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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Jan 26th 2012

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Jan 26th 2012 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


The Showstoppers “Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty”
from The Best of The Showstoppers (BGO Records 2011) N  —Today's show marks my 10th year anniversary with KDHX. Who would of thunk it? This track was recorded in 1967 and is found on this first-ever Showstoppers anthology. Written by Carlton Fisher (aka Del Sharh) & Joe Thomas.


Marvin Gaye “Baby Don't You Do It”
from F 7 The Best Of Marvin Gaye (Motown 1995) —Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland, Jr. (they've had a hit or two) and recorded in 1964.


Barbara Lynn “Can't Buy My Love”
from The Jamie Singles Collection (Jamie/Guydn 2008) —Written by Billy & Bobby Babineaux and with an organ part reminiscent of the Sir Douglas Quintet. Produced by Huey Meaux & released in 1965 on the Jamie label.


June Gardner “99 Plus One” (Night Train International 2000) —Music bed. Instrumental out of New Orleans written & produced by the late, great Wardell Quezergue and released in 1965.


Etta James “Don't Cry Baby”
from Heart & Soul: A Retrospective (Hip-O Select 2011) —RIP Etta James - one of the finest vocalists of the last 75 years. For a really nice remembrance of Etta James, please read Papa Ray's post at http://kdhx.org/music/music-news/remembering-and-listening-to-etta-james This track was recorded in 1961.


Etta James “Security”
from Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (Chess/MCAA 2001) —Sublime 1967 Otis Redding cover recorded at Muscle Shoals & originally produced by Rick Hall. Everybody ought to own a copy of this album. Essential.


Etta James “The Soul of a Man”
from Heart & Soul: A Retrospective (Hip-O Select 2011) —Written by Oliver Sain & recorded in Memphis in 1969 for the Chess label.


The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn”
from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records unk 1967) —Music bed. Instrumental from this 1967 release made up of various Stax artists extolling the virtues of staying in school.


Johnny Otis & The Jayos “Tough Enough”
from The Johnny Otis Show (Ace 2003) —RIP Johnny Otis who passed away on Jan. 17 - the same week Etta James passed away. Johnny Otis helped launch the career of Etta James, Esther Phillips, Big Mama Thornton, Little Willie John, etc. Randy Lewis writes about him at http://tinyurl.


Big Mama Thornton “I Smell a Rat”
from Fine Gals, Fast Women and Wailin'Daddies: The First of Leiber & Stoller (El Toro Records 2004) —Written by Leiber & Stoller and recorded in 1953. In 1952, Johnny Otis introduced Leiber & Stoller to his new band vocalist, Big Mama Thornton. They went on to write songs such as this one, Nightmare & Hound Dog for her.


Johnny Otis “Willie & The Hand Jive (Live)”
from The Johnny Otis Show Live At Monterey (Epic 1971) —Written by Johnny Otis & recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1970. You can hear & see Johnny Otis on stage in scenes from Clint Eastwood's 'Play Misty For Me' film that take place at this festival.


Georgie Fame “Last Night”
from Mod Classics 1964 - 1966 (Ace 1966) —Music bed. 1966 cover version of the Mar-Keys instrumental classic.


Bettye LaVette “Most of the Time”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) N  —From this new 4-CD collection of an incredibly wide range of artists covering Bob Dylan songs with proceeds going to Amnesty International. You'll love parts of it & know the money on this bargain-priced collection are being put to good use.


The Sweet Inspirations “Blues Stay Away From Me”
from The Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic unk 1967) —Great soul version of the Delmore Brothers country song.


Lee Fields & The Expressions “Moonlight Mile”
from Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo 2012) N  —Yeah, I know I played this a couple weeks back but I wanted to hear it again. Rolling Stones soul cover from his forthcoming album called 'Faithful Man' coming out on March 12th on the Truth and Soul label.


John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis & Taj Mahal “End Credits”
from The Hot Spot (soundtrack) (Antilles 1990) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jack Nitzsche for the Dennis Hopper film soundtrack.


Jacques Dutronc “Le Responsable”
from Blow Up A Go-Go! (V2 1999) —Written by Jaques Lanzman & Jacques Dutronc and recorded in 1969.


The Attack “Any More Than I Do”
from About Time! (RPM 2006) —B-side of a 1967 Decca single written by Richard Shirman & Davy O'List of London band. Some self-deprecating (and quite humorous) liner notes, too.


The Girls “Chico's Girl”
from One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found (Rhino 2005) —Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and recorded for Capitol in 1966. According to the liner notes, this song was originally conceived to be the follow-up to the Crystals' 'He's A Rebel' hit but it was rejected by Phil Spector.


The Donnas “The Gold Medal”
from Gold Medal (Atlantic Records 2004) —Terrific single off their 2004 recording.


The Pagents “Enchanted”
from The Birth of Surf - Volo. 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental.


The Blasters “American Music”
from Testament - the Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —Since this show marks my 10th year here at KDHX, I though I'd open this hour with the first set I ever played. It was 4 AM then so I suspect it will be heard by more people this time around. - Dave Alvin song recorded in 1981 by the pride of Downey, CA.


Little Willie John “Fever”
from The King R&B Box Set (King 1995) —Recorded for the King label in 1956. Written by Eddie Cooley & John Davenport.


Elvis Costello “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood”
from King Of America (Columbia/Legacy. 1986) —Recorded in 1985 and written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus & Gloria Caldwell. Patterned after Nina Simone's original version of the song.


Mogwai “Folk Death 95”
from Mr. Beast (Matador 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Scottish band's 2006 release.


Penelope Houston “All the Way”
from On Market Street (Glitterhouse 2012) N  —Alright, let's get back to 2012, shall we? From the ex-Avengers lead vocalist's new solo release.


Sinead O'Connor “Property of Jesus”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) N  —OK, she's crazy as a loon but she keeps things interesting and is incredibly talented. She also tears up this version of one of Dylan's least-covered songs.


Kirsty Maccoll “Still LIfe”
from From Croydon to Cuba: An Anthology (Virgin 2005) —Gorgeous 1989 b-side of her 'Days' single written by Kirsty MacColl & Philip Rambow.


The Kronos Quartet “Don't Think Twice, It's All Right”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) N  —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Bob Dylan-penned song.


Faces “Ooh La La”
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —Written by Ronnie Lane & Ron Wood and released in 1973. Such a good song.


Martin Simpson “Louisiana 1927”
from Prodigal Son (Topic 2007) —Written by Randy Newman and also featuring Jackson Browne on backing vocals. If you are going to play this at home it is tuned CGCFCD Cus4+9. Nice of him to tell this to mere guitar mortals.


Martin Simpson “She Slips Away”
from Prodigal Son (Topic 2007) —Music bed. Instrumental tune composed by Martin Simpson.


Melody Gardot “Your Heart Is As Black As Night”
from My One and Only Thrill (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 2009) —Written by Melody Gardot and found on her most recent release. She's about due for a new one, I'd say. Tremendously talented & she's only age 26.


Carla Bruni “Those Little Things”
from Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited (Verve Forecast 2006) —Found on this 2006 collection of various artists performing songs written by Serge Gainsbourg.


Fabienne Delsol “Ce Jour La”
from On My Mind (Damaged Goods 2010) —Third solo album from the ex-bassist & ex-singer of the Bristols. Written by Georges Aber.


Barry Gray “Jazz Track Written for Shell (3)”
from Stand By for Adverts (Trunk Records 2011) —UK-based Barry Gray wrote a tremendous amount of advertising jingles, themes, etc. This jazz track was recorded circa 1959-61.


The Animals “Hit The Road, Jack”
from Animalism (MGM 1966) —Reissue of their 1966 MGM release. Written by Percy Mayfield, a huge hit by Ray Charles & sung by Eric Burdon. Dave Rowberry had replaced Alan Price by this time.


The Goodees “Girl Crazy”
from Condition Red! The Complete Goodees (Ace 2010) —Written by Don Davis & Leon Ware and recorded for the Hip label (an imprint of Stax) in 1969.


The Bobby Fuller Four “Never To Be Forgotten”
from The Best of The Bobby Fuller Four (Rhino 1990) —1965 Mustang recording written by Bobby Fuller & Randy Fuller (his brother & bassist in the band).


Booker T. & the MGs “Lady Madonna”
from Stax Profiles (Stax Records unk 2005) —1969 instrumental version of the Beatles song.


Caitlin Rose “Shanghai Cigarettes”
from Own Side Now (Theory 8 Records 2011) —Appearing at the Pageant this Tuesday (Jan 31) with The O’s & Old 97’s.


Craig Finn “Honolulu Blues”
from Clear Heart Full Eyes (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2012) N  —From his debut solo release which just came out this week. Appearing at Off Broadway in February (Friday 2/10). Mount Moriah is also on the bill.


Garland Jeffreys “'Til John Lee Hooker Calls Me”
from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) —One of my favorite releases from 2011. From his first release in 13 years. Highly recommended.


The Rolling Stones “2120 South Michigan Avenue”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Music bed. 1964 original instrumental named for the address of Chess Records.


The Little Willies “I Worship You”
from For the Good Times (Milking Bull 2012) N  —Written by Ralph Stanley & featuring lead vocals by Norah Jones & Richard Julian.


Carolina Chocolate Drops “Political World”
from Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan (Universal 2012) N  —Really fine take on the Bob Dylan song by one of the best live bands going.


Paul Kelly “Nobody's Baby Now”
from Won't You Come Around (EMI 2003) —Nick Cave song recorded live in Melbourne, Australia.


John Frizzell & Randy Edelman “Lexington Is My Home”
from Gods and Generals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental written by John Frizzell. This track also features Mark O' Connor on violin.


Caleb Travers “Take You For A Ride”
from Ain't No Jukebox (self released 2011) N L —New release from the St. Louis artist. Written by Caleb Travers and recorded at Sawhorse Studios. Some fine piano playing by Dave Grelle on this, as well.


Diane Birch “Don't Wait Up”
from Bible Belt (S-Curve 2009) —Written by Diane Birch & found on her 2009 debut release.


Elton John “Where to Now St. Peter?”
from Tumbleweed Connection (MCA Records 1980) —Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin. This one holds up really well.


Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3:00 AM”
from We Used To Think The Highway Sounded Like A River (El Cortez www.thedelines.com 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.


J.D. Souther “I'll Be Here At Closing Time”
from If the World Was You (Slow Curve Records 2009) —Making a rare St. Louis appearance this Friday (1/27) at the Old Rock House.


Tom Waits “Ol '55”
from Used Songs (1973-1980) (Rhino 2001) —Written by Tom Waits & recorded in 1973.


Elton John and Leon Russell “Gone to Shiloh”
from The Union (Decca 2010) —Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin and featuring lead vocals by Leon Russell, Neil Young & Elton John.


Richmond Fontaine “The Boyfriends”
from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD Album (El Cortez www.thedelines.com 2009) —Lead vocals & lyrics by Willie Vlautin.

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