Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 22nd 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
The Martinis “Bullseye” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) N —Thanks to Kate from Beep Beep Boop Boop (found here on KDHX at Wed 9-11 PM) for filling in and doing a great show last Thursday. - 1966/67 instrumental written by Leroy & Teenie Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section, Johnny Keyes & "Packy" Axton.Buy it!
Eddy "G" Giles “Soul Feeling - Part 1” from Southern Funkin' - Louisiana Funk and Soul 1967-1979 (BGP url 2005) —Written by Eddy Giles of Shreveport, LA & released in 1968 on the Murco label.Buy it!
Johnny K. Killens & The Dynamites “I Don't Need Help” from Eccentric Soul, Vol. 7: The Deep City Label (Numero Group 2006) —1967 Miami soul track written by Willie Clarke & Johnny Pearsall - owners of the Deep City label.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Wedlock Is a Padlock” from Women's Love Rights: The Hot Wax Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —1971 single released on the Hot Wax label owned by Holland, Dozier & Holland. Written by Angelo Bond & General Johnson.Buy it!
The Prime Mates “Hot Tamales - Part 2” from Allen Toussaint: Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-78 (Charly 2011) N —Music bed. 1967 instrumental produced by Allen Toussaint & found on this fine new 2-CD overview of some of Allen Toussaint's finest work from 1957-78.Buy it!
The Faces “I'd Rather Go Blind” from Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (Rhino 2004) —Live 1975 recording from the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA of the soul classic written by Billy Foster & Ellington Jordan.Buy it!
Robert Parker “Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is)” from The Wardell Quezergue Sessions (Night Train International 2006) —B-side to the 1966 Barefootin' single released on the Nola label. Written by Robert Parker & produced by Wardell Quezergue.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man” from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —Written by Nick Lowe & found on his new release. Nick Lowe is opening for Wilco in October (Tuesday 10/4) at the Peabody Opera House. The show is sold out.Buy it!
The Don Harrison Band “Sixteen Tons” from Sixteen Tons / Who I Really Am 45 single (Atlantic 1976) —This swampy Merle Travis cover was on the A-side of an Atlantic single which came out in 1976. If it sounds reminiscent of CCR, that's probably because Stu Cook and Doug Clifford are playing bass & drums on this recording.Buy it!
Al Wilson “Lodi” from Searching for the Dolphins (Expanded Version) (Ace/Kent 2008) —Reissue featuring the 1968 Soul City LP plus 11 bonus tracks including this 1969 CCR cover which came out as a single in 1969. The album was produced by Johnny Rivers and features members of The Wrecking Crew as the backup band.Buy it!
Linda Ronstadt “I Won't Be Hangin' Round” from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) N —Written by Eric Kaz & recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971. That's Merry Clayton on background vocals.Buy it!
Calexico “Roka” from Garden Ruin CD ALBUM (Quarterstick 2006) —Written by Joey Burns and featuring a stunning vocal by a singer from Spain named Amparo Sánchez. I really need to seek out some recordings by her.Buy it!
Blondie “Picture This” from Parallel Lines (Chrysalis Inc 1978) —This Sat (9/24) at 7:30 PM, a film will screen at Webster University called 'Nightclubbing: Greatest Hits' featuring live NYC recorded performances from bands such as Blondie, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, John Cale, etc.Buy it!
Arctic Monkeys “Love is a Laserquest” from Suck It and See (Domino 2011) —Appearing at the Pageant in October (Tuesday 10/4). The Smith Westerns will be opening. Featuring Alex Turner on lead vocals.Buy it!
The Last Shadow Puppets “The Age of the Understatement” (Domino Records 2008) —Written by Miles Kane and Alex Turner (who also sings lead). With arrangements performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra. Kind of a James Bond movie song vibe.Buy it!
Arctic Monkeys “Riot Van” from Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino 2006) —So concludes the Alex Turner on vocals trifecta. I really do think he is one of the best rock singers of today, though.Buy it!
The Kinks “Victoria” from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (Reprise 1969) —Written by Ray Davies & found on the soundtrack written for a British TV drama called 'Arthur.'Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” from Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory 2006) —Neil Young cover from 2006. Matthew Sweet will be at the Duck Room on Sat 10/15 & the Bangles will be at the Pageant on Sat 10/8.Buy it!
Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose “You're Still Around” from You're Still Around single (iTunes 2011) —Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin are appearing this Friday (9/23) at the Focal Point in Maplewood. The show begins at 8:00 PM.Buy it!
Buddy Miller, featuring Duane Eddy “Sneaky Snake” from I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records 2011) —From this compilation of various artists singing songs from Tom T. Hall's 1974 'Songs of Fox Hollow' release.Buy it!
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