Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 30th 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
Gene Chandler “A Song Called Soul”
from The Scene Club: Ham Yard, London 1963-66 (Charly 2013) N —New compilation made up of Northern Soul and R&B songs emanating from a London club, 'The Scene', in the mid-60s. This 1962 Chicago soul song was written by Billy Butler (Jerry Butler's younger brother).
The Facts of Life “Sometimes”
from Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul - Vol. 2 (Kent 2013) N —Written by country artist Bill Anderson. This 1977 soul version of the cheating song was recorded by these protégés of Millie Jackson. The original version was recorded in 1975 by Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner.
Smith “Baby, It's You”
from The Best of Burt Bacharach: Anyone Who Had a Heart (Universal Music 2013) N —1969 version of the Burt Bacharach song that was previously recorded by the Shirelles. This features the powerful and soulful vocals of Gayle McCormick who was born in St. Louis and attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, MO.
Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. 1968 Motown instrumental.
Faces “Glad And Sorry”
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —1973 song written by Ronnie Lane. Still elegant and moving after all these years. Hard to imagine this song without the keyboards of Ian McLagan.
John Paul Keith “Somebody Ought To Write A Song About You”
from The Man That Time Forgot (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum 2011) —Joe Pug, Motel Mirrors (with John Paul Keith and Amy LaVere), Shivering Timbers, and Scarlet Tanager will be at Blueberry Hill on Thursday (6/6) for day 2 of Twangfest. Go to twangfest.com for the entire 4-day line-up.
Peter Case “Hidden Love”
from The Man With the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar (Hip-O Select / Geffen 2004) —Mon 6/3 Peter Case – Off Broadway
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Low Man on a Totem Pole”
from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Music bed. 1954 instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.
Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, and Taj Mahal “Home Again”
from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Comp (Hear Music 2013) N —Written by John Mellencamp.
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Bustin' Thru”
from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Music bed. 1954 instrumental composed by Speedy West and Don Davis.
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