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.
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.
Norah Jones, Robert Randolph & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Ruler of My Heart”
from ...Featuring (Blue Note 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.
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.
? 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.
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.
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.
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