Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 17th 2011 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
Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Cops And Robbers”
from Clothes Line (Wrap It Up) / Cops and Robbers 45 single (Crest 1956) —1956 song written by Kent Harris (aka Boogaloo). Bo Diddley later covered this in 1957. This is one of the best singles I've ever heard. Both sides are fantastic.
Irma Thomas “Good Things Don't Come Easy”
from Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace 2011) N —Originally unissued 1967 Chess recording made at Muscle Shoals. Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham.
The Sweet Inspirations “Sweet Inspiration”
from The Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic unk 1967) —Reissue of their 1967 debut album by the singers who backed up everybody from Wilson Pickett & Aretha Franklin to Van Morrison & Elvis Presley. Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham. You can't go wrong with any of the songs on this album.
Ike & Tina Turner “I've Been Loving You Too Long”
from Bold Soul Sister - The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings (Hip-O 1969) —Written by Otis Redding & Jerry Butler and originally released in 1968 on the Blue Thumb label.
The Rolling Stones “Prodigal Son (Live)”
from Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert (40th Anniversary Deluxe Version) (Universal Music Group International 2009) —One of five previously unreleased live Stones' recordings from 1969 included on this expanded version. Written by Robert Wilkins. Stripped down live performance & sounding amazing.
Sam Phillips “Happy Mediums”
from Cameras In The Sky (self 2011) N —New release which just came out this week. Only available through her web site as part of a music subscription called Long Play. This was the final release of the subscription. What a great offering of music over the last year by Sam Phillips.
Doris Troy “You Tore Me Up Inside”
from I'll Do Anything: The Doris Troy Anthology 1960-1996 (Kent 2011) N —Written by Doris Troy & Ray Schinnery and originally released in 1970 on the Apple label.
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —Written & sing by Ronnie Lane and originally released in 1971. There is an elegance to this track that serves as a reminder that Ronnie Lane left this world way too soon.
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