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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Jan 3rd 2013

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Jan 3rd 2013 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


FONTELLABASS “Now That I've Found A Good Thing”
from Free (The Paula Recordings) (Paula 1972) —RIP Fontella Bass who passed away on Dec. 26 at the age of 72. St. Louis just lost one of its greatest artists. This song was written by Fontella Bass and was produced by Oliver Sain.


FONTELLABASS “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (Undertow 2004) —One of the best Chuck Berry covers I've ever heard. So memorable when she played a short set for this CD release party at the Pageant.


from Chess Soul - A Decade of Chicago's Finest (Chess/MCA 1997) —1965 recording of a song written by Oliver Sain. Oliver Sain also played tenor sax, piano, and did the arrangements for this track. What an amazing vocal on this.


Ramsey Lewis “Wade In The Water”
from Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest (The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) (MCA Records 1997) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental version of the traditional gospel song. Conducted by Richard Evans.


James Brown & Marva Whitney “Sunny”
from It's My Thing (Soul Brother Records 2000) —Sublime duet version of the Bobby Hebb song recorded in 1969. Marva Whiney pased away on Dec. 22 at the age of 68.


Marva Whitney “It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who to Sock It To), Pts. 1 & 2”
from It's My Thing (Soul Brother 1969) —RIP Marva Whitney who was the lead female vocalist in the James Brown Revue from 1967 to 1969. This James Brown/Marva Whitney song was originally released in 1969 and was produced by James Brown.


James Brown “Devil's Den”
from The Singles - Volume Three: 1964-1965 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental composed by Nat Jones.


Yuna “Live Your Life”
from Yuna ((RED) FADER Label 2012) —From the Malaysian singer/songwriter's debut album. Written by Yuna and Pharrell Williams (who also produced this track) and two others on the album.


The Sugarman 3 “Dirty Water”
from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) —Soul version of the Standells song found on this all instrumental 2012 release which could provide the musical backdrop for any good party.


Meshell Ndegeocello “Suzanne”
from Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2014 2012) —This album featuring all versions of songs written or interpreted by Nina Simone made my Top 10 albums list. # 7, in fact. Written by Leonard Cohen.


The Sugarman 3 “Brother T”
from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) —Music bed.


Lee Fields & The Expressions “Faithful Man” (Truth and soul 2012) —One of my favorite albums and one of my favorite concerts of 2012. Channeling James Brown on this one with some terrific arrangements by Leon Michels and Toby Pazner.


Dr. John “Big Shot”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) —Ridiculously great groove on this album produced by Dan Auerbach. This release garnered all kinds of airplay on KDHX in 2012.


Bettye LaVette “Dirty Old Town”
from Thankful n' Thoughtful (Anti-Records 2012) —As a whole this album is uneven but there are some tremendous song interpretations on this release. This Ewan MacColl song and Tom Wait's "Yesterday Is Here" among them.


Menahan Street Band “Bullet For the Bagman”
from The Crossing (Daptone 2012) N  —Music bed.


Rumer “Soulsville”
from Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —I absolutely love this version of the Isaac Hayes song. Her voice is just a gorgeous instrument. I ranked this album #9 on my top 10 albums of 2012. You can see a whole lot of KDHX DJs' top 10 lists at http://tinyurl.com/amk763f.


Menahan Street Band “Lights Out”
from The Crossing (Daptone 2012) N  —Highly recommended 2012 release of all instumentals written by this band made up of members from the Budos Band, the Dap-Kings, and Antibalas.


Lianne La Havas “Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye”
from Is Your Love Big Enough? (Deluxe Edition) (Warner Music UK 2012) N  —Beautiful version of the Leonard Cohen song found on the London singer/songwriter's debut release.


Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro “Magdalena (Reprise)”
from Look Around The Corner (TruThoughts 2012) —Music bed.


Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro “Travelling Song”
from Look Around The Corner (TruThoughts 2012) —Amazing version of the Pentangle song. I was so happy to get to see this band at SXSW in March. I don't think they will be in St. Louis any time soon.


Amy Winehouse “You Know I'm No Good”
from Amy Winehouse At The BBC (Republic Records 2012) N  —2012 CD/DVD release made up of previously unreleased live performances recorded for the BBC. Written by Amy Winehouse and performed in 2007.


Cody ChesnuTT “That's Still Mama”
from Landing On A Hundred (Vibration Vineyard 2013) N  —From his first release in ten years. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis.


Willie Mitchell “Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On” (Hi Records / Fat Possum Records 1967) —Music bed.


Kelly Hogan “Ways of This World”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) —Written by Vic Chesnutt. This was my favorite album release of 2012.


Chuck Prophet “Museum of Broken Hearts”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) —I kept going back & forth between this album and the aforementioned Kelly Hogan release as album of the year.


Bill Fay “There Is a Valley”
from Life Is People (Dead Oceans www.deadoceans.com 2012) N  —Majestic and beautiful. This was his first release since 1971. #4 on my top 10 albums list of 2012.


Mogwai “Does This Always Happen?”
from Earth Division - EP (Sub Pop 2011) —Music bed.


Allo Darlin' “Tallulah”
from Europe (Slumberland 2012) —The vocals of Elizabeth Morris kill me on this. #10 on my list of favorite releases of 2012.


Sinead O'Connor “The Wolf is Getting Married”
from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (One Little Indian 2012) —How the hell did I not put this on my list of top 10 albums of 2012? I hang my head in shame.


Sinead O'Connor “Property of Jesus”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) —Such a great version of a hardly ever covered version of a Bob Dylan song.


The Kronos Quartet “Don't Think Twice, It's All Right”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Bob Dylan song.


Beth Orton “Magpie”
from Sugaring Season (Anti- 2012) N  —One of my favorite songs of the year found on one of my favorite albums of the year.


Aimee Mann “Crazytown”
from Charmer Single (Superego 2012) —This ranked #5 on my top 10 list. Her show at the Pageant in 2012 was quite wonderful, as well.


The Laurie Johnson Orchestra “The New Avengers Theme”
from TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz 2012) —Music bed.


Redd Kross “Stay Away From Downtown”
from Researching the Blues (Merge 2012) —# 6 on my top 10 list. This might be their best album, yet. Written by Jeff McDonald.


Nick Waterhouse “Say I Wanna Know”
from Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2012) —Another St. Louis 2012 live show in which I failed, miserably, and missed it.


Allah-Las “Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)”
from Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2012) —Fine 2012 debut album from the band based out of Los Angeles.


The Marketts “Ready, Steady, Go”
from Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes (Ace 2011) —Music bed.


Alabama Shakes “You Ain't Alone”
from Boys & Girls (ATO www.atorecords.com 2012) —Uneven songwriting on this album, to be sure, but what is good is very good, indeed, and Brittany Howard is a force of nature on lead vocals.


Carolina Chocolate Drops “Country Girl”
from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch 2012) —Written by Rhiannon Giddens, Lalenja Harrington, and Adam Matta. Rhiannon Giddens also sings lead and play fiddle on this track.


Caitlin Rose “Lately I've Let Things Slide”
from Lowe Country (Fiesta Red www.fiestaredrecords.com 2012) —Really fine version of the Nick Lowe song by the Nashville-based artist.


Duane Eddy “Blowin' Up A Storm”
from Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (Sony 2006) —Music bed.


Iris DeMent “The Night I Learned How Not to Pray”
from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) —A long time has passed (16 years) since her last album of all original material but the wait was worth it. This is an example of songwriting at its finest. #3 on my top 10.


Spectator “Walk With Me”
from In The Brick (self-released) L —Excellent debut EP by the St. Louis band. Written by Megan Rooney and Jeffrey Albert and featuring the lead vocals of Megan Rooney.


Kevin Gordon “Bus to Shreveport”
from Gloryland (Crowville Collective 2010) —Written by Kevin Gordon and produced by Joe V. McMahan. One of his best releases, yet, and this is coming from someone who had a lot of strong releases.


Bob Dylan “Early Roman Kings”
from Tempest (Columbia 2012) —Muddy Waters meets the accordion of David Hidalgo.


Ray Wylie Hubbard “New Year's Eve At The Gates of Hell”
from The Grifter's Hymnal (Bordello www.raywylie.com 2012) —One of America's finest singer-songwriters.

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