Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Oct 28th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
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The Honey Cone “One Monkey Don't Stop No Show”
from Invictus Chatbusters (Invictus/Hot Wax 1972) —General Johnson passed away late week. Besides being in The Showmen & Chairmen Of The Board, he also wrote many hits for other artists including this 1971 recording for the Hot Wax label.
Syl Johson “Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology” Single (The Numero Group 2010) N —Written by Syl Johnson & Carl Smith and found on this superb new 81-track 4-CD, 6-LP compilation of Syl Johnson's earier recordings. This 1968 track was recorded in Memphis at Royal Studio.
The Fleshtones “Play With Fire”
from Up-Front (IRS 1980) —Rolling Stones cover found on this 1980 5-song EP. The Fleshtones will be appearing at Off Broadway on Saturday (11/6) as part of the Beat 'N' Soul festival. Also on the bill are The Nevermores, Mondo Topless, The Sights & JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound.
Randy Newman “Harps and Angels” (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2008) —Written by Randy Newman and recorded in 2008. "So actually the main thing about this story is for me / There really is an afterlife / And I hope to see all of you there / Let's go get a drink."
O V Wright & The Keys “That's How Strong My Love Is”
from The Goldwax Story, Vol. 1 (Ace Records 2001) —This set goes out to my fantastic wife, Marie. Today is our 4th wedding anniversary & this song was sung at our wedding. Written by Roosevelt Jamison & recorded in 1964 for the Goldwax label. Don't take things for granted. Time is fleeting & precious.
Bobby Darin “Irresistible You”
from The Beat Goes On.... (Kent 2000) —Recorded in 1961 for Atlantic. From the liner notes: Jerry Wexler - "It was the Bobby Darin hits that paid for the R & B recordings." He had 21 Top 40 hits from 1958-67.
Queen “You're My Best Friend”
from A Night at the Opera CD Album (Elektra 1975) —I think this marks the first Queen airplay on M2M. Written by Bassist John Deacon for his wife. This song was also sung at our wedding by Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden. Happy Anniversary, Marie!
Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes “My Baby Plays the Same Old Song On His Guitar All Night Long”
from Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood (Ace 2010) N —Written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded for RCA in 1963. The female vocal on this track was Merry Clayton. Duane Eddy's wife, Miriam sang on some tracks before they divorced. Not soon after, she married Waylon Jennings and changed her name to Jessi Colter
The Fireballs “Torquette”
from That's Swift (Ace 2007) —Music bed. Previously unissued 60s instrumental out of Norman Petty's Clovis, NM studio.
The School “Valentine”
from Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant 2010) N —Written & sung by Liz Hunt and found on the Welsh band's new release. If there's a bad track on here, I sure haven't heard it. Highly recommended.
The Fibonaccis “Psycho”
from The Fibonaccis (Enigma 1982) —Written by Bernard Hermann for Alfred Hitchcock's movie soundtrack. The St. Louis Symphony will be performing this score live while the film, Psycho, is screened on Friday (10/29) & Saturday (10/30).
Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized”
from Repo Man ST (MCA 1984) —Appearing this Tuesday (11/2) at Pop's in Sauget, IL. "All I wanted was a Pepsi and she wouldn't give it to me!"
Bruce Springsteen “Reason to Believe”
from Nebraska Vinyl Album (Columbia 1982) —"Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe."
Tom Waits “Time”
from Rain Dogs (Island 1985) —Written by Tom Waits & recorded in 1985. "Well, the smart money's on Harlow/And the moon is in the street/The shadow boys are breaking all the laws/And you're east of East St. Louis/And the wind is making speeches/And the rain sounds like a round of appla
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