Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 28th 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
Margo White “If Only You Were Here” from South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue (Kent 2013) N —Margo White was out of Lake Charles, LA and she wrote and recorded this song in 1965 for the Tear Drop label. Found on this new compilation of mid-60s R&B and soul issued on Huey Meaux's group of Texas labels.Buy it!
Bobby Patterson “Soul Is Our Music” from Soul Is My Music - The Best of Bobby Patterson (Sundazed Music 2003) —1967 Arthur Conley-influenced b-side written by Bobby Patterson. This 2-disc compilation features all of his Jetstar recordings from 1965-1970 including nine previously unissued tracks.Buy it!
Claudia Lennear “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Written by and featuring Allen Toussaint on piano. Claudia Lennear was a one-time Ikette and session singer. This was off her 1973 solo release, 'Phew!, that came out on Warner Bros.Buy it!
The Memphis Horns “Soul Bowl” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. 1970 instrumental written by Wayne Jackson and Andrew love.Buy it!
Gladys Knight & The Pips “I Wish It Would Rain” from The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips (Motown 1995) —Great 1968 interpretation of the the Temptations hit written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, and Roger Penzabene.Buy it!
Shorty Long “People Sure Act Funny” from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —I really can't recommend this single disc compilation enough. This 1968 Motown track was written by James Mcdougal and Titus Turner.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)” from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental written by Frederick "Shorty" Long and Clarence Paul.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “One Way Love” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) N —Written by James Hunter and produced by Bosco Mann. Highly recommended. the James Hunter Six are doing shows opening for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Why don't they bring that show to St. Louis?Buy it!
The Relatives “Your Love Is Real” from The Electric Word (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2013) N —Really terrific harmony vocals on this gospel soul song. This band was formed in Dallas in 1970 and this is a new release by them. Well-worth seeking out and don't ever miss the chance to see them live.Buy it!
Monophonics “Bang Bang” from In Your Brain (Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. www.ubiquityrecords.com/ 2012) —Written by Sonny Bono. Fri 4/5 Monophonics w/ Big Brother Thunder & The Master Blasters – Old Rock HouseBuy it!
The English Beat “Twist & Crawl” from I Just Can't Stop It (I.R.S. 1980) —Written by Andy Cox, Dave Steele, Dave Wakeling, Everett Morton, and Ranking Roger. Man, what a great single and a band who delivered the goods live, too.Buy it!
Yo La Tengo “Well You Better” from Fade (Matador 2013) N —You have to love any band who has a drawing on their album by Roscoe Finkel, 3rd Place Winner in the Sept, 2012 Draw Yo La Tengo contest.Buy it!
Fabienne Delsol “I Feel So Blue” from On My Mind (Damaged Goods 2010) —Fabienne Delsol was the lead singer and bassist for the Bristols before she began her solo career. This is her third solo release.Buy it!
The Waterboys “Sweet Dancer” from An Appointment With Mr. Yeats (Proper American 2011) N —Lyrics were taken from Irish poet William Butler Yeats and music is by the Waterboys. Just released in the U.S. this week. The fiddle of Steve Wickham is masterful.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Auldie Riggs” from Electric (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —I've heard this on Sound Salvation a couple of times and really like it. It's high time I play it on M2M. Written by Richard Thompson. Much mayhem ensues on this one.Buy it!
Patti Smith w/ Johnny Depp “The Mermaid” from Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys COMP (Anti- www.anti.com 2013) N —From this new 2-disc collection of various artists singing pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys. Produced by Hal Willner so you know it will be interesting.Buy it!
Moris Tepper “Can't Stop Cryin'” from Big Enough to Disappear (Candlebone Records 1996) —In addition to a solo career as both a musician and painter, he has played guitar with Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart and been in PJ Harvey's touring band.Buy it!
Trashcan Sinatras “Should I Pray? (feat. Carly Simon)” from In the Music (Lo-Five UK 2009) —Beautiful song written by Eddi Reader and the Trashcan Sinatras and featuring Carly Simon on harmony vocals.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Sad Dog” from Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion Records 2013) N —Featuring the lead vocals of Carol van Dijk and lead guitar by Peter Visser. Lots of good tracks on this. I hope they tour behind it.Buy it!
Dean and Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —F 6 iT Music bed.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Our Song” from Civilians (Anti/Epitaph 2007) —"We push in line at the picture show for cool air and a chance to see / A vision of ourselves portrayed as younger and braver and humble and free."Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “The Lottery Song” from Son of Schmilsson (RCA 1972) —Written by Harry Nilsson with a backing band made up of Nicky Hopkins, Chris Spedding, Peter Frampton, John Uribe, Milt Holland, and Ray Cooper.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Somebody Help Me” from What The Brothers Sang (Drag City / Palace Records 2013) —Written by Jackie Edwards and found on this new release made up of versions of songs previously recorded by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Hillcrest (Opus 3)” from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —Music bed.Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Opus 1” from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Kinks “Alchohol” from Muswell Hillbillies (RCA 1971) —Sat 3/30 Ever’body’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 MoreBuy it!
Bill Lloyd & Tommy Womack “Picture Book” from This Is Where I Belong - The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (Rykodisc 2002) —Kinks cover written by Ray Davies.Buy it!
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