Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Jan 12th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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The Civil Tones “Junior's Back”
from Vodka & Peroxide (Pravda) —These first four songs come to you courtesy of Rich Reese because I was 15 minutes late. All I'm going to say is some St. Louis drivers can't (or shouldn't) drive in the snow and I'll leave it at that.
Etta James “Try A Little Tenderness”
from Matriarch of the Blues (Private Music 2000) —And an impeccable selection of songs played by Rich Reese, it was. Want to hear more great songs by Rich Reese? Listen to his 'Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst' show which immediately precedes this show every Thursday from 5-7 AM.
Amos Milburn “Down The Road a Piece”
from The Chicken Shack Boogie Man (Proper 2002) —Written by Don Raye (who has had an amazing collection of artists record his songs) & recorded for the Aladdin label in 1946. The Rolling Stones released a cover of this song in 1965.
Los Nombres “Todos”
from Los Nombres (The Numero Group 2012) —Puerto Rican soul out of Lorain, OH recorded in 1972. This was their first recorded track sung in Spanish (all other tracks on this release are in English) and is found on this new compilation of early singles recorded by the band.
Solomon Burke “Cry To Me”
from Soul Alive! (Rounder 1988) —Written by Bert Berns and recorded live at the Phoenix 1 Club in Washington, D.C. in 1981.
Lyn Collins “Don't Make Me Over”
from Mama Feelgood - The Best of Lyn Collins (Spectrum 2005) —Wonderful 1974 version of a song written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David & Dave Matthews. Who ever put this compilation together did a great service by editing out the disembodied spoken male voice that comes out of nowhere and detracts from the song.
Henry Mancini “The Pink Panther Theme (Main Title)”
from The Revenge of the Pink Panther (MGM 1978) —More of a rock and roll version of the familiar theme. This one goes out to Rich - a listener who suggested this in an e-mail many moons ago which I just stumbled across, recently.
Lee Dorsey “The Kitty Cat Song”
from Ride Your Pony CD Album (Sundazed 1966) —Written by Jimmy Roach & Joe Spendel and released in 1966. Produced & arranged by Allen Toussaint.
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Heaven Can Wait (Live)”
from Stage Whisper (Elektra 2011) N —Written by Beck & recorded live in 2010. This is off her new release made up of half previously unreleased tracks and half live recordings.
Beck “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”
from War Child - Heroes, Vol. 1 (EMI 2009) —One of the best Bob Dylan covers, ever. Complete with seagull noises and everything.
Thea Gilmore “As I Went Out One Morning”
from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) N —From her new release made up of all cover versions of songs off Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album. This album features Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band, The Pretenders) on a plethora of different instruments.
Ry Cooder “Highway 23”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Ry Cooder and originally from the 1982 'The Border' movie soundtrack.
Velvet Crush “Time Wraps Around You”
from Teenage Symphonies to God (Sony 1994) —Written by Jeffrey Borchardt, Paul Chastain & Ric Menck and found on this release of pop gems - mostly originals along with choice covers of Gene Clark & Matthew Sweet.
Bettie Serveert “Brain-Tag”
from Palomine (Matador 1992) —One of my first memories of hearing KDHX when I moved here in 1993 was that of Tony Renner playing this song. Out of Amsterdam and one of my favorite albums of the 90s. Still holds up great now. Vocals by Carol van Dijk.
La Sera “Please Be My Third Eye”
from Sees the Light (Hardly Art 2012) N —From their forthcoming album slated for release on March 24. Vocals by Katy Goodman.
Camera Obscura “Let's Get Out of This Country” CD Album (Merge 2006) —Written by Traceyanne Campbell and found on the Scottish band's 2006 release. So many great pop songs on this one.
Caleb Travers “Paris, 2nd Best”
from Ain't No Jukebox (self released 2011) N L —I was just made aware of this 2011 release a couple of weeks ago. Some really fine vocals on this along with impressive string arrangements by Charlie Brumley.
Jakob Dylan “Holy Rollers for Love”
from Women + Country (Columbia 2010) —Work with me here -this song (and this song, only) sounds like a cross between something off 'There Goes Rhymin' Simon' & 'Street Legal.'
Danko/Fjeld/Andersen “Driftin' Away” Single (Rykodisc 1993) —Words and music by Eric Andersen & Rick Danko. The vocals kill on this one.
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