Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 23rd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Eddie Holland “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”
from It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings 1958-64 (Ace 2012) N —Previously unreleased 1964 Motown rave-up written by Holland, Dozier & Holland. Found on this collection of every track he recorded for the Mercury, Kudo, Tamla, UA & Motown labels plus 18 previously unissued tracks.
The Isley Brothers “Your Old Lady”
from Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 (Rhino/Atlantic 2007) —Written by Leiber, Stoller, O' Kelly Isley & King Curtis and recorded for Atlantic in 1961. "Don't want to lose you 'cause you're my friend / But your old lady is the living end / Your old lady sure looks good to me." This is not going to end well.
Bobby Rush “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man”
from Light: On The South Side (The Numero Group 2009) —Written by Bobby Rush & Calvin Carter and recorded in 1972. Bobby Rush 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 & Shirley Brown.
The Spacemen “The Clouds”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1:1960 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed. The vocals were removed from this and then it was released as an instrumental in 1960 and ended up topping the R&B charts for three weeks.
Them Two “Am I a Good Man”
from Eccentric Soul, Vol. 7: The Deep City Label (The Numero Group 2006) —Taken from this sublime compilation of mid-60s Miami soul recorded for the Deep City label. This track was written by Willie Clarke & Clarence Reid. The bass track from Reed Roberts is so great.
Wendy Rene “After Laughter Comes Tears”
from After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964-65 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) —New compilation of Wendy Rene tracks recorded from 1964-1965 for the Stax label. Recorded in 1964 and later sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan in 1993 and remade by Alicia Keys in 2007. Written by Wendy Rene and Johnny Frierson.
Sinead O'Connor “The Wolf is Getting Married”
from How About I Be Me (And You Be You) (One Little Indian 2012) N —Complete return to form on her new release which just came out this week. Somehow manages to be all of these things: life-affirming, harrowing, confessional, angry, intimate, grand & joyful. Note to DJs: It's a potential FCC landmine.
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme”
from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.
Los Lobos “Man of Somebody's Dreams”
from Man Of Somebody's Dreams: Tribute To Chris Gaffney (Yep Roc 2009) —Written by Chris Gaffney. Los Lobos is appearing at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Sunday (2/26). Highly recommended.
Miley Cyrus “You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”
from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) N —To be honest, I thought she was going to desecrate this with some overblown, cheesy arrangement treatment of the song. But, no, instead it's a stripped down version and her voice just works really well on this. I like it.
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames “Old L.A.”
from New Multitudes (Rounder 2012) N —Collaboration between the four singer-songwriters with words culled from previously unreleased writings by Woody Guthrie.