Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 28th 2012 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
Joe Tex “Skip A Rope”
from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —Originally recorded by country artist Henson Cargill in 1967. This country soul version was recorded for the Dial label in 1969. Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives performed this song at their Family Arena show last Sunday.
Margie Joseph “Stop! In The Name of Love (Single Version)”
from Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs Of Motown Records (Concord Records, Inc. 2008) —This Supremes hit was written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and Margie Joseph recorded this epic version of the song for Stax in 1970.
Howard Tate “Shoot 'Em All Down”
from Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions (Hip-O Select / Verve 2004) —1967 Verve mono non-LP single written by Jerry Ragovoy & Mort Shuman.
Mulatu Astatke “Netsanet”
from Ethiopiques 4 - Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentals 1969-74 (Buda Musique 1998) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental. Highly recommended compilation.
Otis Redding “I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)”
from Monterey International Pop Festival (Live) (Razor & Tie 2008) —The 1968 D.A. Pennebaker film Monterey Pop will be playing as part of the Webster Film series Friday through Monday (6/29-7/2) at 7:30 PM. This 1967 live recording is one of many songs featured in the film.
Jack Nitzsche “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Closing Theme)”
from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Original Soundtrack) (Concord Records, Inc. 1991) —Music bed. 1976 instrumental composed, produced, arranged & conducted by Jack Nitzsche.
The Keymen “Boy Blue”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. Previously unreleased 60s instrumental recorded at Norman Perry's studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
Kelly Hogan “Pass On By”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —This release is running neck & neck with Chuck Prophet as my favorite releases of 2012, so far. Written by Margaret Ann Rich. Seriously, there is not a weak track on this release. Go buy it!
April March “Chick Habit”
from Grindhouse: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Warner Bros./Maverick 2007) —1995 rewrite of Serge Gainsbourg's "Laisse Tomber les Filles" with lyrics by Elinore Blake (aka April March).
Alejandro Escovedo “San Antonio Rain”
from Big Station (Fantasy www.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/fantasy 2012) N —Highly recommended new release made up of all songs written by Alejandro Escovedo & Chuck Prophet. Produced by Tony Visconti which has proven to be perfect for his last three releases.
Willie Nile “Cell Phones Ringing (In The Pockets Of The Dead)”
from Streets of New York (Reincarnate Music 2006) —Willie Nile flew out of JFK airport the morning of 9/11 and was headed to Spain for a tour. This song came about as a result of hearing the news. It happened just a mile from where he lived so, obviously, hit really close to home.
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