Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 15th 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
Bob Reuter “I Don't Think I Can Fly” from Production Masters 7-18-00 (Unreleased 2000) L —This one goes out in memory of Bob Reuter. Bob gave me a CD with seven songs on it with the only identifier being "Production Masters 7-18-00." This one captures him in a really vulnerable & beautiful light.Buy it!
James Carr “That's the Way Love Turned Out For Me” from The Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent Soul - UK 2001) —Written by Quinton Claunch and recorded for the Goldwax label in 1969. I went with two soul singers I know Bob Reuter thought highly of.Buy it!
Valerie June “The Hour” from Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord 2013) N —Really strong debut release by the Tennessean singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She will be around for years to come. This track was written by Valerie June and Dan Auerbach.Buy it!
Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro “I'd Cry (7" edit)” from I'd Cry (7" edit)/Here Again (EMI Label Services 2013) N —Besides being a great track, this tear-shaped piece of light blue vinyl is about as cool a single as I've ever seen. Alice Russell backed by this latin-soul outfit works so well.Buy it!
Merry Clayton “Grandma's Hands” from The Bset of Merry Clayton (Sony 2013) N —New single-disc compilation. Written by Bill Withers and originally released in 1971. Produced by Lou Adler. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Don Covay “You've Got Me On The Critical List” from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie 1994) —Written by Don Covay and recorded in Memphis in 1967. "Ooo, I just got out of the hospital, ya'all / This is my Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown."Buy it!
Honey Ltd. “Louie, Louie” from The Complete LHI Recordings (Light In The Attic 2013) N —New compilation including the Detroit quartet's 1968 album produced by Lee Hazlewood plus two singles tracks and three previously unreleased tracks. - This 1968 Richard Berry song was arranged by Jack Nitzsche with backing by the Wrecking Crew.Buy it!
Tami Lynn “Mo Jo Hanna” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —1971 Cotillion single written by Marshall Paul and Mentor Williams.Buy it!
Darrell Banks “No One Blinder (Than a Man Who Won't See)” from I'm The One Who Loves You (Kent 2013) N —New compilation featuring all of the Detroit soul singer's 1969 Stax-Volt album plus eight bonus tracks - most of them previously unreleased. This track was written by Don Davis and Herbert Ross.Buy it!
Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost “She Brought Me To The Wire” from Dana Dew/She Brought Me To The Wire 45 (Big Muddy Records 2013) N L —RIP Bob Reuter. He was going stronger than ever at age 61. The influence he had on the St. Louis music and art scene through his songwriting, performing, photography, radio broadcasting, and writing is a tremendous loss.Buy it!
Los Yaki “Nadie Como Yo (Nobody But Me)” from Los Nuggetz From Latin America (Rockbeat Records 2013) N —1968 cover version of the Isley Brothers song (and later a hit for The Human Beinz) recorded by this band out of Mexico for Capitol.Buy it!
Willie Nile “If I Ever See the Light” from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) N —Written by Frankie Lee and Willie Nile. He just keeps putting out one strong release after another and remaining overlooked.Buy it!
KT Tunstall “Waiting On The Heart” from Invisible Empire / Crescent Mo (Blue Note url 2013) N —New release by the Scottish singer-songwriter. Written by Howe Gelb and KT Tunstall. Really nice arrangement on this one.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Wille Mays Is Up At Bat” from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2011) —Appearing this Saturday (8/17) at Off Broadway will be Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express. But wait, there's more - The Jans Project is opening. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “All Over Me” from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) N —Brand new release from one of the finest pop songwriters out there. Highly recommended. What I wouldn't give to see her at the Sheldon Concert Hall again.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Here's Why I Did Not Go To Work Today” from The Essential Nilsson (RCA / Legacy 2013) N —Written by Harry Nilsson and Danny Kortchmar and recorded in 1975 for his 'Sandman' album.Buy it!
Neko Case “Magpie to the Morning” from Middle Cyclone (Anti- www.anti.com 2008) —Written by Neko Case and an absolutely beautiful melody. Backing vocals by Carolyn Mark, Lucy Wainwright, and Kelly Hogan.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “After The Party” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) L —Written by the late, great Bob Reuter. Excerpt from the lLiner notes: "We're trying to do something sacred here. Like a choir in church or the way a hillbilly sings."Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Obviously 5 Believers” from Blonde on Blonde (Columbia 1966) —I heard Tom Huck recount how Bob Reuter owned six and a half vinyl copies of this album - all of them beat to hell. I think Bob would approve of the playing this song.Buy it!
Beth Bombara “What This Could Be” from Raise Your Flag - EP (self-released 2013) N L —Beth Bombara will be performing for Harvest Sessions at the Tower Grove Farmer's Market this Saturday (8/17). Show begins at 10 AM.Buy it!
Chitlin' Fooks “The Battle” from Chitlin' Fooks (Hidden Agenda Records 2001) —Terrible band name but good song from the debut release by this Amsterband-based band fronted by Carol van Dyk (of Bettie Serveert) and Pascal Deweze.Buy it!
The Untouchables “Crawlin' (The Crawl)” from Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Wild Rockers 3 (BBE Records 2013) N —Music bed.Buy it!
Amanda Shires “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass” from Lowe Country (Fiesta Red www.fiestaredrecords.com 2012) —Amanda Shires will be at Off Broadway in September (Tuesday 9/3). - This was taken from this 2012 collection of various artists performing Nick Lowe covers.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Night Scene” from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!
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