Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 18th 2010 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
Soul Brothers Six “Some Kind of Wonderful” from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —Written by guitarist-singer-songwriter John Ellison who was the leader of the band. Recorded for Atlantic in 1967. Strictly a singles band -- they never recorded an album. Put this one on and you have an instant party.Buy it!
The Bar-Kays “Soul Finger” from Stax-Volt: The Complete Singles (1959-1968) (Rhino Atlantic 1991) —One of the greatest soul instrumentals of all time. Recorded in 1967 for Stax/Volt. The only surviving member of Otis Redding's plane crash, Ben Cauley, co-wrote this song and was at Off Broadway a couple of weeks back with the Bo-Keys.Buy it!
Norah Jones, Robert Randolph & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Ruler of My Heart” from ...Featuring (Blue Note url 2010) N —2002 version of this Allen Toussaint song included on this new compilation of duets between Norah Jones and various artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Ray Charles to Outkast to Herbie Hancock.Buy it!
Trombone Shorty “On Your Way Down” from Backatown CD ALBUM (Verve 2010) N —Written by Allen Toussaint (who also plays piano on this track) & found on the new release by New Orleans composer, leader of the Orleans Avenue band, and trombone master.Buy it!
Mac Rebennack & The Soul Orchestra “The Point” from Further Adventures Of Mod Jazz (Kent 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Mac Rebennack (before he became known as Dr. John) & recorded in 1962 for the AFO label.Buy it!
Cher “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” from 3614 Jackson Highway (Atlantic 1969) —Dr. John cover recorded in 1969 at Muscle Shoals with Eddie Hinton (lead guitar), Jimmy Johnson (rhythm guitar), Barry Beckett (keyboards), David Hood (bass), and Roger Hawkins (drums).Buy it!
Margie Joseph “To Know You Is To Love You” from Sweet Surrender (Atlantic 1974) —Written by Stevie Wonder and released in 1974 on Atlantic. Thanks to the immortal Ken From Cockeysville for this one.Buy it!
Patrice Holloway “Those DJ Shows” from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 2 (Universal unk 2005) —Previously unreleased track (and what a great track, it is) recorded in 1965. Written by Smokey Robinson.Buy it!
Jimi Hendrix “Fire” from West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (Sony 2010) N —Previously unreleased alternate recording from 1967. Produced by Chas Chandler of The Animals.Buy it!
The Dirtbombs “Your Love Belongs Under a Rock” from Ulltraglide In Black (In The Red 2001) —Written by Mick Collins and released in 2001. OK, this set should have got somebody moving out there.Buy it!
? and the Mysterians “You're Telling Me Lies” from The Best of ? & the Mysterians: Cameo Parkway 1966-1967 (ABKCO 1967) —Recorded in 1966 for the Cameo label.Buy it!
Barbara & The Browns “Watch Dog” from Can't Find Happiness: The Sounds of Memphis Recordings (Kent 2007) —Written by Dan Greer and recorded for the Sounds of Memphis label in 1972.Buy it!
Orgone “Do Your Thing” from The Killion Floor (Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. www.ubiquityrecords.com/ 2007) —Appearing at the Old Rock House on Sunday (11/21). This Isaac Hayes cover features the vocals of Fanny Franklin.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “One Way Street” from The Promise (Columbia 2010) N —Written by Bruce Springsteen and one of the 21 unreleased tracks recorded between 1977-78 during the sessions for his Darkness on the Edge of Town album.Buy it!
The Who “Happy Jack” from Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy (MCA 1971) —Extremely well put-together compilation of Who songs put out in 1971. This song was written by Pete Townshend and was first released in 1966.Buy it!
Eileen Rose and the Holy Wreck “Simple Touch of the Hand” from Live at Longview (Evangeline 2008) —Recorded live in 2008. Eileen Rose & Rich Gilbert were in St. Louis last Friday and put on a really memorable show. I urge you to see them if you have the chance.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Switch Board Susan” from Labour of Lust (Columbia 1979) —Written by Mickey Jupp and released in 1979. "When I'm with you, I get an extension. And I'm not talking Alexander Graham Bell's invention."Buy it!
Amy Winehouse “You Know I'm No Good” from Back to Black (Universal unk 2006) —Written by Amy Winehouse and released in 2006. Alright, she might be sort of a train wreck but this is a terrific song and album.Buy it!
Millie Jackson “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right” from If Loving You Is Wrong: 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers (Kent 2002) —There might be cheating songs as good as this but there are not cheating songs better than this. Recorded in 1974 for the Spring label.Buy it!
The Mutton Birds “Dominion Road” from Nature (EMI Australia 1995) —This track was written by Don McGlashan and was originally released in 1992. This was sent out to Tricia Lew and Steve Carosello.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “You Can't Take It With You” from The A to Z Recordings (Universal Music Australia 2010) N —Found on the new 8-CD retrospective of Australian songwriter, Paul Kelly. Conveniently arranged in alphabetical order.Buy it!
Kelly Willis “Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim!” from Easy (Ryko 2002) —2002 cover version of a Kirsty MacColl-penned song. And, as an aside, Kelly Willis really needs to return to St. Louis.Buy it!
Jimi Hendrix “Tears of Rage” from West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (Sony 2010) N —Previously unreleased recording. This Bob Dylan-Richard Manuel song was recorded in Jimi Hendrix's hotel's room in 1968. The other musician is Paul Caruso on harmonica & backing vocals.Buy it!
Beth Bombara “Winter Blues” from Wish I Were You (self 2010) N —Beth Bombara is having her CD release party for this recording at Off Broadway on Friday (11/19). Also appearing are Dropkick The Robot and Old Lights.Buy it!
Neil Young “New Mama” from Tonight's the Night (Reprise 1975) —There will be a tribute to Neil Young at Off Broadway on Sunday (11/21). Featuring Kevin Renick and Friends, The Blue Lemmings with Fred Friction, Dale Hanabarger & Harmony.Buy it!
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