Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Feb 2nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Maurice & Mac “Why Don't You Try Me”
from The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (Kent 2011) —Recorded at Fame Studios for Chess Records in 1968. Written by Billy Young & produced by Rick Hall. Ry Cooder later covered this on his "Borderline" release. Let the soul duo set begin.
Bob & Earl “Don't Ever Leave Me”
from Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Vol. 4 (Kent 2004) —Known best for the original version of "Harlem Shuffle" (which they also wrote) but this song is pretty amazing in its own right. Written by Bob & Earl (Robert Relf & Earl Nelson) & recorded for the Tempe label in 1962.
Etta James “I Found a Love”
from Heart & Soul: A Retrospective (Hip-O Select 2011) —This set goes out in tribute to Etta James. Last week's set didn't begin to scratch the surface of how much she contributed to the musical landscape. This Wilson Pickett song was recorded in 1971 for Chess.
Etta James “Champagne And Wine”
from The Dreamer (Verve Forecast 2011) N —One of two Otis Redding covers found on her final release which came out in November, 2011. She could still sing & interpret songs like this at the age of 73. Amazing.
Ruthie Foster “This Time”
from Let It Burn (Blue Corn Music 2012) N —Really soulful take on this not often covered Los Lobos song. Written by David Hidalgo & Louie Pérez. Found on her new album which just came out this week. Coming to the Old Rock House in March (3/29).
The Soul Rebels “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”
from Unlock Your Mind (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012) N —New Orleans band made up of members of marching bands from Southern, Grambling, and Texas Southern University. Now you know what you get when you cross the Eurythmics with a brass band.
Sam Phillips “Five Colors”
from Fan Dance (Nonesuch 2001) —Written by Sam Phillips. Sam Phillips is on guitar and lead vocals & Gillian Welch is on bass and backing vocals.
Leonard Cohen “Darkness”
from Old Ideas (Columbia 2012) N —Word & Music by Leonard Cohen. Highly recommended new release which just came out this week.
Michael Friedman “Cool of the Coming Dark” (Perdition 2002) —Written by Michael Friedman & Alan Griffith and with a backing band of Andy Ploof, Todd Schnitzer, Adam Reichmann, Merv Schrock & John Wendland.
Neko Case “John Saw That Number”
from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti- 2006) —The intro was recorded in the back stairwell of the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. The vocals of Neko Case & Kelly Hogan together are a thing of beauty.
The Pastel Six “Bandido”
from Intoxica! (Ace 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock single recorded for the Zen label. This band has provided countless music beds for M2M and for that I am grateful. I'd like to find them on vinyl .
The Supersuckers “Rubber Biscuit”
from Devils Food (Mid-Fi 2005) —Appearing at the Old Rock House next Friday (2/10). Also on the bill are the Spittin’ Cobras.
J.J. Cale “They Call Me the Breeze”
from Naturally (Mercury 1971) —Written by J.J. Cale and found on his debut 1971 release.
The Blind Eyes “Hold Down the Fort”
from With A Bang (self-released 2011) L —Written by Seth Porter. The Blind Eyes, Sleepy Kitty, Bo & The Locomotive, and the Mutts will be at the Firebird this Saturday (2/4) for the Firebird’s 3-year anniversary.
Lyle Lovett “My Baby Don't Tolerate” (Curb 2003) R —Written by I had a request to play something by Lyle Lovett. Hope this sufficed. Lyle Lovett & released in 2003.
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