Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Sep 29th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Willie Tee “I'm Only a Man”
from I'm Only A Man (Get On Down 2011) —New reissue of a previously hard-to-find 1969 Capitol release by the New Orleans artist. Written by Marcene Harris, arranged & conducted by H.B. Barnum & produced by David Axelrod.
O.V. Wright “I'm Going Home (To Live With God)”
from Memphis Unlimited (Backbeat 1973) —Traditional gospel song with backing by the Hi Rhythm section & production by Willie Mitchell. Oh, and with a fantastic soul vocal by O.V. Wright and backing vocals by Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes.
Trombone Shorty “Then There Was You”
from For True (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 2011) N —This track features the searing vocals of Ledisi on a song she co-wrote with Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty) among others. Another really strong release by the New Orleans artist.
Amy LaVere “Damn Love Song”
from Stranger Me (Archer Records 2011) N —Written by Amy LaVere & David Brookings and found on the Memphis artist's latest release. One of my favorite songs from 2011.
Nick Lowe “You Don't Know Me At All”
from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —Written by fellow Sonora High School (La Habra, CA) graduate, Jeff West. Nick Lowe will be opening for Wilco at the Peabody Opera House in October (Tues 10/4).
Wilco “Open Mind”
from The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2011) N —Written by Jeff Tweedy & found on their new release which just came out this week.
The Bangles “Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun)”
from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) N —From their new release which just came out this week. Written by Susanna Hoffs and Vicki & Debbi Peterson. Highly recommended. The Bangles will be at the Pageant in October (Sat 10/8).
Dum Dum Girls “Bedroom Eyes”
from Only in Dreams (Sub Pop 2011) N —New release featuring the songwriting & vocals of Dee Dee. Just good guitar pop. No sophomore jinx, here.
Harry Nilsson “Gotta Get Up”
from Nilsson Schmilsson CD Album (RCA 1971) —Written by Harry Nilsson & featuring backing by Jim Gordon, Klaus Voorman, Chris Spedding & Jim Price.
Sleepy Kitty “NYC Really Has It All”
from Infinity City (Euclid 2011) N —Debut release from the St. Louis band made up of Paige Brubeck & Evan Suit. Just voted Best Rock Band - 2011 by the Riverfront Times. - 2011
The Blind Eyes “Hold Down the Fort”
from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —Just voted Best Pop Band - 2011 by the Riverfront Times. This song about St. Louis was written & sung by Seth Porter.
PJ Harvey “The Last Living Rose”
from Let England Shake (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2011) N —Another one of my favorite songs from 2011. This song is not likely to be used by the England Tourism Board anytime soon. PJ Harvey plays sax on this track.
The Beatles “I Need You”
from Help! CD Album (Parlophone 1965) —1965 mono version of a song written by George Harrison. Martin Scorsese's "GEORGE HARRISON: Living In The Material World" is coming to HBO on October 5 & 6.
The Liverbirds “Talking About You”
from Destroy That Boy! (Ace 2009) —1965 Chuck Berry cover by the all-girl band based out of, you guessed it, Liverpool. They did play in clubs like the Cavern & the Star Club and became big in Germany.
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