Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 3rd 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
Lulu “Feelin' Alright”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Written by Dave Mason (of Traffic) and recorded in 1970 at Muscle Shoals with a band including Duane Allman on guitar. Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin.
Solomon Burke “Take Me (Just As I Am)”
from Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace 2011) N —1967 Atlantic recording found on this sublime compilation of various artists performing songs written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham. Very highly recommended. And, needless to say, Solomon Burke just tears this one up.
Doris Troy “What'Cha Gonna Do About It”
from I'll Do Anything: The Doris Troy Anthology 1960-1996 (Kent 2011) N —Written by Doris Payne (aka Doris Troy), Gregory Carroll & Rex Garvin and recorded for Atlantic in 1963.
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Getting Used to Uselessness”
from Old Devils (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —This song was written by Jon Langford about the England World Cup team (and a whole lot more). This version of Skull Orchard he is currently touring with is terrific & you will not be disappointed by this release. Buy it!
The Baseball Project “Fair Weather Fans”
from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey & Linda Pitmon and found on their new release which just came out this week. They will be appearing at the KDHX/Twangfest party at SXSW taking place Thursday, March 17, Noon-6 p.m.
The Blind Eyes “Brasil 1957”
from Modernity CD Album (Blind Eyes 2009) L —2009 ode about the 1957 construction of Brasilia. From above it looks like the shape of an airplane which explains some of the lyrics. For more fun facts about this architecture & The Blind Eyes, go to www.beltstl.com/2009/08/architecture-rock-st-louis-st
XTC “Towers Of London”
from Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection (1977-1992) (Virgin UK 1996) —1980 song written by Andy Partridge. I wish I was smart enough to have come up with this song to follow the previous one but that idea came from Steve Carosello (by way of a comment on the www.beltstl.com blog).
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn “Reason to Believe”
from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub-Pop 2000) —Taken from this fine compilation of various artists performing songs in the same order as Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album. Like the original release, all songs were recorded on 4-track.
Bob Dylan “Most of the Time (Alternate Version)”
from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia 2008) —Alternate stripped-down version recorded in New Orleans in 1989 during the Oh Mercy sessions.
Dwight Yoakam “Holding Things Together”
from Tulare Dust: A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —Merle Haggard cover released in 1994.
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