Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 1st 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 “Chained And Bound”
from The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (Shout! Factory 2013) N —Taken from this new 3-disc collection of every a and b-side recorded by Otis Redding - all in their original mono mix. 35 singles captured on this and presented in chronological order. - This song was written by Otis Redding and released in 1964.
Soul Brothers Six “What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody”
from Atlantic Soul 1959-75 (Rhino 2007) —1968 Atlantic single written by Willie Ellison. Great song from a band out of Philadelphia that never had a song that charted. I think it's safe to say this track was influenced by Wilson Pickett.
Booker T. “Your Love Is No Love (feat. Vintage Trouble)”
from Sound the Alarm (Stax Records url 2013) N —I can't say a good portion of this album is really my thing but this track featuring the lead vocals of Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble is a definite standout - Tues 8/20 Vintage Trouble – Old Rock House.
Merry Clayton “Southern Man”
from The Best of Merry Clayton (Sony 2013) N —Amazing 1971 cover version of the Neil Young song found on this new compilation. The fact she was born on Christmas gives you an idea how they arrived at her first name. Hopefully, you saw her in the recent documentary, '20 Feet from Stardom.'
Joe Lee and Orchestra “Hang-Out”
from Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Wild Rockers 3 (BBE Records 2013) N —Instrumental written by Joe Lee and recorded for the Memphis-based Fernwood label. Produced by Scotty Moore. Yes, that Scotty Moore.
The Untouchables “Crawlin' (The Crawl)”
from Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Wild Rockers 3 (BBE Records 2013) N —Music bed. Instrumental to remove your clothes by.
James & Bobby Purify “I'm Your Puppet”
from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 1966) —Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham and recorded for the Bell label in 1966.
Laura Veirs “Mama, You Been On My Mind (Bonus Track)”
from Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute to Bob Dylan's 'Bringing It All Back Home' (Reimagine Music 2010) —2010 version of a Bob Dylan song. - Laura Veirs will be at Off Broadway in September (Tuesday 9/24).
The Belle Brigade “No Time to Think”
from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) —Sublime version of a Bob Dylan song which originally came out on his vastly underrated 1978 'Street Legal' release.
Mavis Staples & Lucky Peterson “Wade In The Water”
from Spirituals & Gospel: Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson (Verve 1996) —Stripped-down version of the traditional gospel tune with just Mavis Staples on vocals and Lucky Peterson on Hammond B3. - Lucky Peterson will be at Beale on Broadway this Friday (8/2).
Sam Phillips “All Over Me”
from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) N —From her forthcoming album. You know what to expect from Sam Phillips - beautifully put-together slightly off-kilter pop songs which makes her truly unique. You know a Sam Phillps song when you hear it. She doesn't sound like anybody else. Highly r
Elliott Smith “Waltz #2 (XO)”
from XO (DreamWorks 1998) —"First the mic then the half cigarette/Singing "Cathy's Clown"/That's the man she's married to now/That's the girl he takes around town/She appears composed, so she is I suppose/Who can really tell?/She stares into space like a dead china doll."
Sébastien Tellier “Fantino”
from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed. 2001 instrumental composed by Sébastien Tellier.
The Dive Poets “The Ballad of Phoenix Jackson”
from Married to Your Ghost (self-released 2013) N L —The Dive Poets are having their CD release party at the Demo on August 10 (Saturday) with The High Scores. All songs on this new release were written by Eric Sargent (who also sings lead) and the Dive Poets.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “The Night Rider”
from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie Music/CEMA Special Markets 2010) —Music bed. 1954 Jimmy Bryant instrumental.
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