Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu May 23rd 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Dr. John “Revolution”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) —Dr. John is in great form on this Dan Auerbach-produced album. Sax and guitar propel this one.
Dengue Fever “Seeing Hands”
from Venus On Earth (M80 2008) —This Los Angeles band is a mash-up of Cambodian pop, surf, soul, Ethiopian jazz, and more. Fronted by a terrific vocalist named Chhom Nimol. They are touring in the summer. May they come through St. Louis for the first time.
Millie Jackson “Leftovers”
from Somethig New To Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (Kent 2013) N —Written by southern soul singer-songwriter, Phillip Mitchell. This 1975 recording features Phillip Mitchell in the opening dialogue segment of this song. Millie Jackson recorded lots of his songs including her biggest hit, 'It Hurts So Good.'
Toots Hibbert “Hard to Handle”
from Toots in Memphis (Mango 1988) —Otis Redding cover featuring one of Toot's finest vocals. This album combines the Jamaican rhythm section of Shakespeare and Dunbar with Memphis soul session greats such as Teenie Hodges, Eddie Hinton, Andrew Love, and Jim Dickinson.
Alice Russell “Citizens”
from To Dust (Tru Thoughts 2013) N —Immensely talented singer-songwriter out of Essex, England. Written by Alice Russell and Alex Cowan.
Mavis Staples “Don't Knock”
from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) —Written by Pops Staples with Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor providing backing vocals. Mavis Staples is headlining Bluesweek 2013 this Saturday (5/25) at Soldiers Memorial. Her set begins at 9:45 PM. Highly recommended.
Trombone Shorty “Hurricane Season”
from Backatown CD Album (Verve 2010) —Trombone Shorty is headlining Bluesweek 2013 this Friday (5/24) at Soldiers Memorial. His set begins at 9:30 PM.
Paul Kelly “Little Aches And Pains”
from Spring and Fall (Gawdaggle 2012) —Beautiful song off the Australian singer-songwriter's latest release. Well worth seeking out.
The Staves “Wisely & Slow”
from Dead & Born & Grown (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —This trio of sisters from Watford, England will be at Off Broadway next Thursday (5/30). I'm really interested in seeing this band. This (mainly) a cappella opening track is gorgeous.
France Gall “Laisser tomber les filles”
from C'est Chic! (Ace 2010) —1964 song written by Serge Gainsbourg. Should have been used in a James Bond movie.
Neko Case “That's Who I Am”
from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Comp (Hear Music 2013) N —From the forthcoming release of the soundtrack for "a southern gothic supernatural musical thriller of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge from the minds of co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett."
Half Knots “Drive Away”
from Proof (self 2013) L —Half Knots will be appearing as part of Twangfest on Friday (6/7) at Blueberry Hill. Also on the bill are Eilen Jewell and headliner Asleep At The Wheel.
The Doors “Peace Frog”
from Morrison Hotel (Elektra 1970) —RIP Ray Manzarek who passed away on Monday (5/20) at the age of 74. You can't imagine the Doors' sound without the keyboards of Ray Manzarek.
X “In This House That I Call Come”
from Wild Gift CD Album (Rhino/Slash 1981) —Written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka and produced by Ray Manzarek.
Marshall Crenshaw “Soldier Of Love”
from Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Bros. 1982) —Sublime version of the Arthur Alexander hit. - Sat 6/8 Twangfest featuring Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets and Dolly Varden – Duck Room
The Band “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”
from The Band (Capitol Records 1969) —Written by Robbie Robertson and featuring Levon Helm and Richard Manuel on lead vocals.
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