Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Jul 14th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Soul Survivors “Expressway To Your Heart”
from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —Written & produced by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and recorded in 1967 for the Crimson label. Soul Survivors might have only had one hit but this is a soul classic.
The Bo-Keys “Catch This Teardrop”
from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Written by bassist & bandleader Scott Bomar & featuring the vocals of Percy Wiggins. The Bo-Keys will be doing a Euclid Records in-store performance this Friday (7/14) at 3 PM.
Dennis Coffey “Somebody's Been Sleeping (feat. Lisa Kekaula of the Bellrays)”
from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N —Dennis Coffey played guitar on the 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) original version of this song & on this new release he is joined by Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays who sings lead vocals.
Father's Children “Dirt And Grime”
from Who's Gonna Save The World (numero 2011) N —New compilation made up of previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early to mid 70s by this Washington, DE.C. soul & funk band. "My dirty filthy habitat is where I got my habit at."
War “Slippin' Into Darkness”
from The Funk Box (Hip-O 2000) —I'd say there is a groove to this one. Seven minutes of greatness. Recorded in 1971 for the Avenue label.
Esther Phillips “Baby, I'm For Real”
from From A Whisper To A Scream (Kudu 1972) —Reissue of her 1972 King release. Sublime version of a song written by Marvin Gaye & Anna Gordy and arranged & conducted by Pee Wee Ellis.
Allen Toussaint “St. James Infirmary”
from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch 2009) —2009 instrumental version featuring Allen Toussaint (piano), Don Byron (clarinet), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), David Piltch (bass) & Jay Bellerose (drums). Produced by Joe Henry.
Amy LaVere “Let Yourself Go (Come On)”
from Stranger Me (Archer Records 2011) N —Written by Bobby Charles & found on her forthcoming release. Amy LaVere will be playing at Off Broadway next month (Friday 8/12).
Otis Redding “Cigarettes and Coffee”
from Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding (Rhino 1993) —Recorded in 1966 and written by Eddie Thomas, Jay Walker & Jerry Butler. The vocals on this and the drums of Al Jackson, Jr. (less is more, in this case) are just incredible.
Marianne Faithfull “The Stations”
from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2010) N —Well, which great new Marianne Faithfull song should I begin hour # 2 with this week? How about the lead-off track written by Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan? Produced by Hal Willner.
Keren Ann “Daddy, You Been On My Mind”
from 101 (Blue Note 2011) N —Bob Dylan cover from her new release.
Ohayo “Shadowed by Trees”
from The State We Are In (Häpna 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from the Swedish backup band for when el Perro del Mar goes on tour.
Morphine “You Look Like Rain”
from Good (Ryko/Rhino 1992) —Written by Mark Sandman and found on the Boston trio's 1992 debut release..
Lulu “Here Comes The Night”
from The Bert Berns Story: Vol. 1 1960-64 (Ace 2008) —Written by Bert Berns & recorded for the Decca label in 1964. This was the original version of the song but Them (with Van Morrison) had a much bigger hit with it several months later.
Kirsty Maccoll “In These Shoes?”
from Tropical Brainstorm (V2 2000) —Written by Pete Glenister & Kirsty MacColl and found on her last album which was completed just months before her untimely death.
Los Lobos “On A Night Like This”
from Masked and Anonymous (Columbia 2003) —Written by Bob Dylan and found on the 2003 soundtrack to the Larry Charles film. Somehow, this movie failed to garner any Oscars (TM).
La Sera “Never Come Around”
from La Sera (Hardly Art 2011) —Really catchy pop song written & sung by Katy Goodman (who is also bassist for Vivian Girls) and found on this 2011 debut release.
The Remodels “Girl Don't Come”
from The Remodels (The Remodels 2010) L —2009 cover version of the Sandie Shaw song featuring Toby Weiss on vocals & Steve Staicoff on everything else. "Drats!"
Blur “End of a Century”
from Parklife CD Album (SBK 1994) —Written by Blur & featuring the vocals of Damon Albarn.
Susan Cowsill “Sweet Bitter End”
from Lighthouse CD Album (Threadhead Records 2010) —Written by Susan Cowsill & Tad Armstrong (who also plays bass on most of this album). Susan Cowsill & The Russ Broussard Duo will be appearing at Off Broadway this Friday (7/15). This is an early seated show that begins at 7 PM. Highly recommended.
Neil Young “Grey Riders”
from A Treasure (Reprise 2011) N —Previously unreleased Neil Young original from a live recording made during his 1984-1985 tour with the International Harvesters.
Gillian Welch “The Way It Goes”
from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N —Written by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and found on this highly recommended new release. Gillian Welch will be appearing at The Pageant in September (Saturday 9/3).
Magic City “Lament”
from Les Animaux Épouvantables (Tower Groove Records 2011) N L —Instrumental written by Larry Bulawsky. Magic City is having their LP release party a week from Saturday (7/23) at El Leñador located at 3124 Cherokee. Also on the bill are The Ransom Note and Warm Jets USA.
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