Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 10th 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
Toots Hibbert “I've Got Dreams To Remember” from Toots in Memphis (Mango 1988) —This Otis Redding cover was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in 1988 & features the reggae rhythm section of Shakespeare & Dunbar along with Memphis musicians including Teenie Hodges, Eddie Hinton, Andrew Love & Jim Dickinson.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Hold It” from Hold It! Here's Willie Mitchell (HI 1964) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental written by Billy Butler & Clifford Scott. Thanks to Tom Huber for making this available to me.Buy it!
The Civil Tones “S'Caliente” from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) L —Written by drummer & percussionist, John Kosla. The Civil Tones are having a CD Listening Party this Saturday (11/12) at Schlafly Tap Room. Also appearing will be Ransom Note and Peck of Dirt. The festivities begin at 8:00 PM.Buy it!
Adrian Younge “It's Me” from Something About April (wax poetics 2011) N —New release of psychedelic soul & cinematic instrumentals which just came out this week. This track features the vocals of Rebecca Jordan. Adrian Younge is a law professor who also happens to be a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & a film editor.Buy it!
Etta James “Cigarettes & Coffee” from The Dreamer (Verve Forecast 2011) N —Sublime Otis Redding cover from what she has announced is going to be her final album. Just hit the stores this week. This will mark her final release of new material from a recording career that has lasted 50 years.Buy it!
Jimmy Conwell “Cigarette Ashes” from Double Cookin': Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals (Kent 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental from 1967 recorded for the Mirwood label.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “Nobody's Fault But Mine” from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-84 (Kent 2004) N —1973 traditional gospel song arranged by Pop Staples.Buy it!
Prophet G.Lusk “The Devil's Trying To Steal My Joy” from This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45 RPM 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square 2011) N —1965 gospel recording from the Memphis-based Saviour label. Found on this new 3-CD collection of rare gospel originally issued on independent label 45s.Buy it!
Don Covay “You've Got Me On The Critical List” from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie 1994) —1967 song written by Don Covay who was one of the vocal influences for Mick Jagger.Buy it!
The Mamas & The Papas “Creeque Alley” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Mamas and The Papas (Geffen 1999) —Autobiographical song written in 1967 by John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam (later to become Michelle Phillips). Dig that crazy flute solo.Buy it!
Paul Burch “Well All Right” from Words of Love: Songs Of Buddy Holly (Perfect Sound Recordings 2011) —From the Nashville singer-songwriter's new release made up of all Buddy Holly covers. Some really terrific singing by Paul Burch on this album.Buy it!
Bill Black's Combo “Smokie (Part 2)” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from 1960.Buy it!
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Ceiling's High” from Marble Son (Station Grey / Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Appearing at the Old Rock House on Tuesday (11/22). Also on the bill is The Otto Modest.Buy it!
Linda Thompson “Go Home” from Versatile Heart (Decca 2007) —Beautiful & fairly brutal song written by Linda Thompson. This song was recorded with just Linda Thompson on vocals & Larry Campbell on acoustic guitar.Buy it!
Maria McKee “Has He Got A Friend For Me?” from You Gotta Sin to Get Saved (Geffen 1993) —Written by Richard Thompson & produced by Mitchell Froom. Richard Thompson has a way with a devastating song.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Jimmy Hoffa Jokes” from Say Anything (imago 1993) —Promotional single written by Aimee Mann. "He's infinitely wise but he infinitely lies / We're no longer just plain folks / Now we're old and sad and bored and we're not funny anymore / We're like Jimmy Hoffa Jokes"Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Think About Your Troubles” from The Point! (RCA Victor 1972) —Written by Harry Nilsson & recorded in 1970. Arranged & conducted by George Tipton. Highly recommended. There will be a tribute to Harry Nilsson at Off Broadway on 11/26. "You been goofin' with the bees?"Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Ximena Sariñana “Ximena Sariñana” SINGLE (Warner Bros. 2011) N —Written by Ximena Sariñana & found on the new release by the Mexican singer/actress. She will be appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room next Friday (11/18). Avalanche City is opening.Buy it!
The Kinks “Death Of A Clown” from Something Else By The Kinks (Bonus Track Edition) (Sanctuary 1998) —Written by Dave Davies & Ray Davies and found on this reissue of their album recorded in 1966-1967.Buy it!
Bill Lloyd & Tommy Womack “Picture Book” from This Is Where I Belong - The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (Rykodisc 2002) —From this compilation of various artists covering Kinks songs.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “All the Pretty Little Horses” from Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2011) N —Traditional folk song with additional lyrics by Laura Veirs.Buy it!
The Long Winters “Cinnamon” from When I Pretend to Fall CD ALBUM (Barsuk 2003) —Written by John Roderick. If you ever have a chance to see them play live, be ready for some of the most entertaining in-between song stage banter you'll ever hear.Buy it!
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