Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 17th 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
Frankie Pighee & The Soulettes “Soul Feeling” from Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (The Numero Group 2011) N —Rare soul track from this 3-CD, 58-track collection of recordings that came out of a small, low-tech studio in Cleveland called the Boddie Recording Studio. This 1967 song was written by Frankie Pighee, a woman with a voice lower than many men's voices.Buy it!
Betty Moorer “It's My Thing” from Dynamic Grooves: (BGP 2011) N —Taken from this new single-disc collection of soul & funk from NY independent labels, Sceptor, Wandy, Dynamo & Musicor. This Isley Brothers cover from one of the founding members of the Esquires came out in 1969 on the Wand label.Buy it!
Little Ben & The Cheers “Mighty, Mighty Lover” from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (The Numero Group 2011) N —More rare soul unearthed from The Numero Group. This new compilation is made up of 60s & 70s soul tracks that came out of Chicago on the Nickel & Penny labels - both the mastermind of Richard Pegue, a DJ, writer, arranger and producer.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “I'm A Good Woman” from A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent 2011) N —Highly recommended new compilation of soul singles & unreleased tracks from the soul singer, writer & electric guitarist out of Beaumont, Texas. Written by Barbara Lynn & recorded for the Tribe label in 1966.Buy it!
Bill Black's Combo “Don't Be Cruel” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental version of the Elvis Presley hit.Buy it!
The Pretty Things “Come See Me” from Come See Me: The Very Best Of The Pretty Things (Shout! Factory 2004) —This 1965 recording was written by J.J. Jackson & Pierre Tubbs who also wrote the song, 'But It's Alright', heard earlier in the show.Buy it!
Big Jay McNeely “Nervous, Man, Nervous” from Rhythm Riot (Ace 2002) —Big Jay McNeely is still going strong in his 80s. I just had the opportunity to see him in September in New Orleans and the man can still really put on a show. This song came out on the Federal label in 1953.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Let's Burn Down The Cornfield” from The Best of Lou Rawls: The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions (Blue Note 2006) —Written by Randy Newman & recorded for Capitol in 1970.Buy it!
The Box Tops “Let Me Go” from Non-Stop (Expanded) (Sundazed 2000) —Reissue of their 1968 release plus five bonus tracks. This 1971 single recording of the Randy Newman song was released after the band had broken up.Buy it!
King Khan and The Shrines “Land of the Freak” from What Is?! (Vice Records 2007) —King Khan & Bloodshot Bill aka ‘The Tandoori Knights’ will be appearing at Off Broadway one week from Friday (11/25).Buy it!
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Come to Mary” from Marble Son (Station Grey / Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (11/22). Also on the bill is The Otto Modest.Buy it!
Au Revoir Simone “Organized Scenery” from Still Night, Still Light (Co-operative Music 2009) —Really melodic indie-pop out of Brooklyn featuring the trio of Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard), Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard) and Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard).Buy it!
Mulatu Astatke “Gubèlyé (My Gubel)” from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental.Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Cement Slippers” from Cannibal Courtship (Concord 2011) —From their 2011 release & featuring the singing of Cambodian-born vocalist Chhom Nimol . One of the best releases of 2011.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “Peter Gunn Theme” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Eric Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental composed by Henry Mancini.Buy it!
The Painkillers “Stop The Music” from Painkillers (Euclid Records Records 2011) L —The Painkillers & The Lettuceheads will be appearing at Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves this Wednesday (11/23). Doors 9PM. Music 10PM.Buy it!
The Jans Project “High Noon” from The Jans Project (Jans Project 2011) L —2011 EP from the Midwest band (with members spanning various states) made up of Jeff Evans, Steve Lindstrom, Nick Rudd & Steve Scariano.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Tears A Go-Go” from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) —Charlie Rich sings about the the unhappiest place on Earth. Recorded in 1966 for the Smash label.Buy it!
Doug Sahm and Band “(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone” from Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade 2004) —Written by Dave Kirby & Glen Martin and recorded in 1972 for this Jerry Wexler-produced release.Buy it!
Los Lobos “And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down” from Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2009) —Taken from this 2009 compilation of various artists performing Doug Sahm songs. Cesar Rosas takes the lead vocal on this one.Buy it!
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