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.
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.
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.
Steve Cropper and Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum”
from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 www.429records.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Lobos “Kiko and the Lavender Moon”
from Kiko (Warner Brothers 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).
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