Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 2nd 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Jimmy Hughes “Chains of Love” from Something Extra Special (Kent 2010) N —Written by Melvin Davis & recorded in 1969 at Ardent Studios. This new reissue of the 1969 "Something Special" Volt release includes 16 bonus tracks; 14 of which are previously unreleased.Buy it!
Annette Thomas “You Need a Friend Like Mine” from The Gospel Truth! The Gospel Soul and Funk of Stax Records (BGP url 2010) N —Written by Frederick Knight and released in 1974 on the Truth label. From this new compilation of gospel soul & funk from Stax's 70s gospel label.Buy it!
Jackie Lee & Delores Hall “Whether It's Right or Wrong” from Deep Shadows: The Best of Kent Ballads (Kent 2010) N —Written by Bob Relf & Earl Nelson (of Bob & Earl "Harlem Shuffle" fame) and recorded in 1966 for the Mirwood label. And Jackie Lee, in this case, is Earl Nelson singing with a female vocalist named Delores Hall.Buy it!
Joe Tex “I Want To Do Every Thing For You” from The New Boss (Atlantic 1965) —Written by Joe Tex and released in 1965 on Atlantic. Hey, they could have used this song for the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack.Buy it!
James & Bobby Purify “Wish You Didn't Have to Go” from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 2002) —Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham and recorded in 1966 for the Bell label.Buy it!
The Box Tops “I'm Your Puppet” from The Letter / Neon Rainbow (Bell 1967) —Another song written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham. Recorded in 1967 for the Bell label & produced by Dan Penn. Don't forget about the KDHX benefit September Gurls & Boys: A Tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star - Friday (9/24) Off Broadway, 7:30 PM.Buy it!
The Remodels “This Is Love” from The Remodels (The Remodels 2010) L —One of the 13 bands appearing at the aforementioned KDHX benefit celebrating the music of Alex Chilton. This George Harrison cover can be found on their 2009 6-song EP.Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Integration” from Venus On Earth (M8O 2008) —2008 song featuring the vocals of Cambodian-born Chhom Nimol. Your basic blend of 60s-influenced Camobidian pop, surf, soul, rock & Ethiopian groove.Buy it!
The Jam “Going Underground” from Setting Sons (Expanded) (Collectors' Choice Music 2001) —From this expanded reissue of the 1979 Setting Sons album plus nine bonus tracks, including this 1980 single which became their first #1 single in the UK.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Night Scene” from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1964 garage rock instrumental recorded for the Downey label.Buy it!
Booker T. “Hey Ya” from Potato Hole (Anti/Epitaph 2009) —Outkast cover from 2009 with backing by the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young. Appearing this Sat (9/4) at the Big Muddy Blues Festival. Main stage - Laclede's Landing 9 PM. Free.Buy it!
Dirty Projectors “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” from Levi's Pioneer Sessions 2010 Revival Recordings (www.levispioneersessions.com 2010) N —2010 cover version of the Bob Dylan song found at www.levispioneersessions.com.Buy it!
The Shangri-Las “I Can Never Go Home Anymore” from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1995) —1965 song written, arranged, conducted & produced by Shadow Morton. This single-disc collection is really a great overview of the Shangri-Las. You want melodrama? This song gives you melodrama.Buy it!
The Burns Unit “Trouble” from Side Show (Burns Unit 2010) N —New debut release from this collective of Scottish & Canadian artists. Emma Pollock is featured heavily on this one which is always a good thing.Buy it!
The Clientele “As the World Rises and Falls” from Minotaur (Merge www.mergerecords.om 2010) N —Cover version of a song from a 60s psychedelic band called The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Found on their new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “I Don't Wanna Grow Up” from Trouble In Mind (Lost Highway 2008) —Tom Waits cover from his 2008 release. Hayes Carll will bne appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room next Friday (9/10).Buy it!
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses “The Poet” from Junky Star (Lost Highway 2010) N —From his new release which just came out this week. Q: Are you Ryan Bingham? A: No, I'm just one of the Dead Horses. - His band members must hate that.Buy it!
Terry Allen “Buck Naked” from Human Remains (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 1996) —Written by David Byrne & released in 1996. Feturing Joe Ely & David Byrne on background vocals. Terry Allen will be taking part in the Larry Weir Memorial Concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Sunday (9/12).Buy it!
Iris DeMent “Let the Mystery Be” from Infamous Angel (Warner Bros. 1992) —"Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from. / Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done. / But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me. / I think I'll just let the mystery be."Buy it!
Shane MacGowan & Friends “I Put a Spell On You” from I Put A Spell On You single (iTunes 2010) N —Screaming Jay Hawkins cover recorded as a single in 2010 with proceeds goint to benefit Haiti. Among Shane MacGowan's friends taking part are Johnny Depp, Bobby Gillespie, Chrissie Hynde, Glen Matlock, Mick Jones, Nick Cave, Paloma Faith & Eliza DoolittleBuy it!