Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 7th 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
Barbara Lynn “Can't Buy My Love” from The Jamie Singles Collection (Jamie Record Co. 2008) —1965 song written by Billy and Bobby Babineax and recorded in Pasadena, TX. Definitely a Sir Douglas Quintet feel to it because of the organ.Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” from Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country (Trikont 2004) —Sublime 1969 version of the Mickey Newbury-penned song which was later covered (and made more famous) by Kenny Rogers & the First Edition.Buy it!
Ben & Spence “Long Ago” from Hall of Fame Volume 2 (Kent 2013) N —Highly recommended new compilation of rare and unissued tracks recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. This previously unissued recording was written by Dan Penn and Bob Killen.Buy it!
Boz Scaggs “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl” from Memphis (429 Records 2013) N —Boz Skagg's voice sounds amazing on this new release which just came this week. Can't go wrong covering Mink DeVille Like latter-day Nick Lowe? Then this release is for you.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “If I Only Knew” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) N —Written by James Hunter and produced by Bosco Mann. On tour but no stop in St. Louis, unfortunately.Buy it!
Madeleine Peyroux “Changing All Those Changes” from The Blue Room (Decca 2013) N —Written by Buddy Holly and found on her new release which just came out this week. Can't go wrong with the rhythm section of David Pilch (bass) and Jay Bellerose (drums).Buy it!
Lil' Poochie & Hezekiah Early “You Know I've Tried” from We Juke Up in Here!: Mississippi's Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads (Broke & Hungry Records www.brokeandhungryrecords.com 2012) —2011 recording written by McKinley Mitchell from the soundtrack for the film which is screening tonight at 7:30 PM at Holmes Lounge at Wash U. Also, there will be a panel discussion with the producers and performance by Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.Buy it!
Red Prysock “Harem Girl” from Hipshakers Vol. 3 - Just A Little Bit of the Jumpin Bean (Vampisoul 2012) —R&B instrumental from 1962 featuring Red Prysong on tenor sax.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “I'm Satsisfied (The Duffy Theme)” from Born To Be Together: The Songs of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (Ace 2013) N —Written for a 1968 film 'Duffy' and found on this new compilation of various artists performing songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. This track was produced by David Axelrod.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Mama Told Me Not To Come” from 12 Songs (Reprise 1970) —Written by Randy Newman and found on his 1970 second album release. This album features Ry Cooder and Clarence White on guitar.Buy it!
Rodriguez “I Wonder” from Cold Fact (Light In The Attic 1970) —The bass-line by Bob Babbitt is so freakin' great on this track. The 2013 Oscar (TM) winning documentary about Rodriguez is now available. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Paul Revere & The Raiders “I'm Not Your Stepping Stone” from Kicks! 1963-1972 (Raven 2005) —Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart and released in 1966. This pre-dated the release by the Monkees by several months.Buy it!
The Kinks “Juke Box Music” from Sleepwalker (Arista 1977) —Written by Ray Davies. Mark your calendar for Sat 3/30 at Off Broadway. Don't miss Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy: A Tribute to the Kinks and a Benefit for KDHX featuring The Blind Eyes, Melody Den, Old Lights, Aviation Club & many more.Buy it!
Greg Brown “Why Don't You Just Go Home” from Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 1997) —A heartfelt sentiment written by Greg Brown. "You've had enough wine and it's lamplighting time / Why don't you just go home."Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Saving the Good Stuff for You” from Electric (New West 2013) N —Written by Richard Thompson and featuring harmony vocals by Siobhan Maher-Kennedy. Sun 3/17 Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson – Peabody Opera HouseBuy it!
Sleepy Kitty “School's Out” from Infinity City (Euclid Records 2011) L —Fri 3/8 SXS City (South by South City) – Sleepy Kitty, Junebug, Beth Bombara, Royal Smokestacks, Rum Drum Ramblers & Jump Starts – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Ransom Note “Bottom Dollar” from It's You! (Tower Groove 2011) L —Sun 3/9 SXS City (South by South City) – Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family, Brotherfather, Ransom Note, Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost, Lewis Dubbs and the Missouri Flyguys – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Everly Brothers “Love Hurts” from Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. 1960-1969 (Warner Brothers 1993) —1960 song written by Boudleaux Bryant. Add this to list of great versions of this song.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “The Long Riders” from The Long Riders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1980) —Music bed. Ry Cooder instrumental composition.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Hopeful” from The Beast in Its Tracks (self 2013) N —From his new release which just came out this week. Never let it be said that Josh Ritter is not prolific. This album happens to stem from a recent divorce, however.Buy it!
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