Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 4th 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
Billy Butler & The Enchanters “I Can't Work No Longer” from Theme Time Radio Hour - Season 3 (Ace 2010) N —Written by Curtis Mayfield & recorded by Jerry Butler's brother for the Okeh label in 1965.Buy it!
Syl Johson “One Way Ticket to Nowhere” from Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology SINGLE (The Numero Group 2010) N —Written by Jack Daniels & Johnny Moore (they also wrote "Turn Back The Hands of Time" for Tyrone Davis) and recorded in 1970 for Twinight. Arranged by Donny Hathaway. A set of Chicago soul for you.Buy it!
The Showmen “Country Fool” from The Showmen Selected Favorites (Charly Records 2006) —Written by Noah H. Biggs and recorded in 1962. Featuring lead vocals by General Johnson who passed away, recently. Thanks to Tom Herman from VA for the suggestion.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care” from The King of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (BMG 1992) —Recorded in 1957 for MGM as part of the Jailhouse Rock movie soundtrack. Written by Leiber & Stoller.Buy it!
France Gall “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” from C'est Chic! (Ace 2010) N —Written by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded in 1964 and found on this new compilation of French female singers from the 1960s. Highly entertaining.Buy it!
The Rumblers “I Don't Need You No More” from It's A Gas (Ace 2010) N —Garage rock single recorded in 1963 for the Downey label and found on this new compilation of 28 songs recorded by the Southern Califonia band in the 60s.Buy it!
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker “Live at KDHX: Vol. 6” SINGLE (KDHX 2008) —Live recording made at KDHX in 2008. Appearing this Friday (11/5) at Off Broadway as part of Beat 'N' Soul. Go to www.beatnsoul.com for more information.Buy it!
Mary Jane Hooper “I've Got Reasons” from Psychedelphia - Rare & Unreleased New Orleans Funk (1966-1970) (Funky Delicacies 1997) —Compilation of her rare and unreleased New Orleans recordings from 1966-70.Buy it!
Sidney, George & Jackie “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” from Jamaica Funk (Soul Jazz 2007) —1973 Temptations cover out of Jamaica. This had to be the blueprint for the version later covered b David Lindley & El Rayo-X.Buy it!
The Velvelettes “He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 4: 1964 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —Recorded in 1964 and written by Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson & Eddie Holland, Jr.Buy it!
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” from Get It Together /IAm Trying To Break Your Heart single (Rabbit Factory www.therabbitfactory.net 2010) —Wilco cover recorded in 2009 by the garage and soul band who will be at Off Broadway this Saturday (11/6) along with The Nevermores, The Sights, Mondo Topless & The Fleshtones.Buy it!
The Kinks “Picture Book” from The Kinks Are The Village Green Presevation Society CD ALBUM (Sanctuary Records 2004) —Written by Ray Davies & recorded in 1968.Buy it!
The School “Is He Really Coming Home” from Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant 2010) N —I'll be really surprised if this Indie-pop release out of Cardiff, Wales doesn't end up on my Top 10 list this year. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Delgados “All You Need Is Hate” from Hate (Mantra) —Hmmm, kind of timely. "This was how I broke the best/ Indifference, overblown with confidence and ignorance/ It all made sense/ And then I watched them take the test/ I believe it's better to inflict than to attempt relief/ You ask me what you need/ HateBuy it!
The Fleshtones “I've Gotta Change My Life” from I've Gotta Change My Life - Single (IRS CATALOG 2009) —Appearing this Saturday (11/6) at Off Broadway as part of Beat 'N' Soul. For the whole action-packed schedule, go to www.beatnsoul.comBuy it!
Les Gam's “Attention! Accident (Sur L'Autoroute De L'Quest) (Shut Down)” from Hey, Beach Girls! - Female Surf 'N' Drag 1961-66 (Ace 2010) N —1964 French version of "Surf City" (written by Brian Wilson) but with different words penned by Jill et Jan.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Everything Just Comes Apart” from Give 'Em What They Need (self-released 2010) N L —Brothers Lazaroff is having their CD release party for this recording next Friday (11/12) at Lola. Go to www.brotherslazaroff.com for all of the details.Buy it!
The Band “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (Remastered) (CAPITOL 2001) —Reissue of their 1975 release with the obligatory bonus tracks. And this song features one of the finest rock vocals, ever.Buy it!
Eileen Rose “Good Man” from Long Shot Novena (Rough Trade 2002) —Written by Eileen Rose and recorded in 2001. Eileen Rose is now based in Nashville but she originally comes from Boston & then moved and recorded in England for a number of years.Buy it!
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