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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu May 16th 2013

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu May 16th 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


Johnny Griffith & Billy Sha-Rae's Band “Do It (Instrumental)”
from The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (BGP url 2013) N  —Music bed. 1970 instrumental featuring the keyboards of Johnny Griffith. He was one of Motown's Funk Brothers and has played on hundred of Motown songs.


Esther Marrow “Walk Tall”
from The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (BGP url 2013) N  —Recorded in 1969 by the jazz singer who sang with Duke Ellington, Harry Belafonte, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She co-wrote this with Joe Zawinul and it was originally recorded by Cannonball Adderly.


Stevie Wonder “Too High”
from Innervisions (Motown 1973) —This is your mind on drugs. Written, produced, arranged, and all instruments played by Stevie Wonder. Props to the liner notes for taking on the not-so-easy task of spelling out all the scat-sung "do do's" in the song lyrics.


The O' Jays “Back Stabbers” (Epic 1972) —Composed by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, and Leon Huff. Produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and arranged by Thom Bell. Philadelphia soul at its finest.


Norma & the Heartaches “Nice & Slow Part 2”
from The Philly Sound Get Down - Funky Philly Instrumentals (Funkadelphia Records 2005) —Music bed. Philadelphia soul instrumental.


Katie Love & Four Shades Of Black “It Hurts So Good”
from Something New to Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (Kent 2013) N  —Recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971 and found on this new compilation of various artists performing songs written by Phillip Mitchell. This was later recorded by Millie Jackson and became a big hit.


Dee Dee Warwick “She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking)”
from Turning Around (Atlantic 1970) —Written by Jerry Williams, Jr. (aka Swamp Dogg), Gary U.S. Bonds, and Robert Wrightsil. A cheating soul song that belongs on a cheating soul box set. Now, that would be fun to compile. So much to draw from.


Ann Peebles “If We Can't Trust Each Other”
from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records 1974) —Written by Earl Randle and produced by Willie Mitchell. Really, almost every track on this is a gem. Highly recommended.


Willie Mitchell “Fever”
from It's Dance-Time (Hi Records 1965) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the classic written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell.


The Bo-Keys “Jack and Ginger”
from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) —Appearing at Off Broadway this Friday (5/17). Also on the bill are Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby. If you miss them there, they will be at Webster Grooves-A Retro Soul Festival taking place on Saturday (5/18). Wow!


Alice Russell “To Dust” (Tru Thoughts 2013) N  —Terrific new release by the Essex, UK soul singer-songwriter. All songs on this album were written by Alice Russell and guitarist, Alex Cowan.


Laura Mvula “That's Alright”
from Sing to the Moon (RCA Victor 2013) N  —Debut release by the artist based out of Birmingham, England. Written by Laura Mvula and impossible to pigeon-hole. Serious misstep missing her at SXSW.


The Bo-Keys “Sundown On Beale”
from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) —Music bed. For the whole line-up of the Webster Groovefest taking place on Saturday (5/18), go to http://tinyurl.com/bzv7s3t. That is one action-packed line-up.


The Soul Rebels “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”
from Unlock Your Mind (Universal Music Group International 2012) —Appearing at the Old Rock House next Thursday (5/23). I would expect this New Orleans brass band to put on quite a live show.


Brothers Lazaroff “Pure Delight”
from Hope, Fear, Youth (self 2013) N L —New single from their forthcoming album featuring Coco Soul and Tom Papa Ray. A stripped-down acoustic version of Brothers Lazaroff will be at the KDHX Harvest Sessions this Saturday at the Tower Grove Park Farmer's Market. Music begins at 10 AM.


Sly & The Family Stone “(You Caught Me) Smilin'”
from There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic 1971) —Written by Sylvester Stewart. Sometimes trippy, sometimes despair-filled, sometimes infectious, and always groove-filled.


MFSB “Love Is The Message”
from Love Is the Message (Legacy Recordings 1973) —Music bed. Philadelphia soul instrumental written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.


The Quik “Bert's Apple Crumble”
from The Mod Scene (Decca Pop 1998) —Music bed. 1967 Mod instrumental recorded for the Decca label.


Steve Forbert “It Sure Was Better Back Then”
from Mission of The Crossroad Palms (Giant/Paladin 1995) —Appearing at the Old Rock House this Sunday (May 19).


Paul Kelly “Time and Tide”
from Spring and Fall (Gawdaggle 2012) —Written by Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and found on his latest release. Highly recommended. I just got to see him last week in Madison, WI and was blown away.


Kelly Hogan “Dusty Groove”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot 2012) —Written by Catherine Irwin and found on my favorite release of 2012. One of the best vocalists going.


The City Champs “Comin' Home Baby”
from The Safecracker (Bonus Track Version) (Electraphonic Recording-Digital Electraphonic Recording.com 2009) —Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental.


Camera Obscura “Fifth In Line To the Throne”
from Desire Lines (4AD 2013) N  —From their forthcoming album slated for release on 6/4 and featuring harmony vocals by Neko Case. They are touring the U.S. in June. The closest they get is Kansas City and Chicago. I sense a road trip coming on.


Cilla Black “Conversations”
from Girl Crazy! (EMI 2012) —Recorded in 1969 by the second biggest-selling music artist out of Liverpool.


Rod Stewart “Oh! No, Not My Baby”
from Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings (Mercury 2002) —1973 Mercury single witten by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.


Dwight Twilley “You Close Your Eyes”
from Soundtrack (Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. 2011) —The Dwight Twilley Band will be at Off Broadway this Saturday (5/18). Also on the bill are Old Lights.


The Byrds “Mr. Spaceman”
from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —Written by Roger McGuinn who said this song began as a "serious melodramatic screenplay."


Jefferson Airplane “A Song For All Seasons”
from Volunteers (RCA 1969) —Written by Spencer Dryden and featuring Nicky Hopkins on piano.


Billy Preston “Billy's Bag”
from Soul Derby (Vampisoul 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Billy Preston and recorded circa 1964/1965.


The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker “Own Thing”
from Live at KDHX: Vol. 6 Single (KDHX 2008) —Charles Walker & the Dynamites will be at the Duck Room a week from Friday (5/24). This track was recorded live at KDHX on 01/01/2008.


Betty Davis “They Say I'm Different” (Light In The Attic Records 2007) —Written and arranged by Betty Davis. Pretty great. You'll note Chuck Berry gets three shout-outs on this song.


Millie Jackson “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right”
from If Loving You Is Wrong: 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers (Kent 2002) —Written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson, and Carl Hampton and recorded in 1974 for the Spring label. One of the greatest soul vocals, ever.


Eric Burdon “Devil And Jesus”
from 'Til Your River Runs Dry (ABKCO 2013) N  —Written by Eric Burdon and Gregg Sutton. This does not sound like the voice of a 72-year old.


The Martinis “Hung Over”
from Further Adventures of Mod Jazz (Kent 2008) —Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental from 1967.


Patty Griffin “Get Ready Marie”
from American Kid Single (New West 2013) N  —Written by Patty Griffin and found on her new release which just came out last week.


Peter Case “Million Dollars Bail”
from Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2007) —Mon 6/3 Peter Case – Off Broadway


Michael Friedman “Cool of the Coming Dark” (Perdition 2002) —Masterful words by Michael Friedman.


Monahans “Dissonance (Instrumental)”
from Low Pining (Undertow 2007) —Music bed.


Shannon McNally “Save Me Jesus”
from Small Town Talk: The Songs Of Bobby Charles (Sacred Sumac 2013) N  —Tue 5/28 Shannon McNally – Old Rockhouse


David Lindley & El Rayo-X “Talkin' to the Wino Too”
from Very Greasy (Ekektra 1988) —Written by Bob "Frizz" Fuller and David Lindley. David Lindley is appearing at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL one week from Friday (5/24).


Jackson Browne & David Lindley “Your Bright Baby Blues”
from Love Is Strange (Inside 2010) —Live 2006 recording made in Spain. This track also features Javier Mas on the banduria.


David Lindley “Attar”
from Everybody Slides, Vol. 2 (Rykodisc 1996) —Music bed.


Ryan Bingham “That's How Strong My Love Is”
from Levi's Pioneer Sessions: 2010 Revival Recordings (www.levispioneersessions.com 2010) —Ryan Bingham will be appearing at the Pageant this Wednesday (5/22). Also on the bill are the Wild Feathers.


Mount Moriah “I Built a Town”
from Miracle Temple (Merge 2013) N  —Mon 6/17 Mount Moriah – Old Rockhouse


Dolly Varden “Apple Doll”
from The Dumbest Magnets (evil teen 2001) —Sat 6/8 Twangfest featuring Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets and Dolly Varden – Duck Room


Magnolia Summer “The Second Voyage”
from The Slip That Leads Into the Fall - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2010) —Music bed.


Magnolia Summer “Birds Without a Wire”
from Lines from the Frame (Undertow 2008) L —Written by Chris Grabau and featuring the lead vocals of Chris Grabau and Kelly Kneiser (of Glossary). Beautiful.


Son Volt “Wild Side”
from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) L —Sat 6/1 Son Volt – Pageant

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