Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 22nd 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
The Glories “Dark End Of The Street”
from Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios (Ace 2012) N —This is a version of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman soul classic that I have never heard. Recorded in 1969 and featuring the lead vocals of Frankie Gearing. This compilation is the soundtrack to Roben Jones's book about American Studios.
Johnnie Taylor “We're Getting Careless With Our Love”
from Taylored In Silk (Fantasy www.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/fantasy 1994) —Written by Don Davis (who also produced the album) & Frank Johnson with the rhythm tracks recorded at Muscle Shoals. A trio of cheating soul songs to put you in a M2M frame of mind.
Elaine Brown “Until We're Free”
from Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) N —From the soundtrack to the book with the same title written by Pat Thomas. Written by Elaine Brown who was heavily involved with the Black Panther Party from 1968-1977.
Homer Banks “The Ghetto”
from Change Is Gonna Come: The Voice of Black America 1963-1973 (Kent 2007) —Previously unissued 1968 Stax demo recording written by Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett & Bettye Crutcher. The song was later covered by Delaney & Bonnie and The Staple Singers.
Barbara Lynn “I'm A Good Woman”
from A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent 2011) —Written by Barbara Lynn and released on the Tribe label in 1966. What a pleasure it was seeing a full set from Barbara Lynn in Austin last week.
Neko Case “Nothing to Remember”
from The Hunger Games (Songs from District 12 and Beyond) (Universal Republic 2012) N —Previously unreleased Neko Case song found on this movie soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games' which just came out this week.
Linda Ronstadt “I Won't Be Hangin' Round”
from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) —Written by Eric Kaz & recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971. Merry Clayton is one of the background vocalists on this.
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