Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 15th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
June Gardner “99 Plus One” (Night Train International 2000) —Wardell Quezergue passed away this Tuesday at the age of 81. Allen Toussaint referred to him as "the Creole Beethoven." A producing & arranging genius. This 1965 instrumental by the drumming great, June Gardner, was produced by Wardell Quezergue.
King Floyd “Groove Me”
from King Floyd (Cotillion 1971) —This 1970 King Floyd-penned song was arranged by Wardell Quezergue. At a music conference I attended in 2009, Dr. John said Wardell Quezergue (who was also present) would be very rich if he was ever paid for all the samples taken from his work.
Dr. John “How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around”
from Goin' Back To New Orleans (Warner Brothers 1992) —Arranged by Wardell Quezergue. "I got the baddest dog, he’ll bite anybody / He bit my little brother, took a chunk out of my ol’ sweet li’l mother / He bit the mailman – he sees him every day / He takes one look at you, he wanna jump up and play."
Eddie Floyd “Got To Make a Comeback”
from Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (Kent 2008) —Alright, shifting from New Orleans to Memphis, now. Written by Eddie Floyd & Joseph Shamwell and recorded for Stax in 1966 with Steve Cropper on guitar. Eddie Floyd will be playing at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans next week (Sat 9/17).
The Funk Brothers “Soul Stomp”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers Single (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. Motown instrumental from 1964.
The Funky Butt Brass Band “St. Louis Breakdown”
from You Can Trust The .... (FBBB 2011) N L —Written by the late, great Oliver Sain & found on the their new release. They will be at Funkfest 6 this Saturday (9/10) at the Broadway Oyster Bar along with Fresh Heir, Dogtown Allstars, Hip Grease & the Teddy Presberg Funktet.
Margie Joseph “Stop! In The Name of Love”
from Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs Of Motown Records (Concord Records, Inc. 2008) —Sublime version of the Supremes song recorded for the Stax label in 1970. Another track written by Holland, Dozier & Holland.
Marianne Faithfull “Sister Morphine”
from Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962-79 (Ace 2005) —Recorded in 1969 for the London label with arrangements by Jack Nitzsche.