Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 25th 2010 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
Little Miss Cornshucks “Try A Little Tenderness” from Respect: Aretha's Influences & Inspiration (Ace 2009) —Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Written by Harry Woods, James Campbell & Reginald Connelly and recorded in 1952 for the Coral label. She was an influence on the vocals of Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker.Buy it!
Ray Charles “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] (Atlantic Records/ATG 1960) —Written by Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena & Lew Herman and recorded for Atlantic in 1958.Buy it!
James & Bobby Purify “You Left the Water Running” from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 1966) —This Florida-based soul duo recorded this in 1966 for the Bell label.Buy it!
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)” from The Big Lebowski ST (Mercury 1998) —1968 pop-psych hit written by Mickey Newbury. Nice marmot.Buy it!
The Kinks “The Village Green Preservation Society” from The Kinks Are The Village Green Presevation Society CD ALBUM (Sanctuary Records 2004) —Written by Ray Davies and released in 1968.Buy it!
Jonathan Richman “Stop Your Sobbing” from This Is Where I Belong - The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (Ryko/Rhino 2002) —2002 Kinks cover. Ray Davies: "One of the first songs I ever wrote & totally detached from any emotional or relationship experience I had had at the time."Buy it!
Kate Rusby “Village Green Preservation Society” from An Autumn Almanac (Uncut 2010) N —From a compilation CD of songs written or inspired by Ray Davies included with the Dec. 2010 issue of Uncut magazine. This track was originally released in 2007 on her "Awkward Annie" album.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Tougher Than the Rest” from The Sweetest Thing/Tougher Than the Rest (4AD 2009) —Written by Bruce Springsteen & found on the 2009 CD single. Tracyanne Campbell sounds quite wonderful on this one.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Sail Away” from Sail Away (Remastered) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —Written by Randy Newman & released in 1972. Only Randy Newman could write such a beautiful melody and then add lyrics which talk about slave trading.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “One” from Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) (Reprise 1999) —Written by Narry Nilsson and included on this 1999 film soundtrack. Funny how I know this soundtrack so well and have never seen the movie. Something I keep meaning to do.Buy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Don't Forget Me” from For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (MusicMasters 1995) —Found on this 1995 collection of various artists performing Harry Nilsson songs. I'm very happy to hear Marshall Crenshaw is going on the road with the Bottle Rockets as his band.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Sensitive Boys” from Real Animal (Manhattan 2008) —From this highly recommended 2008 release. This one always sounded more to me like a Chuck Prophet song than an Alejandro Escovedo song.Buy it!
Jacqueline Taieb “7 heures du matin” from Theme Time Radio Hour - Vol. 2 (Ace 2009) —Alright, this French song references many songs but the "My Generation" part always stands out to me. Recorded in 1968.Buy it!
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