Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Aug 22nd 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Betty Harris “Cry To Me”
from Soul Perfection Plus (West Side 1998) —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.
Irma Thomas “Time Is On My Side” Single (Unknown 1996) —Written by Norman Meade aka Jerry Ragovoy (pseudonyms were all the rage back then) and recorded in 1964 for the Imperial label.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Superchunk “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo”
from I Hate Music (Merge 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.
Sleepy Kitty “Batman: The Ride”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) 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.
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).
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.
John Cale “Buffalo Ballet”
from Fear (Island 1974) —I think this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
Elliott Smith “Baby Britain”
from XO (DreamWorks 1998) —I've gone years without listening to this and am so happy to be revisiting it, as of late.
Dolly Varden “Saskatchewan To Chicago”
from For a While (Mid-Fi 2013) —One of my favorite songs of the year from one of my favorite albums of the year. Written by Steve Dawson.
Del McCoury Band “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”
from Del and the Boys (Ceili 2006) —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 Shakedown
Charflies “If I Had a Quarter”
from Blowfish Rodeo (self-released 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.
Lucinda Williams “Big Red Sun Blues”
from Lucinda Williams (Koch 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).
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