Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Dec 30th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Syl Johson “Sockin' Soul Power”
from Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology Single (The Numero Group 2010) N —This episode of M2M will be made up of some of my favorite releases and/or songs of 2010. This 6-LP, 4-CD compilation was one of the finest reissues of 2010. - This '68 Chicago soul track was written by Syl Johnson.
Percy Sledge “A Sweet Woman Like You”
from Percy Sledge - The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino / Atlantic 2010) N —Written by Joe Tex and recorded in 1966 in Sheffield, AL. Found on this excellent new 4-CD compilation of all of his Atlantic Records output. Also includes extensive liner notes by Barney Hoskyns.
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come Undone”
from Hawk (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 2010) N —Written by Isobel Campbell & featuring duet vocals by Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell. I really like the use of the strings and keyboards on this track. One of my top 10 releases of the year. Highly recommended.
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Hit 'em Up Style”
from Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch 2010) —A Blu Cantrell cover found on one of my Top 10 albums of the year. This might be my favorite single of the year, for that matter. Also, they put on a truly wonderful show at LouFest this year. Go see them if you ever have the chance.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “She Ain't A Child No More”
from I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone 2010) —Written by Bosco Mann and found on one of my top 10 albums of the year. What sets them apart from some of the other new soul acts is they have the songs & put on an amazing live show. This album found them stretching out way more than past releases.
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) N —Music bed. Instrumental from this album of songs written to accompany 13 short films made by Andy Warhol.
Vetiver “I Used to Be a King”
from Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners (Grassroots Records 2010) N —From this compilation of various artists performing songs from Graham Nash's "Songs For Beginners" album. For fans of CSNY, there is a band called Marrahesh Express playing all CSNY covers a week from Saturday (1/8) at the Old Rock House.