Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 19th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Albert Smith “Come Together”
from True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax (Now Again Records 2011) —Instrumental version of the Beatles song found on this 2011 compilation of 60s & 70s soul and funk that came out of Little Rock, AR on Lee Anthony's 'True Soul' label. Some of these original 45s were only pressed in lots of 200.
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, NM & released on the Swan label.
Rick Nelson “Stop Sneakin' Around”
from James Burton: The Early Years 1956-1969 (Ace 2011) —1960 recording written by Baker Knight & found on this recent compilation of James Burton instrumentals & songs by artists such as the Everly Brothers, Buffalo Springfield & Merle Haggard on which he played guitar. Highly recommended.
Gospel Ensemble “What You Need”
from Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (The Numero Group 2011) N —1977 gospel that came out of the Boddie Recording Studio in Cleveland, OH. Found on this beautifully packaged 3-disc collection of rare funk, soul & gospel. If only all reissues could be like this.
Brother Jack McDuff “Beep-Bo-Boo”
from Gin and Orange (Cadet Records 1969) —Music bed. Instrumental from this reissue of his 1969 Cadet release. Take the title, add a few letters, repeat a couple words and there you have it - the theme song for Kate's 'Beep Beep Boop Boop' show found here on KDHX every Wed night (9-11 PM).
Allen Toussaint “Blue Drag”
from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2009) —Written by Django Reinhardt and produced by Joe Henry. With Allen Toussaint (piano), Don Byron (clarinet), Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), David Piltch (upright bass) & Jay Bellerose (drums).
Dean & Britta “Silver Factory Theme”
from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental from 2010 written to accompany a short film made by Andy Warhol.
Eliza Carthy “Rolling Sea”
from Rogue's Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Song and Chanteys (Anti/Epitaph 2006) —Found on this 2-CD eclectic collection produced by Hal Willner & featuring artists such as Richard Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, Bryan Ferry, Bill Frisell, Andrea Corr & Van Dyke Parks.
Bob Dylan “Blind Willie McTell”
from The Bootleg Series: Volume 3 (Columbia 1991) —Recorded in 1983 during sessions for his Infidels album but not released until this 1991 compilation came out. Hard to believe. I remember seeing Slaid Cleaves do this song & saying how hard it was to learn because every verse is phrased so differently.