Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 12th 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
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) [Single Version]”
from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) (Hip-O SELECT/MOTOWN 2006) —How rare is this 1965 single which ended up not being released? Only two genuine original copies are known to exist. Frank Wilson wrote this rave-up & recorded it in 1965.
Johnnie Taylor “We're Getting Careless With Our Love”
from Taylored In Silk (Expanded) (Concord Records, Inc. 2011) N —New reissue of his 1973 album with six additional bonus tracks. This cheating soul song was written by David Johnson & Don Davis. A cheating soul song on M2M? Hard to believe.
Booker T. Jones “Representing Memphis”
from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) N —New release which just came out this week with Booker T. Jones backed by The Roots. This track was written by Booker T. Jones & Liv Jones (his daughter) and features vocals by Sharon Jones & Matt Berninger (from the National).
Willie Wright “It's Only Life, That's All”
from Telling The Truth (Hotel Records / Numero 2011) N —Soul album originally released in 1977 and only 1,000 copies were pressed. Unearthed by The Numero Group and reissued this year. This song was written by Willie Wright who is alive & residing in Providence, RI. Highly recommended.
Annette Thomas “You Need a Friend Like Mine”
from The Gospel Truth! The Gospel Soul and Funk of Stax Records (BGP url 2010) —Written by Frederick Knight & recorded for the Truth label -- a gospel sub-label of Stax -- in 1974.
The Wandering Eyes “Me and Mr. Jones”
from Songs of Forbidden Love (Lazy S.O.B. 1998) —Cover version of the Billy Paul classic soul song featuring the vocals of Kelly Willis. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison will be part of the Twangfest festivities taking place at Blueberry Hill on Thursday (6/9). See www.twangfest.com for further details
Richard & Linda Thompson “I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight”
from I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (Remastered) (UMC 2004) —Written by Richard Thompson & found on this reissue of their 1974 release.
Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll “I Wish I Had A Million Friends”
from I Love: Tom T. Hall's "Songs of Fox Hollow" (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2011) N —From this forthcoming release featuring various artists performing songs from Tom T. Halls 1974 childrens album. Elizabeth Cook will be appearing at Twangfest in June (Wed 6/8) at The Pageant along with Kentucky Knife Fight & Hayes Carll.
Mary Jane Hooper “Harper Valley PTA”
from Psychedelphia - Rare & Unreleased New Orleans Funk (1966-1970) (Funky Delicacies 1997) —Written by Tom T. Hall & recorded in New Orleans between 1966-70 by Mary Jane Hooper (aka Sena Fletcher).
The Animals “The Story of Bo Diddley”
from Animals (EMI UK 1997) —Written in 1964. "We were playing at the Club A Gogo in Newcastle, our home town / The doors opened one night and to our surprise / Walked in the man himself, Bo Diddley / Along with him was Jerome Green, his maraca man / And the Duchess, his gorgeous sis
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