Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 24th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Eddie Bo and Inez Cheatham “Lover And A Friend” from New Orleans Funk Experience (Nascente 2010) —Written by Eddie Bo and recorded in 1968. Starting off the show with a set of New Orleans soul music.Buy it!
Ernie K-Doe “A Certain Girl” from Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-1074 (CAPITOL 1996) —Written by Naomi Neville (aka Allen Toussaint) and recorded in 1961. Found on this amazing 4-CD, 119-song box set of New Orleans music.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “Heartaches And Pain” from No Time for Dreaming (Daptone Records 2010) N —Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band put on the best show I saw at SXSW last week. Amazing. They opened up with this song written by Charles Bradley & Thomas Brenneck.Buy it!
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “Booty City” from Scandalous (Lost Highway 2011) N —This song was one of the highlights from their show I saw at SXSW last week. Truth be told, though, the show really took off after they brought out the Relatives -- a soul gospel band with four amazing vocalists.Buy it!
Cornershop “Double Decker Eyelashes” from Cornershop & the Double 'O' Groove of (Rough Trade www.roughtraderecords.com 2011) N —New release featuring the vocals of Bubbley Kaur. Most of the songs on this release are sung in Punjabi instead of English.Buy it!
Mulatu Astatke “Yègellé Tezeta (My Own Memory)” from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Ethiopian jazz instrumental written by Mulatu Astatke & recorded in 1969.Buy it!
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels “Baby Jane (Mo-Mo Jane)” from Rev-Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (Rhino 1990) —Mitch Ryder original that was originally released as the b-side on the 1965 "Jenny Take a Ride" single.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Absolutely Sweet Marie (2010 Mono Version)” from Blonde On Blonde (2010 Mono Version) (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2010) —From his 1966 landmark album. At this time, Dylan put together a truly amazing string of impressive releasesBuy it!
Yo La Tengo “Fourth Time Around” from I'm Not There (Music from the Motion Picture) (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrack 2007) —Beautifully sung by Georgia Hubley and found on this 2-CD collection of various artists' versions of Dylan songs recorded for the 2007 Todd Haynes movie. This was one of the highlights of Yo La Tengo's last concert here at The Pageant.Buy it!
Dottie Peoples “I Believe in You” from Gotta Serve Somebody - The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Columbia 2003) —Sublime gospel vocals on this 2003 Dylan cover.Buy it!
Willie Nile “One Guitar” from The Innocent Ones (River House www.willienile.com 2010) N —I finally got a chance to see Willie Nile perform last week at SXSW and was truly blown away. This rock anthem was written by Willie Nile and Frankie Lee (who also plays drums on this release).Buy it!
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Strange Ways to Win Wars” from Old Devils (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Anti-war song written by Jon Langford and featuring harmony vocals by Tawny Newsome.Buy it!
The Baseball Project “1976” from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011) N —The Baseball Project put on a really fun show at last week's Thursday KDHX/Twangfest Day Party at SXSW. This ode to Mark "The Bird" Fidrych was written by Steve Wynn and Peter Buck.Buy it!
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 “Bruises” from tick...tick...tick (Blue Rose 2005) —They opened with this song to kick off a terrific set at at last week's Thursday KDHX/Twangfest Day Party at SXSW.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Silver Factory Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed. 2010 instrumental written to accompany one of Andy Warhol's short films.Buy it!
Neko Case “Hold On, Hold On” from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti- www.anti.com 2006) —Written by Neko Case & The Sadies (who also are the backup band on this track along with Kelly Hogan on harmony vocals & Joey Burns of Calexico on cello).Buy it!
La Sera “Beating Heart” from La Sera (Hardly Art 2011) N —La Sera presented a set of really good pop songs in Austin last Friday at the Waterloo Records Day Party. This track was written & sung by Katy Goodman.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “No Bobby Don't” from Because It Feel Good (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2001) —Written by Kelly Hogan & Andy Hopkins (who also plays guitar on this album). This track also features Andrew Bird on strings.Buy it!
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour” from Cuba Street - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2004) L —Written by Steve Carosello. They are making a rare St. Louis appearance tonight opening for Trashcan Sinatras at the Firebird so don't be late.Buy it!
The Byrds “She Don't Care About Time (Single Verson)” from Set You Free 1964-73 (Raven 2004) —1965 song written by Gene Clark & found on this Australian compilation made up of songs written by Gene Clark and/or featuring Gene Clark on lead vocals.Buy it!
Raul Malo “'Til I Gain Control Again” from Sinners & Saints (Fantasy 2010) —One of Rodney Crowell's finest songs sung by one of our finest singers. Predictably outstanding. Appearing this Tuesday (3/29) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Marshall McLean is opening.Buy it!
Marianne Dissard “La Peau Du Lait” from L'Abandon (self-released 2010) N —Yet another fine artist who performed at our KDHX/Twangfest Day Party at SXSW last week. This is from the Tucson artist's latest release.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Down From Dover” from The Fairest of Them All / My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (Omni 2010) —Moving narrative written by Dolly Parton and recorded in the period of 1968-69.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “I've Been Gone” from Starlight Hotel (Signature 2011) N —From her forthcoming release by the Seattle-based artist. Written by Zoe Muth. They played a set of fine songs last week at the KDHX Twangfest Day Party at SXSW.Buy it!