Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 7th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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.
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.
Lou Rawls “Can You Dig It (monologue) / 1970 Take Me For What I Am”
from Bring It On Home (Capitol Records 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..
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.
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 concert
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.
Randy Newman “God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)”
from The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1 (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 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"
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.
Marideth Sisco & Blackberry Winter “High On a Mountain”
from Winter's Bone (Music from the Motion Picture) (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 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).
Sam Hinton “Old Man Atom”
from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (Bear Family 2005) —Written by Vern Partlow and recorded in 1950. The Sons of the Pioneers recorded this soon after.
Bo Diddley “Mr. Khrushchev”
from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (Bear Family 2005) —Written by Bo Diddley & recorded in 1962 for the Checker label.