Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 13th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Slim Gaillard Quartette “Atomic Cocktail”
from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security (Bear Family 2005) —Written by Slim Gaillard & recorded for the Atomic label in 1945. Found on this 4-CD, 1-DVD collection of songs from the Atomic-era. Pretty great.
Sophie Zelmani “Most of the Time”
from Masked and Anonymous (Music from the Motion Picture) (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrack 2003) —Written by Bob Dylan and sung by Swedish singer/songwriter, Sophie Zelmani, and included on this 2003 movie soundtrack.
Sam Dees “The World Don't Owe You Nothing”
from Oxford American Music Sampler: Alabama (Oxford American 2010) N —1973 recording found on this CD which accompanies the highly-recommended Oxford American Southern Music edition available in fine bookstores near you. Roy Kasten from Feel Like Going Home writes about this song and artist in this issue.
Tom Waits “Come On Up to the House”
from Mule Variations Album (Anti- / Epitaph 1999) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan. I stll think this is my favorite Tom Waits album. "All your cryin don't do no good / Come on up to the house / Come down off the cross / We can use the wood / Come on up to the house"
Reparta & The Delrons “Saturday Night Didn't Happen”
from Girl Group Sounds: Lost and Found: One Kiss Can Lead to Another (Rhino 2005) —Recorded in 1968 for the Mala label. Alright, you want melodrama? This set had melodrama.
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 and recorded in 1970 for Capitol.
Doug Sahm and Band “Dealer's Blues”
from Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade 2004) —2-CD, 42-track collection of songs recorded for Atlantic from 1971-73 including 19 unreleased tracks plus his two album releases.