Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 12th 2011 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
Eddie Bo and Inez Cheatham “Lover and A Friend” from In The Pocket With Eddie Bo (Vampi Soul vampisoul.com 2008) —Written and arranged by Eddie Bo and recorded in 1968 for the Seven B label. The intro drum break will have you instantly hooked.Buy it!
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) [Single Version]” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) (Hip-O SELECT/MOTOWN 2006) —How rare is this 1965 single which ended up not being released? Only two genuine original copies are known to exist. Frank Wilson wrote this rave-up & recorded it in 1965.Buy it!
Jr. Walker & The All Stars “Cleo's Mood” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) (Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental originally released as a 1962 single & written by Autry Dewalt, Jr. (aka Jr. Walker), Harvey Fuqua & Willie Woods.Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “Day Tripper” from McLemore Avenue (Expanded Version) (Concord 2011) N —New reissue of their 1970 release plus six additional Beatles covers not found on the original release.Buy it!
Johnnie Taylor “We're Getting Careless With Our Love” from Taylored In Silk (Expanded) (Concord Records, Inc. 2011) N —New reissue of his 1973 album with six additional bonus tracks. This cheating soul song was written by David Johnson & Don Davis. A cheating soul song on M2M? Hard to believe.Buy it!
Booker T. Jones “Representing Memphis” from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) N —New release which just came out this week with Booker T. Jones backed by The Roots. This track was written by Booker T. Jones & Liv Jones (his daughter) and features vocals by Sharon Jones & Matt Berninger (from the National).Buy it!
Willie Wright “It's Only Life, That's All” from Telling The Truth (The Numero Group 2011) N —Soul album originally released in 1977 and only 1,000 copies were pressed. Unearthed by The Numero Group and reissued this year. This song was written by Willie Wright who is alive & residing in Providence, RI. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Van Morrison “Ain't Nothin' You Can Do” from It's Too Late to Stop Now (Polydor 1974) —Bobby "Blue" Bland cover recorded live in 1973. To have been at one of those shows would have been incredible.Buy it!
Annette Thomas “You Need a Friend Like Mine” from The Gospel Truth! The Gospel Soul and Funk of Stax Records (BGP url 2010) —Written by Frederick Knight & recorded for the Truth label -- a gospel sub-label of Stax -- in 1974.Buy it!
The Wandering Eyes “Me and Mr. Jones” from Songs of Forbidden Love (Lazy S.O.B. 1998) —Cover version of the Billy Paul classic soul song featuring the vocals of Kelly Willis. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison will be part of the Twangfest festivities taking place at Blueberry Hill on Thursday (6/9). See www.twangfest.com for further detailsBuy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Don't Forget Me” from For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (MusicMasters 1995) —Marshall Crenshaw & Freedy Johnston will be appearing at the Old Rockhouse this Friday (5/13).Buy it!
The Broken Heartbreakers “Sweet Marie” from The Broken Heartbreakers (self 2007) —Beautiful song from this band from Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring the vocals of John Guy Howell & Rachel Bailey.Buy it!
The Heart Beats “Choo Choo Train” from It's A Happening: Texas Girl Groups of the 60s (Cicadelic 2011) N —1968 recording by the Lubbock-based band written by Eddie Hinton & Donnie Fritts (and which was a hit for the Box Tops).Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Maggie's Farm” from No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (Columbia / Legacy 2005) —Evidently, this upset the folkies, mightily. Live recording from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Featuring Mike Bloom field on guitar.Buy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight” from I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (Remastered) (UMC 2004) —Written by Richard Thompson & found on this reissue of their 1974 release.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll “I Wish I Had A Million Friends” from I Love: Tom T. Hall's "Songs of Fox Hollow" (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2011) N —From this forthcoming release featuring various artists performing songs from Tom T. Halls 1974 childrens album. Elizabeth Cook will be appearing at Twangfest in June (Wed 6/8) at The Pageant along with Kentucky Knife Fight & Hayes Carll.Buy it!
Mary Jane Hooper “Harper Valley PTA” from Psychedelphia - Rare & Unreleased New Orleans Funk (1966-1970) (Funky Delicacies 1997) —Written by Tom T. Hall & recorded in New Orleans between 1966-70 by Mary Jane Hooper (aka Sena Fletcher).Buy it!
Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Talk About a Party” from DJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist (BGP url 2011) N —Written by Kent Harris (aka Boogaloo) & recorded in 1956. I've yet to hear a track by this band I haven't liked.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “We'll See” from Hey Lordy Mama Mama Get Up and Go (Big Muddy Records 2008) L —Released in 2008 & fitting in perfectly with the previous song from 1956. One of the finest bands in St. Louis.Buy it!
The Animals “The Story of Bo Diddley” from Animals (EMI UK 1997) —Written in 1964. "We were playing at the Club A Gogo in Newcastle, our home town / The doors opened one night and to our surprise / Walked in the man himself, Bo Diddley / Along with him was Jerome Green, his maraca man / And the Duchess, his gorgeous sisBuy it!
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