Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 5th 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
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens “You Gotta Move” from Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo 2012) N —Written by Mississippi Fred McDowell & the Reverend Gary Davis and found on this compilation CD of soul versions of songs off the Rolling Stone's 1971 'Sticky Fingers' album. Some of them work, some of them don't work but this track sure does.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Tallahassee Lassie” from Some Girls (Deluxe Edition) (Universal Music 2011) N —One of twelve bonus tracks found on this 2011 reissue of their 1978 release. Written by Bob Crewe, Frank Slay & Mimi Picariello.Buy it!
Ananda Shankar “Jumpin' Jack Flash” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) [Digital Version] (Rhino 2006) —Raga & psychedelia meet on this 1970 Rolling Stones cover recorded for the Reprise label. Ananda Shankar was the nephew of Ravi Shankar.Buy it!
Reverend Lonnie Farris “Peace in the Valley” from This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square 2011) N —This was one of my favorite reissues of 2011. Want to see more? Go to http://kdhx.org/blog/2012/01/02/top-15-reissues-compilations-of-2011/ Written by Rev. Lonnie Farris (who also plays pedal steel on this track) and recorded in 1963 in L.A. Sublime.Buy it!
Millie Jackson “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right” from If Loving You Is Wrong: 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers (Kent 2002) —Cheating soul song of the highest order recorded in 1974 for the Spring label. Written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson & Carl Hampton.Buy it!
Steve Cropper “Help Me Somebody” from Dedicated - A Salute to the 5 Royales (429 Records www.429records.com 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental written by guitarist Lowman Pauling of The 5 Royales who was a big influence of the playing of Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Steve Cropper and Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 2011) —This is one album I didn't get to on last week's recap of 2011. Written by Lowman Pauling & Obediah Carter & featuring Buddy Miller on lead vocals and Dan Penn & Keb Mo on background vocals. Oh, and guitar solos by Buddy Miller & Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Syl Johson “I've Got The Real Thing” from The Oxford American Southern Music CD# 13 (Oxford American 2011) N —1968 recording found on this highly recommended 2011 compilation CD that accompanied Oxford American magazine's annual southern music edition. This year's CD focuses on music related to the State of Mississippi. Available now in fine booksellers near you.Buy it!
Patrinell Staten “I Let a Good Man Go” from Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-79 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2011) N —Secular song written by Seattle gospel singer Patrinell Staten and recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1969. Found on this 45s box set of 60s & 70s funk and soul out of Seattle.Buy it!
The Bangles “Anna Lee (Sweetheart of the Sun)” from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) —Another highlight from 2011 that I didn't get on last week's 2011 recap. Written by Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson & Debbi Peterson.Buy it!
Don Costa “Charley” from Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films (Soul Jazz) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Don Costa & recorded in 1973.Buy it!
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Just Like A Woman (Live)” from Stage Whisper (Live) (Because/Elektra 2012) N —Live Bob Dylan cover recorded in 2010 and found on this 2011 release made up of half previously unreleased songs and half live recordings.Buy it!
Calexico “Half a Smidge” from Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (Quarterstick 2011) —Written by Joey Burns & found on this 2011 collection of songs culled from eight of their tour-only, self-released CDs.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Kiko and the Lavender Moon” from Kiko (Slash Rcds. 1992) —I was just having a hankering for this song. Released in 1992 on what should be considered one of the greatest albums of the 90s. Written by David Hidalgo & Louie Pérez. They are coming to the Sheldon in February (Sun 2/26).Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Veracruz” from Excitable Boy (Rhino 1978) —Written by Warren Zevon & bassist Jorge Calderon. "I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns / I heard Maria crying / Late last night I heard the news / That Veracruz was dying"Buy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “Walking On A Wire” from Shoot Out the Lights (Ryko/Rhino 2010) —Written by Richard Thompson and as good as music gets. The guitar work on this never fails to kill me. And then you layer in Linda Thompson's lead vocal. Oh, man.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come On Over (Turn me on)” from Sunday at Devil Dirt (V2 2008) —Written by Isobel Campbell. Their two voices are so different from one another but work so well together. I really wish they would play St. Louis, sometime.Buy it!
The Little Willies “For the Good Times” (Milking Bull 2012) N —Alright, I believe this marks the third Norah Jones lead vocal in today's show. This album is slated for release next Tuesday (1/10). And, as expected, this Kris Kristofferson song is rendered beautifully.Buy it!
Caleb Travers “Mississippi Mud” from Ain't No Jukebox (self released 2011) N L —From the St. Louis singer-songwriter's latest release that came out in October. For more information, go to www.calebtravers.com. Written by Caleb Travers and with a really nice string arrangement.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “How Many Women” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Lydia Loveless out of Columbus, OH. She's only 21 years old and already has a really fine voice.Buy it!
Maria McKee “My Girlhood Among the Outlaws” from You Gotta Sin to Get Saved (Geffen unk 1993) —Written by Maria McKee for band mebers Marvin Etzioni, Don Heffington, Benmont Tench, & Bruce Brody. Needless to say, the band broke up soon after.Buy it!
Caitlin Cary “By Eleven” from Por Vida (Cooking Vinyl 2004) —Found on this two-CD compilation of various artists performing songs written by Alejandro Escovedo. This song is track # 11. Now, that's attention to detail.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Lodi” from Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) R —Live Creedence Clearwater Revival cover recorded in 1991 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.Buy it!
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