Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu May 26th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Clarence Carter “I'd Rather Go Blind”
from The Dynamic Clarence Carter (Atlantic 1969) —Written by Ellington Jordan & Billy Foster and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1969. Etta James might have recorded the definitive version but this is pretty great, as well. Featuring Duane Allman on guitar.
Candi Staton “I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')”
from Candi Staton (Capitol Records 2004) —Yet another track recorded at Muscle Shoals (with many of the players on the previous two tracks). Written by George Jackson & Eddie Harris and recorded in 1969.
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “The Matador Has Fallen”
from Rome (EMI 2011) N —Instrumental written by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi and featuring various musicians who have contributed much to Italian movie soundtracks.
Dennis Coffey “Plutonius”
from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N —Music bed. New instrumental written by Dennis Coffey and Eric Hoegemeyer (who also plays drums and percussion on this new release).
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 “Amphetamine”
from Static Transmission (DBK Works 2003) R —I had a request for this last week. Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 will be appearing at Twangfest at Blueberry Hill on Saturday (June 11) with Marah & The Baseball Project. Miss at your own peril.
Bob Dylan “Workingman's Blues #2”
from Modern Times (Columbia 2006) —In case you haven't heard, we will be celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th birthday & having a KDHX benefit this Friday (5/27) at Off Broadway. 12 bands - 37 Dylan songs - Bobtastic!
Warren Zevon “My Ride's Here” (Artemis 2002) R —Yet another request from last week. Give me enough time & I actually come through. Sometimes.
Elizabeth Cook “Sunday Morning”
from Balls (31 Tigers 2007) —Written by Lou Reed & John Cale and recorded in 2007. Elizabeth Cook will be appearing at The Pageant with Kentucky Knife Fight & headliner Hayes Carll on Wednesday (6/8) as part of Twangfest.
Malcolm Middleton “Red Travellin' Socks”
from Waxing Gibbous (Full Time Hobby 2009) —Written by Arab Strap co-founder, Malcolm Middleton, and found on this largely-overlooked 2009 release. One of my favorite songs from that year.
Caitlin Rose “Spare Me (live)”
from Live at KDHX 05-23-11 (n/a 2011) N —Caitlin Rose and her band came in to KDHX & recorded three songs last Monday (5/23). They are making their radio debut right now.
Jason Isbell “Dress Blues”
from Sirens of the Ditch (New West Records 2007) —This song is quite fitting given that Memorial Day is this weekend. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Maria Taylor will be appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (5/31).
Ry Cooder “Archie's Funeral (Hold to God's Unchanging Hand)”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 1980 The Long Riders movie soundtrack.
Iris DeMent “There's A Wall In Washington”
from The Way I Should (Warner Bros. 1996) —Powerful song about the ravages of war written by Iris DeMent an recorded in 1996. Another one for Memorial Day.
Richard & Linda Thompson “Dark End of the Street (Live)”
from (guitar, vocal) (Hannibal 1976) —Live 1975 recording of their version of the Dan Penn & Chips Moman classic soul song. Featuring one of Linda Thompson's very best vocals, I think.
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