Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 18th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Freddie Scott “Open The Door” from Cry to Me - The Best of Freddie Scott (Columbia / Legacy 1998) —1967 cover version of the Darrell Banks hit recorded for the Shout label. Produced by Bert Berns.Buy it!
Tyrone Davis “Turning Point” from Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975 (Brunswick Records 2006) —Great Chicago soul song written by composer/producer Leo Graham and his final #1 hit. Recorded in 1975 for Brunswick.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Doodlin'” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —Music bed. 1957 Atlantic single composed by Horace Silver.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Lonely Avenue” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —1958 Atlantic recording written by Doc Pomus.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” from Till The Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus (Rhino 1995) —F 2 Written by Doc Pomus and Reginald Ashby. - Tues 4/23 Bob Dylan w/Dawes – Peabody Opera House.Buy it!
Bill Black's Combo “Smokie (Part 2)” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) —Music bed. Bill Black-penned instrumental released in 1960.Buy it!
Jackie Paine “Go Go Train” from South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue (Kent 2013) N —From Port Athur, TX, he was 21 when he recorded this song written by Huey Meaux and Alton Valier for the Jet Stream label in 1966. One of the best name-checking soul and R&B songs you can hope to hear.Buy it!
FONTELLA BASS “Oh, No, Not My Baby” from Very Best of Fontella Bass (Spectrum Audio UK 2006) —Seeing as how Jackie Paine name-checked Fontella Bass in the last song, this just seemed fitting. This cover version of the Maxine Brown hit was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was recorded in 1966 for the Chess label.Buy it!
Ramsey Lewis “Wade In the Water” from Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest (The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) (MCA Records 1997) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental version of the traditional gospel song recorded for the Cadet label. Conducted by Richard Evans.Buy it!
Little Willie John “I'm Shakin'” from Fever: The Best of Little Willie John (Rhino 1993) —Written by Rudy Toombs and recorded for the King label in 1959. No way will this song never sound great to me.Buy it!
The Glories “Dark End Of The Street” from Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios (Ace 2012) —Alright, no doubt you've heard this soul classic by Dan Penn and Chips Moman but have you heard this version? Recorded at American Studios in 1969. These three women kill it and Frankie Gearing sings lead.Buy it!
Annette Funicello with The Beach Boys “The Monkey's Uncle” from The Sherman Brothers Songbook (Walt Disney Records 2009) —This goes out to Kevin of Ballwin who became a new member last week and requested a song in memory of Annette Funicello. Title track from from the 1965 Disney movie.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “Kiss Your Man Goodbye” from Two Yanks In England (Warner Bros. 1966) —Written by Don and Phil Everly and found on this album mostly made up of songs written by the Hollies. Thanks to Rich Reese of Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst for this.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie "Prince" Billy “Milk Train” from What the Brothers Sang (Drag City www.dragcity.com 2013) N —Written by Tony Romeo and found on this new release made up of songs previously recorded by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Jack Nitzsche And His Orchestra “Beatle-Mania” from Dance to the Hits of the Beatles (Collectors' Choice Music 1964) —Music bed. Instrumental mash-up of a myriad of differny Beatles songs. Rich Reese lives for things like this.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Do It Again” from Desire Lines (4AD 2013) N —From their forthcoming album slated for release on June 4. They have North American tour dates up. No St. Louis date, yet. Somebody needs to get on this, post haste.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Nothing Is Good Enough (instrumental)” from Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) (Reprise 1999) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Aimee Mann. Want to hear it with words? Go to her album 'Bachelor No. 2.'Buy it!
Sébastien Tellier “Fantino” from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed.Buy it!
Patty Griffin “Don't Let Me Die in Florida” from American Kid SINGLE (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —From her forthcoming album coming out on May 7. Tears of joy are flowing from the eyes of Ken from Cockeysville.Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Bryant's Bounce” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie Music/CEMA Special Markets 2010) —Music bed. 1952 Capitol instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.Buy it!
Cassie Morgan “A Day Longer” from A Day Longer (7") (self-released 2013) N L —Written by Cassie Morgan and found on her forthcoming Record Store Day (4/20) 7" vinyl release. Cassie Morgan & The Lonely Pine are opening for the Grace Basement CD release party on Fri (5/3) at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Prairie Rehab “Wait For It” from Weights and Measures (self 2013) N L —F 2 Prairie Rehab are having their CD release party this Friday (4/19) at the Schlafly Tap Room. The festivities begin at 9 PM.Buy it!