Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 11th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The James Hunter Six “It Won't Be Long” from We're With The Beatles (Mojo 2013) N —This Lennon-McCartney composition is from a new CD compilation of various artists performing songs from the Beatles' second album, 'With the Beatles.' This CD accompanies the latest issue of Mojo Magazine (August 2013 edition).Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Hey Jude” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Duane Allman plays lead guitar on this 1969 Atlantic single and was the person responsible for convincing Wilson Pickett to record the Beatles classic. The results speak for themselves. Recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals.Buy it!
Esther Marrow “Chains of Love” from Newport News, Virginia (BGP url 2013) —Reissue (and available on CD for the first time) of her 1969 release made for the Flying Dutchman label. Pretty great cover version of the J.J. Barnes song.Buy it!
Myron & E “Cold Game” from Broadway (Stones Throw Records 2013) N —New soul release featuring lead vocals by Myron Glasper and DJ/producer Eric "E da Boss" Cooke from the U.S. with backing by the Soul Investigators - a soul and funk band out of Helsinki, Finland.Buy it!
Hank Ballard “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul - Vol. 2 (Kent 2013) N —Written by Kris Kristofferson and recorded for the Silver Fox label in 1970. The original version was recorded by Ray Stevens (!) in 1969. A year later, Johnny Cash recorded it and it went to #1 on the Country charts.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Uptight Good Man” from A Road Leading Home: Songs by Dan Penn and Others (Ace 2013) N —1967 recording written by Dan Penn and Jimmy Johnson. Produced by Rick Hall and recorded at Muscle Shoals.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Solid Gold” from The Age of Miracles (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —Written and produced by Chuck Prophet. - Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express will be at Off Broadway in August (Sat 8/17) with The Jans Project opening. Not to be missed, I tell you.Buy it!
Stephanie Finch And The Company Men “Sensitive Boys” from Cry Tomorrow ((((belle sound))) 2009) —Written by Chuck Prophet (who also produced this album) and Alejandro Escovedo. See previous entry. Stephanie is is part of the Mission Express.Buy it!
Neko Case “Man (Clean Edit)” from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- 2013) N —From her forthcoming Anti- release coming out on September 3. You can download the song at http://kdhx.org/music/news/song-of-the-day-man-by-neko-case.Buy it!
Robert Pollard “I Killed a Man Who Looks Like You” from Honey Locust Honky Tonk (Guided By Voices Inc. 2013) N —From his 19th solo outing which just came out this week. Never let it be said the man is not prolific.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Incandescent Innocent” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Fifth In Line to the Throne” from Desire Lines (Desire Lines 2011) N —Written by Traceyanne Campbell and featuring Neko Case on harmony vocals. One of my favorite 2013 releases. Want to see some other KDHX DJs' favorites? Go to http://kdhx.org/tag/midyear-2013Buy it!
Dennis Wilson “River Song” from Pacific Ocean Blue / Bambu (Deluxe Legacy Edition) (Epic 2008) —Written by Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson and released in 1977. This was the first solo LP to be released by a member of the Beach Boys. This is one heck of a production number.Buy it!
Dennis Wilson “Holy Man” from Pacific Ocean Blue / Bambu (Deluxe Legacy Edition) (Epic 2008) —Music bed. 1977 previously unreleased instrumental.Buy it!
The Drones “Shark Fin Blues” from Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (ATP Recordings 2005) —This song blew me away when I heard it while watching an episode of 'Rectify.' From Melbourne, Australia. "Just keep one eye on the horizon man, you best not blink / They're coming fin by fin until the whole boat sinks."Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Ballad Of A Thin Man” from Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia 1965) R —I had a request for this last week but I had already played two Bob Dylan songs. Plus, it didn't fit the 4th of July theme. Hopefully, they're tuned in this week. I get around to things albeit slowly.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour” from Cuba Street - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2004) L —Fri 7/12 The Love Experts, the Educated Guess and Arthur & the Librarian – Plush. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Susan Cowsill “The Way That It Goes” from Lighthouse CD ALBUM (Threadhead Records 2010) —Tues 7/16 Susan Cowsill Duo – Off Broadway. Also, as an added bonus, Brian Henneman & Kip Loui will be opening.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. Southern California garage rock instrumental from 1962 recorded for the Zen label.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “In the Rain (feat. Eliza Gilkyson)” from Still Fighting the War (Music Road Records 2013) N —Written by Slaid Cleaves and featuring Eliza Gilkyson on harmony vocals. What a bonehead I was to miss his show here last month.Buy it!