Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 16th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Frederick Knight “I've Been Lonely For So Long”
from Stax Groove Masters - Vol. 1 (Warner Music France 1972) —I love this soul song so much. Written by Frederick Knight & guitarist Jerry Weaver and recorded for Stax in 1972. Buffalo Springfield-sounding guitar, great falsetto vocal, killer spoken monologue - what's not to like?
Shirley Brown “I've Got to Go On Without You”
from Woman to Woman Single (stax 1974) —Written by George Jackson & Larry R. Mcintosh and recorded in 1974. Shirley Brown will be appearing at the 7th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival at Chaifetz Arena on Sat (2/25) along with Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Millie Jackson (!) & Bobby Rush.
Wendy Rene “I Wish I Were That Girl”
from After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964-65 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) N —Years ago in a M2M playlist I was bemoaning the fact that no Wendy Rene compilation existed. This has just been remedied by Light In The Attic (this label is just bringing it). Previously unreleased song written by Mary Cross (aka Wendy Rene).
K'naan “With God On Our Side”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Universal unk 2012) N —Found on this 4-CD compilation of a wide array of artists covering Bob Dylan songs for Amnesty International. This Somalian artist recently told a Republican candidate to quit using one of his songs for his campaign.
Bob Dylan “Simple Twist Of Fate”
from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia 2002) —1975 live version with some lyrics different than those on "Blood On The Tracks."
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Flippin' The Lid”
from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming guitars Of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Written by Speedy West and recorded for Capitol in 1954.