Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Wed Apr 3rd 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
Millie Jackson “Good To the Very Last Drop” from The Moods of Millie Jackson (Kent 2013) N —1973 song written by Billy Nichols and found on this new compilation of soulful ballads recorded by Millie Jackson. Lots of gems on this.Buy it!
Martha & The Vandellas “No More Tearstained Makeup” from Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-1967 (Ace 2013) N —1966 recording written and produced by Smokey Robinson. The lead vocal by Martha Reeves and the bass line by James Jamerson are so great -- no other way to put it. This should have been a hit of epic proportions.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “Hurricane (feat. Menahan Street Band)” from Victim Of Love (Dunham 2013) N —From his new release which just came out this week. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires will be at the Old Rock House in May (Sunday 5/5). Highly recommended.Buy it!
James Brown and The Famous Flames “There Was A Time” from The Singles-Volume 5: 1967-1969 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Flip side to their 'I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)' 1967 King single. This ended up as big a hit as the a-side. Featuring Jimmy Nolen and Alfonso Kellum on guitar.Buy it!
Charles Walker & The Dynamites “Yours and Mine” from Love Is Only Everything (Gemco Recording Group 2013) N —Duet between Charles Walker and Bettye LaVette found on this new release which just came out this week. Written by Pete Abbott, Leo Black, and Charlie Pate.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, March 7, 1971)” from Aretha Franklin: Live at Fillmore West (Atlantic 1971) —Live 1971 incredibly soulful take on the Simon and Garfunkel classic with backing by King Curtis, The Memphis Horns, Billy Preston, among others.Buy it!
Otis Redding “These Arms of Mine” from Live on the Sunset Strip (Stax/Concord 2010) —1966 live recording from the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood. Written by Otis Redding with backing by a ten-piece orchestra.Buy it!
Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood “Get Rich and Marry You” from We Juke Up in Here!: Mississippi's Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads (Broke & Hungry Records www.brokeandhungryrecords.com 2012) —Live 2011 recording found on this soundtrack for a movie which focuses on the once-thriving juke joint culture in the Mississippi Delta. This country blues song was written by Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood. I love this track.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “You Can't Catch Me” from Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings (Hip-O Select 2007) —1955 Chess single written by Chuck Berry Otis Spann on piano, Ebby Hardy on drums, and Wille Dixon on bass.Buy it!
Ike & Tina Turner “River Deep, Mountain High” from Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner (EMI 1991) —Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich and released in 1973. This version was produced by Ike Turner.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Rolli Polli” from Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings (Hip-O Select 2007) —Music bed. 1957 Chuck Berry-penned instrumental.Buy it!
Tight Pants Syndrome “Cherry Don't Quit” from All Alive EP (Blip Blap! 2013) N L —Tight Pants Syndrome is having an EP release party for 'All Alive' this Saturday (4/6) at the Heavy Anchor. Also on the bill are Brothers Lazaroff, Estevan, and Media Ghost.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Dance While You Can” from Hope, Fear, Youth (Brothers lazaroff 2013) N L —See previous entry. Brothers Lazaroff will be releasing their second single off their forthcoming album at the Heavy Anchor this Saturday (4/6). The festivities kick off at 8PM. You can tell the rhythm section is having fun with this one.Buy it!
Cheap Trick “Southern Girls” from In Color (Re-recorded) (n/a) —Unreleased re-recorded 1998 version of Southern Girls produced by Steve Albini. They were in the studio and started to re-record songs off their 1977 'In Color' release because they hated the production by Tom Werman on the original release.Buy it!
The Keymen “Boy Blue” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 60s instrumental recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, NM.Buy it!
Petula Clark “Lost In You” (Sony 2013) N —This does not sound like it could possibly be the voice of an 80-year old woman. Written by Sarah Naghshineh, Paul Visser, and John Williams and found on her new release.Buy it!
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Bach's Back!” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental recorded for the Capitol (Canada) label.Buy it!
The Incurables “Fall So Hard” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) L —There are so many fine songs on this new release by the St. Louis band. Written and sung by Jimmy Griffin.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Desperados Under The Eaves” from Warren Zevon (Asylum 1976) —"And if California slides into the ocean / Like the mystics and statistics say it will / I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill"Buy it!
The City Champs “Love Is A Losing Game” from The Safecracker (Bonus Track Version) (Electraphonic Recording-Digital ELECTRAPHONICRecording.com 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental version of an Amy Winehouse song.Buy it!
The Union Electric “Out in the Streets” from Out in the Streets/Mysteries of St. Louis 7" (Rankoutsider Records 2013) N L —New single from the St. Louis band. Written by Tim Rakel of KDHX's 'Mystery Train.' The vinyl release of this single will be available on Record Store Day (4/20).Buy it!
Neil Young “Don't Be Denied” from Time Fades Away (Reprise 1973) —Autobigraphical song written by Neil Young and recorded live in 1973. Savaged by critics when it came out and still sounding as great as ever.Buy it!
Mount Moriah “Miracle Temple Holiness” from Miracle Temple (Merge 2013) —Another of my favorite 2013 release, so far. Written by Heather McEntire, Jenks Miller, and Casey Toll with Heather McEntire on lead vocals.Buy it!
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