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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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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."Buy it!


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


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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


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).Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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


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


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


The Martinis “Bullseye” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2011N  —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.Buy it!


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


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


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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


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


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.Buy it!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.Buy it!


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


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


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


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.Buy it!


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


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.Buy it!


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


Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion “Seven Sisters” from Bright Examples (Ninth Street Opus 2011N  —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).Buy it!


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.Buy it!


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


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


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.Buy it!


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


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


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


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.Buy it!


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

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