Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 10th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Toots Hibbert “I've Got Dreams To Remember”
from Toots in Memphis (Mango 1988) —This Otis Redding cover was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in 1988 & features the reggae rhythm section of Shakespeare & Dunbar along with Memphis musicians including Teenie Hodges, Eddie Hinton, Andrew Love & Jim Dickinson.
Adrian Younge “It's Me”
from Something About April (wax poetics 2011) N —New release of psychedelic soul & cinematic instrumentals which just came out this week. This track features the vocals of Rebecca Jordan. Adrian Younge is a law professor who also happens to be a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & a film editor.
Jimmy Conwell “Cigarette Ashes”
from Double Cookin': Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals (Kent 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental from 1967 recorded for the Mirwood label.
The Staple Singers “Nobody's Fault But Mine”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-84 (Kent 2004) N —1973 traditional gospel song arranged by Pop Staples.
Prophet G.Lusk “The Devil's Trying To Steal My Joy”
from This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45 RPM 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square 2011) N —1965 gospel recording from the Memphis-based Saviour label. Found on this new 3-CD collection of rare gospel originally issued on independent label 45s.
The Mamas & The Papas “Creeque Alley”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Mamas and The Papas (Geffen 1999) —Autobiographical song written in 1967 by John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam (later to become Michelle Phillips). Dig that crazy flute solo.
Bill Black's Combo “Smokie (Part 2)”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from 1960.
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme”
from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.
Bill Lloyd & Tommy Womack “Picture Book”
from This Is Where I Belong - The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (Rykodisc 2002) —From this compilation of various artists covering Kinks songs.
Laura Veirs “All the Pretty Little Horses”
from Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2011) N —Traditional folk song with additional lyrics by Laura Veirs.