Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 6th 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
Otis Redding and Carla Thomas “Tramp” from King & Queen (Stax Records url 1967) —Written by Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulson, and Susan L. Yasinski. - “I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords, six Mercuries, three T-Birds...."Buy it!
Jeanne and the Darlings “Soul Girl” from We're The Soul Girls! The Complete Volt Recordings 1967-1969 (Ace 2012) —Fine slowed-down 1967 cover of the Sam & Dave hit written and produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter.Buy it!
Dorothy Moore “Funny How Time Slips Away” from Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul - Vol. 2 (Kent 2013) N —1976 soul version of the Willie Nelson-penned song recorded by many country artists. Tremendous lead vocal by the singer from Jackson, MS. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “Stoned Soul Picnic” from 5000 Volts Of Stax (Stax Records url 1998) —Previously unreleased 1969 recording of the Laura Nyro song. Really great version -- hard to believe it took 30 years to release it.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Inspiration Information” from Dark Was the Night: Red Hot Compilation (4AD 2009) —2009 cover version of the Shuggie Otis song. - Here's wishing for a speedy return to health for Sharon Jones. The tour and release of their forthcoming album is being delayed while Sharon Jones gets treated for Stage 1 bile duct cancer.Buy it!
Jamie Ross with Kenny Rice & Leo's Five “Let's Do the Cat” from Feline Groovy (Ace 2008) —1964 dance number written by Leo Gooden of St. Louis. - Fri 6/14 Kittypalooza! All proceeds benefit Tenth Life Cat Rescue. At Off Broadway and packed full of all kinds of great local bands. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Deacon Jones” from Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Disc B: 1941-1944 (JSP Records 2001) —This is the closest I could get to a tribute to Rams great Deacon Jones who just passed away at the age of 74. What can I say? I grew up watching him play and there was no better defensive end. RIP.Buy it!
Dan Greer “Hook, Line And Sinker” from Beale Street Soul Man: The Sounds of Memphis Sessions (Kent 2013) N —New compilation of rare early 70s singles from Dan Greer, plus many previously unreleased tracks recorded for the Sounds of Memphis label. Southern soul fans will really like this.Buy it!
Mel & Tim “Free For All (Winner Takes All)” from Something New to Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (Kent 2013) N —Written by Phillip Mitchell and recorded for Stax in 1972.Buy it!
Dolly Varden “Why Why Why” from For a While (Mid-Fi 2012) —One of my favorite 2013 releases, so far. - Sat 6/8 Twangfest featuring Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets and Dolly Varden – Duck RoomBuy it!
Camera Obscura “Troublemaker” from Desire Lines (Desire Lines 2011) N —From their new album which just came out this week. Written and sung by Tracyanne Campbell. Highly recommended. A shock, I know.Buy it!
Jason Isbell “Stockholm” from Southeastern (Thirty Tigers 2013) N —From his forthcoming album coming out next Tuesday (6/11). Kim Richey adds a nice harmony to this. - Wed 6/19 Jason Isbell with American Aquarium – Off BroadwayBuy it!
The School “I Want You Back” from Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant 2010) —Written by Liz Hunt (who also sings lead) and Simon Stone. This Welsh band will be appearing tonight at Off Broadway (Thursday 6/6). Also on the bill are Vanilla Beans, Sleepy & The Bedtimes, and DJ Mike Applestein.Buy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “The Usual Thing” from Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Brothers 1982) —Sat 6/8 Twangfest featuring Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets and Dolly Varden – Duck RoomBuy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “You Don't Know Me” from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Hear Music 2013) N —This soundtrack just came out this week. All songs were written by John Mellankamp and are performed by artists such as Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Kris Kristofferson, and Taj Mahal.Buy it!
Scarlet Tanager “The Little White Door” from American Songbird (self released 2011) L —Thursday 6/6 Twangfest featuring Joe Pug, Motel Mirrors (with John Paul Keith & Amy LaVere), Shivering Timbers, and Scarlet Tanager – Duck RoomBuy it!
John Paul Keith “Anyone Can Do It” from The Man That Time Forgot (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum 2011) —Thursday 6/6 Twangfest featuring Joe Pug, Motel Mirrors (with John Paul Keith & Amy LaVere), Shivering Timbers, and Scarlet Tanager – Duck RoomBuy it!
The Five Counts “That's Swift” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed.Buy it!
Steve Noonan “War is Your Business (sang the Crow on the Cradle)” from Bringin' It Back Home (self 2008) —Powerful anti-war song with new lyrics put to the traditional folk song. Steve Noonan has been making albums since his 1968 debut Elektra/Asylum release.Buy it!
The Chances “Black Grass” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 acoustic guitar instrumental.Buy it!
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