Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 2nd 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Lee Wiley “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
from RCA Victor Jazz/The First Half-Century:The Twenties Through The Sixties (RCA 1992) —Written by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler and recorded with backing by Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra in 1957. Sung beautifully by Lee Wiley.
Eddie Floyd “Bring It On Home To Me”
from The Complete Stax-Volt Singles-Vol. 2: 1968-71 (Stax Records url 1993) —Revved up version of the Sam Cooke song recorded in 1968 and produced by Steve Cropper. Eddie Floyd will be appearing at The Ponderosa Stomp taking place in New Orleans on Sept 16th & 17th. It never hurts to plan ahead.
Boz Scaggs “I'll Be Long Gone”
from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) N —Written by Boz Skaggs & originally released in 1969 on his debut album. Recorded at Muscle Shoals and featuring Duane Allman, Jimmy Johnson & Eddie Hinton on guitars, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass & Roger Hawkins on drums.
Sam Phillips “Broken Circle”
from Cameras In The Sky (self Self 2011) N —From the last release in her Long Play music series (go to http://samphillips.com for more details). Look for a forthcoming release called Solid State featuring 13 remastered tracks drawn from all six of the Long Play releases.
Dennis Wilson “River Song”
from Pacific Ocean Blue & Bambu (Deluxe Legacy Edition) (Epic 2008) —Reissue of his 1977 release and the first solo LP released by a member of the Beach Boys. Written by Dennis Wilson & Carl Wilson.
Albert Lee “Too Much of Nothing”
from That's Alright, Mama: The Country Fever and Black Claw Sessions (Line 1997) —Thanks to Steve Pick of Sound Salvation for making me aware of this Dylan cover. Recorded in 1969.
The Rising Sons “Take A Giant Step”
from Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Collection (Ace 2009) —Recorded in 1965 & written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder were both members of The Rising Sons.
Laura Cantrell “I Gave My Wedding Dress Away”
from Kitty Wells Dresses - Songs of the Queen of Country Music (Diesel Only 2011) N —New release featuring mainly all covers of Kitty Wells songs.
Dolly Parton “Down from Dover”
from The Fairest of Them All / My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (Omni 2010) —Written by Dolly Parton & recorded in 1969. A sad, sad tale. In retrospect, all three songs in this set were sad, sad tales.
Cumberland Gap “Steam Powered Aereo-Plane”
from Cumberland Gap (Wildstone 2002) L —This band was really impressive at the Dylan celebration last week. They'll also be really impressive next Friday (6/10) when they play the Duck Room for Twangfest. Also on the bill is Frontier Ruckus, Chatham County Line & Robbie Fulks and Nora O' Connor
Kelly Willis & Robbie Fulks “Parallel Bars”
from The Very Best of Robbie Fulks (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2000) —Robbie Fulks & Nora O' Connor are appearing next Friday (6/10) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room for Twangfest and Kelly Willis will be headlining with Bruce Robison at Blueberry Hill on Thursday (6/9).