Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 18th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Oscar Brown, Jr. “Humdrum Blues” from Sin & Soul . . . And Then Some (Columbia Legacy 1996) —Written by Oscar Brown, Jr. & recorded in 1960. Found on this reissue which also includes five previously unreleased bonus tracks.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Greenbacks” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] (Atlantic Records/ATG 1960) —Atlantic single from 1955 written by Renald Richard. The sax solo is by David "Fathead" Newman. "Just a little piece of paper coated with chlorophyll."Buy it!
O.V. Wright “When You Took Your Love From Me” from A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades (Backbeat 1971) —Produced by Willie Mitchell with backing by the Hi Records Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “I'm In Love” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Bobby Womack & recorded at American Studios in 1967. Featuring Bobby Womack & Reggie Young on guitar.Buy it!
The Sweet Inspirations “Don't Fight It” from The Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic 1967) —Written by Wilson Pickett & Steve Cropper. The Sweet Inspirations have backed everybody from Elvis Presley & Van Morrison to Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke & Dusty Springfield.Buy it!
Stevie Wonder “I Wish” from Songs In The Key Of Life CD ALBUM (Universal/Motown 1976) —Don't forget to mark your calenders for Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Benefit for 88.1 KDHX taking place at Off Broadway in September (Friday 9/30).Buy it!
Menahan Street Band “No Time For Dreaming” from No Time For Dreaming - The Instrumentals (Daptone 2011) N —Instrumental from this new vinyl release of all the backing tracks (sans vocals) from the Charles Bradley release which came out at the beginning of the year.Buy it!
Brenda Holloway “Every Little Bit Hurts” from Brenda Holloway: The Motown Anthology (Universal/Motown 2005) —Written by Ed Cobb & recorded for Motown in 1964. Featuring one of the finest soul vocals, ever.Buy it!
The Funk Brothers “What's Going On (Instrumental)” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers SINGLE (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental mix of the Marvin Gaye song.Buy it!
Kings Go Forth “High On Your Love” from The Outsiders Are Back VINYL (Luaka Bop 2010) —Appearing on day 1 (Saturday 8/27) of Loufest. Soul & funk out of Milwaukee. Go to loufest.com for more details.Buy it!
Darondo “Let My People Go” (Luv N' Haight 2006) —70s Bay Area soul written by Darondo Pulliam. This 2006 compilation made up of three singles recorded in the 70s plus unearthed demo tracks (augmented by 2005 vocal & guitar overdubs) led to a resurgence of his career.Buy it!
Charles "Doc" Williams “Bumpin' On Sunset/We Got More Soul” from Sweet Sounds From the Bay Area: Music City Fink & Soul Grooves 1971-75 (BGP url 2011) N —1972 soul medley of Wes Montgomery's 'Bumpin' On Sunset" & Dyke & The Blazers' 'We Got More Soul." Featuring the vocals of Darondo.Buy it!
Beck “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” from War Child - Heroes, Vol. 1 (EMI 2009) —Yeah, I know I pull this one out every 4 months or so but it's one of the best Dylan covers I've heard. Plus, I dig the seagull noises.Buy it!
Villagers “Old Man” from Harvest Revisited (Mojo 2011) —Sung by Irish singer/songwriter Conor J. O’Brien & found on this 2011 compilation of various artists performing the songs off Neil Young's 'Harvest' album.Buy it!
Gillian Welch “The Way It Will Be” from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N —Neil Young-influenced track from their highly recommended new release. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings will be at the Pageant in September (Saturday 9/3).Buy it!
The Duke And The King “Have You Seen It?” from The Duke And The King (Anti- 2011) N —From their debut domestic release which just came out this week. Come to think of it, this is a Neil Young-influenced song, as well.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “School's Out” from Infinity City (Euclid Records 2011) N L —From the St. Louis-based duo's new debut release. They are appearing tonight (Thurs 8/18) at Strauss Park at Grand Center for this week's installment of KDHX's Thursdays at the Intersection series. 6 PM. The film "To Catch A Thief" follows.Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “Around And Around” from Brown Eyed Handsome Man: St. Louis Salutes The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll (Undertow www.undertowmusic.com 2004) L —Reimagined version of the Chuck Berry classic sung by Chris Grabau. Great ending to a well-done tribute album organized by Kip Loui.Buy it!
The Standells “Dirty Water” from Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (Rhino 1998) —Ed Cobb-mania continues! Written & produced by Ed Cobb and recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Kerosene” from Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With The Bottle Rockets (Bloodshot 2011) N L —From their new release of live acoustic versions of Bottle Rockets songs recorded at the now-defunct Lucas House in St. Louis. This version brings the lyrics more to the forefront which makes the song even more poignant than before.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “Charlie Floyd” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) L —Bob Reuter just turned 60 this week. I think this is one of the best songs to come out of St. Louis in the last 20 years.Buy it!
Bobbie Gentry “Seasons Come, Seasons Go” from Delta Swamp Rock - Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads of Rock, Country & Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) N —Written by Bobbie Gentry & recorded in 1967Buy it!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Jack, You're Dead” from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —Recorded in 1946. "What's the use of having muscles when your life hangs by a thread / If you ain't got no red corpuscles, Jack, you're dead! "Buy it!
Jimmy & The Mustangs “I Want You To Be My Baby” from Hey Little Girl (Vanity 1982) —Revved up version of the Louis Jordan song by a blues & rockabilly band based out of Los Angeles. Written by Jon Hendricks.Buy it!
Jim Campilongo and the Ten Gallon Hats “Splitsville” from Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats (Blue Hen Records 1996) —Music bed. Instrumental featuring guitarist Jim Campilongo & pedal-steel player Joe Goldmark.Buy it!
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