Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Feb 28th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Ann Peebles “I Can't Stand the Rain” (Hi Records 1974) —Written by Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, and Ann Peebles. This 1974 recording features the Hi Rhythm Section and was produced by Willie Mitchell.
The James Hunter Six “Heartbreak”
from Minute By Minute (Concord 2013) N —This just hit the stores this week and is highly recommended. Written by James Hunter and produced by Bosco Mann. They will be at SXSW for those of you who will be attending.
Sam Cooke “Lost And Lookin'”
from Night Beat MP3/file Album (RCA Victor 1963) —Written for Sam Cooke by J.W. Alexander and Lowell Jordan and found on one of the finest albums of the last 50 years.
Janet & the Jays “Without A Reason”
from Cheatin' Soul (Trikont 2005) —From the moment you hear the lurid-sounding saxophone on this 1963 Hi Records recording, you know you're in for something good. Written by Don Bryant with a smoldering (yes, that word fits) vocal by Janet Wallace.
The Staple Singers “You've Got to Earn It”
from The Staple Swingers (stax 1971) —This goes out in memory of Cleotha Staples who passed away last Thursday at the age of 78. She was the eldest of The Staple Singers siblings and her harmony vocals were a big part of their sound. RIP.
The Webb Sisters “I Need You”
from Harrison Covered (Mojo 2011) —2011 version of the Beatles song written by George Harrison and performed by these sisters from Kent, UK. Anybody who saw the last Leonard Cohen show here couldn't help but be floored by their backing vocals.
The Beatles “I Want To Tell You”
from Revolver Album (CAPITOL 1966) —Written by George Harrison and featuring harmony vocals by Paul McCartney.
Shout out Louds “Sugar”
from Optica (Merge 2013) N —Lead-off track from the brand new release by the band based out of Stockholm, Sweden.
Bettie Serveert “Shake-Her”
from Oh, Mayhem! (Palomine 2013) N —New release from the Amsterdam-based band and featuring the lead vocals of Carol van Dijk and lead guitar by Peter Visser. Still sounding great after all these years.
Richard Thompson “Another Small Thing In Her Favour”
from Electric (New West 2013) N —Alright, maybe not the feel-good song of the year but a beautiful song, nonetheless. Produced by Buddy Miller.
Roger McGuinn “Take Me Away”
from Cardiff Rose (Columbia 1976) —Written by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy. This song is a recounting of the Rolling Thunder Review. Produced and featuring guitar by Mick Ronson.
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band “When I'm President” (Slimstyle 2012) —Written by Ian Hunter and found on this really fine 2012 release which was, somewhat, overlooked by yours, truly. I have no good excuse.
Calvin Cooke “Help Me Make It Through”
from Heaven (Dare Records 2003) —For years, Calvin Cooke worked for GM by day in Detroit. This is what he did on weekends. An absolute force of nature to see live.
The Rolling Stones “2120 South Michigan Avenue”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental named after the address of Chess Records.
Mount Moriah “Bright Light”
from Miracle Temple (Merge 2013) N —From their new release which just came out this week. Written by Heather McEntire, Jenks Miller, and Casey Toll. Featuring lead vocals by Heather McEntire.
The Mavericks “Lies”
from In Time (The Valory Music Company 2013) N —Written by Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero, and Raul Malo. Found on their new January release. New music by the Mavericks -- this is a good thing, indeed.
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Invitation to the Blues”
from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —Written by Roger Miller and found on their new release which just came out this week. They will be appearing along with Richard Thompson at the Peabody Opera House in March (Sunday 3/17)
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