Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 14th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Wilson Pickett “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino / Atlantic 1968) —Written by Solomon Burke, Bert Berns & Jerry Wexler and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1966.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band “St. James Infirmary”
from Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans (Shout! Factory 2004) —Written by Joe Primrose & recorded in 1986. Appearing along with the Del McCoury Band at the Family Arena on Saturday (10/23). Show begins at 7 PM.
Gordon Jenkins “The Conductor”
from Gordon Jenkins' Seven Dreams (Decca 1954) —Excerpt of Crescent City Blues from his second dream, The Conductor. Released in 1953 and was almost copied entirely by Johnny Cash and renamed Folsom Prison Blues. I finally found out the singer is a woman named Beverly Mahr.
Suzanne Vega “Tom's Diner”
from Close-Up, Vol. 2: People and Places (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 2010) N —New version of the song just released this week. More than a capella and less than the DNA version. I like it. Re-recording songs is one way to wrest control of the songs back from the labels who own the masters.
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Lonely Still”
from Reckless Burning (Burn Burn Burn / Barsuk 2002) —Written by Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher who both will be appearing as part of the Paste tour taking place at Off Broadway this Friday (10/15). Also appearing are Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim & Mimicking Birds.