Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Dec 2nd 2010 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
DENISE LASALLE “Breaking Up Somebody's Home”
from Take Me To The River (Kent 2008) —Taken from this fine 3-CD compilation of Southern Soul from 1961-77. Recorded in 1971 for Westbound & produced by Willie Mitchell. Co-written by Al Jackson, Jr.
Al Green “So You're Leaving”
from Let's Stay Together Single (Hi Records 1972) —Written by Al Green and released by Hi in 1972. Engineered & produced by Willie Mitchell. Your basic love gone wrong opening set.
Dyke and the Blazers “Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man Be A Man”
from We Got More Soul (BGP Records 2007) —Written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian & recorded in 1969 for the Original Sound label. He was shot to death in 1971 at the early age of 27 but up to that time, they already had become one of the finest soul & funk bands.
Bruce Springsteen “The Promise” (Columbia 2010) N —New release featuring unreleased tracks recorded in 1977/78 during sessions for his Darkness on the Edge of Town album. And this is just an epic song.
The Greenhornes with Holly Golightly “There Is An End”
from Dual Mono (Telstar 2002) —Released in 2002 & featuring the lead vocals of Holly Golightly. This song finally got some of the attention it deserved when it was later featured on the Broken Flowers film soundtrack.
Fabienne Delsol “Ce Jour La”
from On My Mind (Damaged Goods 2010) N —Highly enjoyable new release from the ex-bassist and lead-singer of the Bristols. Fans of 60s French pop or beat music will probably really like this.
The Rumblers “Soulful Jerk”
from It's A Gas! (Ace 2010) N —New collection of songs released in the early 60s by Southern California's Rumblers. This instrumental was recorded in 1964 for the Downey label.
Johnny Rivers “Poor Side of Town”
from Greatest Hits (CEMA Special Markets 1991) —Written by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler & recorded in 1966. Featuring bacground vocals by The Blossoms: Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King.
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs “How Everyone But Sam Was a Hypocrite”
from An Autumn Almanac (Uncut 2010) N —Written by Dave Cousins and recorded in 1967. This track was included on a compilation CD of artists influenced by Ray Davies found with the December, 2010 issue of Uncut magazine.
Jonathan Richman “You Can Have a Cellphone That's OK But Not Me” (musiclikedirt.com 2008) —2008 single giving one the impression that Jonathan is not jumping into the cellphone age any time soon.
Warren Zevon “Splendid Isolation”
from Transverse City (Virgin 1989) —Written by Warren Zevon & recorded in 1989. This track features Neil Young on harmony vocals.
Linda Thompson “Dear Mary”
from Fashionably Late (Rounder www.rounder.com 2002) —Written by Lina & Teddy Thompson. Also featuring Richard Thompson on guitar. I still remember Tony Renner handing this release to me and saying that I was going to love this track. He was right.
Bob Dylan “Most of the Time”
from Tell Tale Signs (Columbia 2008) —Alternate acoustic version recorded in 1989 during the Oh Mercy sessions. And no less powerful than the full band version on the album.
The Chills “Heavenly Pop Hit”
from Submarine Bells (Slash 1990) —Yes, the song lives up to its name. 1990 album from the New Zealand-based band.
Jill Andrews “Sweetest in the Morning”
from Jill Andrews EP (Liam 2009) —Appearing next Thursday (12/9) at Off Bradway. Also on the bill is Cassie Morgan & Jailbox.
Uncle Tupelo “Atomic Power”
from March 16-20, 1992 (Rockville 1992) L —Released in 1992 on the Rockville label and produced by Peter Buck. Don't miss Still Be Around: A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo which is taking place at Off Broadway this Saturday (12/4). Proceeds go to KDHX.
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