingle Down Low (Collective Fruit 2010) N —Music bed. Instrumental recorded several years back but just being made widely available this year. Fans of the Ventures Christmas album should really like this. Featuring Jonn Ramberg (Minus Five, The Tripwires) on ukulele, guitar & organ.
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