Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 27th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Bobby "Blue" Bland “Don't Cry No More”
from Two Steps from the Blues (Bonus Tracks) (MCA 2001) —This set goes out in tribute to one of the greatest vocalists to ever sing the blues (and anything else, really). Bobby Bland just passed away at the age of 83. This song is off his 1961 blues masterpiece.
Bobby "Blue" Bland “That's The Way Love Is”
from Call on Me / That's The Way Love Is (Duke 1963) —Like the first song of the set, this was written by Deadric Malone (aka Don Robey) - in theory, anyway - and was recorded in 1963. Blues meets soul on this album where he sings as smooth as can be one moment and then with pure soul grit at the next mo
Mavis Staples “Far Celestial Shore”
from One True Vine (Anti www.anti.com 2013) N —Written by Nick Lowe and found on her new Jeff Tweedy-produced release which just came out this week. The harmonies by Tiffany "Makeda" Francisco, Kelly Hogan, and Donny Gerrard really add a whole lot to this album.
Southern Echoes “Why Am I Treated So Bad”
from King Bullard Version: Songs of the BOS Label (The Numero Group 2013) N —Composed by Roebuck "Pops" Staples and found on this collection of rare 70s soul gospel singles that were recorded for James Bullard's 'BOS' label based out of Cleveland. Southern Echoes were from Atmore, AL and recorded this in 1973.
Booker T. “Your Love is No Love”
from Sound the Alarm (Stax Records url 2013) N —New release by Booker T. featuring different guests on lead vocals including this track with the group Vintage Trouble with Ty Taylor on vocals. Vintage Trouble will be at Old Rock House on Tues 8/20. Worth planning ahead for.
Jackie Ross “Summertime”
from Jerk & Twine: The Complete Chess Recordings (Kent 2012) —This would have been good on last week's summer songs show but with Billy Stewart's version, you kinda have to go with it. Love this version, too. Recorded in 1964 for Chess records by this artist born in St. Louis.
LaHonda “I See Stars”
from I See Stars single (www.lahondamusic.com 2013) N —The artist known as Rumer was in a band called LaHonda and they recorded an album with Rumer (aka Sarah Joyce) when she was 19. The album was shelved when she had to care for her terminally ill mother but it is now going to be released. Available soon.
Eleanor Friedberger “When I Knew”
from Personal Record (Merge 2013) N —This new release was an unexpected (to me) surprise. Eleanor Friedberger visited KDHX on June 24 for a live set on Wax Lyrical with host Caron House. You can hear it at https://soundcloud.com/kdhx/eleanor-friedberger-other-boys
T-Bone Burnett “Shut It Tight”
from Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett (Columbia Records/Legacy 2006) —From 1983 - "I stumble like a drunk along this crazy path I walk / I have a hundred thousand questions too / I'll go to any length to prove that nothing is my fault / Then later on I will deny the proof"