Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 19th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The Emotions “My Honey And Me”
from The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975 (stax 1994) —Luther Ingram cover recorded in 1972 & featuring the lead vocals of Sheila Hutchinson.
Skip Mahoaney And The Casuals “Town Called Nowhere”
from Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production (The Numero Group 2012) N —Written by Harrison Hoaney (aka Skip Mahoaney) & James Purdie and recorded in 1974 for a label out of Silver Spring, MD called Red Black & Green (R.B.G.) Productions. "A town called nowhere, that's where you'll find me."
Hot Chocolate “Brother Louie”
from I Travel Alone (The Numero Group 2012) N —Recorded in Cleveland in 1974, this song (which was a hit in 1973 for Stories in the U.S. & Hot Chocolate UK overseas) was produced by and featured the guitar & lead vocals of Lou Ragland. Not the greatest recording quality but, hey, it gets across.
The Gaturs “Cold Bear”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental recorded in New Orleans in 1971 & featuring Willie Tee on keyboards.
Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —Written by the Magnetic Fields for Kelly Hogan and from her forthcoming album slated for release on June 5. Good timing since she will be headining night #2 of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday (June 7).
Dar Williams “Highway Patrolman”
from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop 2000) —Dar Williams is appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (4/24). This is a Bruce Springsteen cover she recorded in 2000.
Lee Hazlewood with Suzi Jane Hokum “Summer Wine”
from These Boots Are Made for Walkin': The Complete MGM Recordings (Ace 2002) —Written by Lee Hazlewood & recorded for MGM in 1967.
The Louvin Brothers “Broadminded”
from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —"The word 'broadminded' is spelled S-I-N"
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Political World”
from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) N —Not-often covered Bob Dylan song found on this 4-CD collection of various artists performing Bob Dylan songs to benefit Amnesty International.