Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 21st 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
Betty Everett “You're No Good” from The Vee-Jay British Hits (P-Vine 2006) —Dee Dee Warwick was the first to record this Clint Ballard, Jr.-penned song but it wasn't a hit until Betty Everett recorded it in 1963. This later became a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt.Buy it!
Jerry Butler (with The Impressions) “For Your Precious Love” from Jerry Butler: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (Shout! Factory 2007) —Co-written by Jerry Butler and originally released as a Vee-Jay single in 1958. A vocal masterpiece.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “Confusion (feat. Menahan Street Band)” from Victim Of Love (Dunham 2013) —From his forthcoming album slated for release on April 2. He'll be at the Old Rock House on May 5. I put this show in the "crazy to miss" category.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “Let The Monkey Ride” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) N —From their forthcoming album coming out on Feb 26th. It's been five years since their last album. Produced by Bosco Mann.Buy it!
The Relatives “Let Your Light Shine” from The Electric Word (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2013) N —Brand new release from the Dallas gospel/soul/funk band that formed in 1970. Can't wait to hear this whole release. They are a mind-blowing live band.Buy it!
Kings Go Forth “High On Your Love” from The Outsiders Are Back VINYL (Luaka Bop 2010) —The vocals are so great on this song from the soul and funk band out of Milwaukee. They are long overdue for a new release. See them live if you ever have the chance.Buy it!
Curtis Mayfield “Think” from Superfly (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition] (Rhino/Curtom rhino.com 1972) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 1972 soundtrack written by Curtis Mayfield.Buy it!
Curtis Mayfield “Superfly” from Superfly (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition] (Rhino/Curtom rhino.com 1972) —1972 song written by Curtis Mayfield. You might have heard this one before.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Little Boy Blue” from One from the Heart (Music from the Motion Picture) (Sony 1982) —Written by Tom Waits and found on the 1982 soundtrack to the Francis Ford Coppola film.Buy it!
Johnny Depp & Patti Smith “The Mermaid” from Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys COMP (Anti- 2013) N —New 2-CD second volume of pirate ballads, sea songs and chanteys produced by Hal Willner.Buy it!
Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle “Take Me Home” from One from the Heart (Music from the Motion Picture) (Sony 1982) —Written by Tom Waits and featuring the vocals of Crystal Gayle.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Bamboo (River Come Down)” from Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys COMP (Anti- 2013) N —Your mileage might vary on this one. Me? I love it.Buy it!
The Kinks “Celluloid Heroes” from Everybody's In Show Business (Rhino 1972) —I was just having a hankering to hear this song. Mark your calendar for the next big KDHX tribute night honoring the Kinks, March 30 at Off Broadway. http://kdhx.org/calendar/evrybodys-gonna-be-happy-a-tribute-to-the-kinks-and-kdhx-benefit-39596Buy it!
The Incurables “FM” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —Lots of really good songs on this new release by the St. Louis band. Great sounding recording, too. Written and lead vocals by Jimmy Griffin.Buy it!
Peter Wolf with Merle Haggard “It's Too Late for Me” from Midnight Souvenirs (Verve 2010) R —I had a request for this during last week's all-duets show but didn't get it on he air. Better late than never.Buy it!
Son Volt “Shine On” from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) N L —From their forthcoming new album being released on March 5. Great news - Son Volt will be at the Pageant on Saturday (6/1).Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “Jewel of the South” from Daytrotter Session May 20, 2011 (www.daytrotter.com) —Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson will be at the Peabody Opera House in Marcg (Sun 3/17.Buy it!
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “The Night Rider” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Music bed.Buy it!
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