Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 5th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Ray Charles “I Believe To My Soul”
from Pure Genuis: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-59) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —Written by Ray Charles and recorded in NYC in 1959. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun & Jerry Wexler.
The Staple Singers “You're Gonna Make Me Cry”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (KENT/ACE 2000) —Mavis Staples just tears it up on this slow, soul-drenched 1971 Stax recording.
Harvey & The Phenomenals “Soul & Sunshine”
from Local Customs: Burned at Boddie (The Numero Group 2011) N —1972 soul & funk recorded at the Boddie Recording Company. Found on this new compilation of rare recordings that were made at this Ohio studio. They pressed over 1,000 titles ranging from soul to garage rock to polkas to recorded sermons.
Peter Wolf “Long Way Back Again”
from Fool's Parade (Mercury www.virginemirecords.com 2010) —1998 song written by Peter Wolf & Will Jennings. Peter Wolf plays harmonica on this, as well. This release gets overlooked but is highly recommended. Also with liner notes by Peter Guralnick. And somewhere out there, somebody is wondering what "liner note
Randy Newman “Harps and Angels” (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2008) —Written and arranged by Randy Newman & produced by Mitchell Froom & Lenny Waronker. This song is a lesson in songwriting -- interesting phrasing, more ideas in this song arrangement than you will hear in most albums & lyrics mere mortals couldn't write.
Jackie DeShannon “Don't Turn Your Back On Me”
from Come and Get Me: The Complete Liberty & Imperial Singles: Vol. 2 (Ace 2011) N —Written by Jackie DeShannon & recorded in 1964 for the Liberty label. Featuring Jimmy Page on guitar.
Lesley Gore “No Matter What You Do”
from Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962-1979 (Ace 2004) —Written by Mike Post & Dick St. John and recorded for Mercury in 1966. Arranged by Jack Nitzsche.
The Rumblers “Night Scene”
from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1964 garage rock instrumental out of Downey Records in Southern California.
Tony Joe White “Watching The Trains Go By”
from Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham and recorded in 1968 for the Monument label.