Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 10th 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
Mamie Galore “Special Agent 34-24-38” from Special Agent 34-24-38 / I Wanna Be Your Radio (St. Lawrence Records 1965) —Originally from Mississippi, Mamie Galore performed with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and later with Little Milton's band. She signed to this Chicago-based label in 1965 and this was her first single. Written by Monk Higgins and E. Jones.Buy it!
The Jody Grind “Peter Gunn” from One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure (DB records 1990) —Written by Henry Mancini and featuring the vocals of Kelly Hogan. Based out of Atlanta, the band came to an abrupt when a car accident killed two members of the band.Buy it!
Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers “Sock It to 'Em J.B. - Part 1” from Sock It to 'Em Soul (Warner Strategic Marketing UK 2004) —Soul ode to James Bond recorded in 1966. Written by Clayton Dunn and Rex Garvin.Buy it!
Jamo Thomas & His Party Orchestra “I Spy (For The FBI)” from The Curtom Story (Charly 2001) —Jamo Thomas was from Nassau, in the Bahamas, and recorded this in 1966. Written by Herman Kelley and Richard Wylie.Buy it!
The Mad Lads “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” from Iron Fist Chronicles (Soul Temple 2012) N —New 2-disc compilation of Stax soul. 1973 version of the William Bell hit written by Al Bell, William Bell, and Booker T. Jones.Buy it!
Luther Ingram “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right” from I Don't Want To Be Right: The Ko Ko Singles - Volume 2 (Kent 2008) —One of the best cheating soul songs ever written. Composed by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson, and Carl Hampton and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1972.Buy it!
Shirley Brown “Stay With Me Baby” from Woman to Woman SINGLE (stax 1974) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy and Donna Weiss and with Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. on rhythm. She will be at the 8th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival at Chaifetz Arena in February (Sat 2/23) with Bobby Womack, Bobby “Blue” Bland and more.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “I'll Slip Away” from I'll Slip Away single (Light In The Attic 2012) N —The A-side features a new cover version of Rodriguez's 1967 debut single with the original Rodriguez track on the flip-side.Buy it!
Edwin Starr “Agent Double-O-Soul” from The Best of Edwin Starr (Motown 2001) R —I received a request to play this song. Hey, that's something I can't refuse. Written and recorded in 1964 by Edwin Starr.Buy it!
Otis Redding “Cigarettes and Coffee” from Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding (Rhino 1993) —One of soul music's finest moments. Written by Eddie Thomas, Jay Walker, and Jerry Butler and recorded in 1966.Buy it!
Dr. Feelgood “All Through the City (Live Version)” from Stupidity + (EMI UK 1991) —It was sad news to hear that Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He was the co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter of Dr. Feelgood. This song was written by Wilko Johnson and was recorded live in 1975.Buy it!
Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love “Driving Misery” from Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love (Heyday 1988) —Solo debut from the the keyboardist who often has been a sideman for Steve Wynn, Green on Red, and Giant Sand. Written by Chris Cacavas. This album is usually overlooked but it is well-worth seeking out.Buy it!
The Incurables “Famous Last Words” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —New release from the St. Louis band and featuring all songs written & sung by guitarist Jimmy Jimmy Griffin. Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty sings harmony on this track.Buy it!
Melody Den “More Here Than Meets The Eye” from Storylines (Perdition 2013) N L —Melody Den and Half Knots are both having CD release parties this Saturday (1/12) at Off Broadway. That's twice your CD release party entertainment value. Also on the bill is Saint Gnome from Columbia, MO.Buy it!
Half Knots “Drive Away” from Proof (self 2013) L —See previous entry. Saturday night is a good opportunity to see two fine local bands both celebrating the release of new CDs. I think Danny Kathriner is a really overlooked vocalist in St. Louis.Buy it!
The Staves “Wisely and Slow” from Dead & Born & Grown (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —Debut album from the band based out of Watford, England and made up of sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor. Beautiful harmonies on this track.Buy it!
Mickey Newbury “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye” from Looks Like Rain (Saint Cecilia Knows 2011) —Reissue of this 1969 recording. With backing by Jerryn Kennedy, Kenny Buttrey, Charlie McCoy, and Wayne Moss. Absolutely gorgeous.Buy it!
Villagers “Nothing Arrived” from Awayland (Domino 2013) N —Villagers is made up of Irish singer/songwriter Conor J. O’Brien and this is a track from his new album which was just released overseas.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “35 Summers” from Science Won (self-released 2012) L —David Lazaroff, Jeff Lazaroff, Elizabeth McQueen, and Jenny Roques will be at the Focal Point on Wednesday (1/23) as part of this month's installment of the Songbird Cafe.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “The Boyfriends” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Lyrics written and sung by Wille Vlautin. 14 songs written around and about the Pacific Northwest.Buy it!
The Trophy Mules “Slow Southern Rain” from Sorry Motel (self-released 2013) N L —The Trophy Mules are having their CD release party this Friday (1/11) at the Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, IL. Written and sung by Corey Saathoff.Buy it!
Jean Shepard “Twice the Lovin' (in Half the Time)” from Honky-Tonk Heroine: Classic Capitol Recordings, 1952-1964 (Country Music Foundation 1995) —Written by Floyd Huffman and recorded in 1952.Buy it!
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