Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 19th 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 Band “Ain't Got No Home” from Moondog Matinee (CAPITOL 1973) —Sending nothing but positive thoughts, thanks & gratitude to Levon Helm. This is Levon Helm singing a Clarence "Frogman" Henry song in 1973.Buy it!
The Emotions “My Honey And Me” from The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975 (stax 1994) —Luther Ingram cover recorded in 1972 & featuring the lead vocals of Sheila Hutchinson.Buy it!
Skip Mahoaney And The Casuals “Town Called Nowhere” from Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production (The Numero Group 2012) N —Written by Harrison Hoaney (aka Skip Mahoaney) & James Purdie and recorded in 1974 for a label out of Silver Spring, MD called Red Black & Green (R.B.G.) Productions. "A town called nowhere, that's where you'll find me."Buy it!
Hot Chocolate “Brother Louie” from I Travel Alone (The Numero Group 2012) N —Recorded in Cleveland in 1974, this song (which was a hit in 1973 for Stories in the U.S. & Hot Chocolate UK overseas) was produced by and featured the guitar & lead vocals of Lou Ragland. Not the greatest recording quality but, hey, it gets across.Buy it!
The Gaturs “Cold Bear” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental recorded in New Orleans in 1971 & featuring Willie Tee on keyboards.Buy it!
The Soul Clan “That's How It Feels” from Sanctified Soul (Kent 2000) —They only recorded one single in 1968 but this band was packed full of soul singers including Arthur Conley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Don Covay & Joe Tex. Try to juggle all those schedules.Buy it!
The Glass House “Crumbs Off The Table” from Invictus Chartbusters (SEQUEL rhino.com 1999) —Recorded for the Invictus label in 1969. "You got me hungry for your love / But you, you ain’t able / All you want to give me Is the crumbs off the table."Buy it!
Dr. John “Ice Age” from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —New release produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Some great background vocals by The McCrary Sisters on this, as well. Kind of a state of the union message with a groove.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Rocks Off” from Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] (Virgin 1972) —Reissue of their 1972 album with an additional disc of bonus tracks. Can't imagine this song without Bobby Keys on sax.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —Written by the Magnetic Fields for Kelly Hogan and from her forthcoming album slated for release on June 5. Good timing since she will be headining night #2 of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday (June 7).Buy it!
R.E.M. “Driver 8” from Fables of the Reconstruction (I.R.S. 1985) —Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit takes place at Off Broadway on Friday, April 27. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Figgs “Camden Love-In” from The Day Gravity Stopped (Stomper 2012) N —New release from the NY band which rocked, mightily, at the KDHX/Twangfest party at SXSW in March. Written by Mike Gent.Buy it!
Alan Price “O Lucky Man!” (Warner 1973) —Written and sung by Alan Price for the 1973 original movie soundtrack. "If knowledge hangs around your neck like pearls instead of chains, you are a lucky man."Buy it!
Dar Williams “Highway Patrolman” from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 2000) —Dar Williams is appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (4/24). This is a Bruce Springsteen cover she recorded in 2000.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come Undone” from Hawk (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2010) —Written & beautifully arranged by Isobel Campbell. I don't know why these voices work so well together but they do.Buy it!
Lee Hazlewood with Suzi Jane Hokum “Summer Wine” from These Boots Are Made for Walkin': The Complete MGM Recordings (Ace 2002) —Written by Lee Hazlewood & recorded for MGM in 1967.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “The Waltz of No Time” from Science Won (self 2012) N L —From their new release coming out next week. You can catch them this weekend at the Gramophone (Fri 4/20), Focal Point (Sat 4/21) & Lola (Sun 11 AM show 4/22).Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “Broadminded” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —"The word 'broadminded' is spelled S-I-N"Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Political World” from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) N —Not-often covered Bob Dylan song found on this 4-CD collection of various artists performing Bob Dylan songs to benefit Amnesty International.Buy it!
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