Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 29th 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
Carla Thomas “Heavy Load”
from Sweet Sweetheart: The American Studios Sessions and More (Ace/Concord 2013) N —Carla Thomas recorded eleven songs at American Studios with Chips Moman in 1970 for an album that was never released until its inclusion on this new compilation which also has twelve unissued Stax recordings. She sounds wonderful on this Free cover.
Bettye LaVette “Bettye LaVette”
from Souvenirs (Art Soul 2000) —12 songs were recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1972 for an album. However, the first single tanked so Atlantic never released it. The album and 6 bonus tracks eventually made it on this French compilation-Written by Ron Davies and covered by David Bowie.
The Shangri-Las “I Can Never Go Home Anymore”
from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2103) N —1965 song written by Shadow Morton and found on the soundtrack for a British film about Terri Hooley, his record shop, and his 'Good Vibrations' label founded during the apex of Belfast punk.
The Nevegans “One Armed Bandit”
from It Came From the Beach: Surf, Drag & Rockin' Instros From Downey Records (Ace Records 2011) —Music bed. 1963 Southern California guitar instrumental recorded for the -Xpanded label.
Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come”
from Ain't That Good News (Remastered) (ABKCO 2003) —This 1964 album was the last of his studio albums released in his lifetime. Written by Sam Cooke and fitting for yesterday which marked the the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Aretha Franklin “People Get Ready”
from Lady Soul (Atlantic. Written by Walter Davis in the 40s, covered by Ray in the 50s, perfected by the Queen of Soul in the 60s. unk 1968) —Majestic take on the Impressions song written by Curtis Mayfield. The brass arrangements and backing vocals by the Sweet Inspirations add so much to this.
Belle and Sebastian “Suicide Girl”
from The Third Eye Centre (Matador 2013) N —New compilation featuring non-album tracks, remixes, and exclusive cuts made between 2003 and 2010. This song was a bonus track which originally came with the vinyl edition of Belle and Sebastian’s 2010 album ‘Write About Love’.
Holes Ensemble “Laugh at Me”
from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) N —Music bed. Instrumental version of a song written by Sonny Bono.
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 album coming out next Tuesday (9/3). - Appearing at the Pageant in October (Sunday 10/20). I won't miss this one.
Bob Dylan “Time Passes Slowly #1”
from Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia 2013) N —Alternate version recorded in 1970. Written by Bob Dylan with George Harrison on backing vocals.
Bob Reuter “Had to End Sometime”
from Trouble Writing Love Songs When I Should Have Just Been Strumming My Guitar (self released 1990) —Thanks to Chris King for making me aware of this song included on a early 1990 Bob Reuter tape and thanks to Rick Wood for digitizing it.
Bob Dylan “Only A Hobo”
from Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia 2013) N —Previously unreleased version of a Bob Dylan song recorded in 1971. Happy Traum accompanies him on vocals and backing vocals.
Woody Jackson “Pear Shaped”
from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) N —Music bed.
Meshell Ndegeocello “Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood”
from Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2014 2012) —Composed by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Marcus Sol and found on this release made up of songs written by and/or interpreted by Nina Simone.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Truck Driver's Ride”
from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 1999) —Music bed. 1951 instrumental.
Cree Rider Family Band “Straight From The Bottle”
from One Night Stand (self 2013) N L —Sun Sep 1 The Cree Rider Family Band will be having their CD release party at the Gramophone this Sunday (9/1) as part of the Americana Festival & BBQ. Also appearing are the Hobosexuals, Pistols & the Sisters, The Thin DImes, Junebug, Jack Grelle,
Linda Ronstadt “I Won't Be Hangin' Round”
from Linda Ronstadt (Capitol Records 1971) —Written by Eric Kaz and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971. - This one goes out to Linda Ronstadt who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease which has taken away her ability to even sing a note. Very sad news.
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