Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 21st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Wendy Rene “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”
from Cheatin' Soul (Trikont 2005) —Mary Frierson of the Drapels recorded solo as Wendy Rene & released three singles for Stax between 1964-65. She co-wrote this with her brother, Johnny Friersen. Booker T. Jones is on organ and Al Jackson, Jr. on drums.
Kai Winding “Time Is On My Side”
from The Jerry Ragovoy Story: Time Is On My Side: 1953-2003 (Ace 2008) —This set goes out in memory of Jerry Ragovoy who passed away recently at the age of 80. This is the original version of the song later covered by Irma Thomas & The Rolling Stones.This 1963 recording was written & arranged by Jerry Ragovoy.
Howard Tate “Stop”
from Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions (Hip-O Select / Verve 2004) —1967 mono version of a single recorded for the Verve label. Co-written by Jerry Ragovoy & Mort Shuman and produced by Jerry Ragovoy.
Lorraine Ellison “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)”
from Best of Loma Records - Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1995) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy & Chip Taylor and released in 1969. And if you've never heard Lorraine Ellison's "Stay With Me" recording (co-written & arranged by Jerry Ragovoy), you are really missing something.
Irma Thomas “The Hurt's All Gone”
from The Jerry Ragovoy Story: Time Is On My Side: 1953-2003 (Ace 2008) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy & Roy Alfred and recorded in 1964. Yet another one arranged & produced by Jerry Ragovoy.
Aretha Franklin “Border Song (Holy Moses)”
from Young, Gifted and Black (Atlantic 1971) —Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin and recorded in 1970. Besides Aretha Franklin on piano, that's Billy Preston on organ & The Sweet Inspirations on backing vocals. She will be appearing for the grand reopening of the Peabody Opera House on 10/1.
The Hindus “Frenzy”
from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace 2006) —Music bed. 1961 garage instrumental out of Southern California.
Neil Young “Flying On the Ground Is Wrong”
from A Treasure (Reprise 2011) N —Live version of a song he wrote in his Buffalo Springfield days recorded during his 1984-1985 tour with the International Harvesters. Not a bad backup band with musicians such as Ben Keith, “Pig” Robbins, Rufus Thibodeaux & Spooner Oldham.