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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Aug 25th 2011

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Aug 25th 2011 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Young Jessie and His Orchestra “I Smell A Rat”
from I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert 45 single (Modern 1953) —These first few sets go out in tribute to Jerry Leiber who passed away this Monday (8/22). Jerry Leiber wrote the lyrics and Mike Stoller wrote the music for some of the most beloved songs of the last sixty years. 1953 song written by Leiber & Stoller.


Little Esther “Flesh, Blood and Bones”
from Fine Gals, Fast Women and Wailin' Daddies: The First of Leiber & Stoller (El Toro 2004) —1952 single recorded for the Federal label & found on this Spanish label 2-CD collection of Leiber & Stoller songs written between 1950-53.


Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton “Hound Dog”
from The R&B Box: 30 Years of Rhythm & Blues: Volume 2 (Rhino 1994) —Written by Leiber & Stoller & recorded in 1952 for Peacock. This went to #1 on the R&B charts & features Pete Lewis on guitar. Thornton on Leiber & Stoller - “They were just a couple of kids, and they had this song written on the back of a paper bag."


Ernie Lancaster “Three Cool Cats”
from Lightnin' Alley (Rip Bang Records 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Leiber & Stoller-penned song.


Rufus Thomas “Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog)”
from The Best of Rufus Thomas (Rhino 1996) —This answer song to Hound Dog was written by Sam Phillips of Sun Records & was recorded in 1953. Don Robey of Peacock sued Sam Phillips & was later awarded a small portion of profits from this song.


The Coasters “The Shadow Knows”
from There's A Riot Goin' On (Rhino Handmade 2007) —1958 Atlantic recording featuring lead vocals by Billy Guy. Leiber & Stoller wrote many of their hits such as Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy & Young Blood.


Otis Redding “There Goes My Baby”
from Remember Me (Stax/Fantasy 1992) —Leiber & Stoller produced this song for the Drifters in 1959. This 1965 version features backing by Booker T. & The MGs & the Mar-Key Horns. Written by Ben E. King, Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, Leiber & Stoller.


Bill Black's Combo “Kansas City”
from Bill Black's Combo (Paradime Records 2003) —Music bed. 1970s instrumental version of the Leiber & Stoller song.


Ry Cooder “3 Cool Cats”
from Chávez Ravine (Nonesuch 2005) —Written by Leiber & Stoller & featuring the lead vocals of Little Willie G. (of Thee Midniters & Malo).


Elvis Presley “(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care”
from The King of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters (BMG 1992) —Recorded in 1957 for the Jailhouse Rock movie soundtrack. Written by Leiber & Stoller & featuring Scotty Moore on guitar & background vocals by the Jordanaires.


LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks “You're The Boss”
from Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (Kent 2000) —1961 song written by Leiber & Stoller. Jimmy Ricks & Thurl Ravenscroft should have a bass vocal-off.


King Curtis “Spanish Harlem”
from That Lovin' Feeling (Rhino Atlantic 2006) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental version of the song written by Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector.


The Crystals “Are You Trying to Get Rid of Me Baby”
from The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (Kent 2009) —Another great songwriter passed away on Monday. Nick Ashford who wrote with his wife, Valerie Simpson, and, at times, with Jo Armstead wrote some huge Motown hits. All three wrote this 1966 song with vocals by La La Brooks.


Gladys Knight & The Pips “Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)”
from The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips - Anthology (Motown 1995) —Written by Ashford & Simpson and recorded in 1969 for their 'Nitty Gritty' album.


Ray Charles “Let's Go Get Stoned”
from Crying Time (Abc-Paramount 1966) —The Coasters recorded this first but it was Ray Charles who made it a hit. Written by Ashford, Simpson & Armstead and featuring Billy Preston on organ & the Raeletts on backing vocals.


Sandy Nelson “I Don't Need No Doctor”
from The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (Kent 2009) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental version of a song written by Ashford, Simpson & Armstead with Dr. John on guitar.


Amy Winehouse “Tears Dry On Their Own”
from Back to Black (Universal 2006) —Written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson & Amy Winehouse.


The Ventures “Love Potion No. 9”
from Live in Japan '65 (Capitol Catalog 1995) —Live instrumental 1965 version of the song written by Leiber & Stoller.


The Coasters “Young Blood”
from There's A Riot Goin' On (Rhino Handmade 2007) —1957 recording written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus with lead vocals by Carl Gardner.


The City Champs “The Whap-A-Dang”
from The Safecracker (Electraphonic Recording-Digital Electraphonic Recording.com 2009) —Music bed. 2009 instrumental from the Memphis-based trio.


Maxine Brown “We Can Work It Out”
from Come Together: Black America Sings Lennon & McCartney (Ace 2011) N  —Beautiful, slowed-down version of the Beatles song recorded in 1966 for the Wand label.


Kings Go Forth “High On Your Love”
from The Outsiders Are Back Vinyl (Luaka Bop unk 2010) —Appearing at Loufest this Saturday (8/27) at 3 PM.


The Martinis “Bullseye”
from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) N  —Music bed. Instrumental recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis circa 1966-67. Found on this new compilation of music featuring Packy Axton on sax. These early recordings feature members of Booker T. & The MGs, The Mar-Keys and the Hi Rhythm Section.


Little Dragon “Little Man”
from Ritual Union (Peacefrog 2011) N  —New release from the band based out of Gothenburg, Sweden & featuring the vocals of Yukimi Nagano.


Raphael Saadiq “Radio”
from Stone Rollin' (Columbia 2011) N  —Written by Raphael Saadiq with background vocals by Mone't Owens.


Garland Jeffreys “The Contortionist”
from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) —From his new release and coming out a mere 13 years after his previous release. Written by Garland Jeffreys. Lou Reed is singing some of the background vocals on this Stones-influenced track.


Ry Cooder “Get Away”
from Performance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Warner Bros. 1970) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Jack Nitzsche and found on the soundtrack for this 1970 movie featuring Mick Jagger in his acting debut.


The Rolling Stones “Empty Heart”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Reissue of their 1964 release. This was an early Jagger-Richards original and later covered by Thee Midniters.


Eli "Paperboy" Reed “You Can Run On”
from Come and Get It! (CAPITOL 2010) —I just kind of overlooked this 2010 release and I don't know why. Fine soul song written by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.


Thee Midniters “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
from Thee Complete Midniters (MicroWerks 2009) —Revved-up 1967 Solomon Burke cover .


The Rolling Stones “2120 South Michigan Avenue”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Music bed. 1964 original instrumental.


Merry Clayton “Gimme Shelter” (Ode Records 1969) —The former Raelette & highly regarded session singer recorded this Rolling Stones cover in 1970. She also sang on the original Rolling Stones recording of this song.


The Hold Steady “Your Little Hoodrat Friend”
from Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss 2005) —Performing at Loufest this Saturday (8/27) at 6 PM.


The Revels “Intoxica”
from Garage, Beat & Punk Rock (Ace 2005) —Music bed. 1961 Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Downey label.


Surfer Blood “Swim”
from Astro Coast (Kanine 2010) —Appearing at Loufest this Saturday (8/27) at 5 PM.


Jon Hardy & The Public “Cassius Clay”
from Working In Love (Jon Hardy and the Public 2007) L —Appearing at Loufest this Saturday (8/27) at 12 noon.


CSS “Hits Me Like A Rock”
from La Liberación (V2 2011) N  —New release from the band based out of São Paulo, Brazil. This track also features the vocals of Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie.


Mark Ronson “Outversion”
from Version (Columbia 2007) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Mark Ronson & featuring the Daptone horns.


Darlene Love “A Long Way to Be Happy”
from The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love (Phil Spector Records 2011) —Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, arranged by Jack Nitzsche and produced by Phil Spector. Recorded in 1965.


Peggy Lee “Is That All There Is?” (CAPITOL 1969) —Written by Leiber & Stoller & released in 1969.


Marianne Faithfull “Past, Present Future”
from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2014 2010) N  —Written by Jerry Leiber, Arthur Butler & Shadow Morton. As good a Shangri-Las cover as you can ever hope to hear. RIP Jerry Leiber.


The Dore Strings “Gone With the Wind Is My Love (Instrumental)”
from Double Cookin' (Ace Records 2010) —Music bed.


Tommy James & The Shondells “Crimson and Clover (Long Version)”
from Coffee and Cigarettes (Milan 2004) —Included on the 2004 soundtrack for the Jim Jarmusch film. Recorded in 1968. This long version is fairly trippy.


Troubadour Dali “Pale Glow”
from Let's Make It Right Comp (Euclid Records Records 2011) N L —New release from the St. Louis-based band. Written by Ben Hinn. Appearing at Loufest this Saturday (8/27) at 1 PM.


Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Ceiling's High”
from Marble Son (Station Grey / Thirty Tigers 2011) —From their new release and introducing more of a psychedelic sound to their music. It works for me.


Nero & The Gladiators “Boots”
from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed.


Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion “Seven Sisters”
from Bright Examples (Ninth Street Opus 2011) N  —Written by Sarah Lee Guthrie & on their new release which just came out this week. Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room this Friday (8/26).


Vetiver “I Used to Be a King”
from Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners (Grassroots Records 2010) —Found on this 2010 compilation of various artists performing songs from (and in the same order as) Graham Nash's 'Songs For Beginners' album.


Beach House “Zebra”
from Teen Dream CD Album (Sub Pop 2009) —Featuring the vocals of Victoria Legrand.


Cat Power “New York”
from Jukebox (Matador 2008) —Appearing at Loufest this Sunday (8/28) at 7 PM.


Wilco “Impossible Germany”
from Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch 2007) —Wilco will be appearring at the Peabody Opera House in October (10/4). Opening is Nick Lowe(!). The show is already sold out.


The Wondermints “Porpoise Song”
from Wonderful World of the Wondermints (Phantom Sound & Vision 1996) L —Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and found on this 1996 album of all (but one) song covers.


The Cliffters “DJango”
from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed.


Chuck Prophet “Let's Do Something Wrong”
from Soap and Water (Yep Roc 2007) —Written by Chuck Prophet. And it can be done...a song with a children's chorus that doesn't fail, miserably.


Roky Erickson “Starry Eyes”
from I Have Always Been Here Before (Shout! Factory 2005) —Written by Roky Erickson & recorded in 1975. That's Doug Sahm on lead guitar.


Bob Dylan “Mississippi”
from Love and Theft (Columbia 2001) R  —Just got this request for Bob Dylan in under the wire.

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