Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 26th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The Velvelettes “He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 4: 1964 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —Recorded in 1964 & written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland.Buy it!
The Funk Brothers “Soul Stomp” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers SINGLE (Motown/Universal 2004) —1964 Motown instrumental rave-up from the band responsible for so much of the Motown sound.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Your Love Is Amazing” from The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2007) —Written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and recorded in 1967. This was the b-side to a soul cover version of "Chantilly Lace."Buy it!
Sly & The Family Stone “I Don't Know (Satisfaction)” from Fresh (Bonus Version) (EPIC/LEGACY 2007) —Written by Sylvester Stewart & released in 2003. This track features background vocals by a female R&B trio named "Little Sister."Buy it!
Mieko Hirota “Nagisa No Tenshi” from Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966-70 (Big Beat rhino.com 2009) —Japanese mash-up of "Cool Jerk" & "It's Not Unusual" recorded for Columbia in 1968. In 1965, she became the first Japanese artist to play the Newport Jazz Festival.Buy it!
Brenda Holloway “You've Made Me So Very Happy” from Brenda Holloway: The Motown Anthology (Universal/Motown 2005) —Recorded in 1968 for an album called "Hurtin'and Cryin'" that was cancelled & unreleased by Motown. Luckily, the album made it on to this 2005 2-CD Brenda Holloway retrospective.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Lately” from Hawk (Vanguard 2010) N —This has to be one of the best vocals I've ever heard from Mark Lanegan. Written by Isobel Campbell and found on this recommended new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth” from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (Kent/ Ace 2004) —1967 Buffalo Springfield cover recorded for the Epic label. Written by Stephen Stills.Buy it!
Peter Wolf “The Green Fields of Summer” from Midnight Souvenirs (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 2010) —Written by Peter Wolf & Will Jennings and found on his new release. This track also features the vocals of Neko Case. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Sensitive Boys” from Real Animal (Manhattan 2008) —Written by Alejandro Escovedo & Chuck Prophet. Alejandro Escovedo will be appearing as part of LouFest this Sunday (8/29) at 6:00 PM.Buy it!
The Monkees “Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")” from The Best of the Monkees (Rhino 1967) —Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and recorded in 1968. This track features the lead vocals of Mickey Dolenz and was arranged by Jack Nitzsche & produced by Gerry Goffin.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Carol Kaye” from July Flame CD ALBUM (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2010) —Laura Veirs is coming to Off Broadway in September (Thursday 9/23). Also appearing will be the Watson Twins & Led To Sea.Buy it!
The Burns Unit “You Need Me to Need This” from Side Show (Burns Unit 2010) N —Debut album by a band featuring Karine Polwart, King Creosote & Emma Pollock plus Future Pilot AKA, Kim Edgar, Mattie Foulds, Michael Johnston and MC Soom T. This track features the vocals of Emma Pollock & Michael Johnston.Buy it!
The Broken Heartbreakers “Tell That Boy” from Wintersun (self released 2010) N —New release by the band based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Find out more about them at www.thebrokenheartbreakers.comBuy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair” from Pour Down Like Silver (Hannibal 1975) —This 1975 release might not be as well known as "Shoot Out the Lights" & "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" but just about as impressive. That's saying a whole lot.Buy it!
Marty Stuart “Hummingbyrd” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) N —Pretty great instrumental found on his new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked “Come a Long Way ” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —Written by Michelle Shocked and released in 1992. Michelle Shocked will be appearing at Off Broadway in September (9/18 Saturday).Buy it!
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Strange Ways to Win Wars” from Old Devils (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) N —Written by Jon Langford and found on their new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Kentucky Knife Fight “Always A Bribe, Never A Bride” from We're All Nameless Here CD ALBUM (self-released 2010) N L —Appearing tonight (Thursday 8/26) at the Stager Inn Again (Edwardsville, IL). Also on the bill are Micah Schnabel (of Two Cow Garage) & The Blind Eyes.Buy it!
Jerry Reed “Amos Moses” from RCA Country Legends: Jerry Reed (Remastered) (Buddha Records 2001) —"Now the folks around south Louisiana said Amos was a hell of a man / He could trap the biggest meanest alligator and he'd just use one hand / That's all he got left cause an alligator bit it / Left arm gone clear up to the elbow."Buy it!