Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 29th 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
Ron Buford “Chicken Tracks” from SuperFunk, Vol. 4: Rare and Classic Street Funk from the Vaults 1966-1973 CD COMP (BGP url 2004) —60s funk & soul out of Seattle.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Greenbacks” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] (Atlantic Records/ATG 1960) —Written by Renald Richard & recorded in 1954.Buy it!
The Pilgrim Travelers “Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb” from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security COMP (Bear Family 2005) —1951 gospel atomic-era song.Buy it!
Bill Black Combo “Little Queenie” from The Best of Bill Black's Combo - The Hi Records Years (Fat Possum Records 2001) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version of the Chuck Berry song recorded at Hi.Buy it!
Anita O' Day “Sing, Sing, Sing” from akiko Presents Rockin' Doo Wop, Jump & Jive - Vol. 2 (Universal) —Written by Louis Prima & recorded in 1958 for the Verve label.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Gotta Get Up” from Nilsson Schmilsson CD ALBUM (RCA 1971) —Written by Harry Nilsson & recorded in 1971 for RCA. Talk about a great four-year run -- from 1969-1972, he released Harry, Nilsson Sings Newman, The Point, Nilsson Schmilsson, & Son of Schmilsson.Buy it!
Belle and Sebastian “The Boy With the Arab Strap” CD ALBUM (Matador 1998) —Coming as close as Chicago on Oct. 11 at the Chicago Theatre -- one of only five U.S. dates. This song is from their 1998 release.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Souls Travel” from Pharmacy of Love (Palomine 2010) N —From their new release. Bettie Serveert will be in St. Louis at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in October (Friday 10/22). Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Broken Heartbreakers “Wintersun” (self released 2010) N —Highly recommended new release fom this New Zealand-based band. Find out more at www.thebrokenheartbreakers.com. I'm just highly recommending all kinds of things this week........Buy it!
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour” from Cuba Street EP (Undertow 2005) L —Appearing at Off Broadway next Saturday (8/7) with Educated Guess, Uncle Sam & The Minutemen. Should be a great show and chances to see this St. Louis band play out are few & far between.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3:00 AM” from We Used To Think The Highway Sounded Like A River (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from their 2009 release. It has been way too long since this Portland-based band has been to St. Louis.Buy it!
Neil Young “Harvest” CD ALBUM (Reprise 1972) —This went out in memory of Ben Keith who just passed away. Ben Keith was an accomplished producer and musician and he played pedal steel on this 1972 Neil Young album as part of a band called the Stray Gators..Buy it!
Los Lobos “On Main Street” from Tin Can Trust CD ALBUM (Shout! Factory 2010) N —From their forthcoming release which comes out next week (8/3). This track was written by David Hidalgo & Louie Perez.Buy it!
Dale Watson “Shortcut to the Streets of Gold” from Blessed or Damned (HighTone Records 1996) —Appearing this Friday (7/3) at the Gramphone on an action-packed bill that also features Webb Wilder.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “You're Lookin' At Country” from Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn CD ALBUM (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2010) N —From her new release made up, entirely, of Loretta Lynn songs.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “A-11” from The Real Mr. Heartache (Country Music Foundation 1996) —Here is another great country song written by Hank Cochran who passed away on July 15. Johnny Paycheck recorded this in 1965 for the Hilltop label.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Sun is King” from July Flame CD ALBUM (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2010) R —I had a request for this song. Good choice. Laura Veirs will be making a return performance at Off Broadway in September (9/23).Buy it!
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