Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 26th 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
Fats Domino “The Fat Man”
from The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook (Ace 2011) —Recorded in 1950 and written by Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew. I took this off a really fine 2011 collection of various artists performing songs by the noted New Orleans bandleader-producer-performer Dave Bartholomew.
Barbara Lynn “Found My Good Thing”
from From The Vaults of Ric & Ron Records - Rare and Unreleased Recordings 1958-1962 (Rounder/Ace/The Numero Group 2012) N —Demo of a previously unreleased song written as an answer to her hit "You'll Lose A Good Thing" recorded circa 1962. Found on this new release made up of ten 7" 45s of rare material found in the vaults of the New Orleans based Ric and Ron labels.
MABLE JOHN “Running Out”
from Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 (Light In The Attic 2012) N —1968 Stax single A-side written by Ashford & Simpson and produced by Steve Cropper.
Mulatu Astatke “Yekermo Sew”
from Ethiopiques 4 - Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentals 1969-74 (Buda Musique 1998) —1969 Ethiopian jazz instrumental written by Mulatu Astatke.
The Bo-Keys “Deuce and a Quarter”
from The Royal Sessions (Yellow Dog Records 2004) —It is with much sadness to hear that Skip Pitts is now at home with hospice care in what is likely the final stages of cancer. Go to http://redkelly.blogspot.com/2012/04/benefit-for-skip-pitts.html to see how you can help.
The Memphis Horns “Soul Bowl”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —RIP Andrew Love who played tenor sax with the Memphis Horns. He and trumpeter Wayne Jackson played on so many great soul, pop & rock sides. This 1970 instrumental was written by Andrew Love & Wayne Jackson.
Kelly Hogan “We Can't Have Nice Things”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —From her forthcoming 6/5 release. Kelly Hogan will be at the Duck Room in June ( Thursday 6/7) as part of Twangfest. For the entire action-packed lineup, go to http://twangfest.com/schedule/
Mongo Santamaria “El Pussy Cat”
from Feline Groovy (Ace 2008) —Mark your calendars for the Hepcat Carnival taking place on Sunday (5/6) at the Gramophone from 3-9 PM. Proceeds go to benefit Tenth Life Cat Rescue. Bands, stilt walkers; Arch Rival Roller Girls; STL Hoop Club; Madame Fortuna , games, food & more!
R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe (Original Hib-Tone Single)”
from Eponymous (Capitol Records 1998) —Don't miss Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. & KDHX Benefit taking place at Off Broadway this Friday (4/27). This was the original version of the song which came out as a single on Hib-Tone in 1981.
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded for the Swan label.
Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds “Never Had a Problem”
from Can You Deal With It? (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2008) —Appearing next Friday (5/4) at Off Broadway. There will also be a screening of "Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams." But wait, there's more. Ransom Note is opening.
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