Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 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
Swamp Dogg “Creeping Away” from Rat On! (Ekektra 1971) —Written by Jerry Williams, Jr (aka Swamp Dogg) and Gary U.S. Bonds and recorded at Quinvy Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals. Also features one of the most infamous LP album covers of all time -- Swamp Dogg riding a giant rat.Buy it!
Bobby Charles “Street People” from Bobby Charles (bearsville www.rhino.com 1972) —Written by Bobby Charles and produced by John Simon. Rick Danko plays electric bass and Dr. John plays keyboards on this album. New Orleans R & B meets rock and country.Buy it!
Chris Clark “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) [Alternate Mix]” from A Cellarful of Motown (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2002) —Written by Frank Wilson and recorded in 1967 for Motown. Chris Clark will be at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans which is taking place Oct 3-5. The schedule is now up at http://www.ponderosastomp.com. Can't wait!Buy it!
The Spinners “I'll Be Around (Whenever You Want Me)” from Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia (Sony / BMG 2008) —RIP Bobbie Smith - the original lead singer of the Spinners - who just passed away last Saturday. He sang lead on this song which remains one of the greatest Philly Soul songs ever recorded. Co-written, arranged, and produced by Thom Bell.Buy it!
Norma & the Heartaches “Nice & Slow Part 2” from The Philly Sound Get Down - Funky Philly Instrumentals (Funkadelphia Records 2005) —Music bed. Philly soul instrumental written and produced by Ervin Jones.Buy it!
The Relatives “Things Are Changing” from The Electric Word (Yep Roc Records 2013) N —This gospel soul and funk band was formed in 1970 and just put out a new release. They absolutely tore it up at SXSW last week.Buy it!
Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators “Light Years Ahead” from Tortured Soul (Timmion Records 2013) N —New release from the Brooklyn-born soul singer based out of Europe with backing by the Finnish soul and funk band, The Soul Investigators.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “Strictly Reserved For You (feat. Menahan Street Band)” from Victim Of Love (Dunham 2013) N —From his forthcoming album slated for release on April 2. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires will be at the Old Rock House in Mat (Sunday 5/5).Buy it!
Michael Kiwanuka “Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye” from The Songs of Leonard Cohen Covered (Mojo 2012) —Found on this compilation of various artists performing songs from Leonard Cohen's 1967 debut album.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Dead End Street Monologue / Dead End Street” from Beg, Scream, and Shout (Rhino 1997) —1967 Capitol single single written by Lou Rawls, David Axelrod, and Ben Raleigh. Produced by David Axelrod.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Still Hanging On” from Faithful Man (Truth & Soul Records 2012) —Lee Fields and the Expressions will be at 2720 Cherokee next Wednesday (3/27). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Sunny's Tune” from Johnny Handsome (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1989) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Ry Cooder with Jim Keltner in drums and Steve Douglas on sax.Buy it!
The Staves “Dead & Born & Grown” (Atlantic Records UK www.atlanticrecords.com 2012) N —This debut release by the Watford, England band just came out in the U.S. and features the harmony vocals of Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor.Buy it!
Alexandre Desplat “The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe - Part 2: Smoke/Fire” from Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack) (ABKCO 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Alexandre Desplat.Buy it!
The Animals “We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place” from Born To Be Together: The Songs of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (Ace 2013) N —1965 song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Produced by Mickie Most.Buy it!
Caitlin Rose “Only a Clown” from The Stand-In (ATO www.atorecords.com 2013) N —Written by Gary Louris & Caitlin Rose. Caitlin Rose and Daniel Romano will be coming to Off Broadway in May (Sun 5/12).Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Truck Driver's Ride” from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —1951 instrumental written by Speedy West.Buy it!
Laura Cantrell “Making Believe” from Kitty Wells Dresses - Songs of the Queen of Country Music (Diesel Only 2011) —Kitty Wells originally recorded this song written by Jimmy Work. Laura Cantrell pays tribute to Kitty Wells on this album made up, mostly, of versions of songs recorded by Kitty Wells.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Breakdown” from What The Brothers Sang (Drag City / Palace Records 2013) N —Written by Kris Kristofferson and found on this new release made up of versions of songs recorded by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Deep Water” from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —Music bed. 1954 instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.Buy it!
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