Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 13th 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
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers “The Flick, Pt. 2” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) (Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2006) —Music bed. Welcome to the final week of the special Fall Membership Drive edition of M2M. No need to put things off any longer ...call 314-664-3688 or go to kdhx.org to pledge your support to the finest radio station in St. Louis, the Midwest and beyBuy it!
Marvin Gaye “One More Heartache” from The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown 1995) —This set goes out in tribute to Marv Tarplin - songwriter & guitarist for The Miracles - who just passed away at age 70. He co-wrote & played guitar on this 1965 song that was a hit for Marvin Gaye. He also co-wrote 'Ain't That Pelicular.'Buy it!
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 (Universal/Motown 2005) —Co-written by Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin. Smokey Robinson on Marv Tarplin - "His music has always inspired me to write.He always used to give me tapes of his music , and I would fool around with them until I got an idea."Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Tracks Of My Tears” from Soul '69 (Atlantic 1969) —Co-written by Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore & Marv Tarplin & released in 1969 on the Atlantic label. Produced by Jerry Wexler & Tom Dowd.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Sundown On Beale” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from their 20011 release. Appearing at the Gramophone on Sunday (10/23) along with the Rhythm Section Road Show.Buy it!
The Nightingales “Just A Little Overcome” from Tommy Tate: I'm So Satisfied (Kent 2007) —Recorded in 1971 for Stax and featuring Tommy Tate on one of the finest soul vocals I've ever heard. Written by Mack Rice.Buy it!
The Martinis “Key Chain” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental written by Packy Axton & Johnny Keyes and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis circa 1966/67.Buy it!
Young-Holt Unlimited “Soulful Strut” from The Best of Young-Holt Unlimited (EMI 2002) —Music bed. Written by Eugene Record and Sonny Sanders & originally the backing instrumental to another less popular song, “Am I the Same Girl” recorded by Barbara Acklin in 1968.Buy it!
The Chi-Lites “(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People” from Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975 (Brunswick Records 1972) —1971 Chicago soul song written by Eugene Record & featuring lead vocals by each band member.Buy it!
Menahan Street Band “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” from No Time For Dreaming - The Instrumentals (Daptone 2011) N —Music bed. This recent release is made up of all the instrumental backing tracks played by the Menahan Street Band for an earlier 2011 Daptone release by soul-singer, Charles Bradley.Buy it!
Patti Smith “Dancing Barefoot” from Outside Society (Arista 2011) N —1979 song written by Patti Smith & Ivan Kral and produced by Todd Rundgren. "Here I go and I don't know why/I spin so ceaselessly/Till I lose my sense of gravity."Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “You Still Believe In Me” from From Croydon to Cuba (Virgin 2005) —Gorgeous 1981 cover of the Beach Boys song written by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher. "I know perfectly well I'm not where I should be."Buy it!
The Bobby Fuller Four “Baby My Heart” from Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets (1965-1968) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Sonny Curtis & recorded in 1966. Found on this highly recommended 4-CD compilation of rock recordings coming out of Los Angeles from 1965-1968.Buy it!
Wilco “Capitol City” from The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2011) N —Written by Jeff Tweedy & found on their new release. Wilco & Nick Lowe just played on Tuesday at the Peabody Opera House. For a recap of the night, go toBuy it!
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. Perennial music bed favorite here on M2M. Instrumental recorded for the Swan label in 1964. Straight out of Clovis, NM.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips and found on this highly recommended film & film soundtrack.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken” from Let's Get Out of This Country CD ALBUM (Merge 2006) —Tracyanne Campbell's answer song to Lloyd Cole's 1984 hit "(Are You) Ready to Be Heartbroken?".Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Black Is Black” from The Fireballs: Exotic Guitars From The Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1968 Atlantic instrumental version of the Los Bravos hit.Buy it!
Paul Burch “Words of Love” from Words of Love: Songs Of Buddy Holly (Perfect Sound Recordings 2011) N —New release of all Buddy Holly songs recorded by the Nashville singer-songwriter. Harmony vocals are by Jen Gunderman.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Plastic Is Forever” from Plastic Is Forever (single) (self 2011) N —Brand new re-recorded and completely changed version of a song that originally came out on her 1996 Omnipop release. My suggestion for a Sheldon concert would be a split bill with Joe Henry & Sam Phillips.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Splendid Isolation” from Transverse City (Virgin 1989) R —"Michael Jackson in Disneyland / Don't have to share it with nobody else / Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand / And lead me through the World of Self."Buy it!
The Blue Shadows “When Will This Heartache End” from On the Floor of Heaven (Bumstead Recording Company 1993) —Everly Brothers-influenced track from the debut release by the band out of western Canada. Featuring the lead vocals of Bill Cowsill and Jeffrey Hatcher.Buy it!
Magic City “Let Me Go” from Les Animaux Épouvantables (Tower Groove Records 2011) N L —One of my favorite songs I've heard in 2011. Written by Larry Bulawsky.Sure, I could have bought this not on multi-colored vinyl but then it would not be on multi-colored vinyl.Buy it!
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