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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Jan 24th 2013

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Jan 24th 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


The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (KENT/ACE 2000) —If you want a great overview of the Staple Singers, look no further than this 2-disc/44-song collection . This Buffalo Springfield cover was written by Stephen Stills and was recorded for the Epic label in 1967.


Bill Withers “Harlem”
from Just as I Am (Columbia 1971) —Opening track from this ridiculously good soul debut written by Bill Withers and produced by Booker T. This song just builds and builds.


Marion Gaines Singers “Grandma's Hands”
from Soul Gospel (Soul Jazz 2005) —Written by Bill Withers and recorded in 1972 for Stax's gospel imprint label, The Gospel Truth. Marion Gaines plays piano and Rance Allen plays guitar on this track.


Jimmy McGriff “The Last Minute”
from Jimmy McGriff's Greatest Hits (Blue Note 1997) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental written by Jimmy McGriff.


Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Deacon Jones”
from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —Recorded in 1943 and featuring Louis Jordan on lead vocal, tenor sax, and alto sax. Written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Richard Loring. "Who gets all the chicken breast and leaves the giblets for the rest? Lordy, Lord Hallelujah Deacon Jones."


Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)”
from Clothes Line (Wrap It Up) / Cops and Robbers 45 single (Crest 1956) —Written by Kent Harris aka Boogaloo and later recorded by the Coasters and renamed "Shopping for Clothes."


Bo Diddley “Cops & Robbers”
from I'm A Man: The Chess Masters 1955-1958 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Recorded in 1956 and released on Checker. This liner notes say this was written by Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley but this song was originally recorded by Boogaloo and his Gallant Crew (see previous entry) and written by Kent Harris.


Chuck Berry “O'Rangutang”
from St. Louis To Liverpool (Chess 1964) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental written by Chuck Berry.


Chuck Berry “Jaguar and Thunderbird”
from You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings1960-1966 (Hip-O Select/Geffen 2009) —Written by Chuck Berry and recorded in 1960.


Spooner's Crowd “Two In the Morning”
from The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (Kent 2011) —1966 Cadet instrumental recorded at FAME Sudios and written by Spooner Oldham, Albert Lowe, and Roger Hawkins.


Mitty Collier “Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes”
from Shades of Mittly Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (Kent 2008) —Written by Eddie Floyd and Al Bell and recorded for Chess in 1968. Mitty Collier still performs and is a preacher at a church in Chicago.


Young-Holt Unlimited “Who's Making Love”
from The Best of Young-Holt Unlimited (EMI 2002) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Johnnie Taylor hit.


Little Milton “If Walls Could Talk” Single (Chess 1969) —Reissue of his 1969 Checker LP along with six bonus tracks. 12-bar blues rave-up written by Bobby Miller.


Soul Brothers Six “She's Some Kind of Wonderful”
from Sweet Soul Music: Voices From The Shadows (sire 1992) —1967 original version of this song found on this compilation CD which is meant to be a companion piece to Peter Guralnick's 'Sweet Soul Music' book. Both the book and the CD are highly recommended.


James Carr “To Love Sombody”
from The Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent 2001) —Terrific 1969 soul version of the Bee Gees song written by Barry and Robin Gibb. Recorded for the Memphis-based Goldwax label.


The Cobras “Restless”
from Memphis '60 (BGP url 1960) —Music bed. 1964 Stax instrumental written by Steve Cropper and Jimmy Johnson. Steve Cropper is playing guitar on this track.


The J. Geils Band “(Ain't Nothin' but A) House Party”
from Bloodshot (Atlantic Label 1973) —1973 version of the Showstoppers soul classic. On red vinyl, nonetheless.


The Contours “First I Look At The Purse”
from The Very Best of the Contours CD Album (Classic Music International 2011) —1965 Motown hit written by Smokey Robinson and Robert Rogers. Smokey Robinson produced this, as well.


Shorty Long “Here Comes The Judge”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —One of my favorite reissues of 2012. This is from his 1968 Motown release and was written by Shorty Long, Suzanne De Passe, and Billie Jean Brown.


Candi Staton “I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')”
from Candi Staton (Capitol Records 2004) —1969 song recorded at Muscle Shoals and written by George Jackson and Edward Harris.


Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Shorty Long and Clarence Paul.


Dom La Nena “Batuque”
from Ela (Six Degrees Records 2013) N  —From the new debut release by the Brazilian born cellist, songwriter, and vocalist.


Calexico “Epic”
from Algiers (Anti- 2012) —Yo La Tengo and Calexico will be appearing at the Pageant next Thursday (1/31). Highly recommended double bill.


David Hildago and Louie Pérez “Till the Hands Fall Off the Clock”
from The Long Goodbye (Big Stink Research 2010) —Written by two of Los Lobos' principal songwriters, David Hildago and Louie Pérez


The Trashmen “Malaguena”
from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1964 instrumnental recorded for the Garrett label.


Kirsty Maccoll “Free World”
from Kite (Virgin 1989) —Written by Kirsty MacColl. One gets the feeling she wasn't enamored with Margaret Thatcher when she wrote this.


The Smiths “Girlfriend In A Coma”
from Strangeways Here We Come CD Album (Sire/WB) —Lovely melody paired with some of the most downbeat lyrics, imaginable.


Johnny Marr “The Right Thing Right”
from The Messenger (sire 2013) N  —From his forthcoming album coming out in February.


Death In Vegas “Girls”
from Lost in Translation ST (Emperor Norton 2003) L —Music bed.


Yo La Tengo “Is That Enough?”
from Fade (Matador 2013) N  —Yo La Tengo and Calexico will be appearing at the Pageant next Thursday (1/31). This song is off their new release which just came out a couple of weeks ago.


Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come On Over (Turn Me On)”
from Sunday at Devil Dirt (V2 2008) —Produced, arranged, and written by Isobel Campbell. Their two voices work really well together.


Mark Lanegan “Same Old Man”
from Mark Lanegan "Same Old Man" / Karen Dalton "Same Old Man" split 45 (Light In The Attic 2012) N  —New single featuring Mark Lanegan covering a traditional song made (relatively) famous by Karen Dalton in 1971. Her version is on the flip-side.


The City Champs “Takin' State”
from The Safecracker (Electraphonic Recording-Digital Electraphonic Recording.com 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from this band based out of Memphis.


Ike & Tina Turner “Your Love Is Mine”
from The Archive Series, Vol. 6 - Rollin' (Yellow Label 2009) —Written by Ike Turner. A smoldering masterpiece.


The Animals “Hit The Road, Jack”
from Animalism (MGM 1966) —1966 version of a Percy Mayfield song made famous by Ray Charles.


The Who “Daddy Rolling Stone”
from My Generation (Expanded Version) (MCA 2002) —1965 recording of a song written by Otis Blackwell


Billy Preston “Billy's Bag”
from Soul Derby (Vampisoul 2003) —F 3 Music bed.


Jonathan Richman “Fender Stratocaster”
from Jonathan Richman (Beserkley 1989) —Jonathan Richman will be at Off Broadway in February (Wed 2/6).


Bettie Serveert “Stephanie Says”
from Bettie Serveert Plays Venus in Furs (Brinkman 1998) —1997 live version of a Velvet Underground song written by Lou Reed.


Rumer “P. F. Sloan”
from Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —Gorgeous version of a song written by Jimmy Webb. This is on my list of top 10 releases of 2012.


Junebug “Truly Blue”
from Dead Horse (self-released 2013) N L —From the St. Louis band's new release. Lead vocals by Jaime Dollar and Donny Besancenez. Written by Donny Besancenez.


Leon Russell “Delta Lady”
from Leon Russell (Shelter Records 1970) —Written by Leon Russell with Ringo Starr on drums, Eric Clapton on guitar, and Bonnie Bramlett on backing vocals.


Ransom Note “Russian Blue”
from V12LP (Tower Groove Records 2-LP Compilation) (Tower Groove 2012) L —Ransom Note and The Jungle Fire will be at the Schlafly Tap Room this Saturday (1/26).


Peter Case “Lakes Of Ponchartrain”
from Peter Case Sings Like Hell (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 1994) —I've never heard a better reading of this traditional song. And a whole lot of people have done versions of this song. Produced by Marvin Etzioni.


Chuck Prophet “After The Rain”
from No Other Love (New West 2002) —Lovely duet by Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch and with a memorable hook.


The Blasters “Little Honey”
from Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (Warner Brothers 2002) —Composed by Dave Alvin and John Doe with lead vocals by Phil Alvin.


Emmylou Harris “Mansion On The Hill”
from Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) —1991 live version of a Bruce Springsteeen song. Sun 3/17 Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson – Peabody Opera House


Al Wilson “Lodi”
from Searching for the Dolphins (Expanded Version) (Ace/Kent 2008) —CCR cover originally released as a single in 1969 on Johnny River's Soul City label.


Creedence Clearwater Revival “Long As I Can See The Light”
from Cosmo's Factory (Fantasy 1970) —One of John Fogerty's finest songs.


Camera Obscura “Tougher Than The Rest”
from The Sweetest Thing/Tougher Than the Rest (4AD 2009) —Written by Bruce Springsteen and sung by Tracyanne Campbell.


The Walkabouts “Buffalo Ballet”
from Satisfied Mind (Cargo 1993) —Carla Torgerson does a really nice take on this John Cale song.


Eleni Mandell “Miss Me”
from Miracle of Five (Zedtone 2007) —Written by Eleni Mandell with a backing band including platers such as Nels Cline, Rick Holmstrom, and DJ Bonebrake.

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