Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 25th 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
Syl Johnson “Sockin' Soul Power” from Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology (The Numero Group 2010) —Taken from this amazing 80-track, six-LP, four-CD compilation of songs recorded from 1959-1972 before he went to Hi Records. - This track was written by Syl Johnson and recorded in 1968.Buy it!
Moses & Joshua Dillard “My Elusive Dreams” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) —1967 country-soul version of a song written by Claude Putnam and Billy Sherrill and originally recorded by Curly Putnam as a country ballad. Let's just say this version is no ballad. Fans of Sam & Dave and James & Bobby Purify will love this.Buy it!
Elayna Boynton & Anthony Hamilton “Freedom” from Django Unchained (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Republic 2012) —Written by Elayna Boynton, Anthony Hamilton, and Kelvin Wotten and recorded for the soundtrack for the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film.Buy it!
Richie Havens “Here Comes The Sun” from The Best of Richie Havens (Rhino 1993) —RIP Richie Havens who passed away this Monday at the age of 72. This sublime version of the Beatles song was recorded in 1970.Buy it!
Willie Wright “It's Only Life, That's All” from Telling The Truth (The Numero Group 2011) —1977 soul recording originally pressed on 1,000 copies unearthed in 2011 by The Numero Group. Can't help but think of Astral Weeks when I hear this track.Buy it!
Supreme Jubilees “It'll All Be Over” from Good God! Apocryphal Hymns (The Numero Group 2013) N —Originally recorded in 1980 in Visalia, CA for S & K Records. Chances are you haven't heard this gospel soul song since the the original pressing was only 500 copies. On this new 2-LP collection of rare soul gospel tracks.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Danger Zone” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper and recorded at Stax in 1965. This goes out to Joy who pledged last week and wanted to hear something by The Commitments. This is about as close as I can get.Buy it!
James Brown “Any Day Now” from Polydor Burt Bacharach Songbook "Lippy Lip Bacharach" (Polydor 1998) —1969 song written by Bob Hilliard and Burt BacharachBuy it!
Lou Johnson “(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me” from Always Something There (Ace 2008) —1964 recording written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Arranged, conducted, and produced by Burt Bacharach.Buy it!
J. Roddy Walston and the Business “Don't Break the Needle” from J. Roddy Walston and the Business (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2010) —Mon 4/29 J. Roddy Walston and the Business / Pujol/ Via Dove – Off BroadwayBuy it!
The Rolling Stones “Rip This Joint” from Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones/Atlantic 1972) —The side-men add a whole lot to this. Bobby Keys on sax, Jim Price on trumpet, and Nicky Hopkins on piano.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “Down The Line” from Live at the Star-Club Hamburg (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1989) —Roy Orbison cover found on one of the greatest live rock recordings, ever. Recorded live in 1964 in Hamburg, Germany.Buy it!
Sir Douglas Quintet “Mendocino (Spanish Version)” from Interpret en Espanol (Sundazed 2013) N —Found on this new 2-7" 45 set made availble at Record Store Day. Four songs recorded in Spanish in 1970. Written by Doug Sahm.0Buy it!
Game Theory “The Real Sheila” from Lolita Nation (Enigma 1987) —"Lord knows that I'm not exactly the boy of my own dreams" - Written by Scott Miller. This set was brought to you by Ken from Cockeysville.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Zen label.Buy it!
Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends “I'll Be Back” from Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends (Universal/Polygram 1968) —Sublime pop cover of the Beatles song. Thanks to Spencer Marquart for making me aware of this album.Buy it!
Wussy Duo “Pretty As You Please” from Wussy Duo (Shake It Records shakeitrecords.com 2013) N —Originally done by the Ass Ponys when Chuck Clever was in that band. This new version is pretty great.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Obviously 5 Believers” from Blonde on Blonde (Columbia 1966) —Bob Dylan and his band put on an incredible show on Tuesday at the Peabody Opera House. I would recommend going to kdhx.org and reading Robin Wheeler's fine review & set list of the show.Buy it!
Shannon McNally “I Must Be in a Good Place Now” from Small Town Talk: The Songs Of Bobby Charles (Sacred Sumac 2013) N —From her new release made up of songs written by Bobby Charles. Excellent idea for an album.Buy it!
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