Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 17th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Frankie Pighee & The Soulettes “Soul Feeling”
from Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (The Numero Group 2011) N —Rare soul track from this 3-CD, 58-track collection of recordings that came out of a small, low-tech studio in Cleveland called the Boddie Recording Studio. This 1967 song was written by Frankie Pighee, a woman with a voice lower than many men's voices.
Betty Moorer “It's My Thing”
from Dynamic Grooves: (BGP url 2011) N —Taken from this new single-disc collection of soul & funk from NY independent labels, Sceptor, Wandy, Dynamo & Musicor. This Isley Brothers cover from one of the founding members of the Esquires came out in 1969 on the Wand label.
Little Ben & The Cheers “Mighty, Mighty Lover”
from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (The Numero Group 2011) N —More rare soul unearthed from The Numero Group. This new compilation is made up of 60s & 70s soul tracks that came out of Chicago on the Nickel & Penny labels - both the mastermind of Richard Pegue, a DJ, writer, arranger and producer.
Barbara Lynn “I'm A Good Woman”
from A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent 2011) N —Highly recommended new compilation of soul singles & unreleased tracks from the soul singer, writer & electric guitarist out of Beaumont, Texas. Written by Barbara Lynn & recorded for the Tribe label in 1966.
Bill Black's Combo “Don't Be Cruel”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental version of the Elvis Presley hit.
Lou Rawls “Let's Burn Down The Cornfield”
from The Best of Lou Rawls: The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions (Blue Note 2006) —Written by Randy Newman & recorded for Capitol in 1970.
Mulatu Astatke “Gubèlyé (My Gubel)”
from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental.
Duane Eddy “Peter Gunn Theme”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Eric Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental composed by Henry Mancini.
Charlie Rich “Tears A Go-Go”
from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) —Charlie Rich sings about the the unhappiest place on Earth. Recorded in 1966 for the Smash label.
Doug Sahm and Band “(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone”
from Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade 2004) —Written by Dave Kirby & Glen Martin and recorded in 1972 for this Jerry Wexler-produced release.