Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 7th 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
Chuck Berry “You Never Can Tell” from You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-66 (Hip-O Select 2009) —Written by Chuck Berry & originally released as a Chess single in 1964.Buy it!
FONTELLA BASS “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (Undertow www.undertowmusic.com 2004) —Lead-off track to this excellent 2004 compilation of various St. Louis (mostly) artists covering songs written by Chuck Berry.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Instrumental)” from You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960 -1966 (Hip-O Select 2009) —Music bed. Previously unreleased 1961 instrumental version of the Chuck Berry-penned song.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Can You Dig It (monologue) / 1970 Take Me For What I Am” from Bring It On Home (CAPITOL 1970) —1970 release made up of all Sam Cooke covers. Lou Rawls did write a couple of monologues (including this one) preceding a couple of the songs, however. Recorded at Fame Studios & produced by Rick Hall & David Axelrod..Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Got To Get Back (To My Baby)” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Written by bassist & bandleader Scott Bomar and sung by Otis Clay. The Bo-Keys will be doing an in-store performance on Friday, July 15, 3 p.m. at Euclid Records.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “You Can't Stand Alone” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino / Atlantic 1968) —Written by Rudy Clark & recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1967. Produced by Jerry Wexler & with background vocals by Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Out of Time” from Aftermath (UK Version) [Remastered] CD ALBUM (ABKCO 2005) —This Jagger-Richards composition was included on the 1966 UK release but was not included on the U.S. release. When this song did get eventually released in the U.S., it was a two-minute shorter version. Elvis Costello covered this song in his concertBuy it!
Arthur Wright & His Orchestra “Before It's Too Late” from Double Cookin': Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals (Kent Dance 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Jackie Day song.Buy it!
Los Rockin' Devils “Juego De Amor (Game of Love)” from Mexican Garage Rock '66 (Garage Masters 2011) —Spanish garage rock version of Game of Love recorded in 1965 by the band based out of Tijuana, Mexico.Buy it!
Marianne Faithfull “That's How Every Empire Falls” from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2010) N —Written By R.B. Morris & produced by Hal Willner. One of the best albums I've heard in 2011. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Randy Newman “God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)” from The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1 (Nonesuch 2003) —2003 solo piano version produced by Mitchell Froom. "Man means nothing, he means less to me / Than the lowliest cactus flower or the humblest Yucca tree / He chases round this desert 'cause he thinks that's where I'll be / That's why I love mankind"Buy it!
The Volcanos “Polaris” from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. Early 60s guitar instrumental. The liner notes basically say they have no idea who this band was made up of or where they're from. I'm just trying to help.Buy it!
Merry Clayton “Gimme Shelter” (Ode Records 1969) —Merry Clayton (born in New Orleans on Christmas day) sung on the original Stones version of the song & recorded this version for her first solo album.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth” from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (KENT/ACE 2000) —Fantastic 1967 soul version of the Buffalo Springfield song written by Stephen Stills.Buy it!
Joe Cocker “I'll Cry Instead” from Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (Uncut 2001) —Beatles song recorded in 1964 for Joe Cocker's first single. Featuring Jimmy Page on guitar and produced by Denny Cordell.Buy it!
Pretty Little Empire “Let's Say "I Do"” from Reasons and Rooms (Bellevue Box 2010) L —Headlining the Sheldon Ballroom this Friday (7/8). Also on this impressive local bill is Kentucky Knife Fight & Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Driving Along” from Nilsson Schmilsson CD ALBUM (RCA 1971) —Written by Harry Nilsson. "Driving along you can see all the people who seem to have nothing to say to each other / Each day they grow farther and farther away from each other ."Buy it!
The Painkillers “Before I Go” from Painkillers (Euclid Records Records 2011) N L —New compilation of music recorded from 1981-1986 by the Webster Groves-based band, the Painkillers. The Painkillers were made up of Jeff Barbush, Carl Pandolfi, Mike Martin & Jack Petracek.Buy it!
The New Patrons “Queen City Salvation” from The New Patrons (self 1997) L —Gram Parsons-influenced track from the late, great band out of Washington, MO. Recorded, mixed & co-produced by Lou Whitney and featuring Joe Terry on piano.Buy it!
Mike Auldridge, Lowell George & David Bromberg “Everybody Slides” from Dobro / Blues and Bluegrass (TAKOMA 2002) —Music bed. 2002 instrumental written by Mike Auldridge, Lowell George & David Bromberg.Buy it!
Neil Young “Amber Jean” from A Treasure (Reprise 2011) N —One of five previously unreleased originals included on this new compilation of live recordings from 1984-85 when he was touring with the International Harvesters. This song was written for his daughter.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “Manzanita” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc 2011) N —Co-written and duet vocals by Dave Alvin & Christy McWilson. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones with The Skeletons will be at Off Broadway tonight (Thursday 7/7). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Marideth Sisco & Blackberry Winter “High On a Mountain” from Winter's Bone (Music from the Motion Picture) (Light In The Attic 2010) —The Blackberry Winter Band featuring Marideth Sisco along with others from the soundtrack will be performing music from the film "Winter's Bone" at Off Broadway this Saturday (7/9).Buy it!
Gillian Welch “Silver Dagger” from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N —Written by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and found on thsi new release. Highly recommended & I'll be surprised if this isn't in my top 10 list at year-end.Buy it!
Sam Hinton “Old Man Atom” from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2005) —Written by Vern Partlow and recorded in 1950. The Sons of the Pioneers recorded this soon after.Buy it!
Bo Diddley “Mr. Khrushchev” from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2005) —Written by Bo Diddley & recorded in 1962 for the Checker label.Buy it!
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