Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 21st 2010 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
Syl Johson “Straight Love, No Chaser”
from Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology Single (The Numero Group 2010) N —OK, this is good as box sets get. 6LP+4CD, 35,000 word essay & four years in the making - highly recommended. This track was written by Johnny Cameron and was recorded in Chicago in 1966.
Chairmen of the Board “(You've Got Me) Dangling On a String”
from Finder's Keepers: The Invictus Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —RIP General Norman Johnson who passed away last week at the age of 69. Besides fronting soul bands such as The Showmen & Chairmen Of The Board, he also wrote hits for other artists such as Patches, Want Ads, & Bring The Boys Home.
The Showmen “It Will Stand”
from Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-74 (CAPITOL 1996) —Written by General Norman Johnson and recorded in 1961 for the Minit label. As for compilations of New Orleans R7B and rock, you can't do any better than this 4-CD compilation.
Elton John and Leon Russell “If It Wasn't For Bad”
from The Union (Decca url 2010) N —New release which just came out this week. Written by Leon Russell. Back in the 70s I never would have envisioned these artists making an album together but, in retrospect, it makes sense given Leon Russell's influence on Elton John.
Bob Dylan “I'd Hate to Be You on that Dreadful Day”
from The Witmark Demos: 1962-64 (Columbia 2010) N —Previously unreleased song included on this ninth & latest installment of Dylan's bootleg series. This two-CD collection is made up of demos recorded for the M. Witmark & Songs publishing company.
Jerry Reed “Lord, Mr. Ford”
from The Essential Jerry Reed (RCA 1995) —1973 song written by Dick Feller "Well, if you're one of the millions who own one of them gas-drinking, piston-clinking, air-polluting, smoke-belching, four-wheeled buggies from Detroit City, then pay attention; I'm about to sing your song, son."
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Stratosphere Boogie”
from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —1954 instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.
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