Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 22nd 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Betty Harris “Cry To Me” from Soul Perfection Plus (Westside 1997) —Written by Bert Russell aka Bert Berns and first recorded by Solomon Burke in 1962. Betty Harris recorded this version in 1963 and both were hits and produced by Bert Berns.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Moonlight Mile” from Faithful Man (Truth and soul 2012) —Soul version of the Rolling Stones song written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and an uncredited Mick Taylor and originally released on their 1971 'Sticky Fingers' album.Buy it!
Otis Redding “Satisfaction” from Otis Redding: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (Shout! Factory 2013) N —New 3-CD compilation of all the original mono mix versions of every single A & B side (35 singles in all) recorded by Otis Redding. This Rolling Stones song was recorded in 1965. A ridiculous amount of artists have recorded this song. But not like this.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Live With Me” from Let It Bleed MP3/FILE ALBUM (ABKCO 1969) —As good as it gets. Mick Taylor and Keith Richards on guitars, Bobby Keys on tenor sax, and Leon Russell (who also arranged the horns) and Nicky Hopkins on piano.Buy it!
Mick Taylor “Leather Jacket” from Mick Taylor (Columbia 1979) —All songs written by and produced by Mick Taylor. My brother made me aware of this decades ago. This goes out to his wife, Jo, celebrating her 60th birthday today.Buy it!
Nils Logfren “Keith Don't Go” from Nils Lofgren (A&M 1975) —An ode to the Glimmer Twin written by Nils Lofgren. From his first solo album. Trust me - when this came out, it was a breath of fresh air. Nothing else sounded like it. Now he toils in obscurity in some group called the E Street Band.Buy it!
Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost “Berta” from Born There (Big Muddy 2012) L —Want to pay the ultimate tribute to the too-short life of Bob Reuter? Play his music, look at his photos, read his writings.Buy it!
Los Salvajes “Todo Negro (Paint It Black)” from Los Nuggetz: From Latin America (Rock Beat 2013) N —This Spanish band recorded this Rolling Stones song in 1966. Among the bills they were on were opening for The Animals and The Moody Blues at Barcelona's Sports Palace.Buy it!
Ananda Shankar “Honky Tonk Woman” from Satisfaction: Covers & Cookies of The Rolling Stones (Harmless 2005) —Music bed. 1970 mainly instrumental verion of the Stones song recorded by the nephew of Ravi Shankar.Buy it!
Cornershop “Brimful of Asha” from When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Warner Bros. / WEA 1997) —One song I will never get tired of. Written by Tjinder Singh about the Indian film music singer, Asha Bhosle.Buy it!
Superchunk “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo” from I Hate Music (P-VINE RECORDS 2013) N —Alright, this is one great single. Fun fact: Look at the official video for this song and you see Jim Utz from Vintage Vinyl at the :23 second mark wearing a Merge shirt and holding up an Oliver Sain reissue.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “Batman: The Ride” from Projection Room (Euclid 2014) N L —From their forthcoming album slated for release in January, 2014. - August 23 (Saturday) at Pageant: Sleepy Kitty, The Incurables, the Blind Eyes and Shooting With Annie. Great lineup.Buy it!
The Shindigs “Thunder Reef” from Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Wild Rockers 3 (BBE 2013) N —Music bed. 1958 instrumental recorded 1958 for the Yucca label in New Mexico. Featuring a young Bobby Fuller on guitar.Buy it!
Syd Straw “The Toughest Girl in the World” from War And Peace (Capricorn 1996) —This album was recorded at Lou Whitney's studio in Springfield, MO and features the Skeletons as the backing band. Never a bad thing. Syd Straw and Pete Donnelly will be at Off Broadway this Tuesday (8/27).Buy it!
Laura Veirs “That Alice” from Warp and Weft (Raven Marching Band 2013) N —Ode to Alice Coltrane with Neko Case on backing vocals. – Laura Veirs will be at Off Broadway in September (Tuesday 9/24). Highly recommended.Buy it!
A R Rahman featuring Suzanne “Latika's Theme” from Slumdog Millionaire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Interscope 2008) —Music bed.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Pretty Time Bomb” from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) N —This song should be blasting out of car windows all across America. Quick - drop every thing you are doing and go get this.Buy it!
Del McCoury Band “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” from Del and the Boys (Ceili 2001) —The 'Del Yeah' festival is taking place at Old Rock House this Satueday & Sunday. (6:45pm-1:30am): Del McCoury Band; Bluegrass Ball ; Big Sam’s Funky Nation; The Hatrick; Old Salt Union; Whitewater Ramble; Elemental ShakedownBuy it!
Ry Cooder “Dark End Of The Street” from The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed (Warner Bros/Rhino 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman soul classic recorded in 1972.Buy it!
Charflies “If I Had a Quarter” from Blowfish Rodeo (self 2013) N L —New debut release from a St. Louis band made up of Richard Newman, Dave Melson, Nick Nihira, and Shanie Latham. - All songs written by Richard Newman.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Big Red Sun Blues” from Lucinda Williams (Rough Trade Records 1988) —She will be playing this album in its entirety (plus a whole lot more) when she plays at the Pageant in September (Monday 9/9).Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Down from Dover” from The Fairest of Them All / My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (Omni 2010) —Sad, sad tale written by Dolly Parton and recorded in 1969.Buy it!