Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 19th 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
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels “I Like It Like That”
from Rev-Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (Rhino 1990) —New Orleans soul song written by Chris Kenner & Allen Toussaint and recorded for the New Voice label in 1966.
The Isley Brothers “Your Old Lady”
from Where It's At: Soul in the Midnight Hour (Kent 1999) —Recorded in 1961 for the Atlantic label. "Your old lady sure looks good to me / Your old lady sure looks good to me / Don't wanna lose you, 'cause you're my friend / But your old lady is the livin' end / Your old lady sure looks good to me"
Johnnie Taylor “Cheaper To Keep Her”
from Taylored In Silk (Expanded) (Concord Records, Inc. 2011) N —OK, it's pretty safe to say this is not being sung from a sentimentalist's POV. Written by Mack Rice & originally released in 1973 by Stax. This new reissue comes with six additional Stax single tracks not included on the original release.
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “Season's Trees”
from Rome (EMI 2011) N —Featuring Norah Jones on vocals. Written by Brian Joseph Burton (aka Danger Mouse) & Daniele Luppi and found on this new release which just came out this week. This collaboration also uses musicians who played on many Italian film soundtracks.
Steve Wynn “Blind Willie McTell”
from Steve Sings Bob (Short Run 2009) —Terrific version of the Bob Dylan song recorded when he was with The Dream Syndicate in 1988. Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 will be appearing at Twangfest on Saturday (6/11) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room along with Marah & The Baseball Proje
Thea Gilmore “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
from Songs From The Gutter (Compass Records 2005) —Bob Dylan cover originally recorded in 2002. Coming soon on Friday (May 27) is the celebration of Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday & KDHX benefit taking place at Off Broadway. 12 bands - 36 Dylan songs. This can only be described as huge.
Sarah Jarosz “Ring Them Bells”
from Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Excellent Bob Dylan cover on her new release. At age 20, Sarah Jarosz plays the mandolin, banjo & guitar extremely well and has already developed into a fine singer-songwriter. She is going to be around for a long time.
Kelly Willis “Nobody Wants to Go to the Moon Anymore”
from Translated from Love (Ryko/WEA 2007) —Written by Damon Bramblett. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison will be appearing together at Twangfest on Thursday (6/9) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Go to www.twangfest.com for details on the whole exciting lineup.
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded for the Swan label.
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