Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 5th 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
Ray Charles “Greenbacks”
from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —1955 Atlantic single written by Renald Richard. "Whenever you in town and looking for a thrill / If Lincoln can't get it, Jackson sure will / On a greenback, greenback dollar bill / Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll'
Ray Charles “Doodlin'”
from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —1960 Atlantic single instrumental written by Horace Silver. Arranged by Quincy Jones.
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages “Bread”
from Dig Thy Savage Soul Single (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —Rave-up version of the Bobby Hebb song that was the flip side to 'Sunny." Written by Joe Renzetti. In retrospect, I probably should have played this one in the set with 'Greenbacks.'
Barbara & The Browns “Watch Dog”
from Can't Find Happiness: The Sounds of Memphis Recordings (Kent 2007) —Originally released in 1972 and written by Dan Greer.
The Flirtations “Nothing But A Heartache”
from Sounds Like the Flirtations (Deram 1968) —The Flirtations were from South Carolina and Alabama but they didn't become really successful until they went to England and hooked up with the songwiting and production team of Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels “Sticks and Stones”
from Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels (Rhino 1989) —Released in 1966 and written by Henry Glover and Titus Turner.
Neko Case “City Swans”
from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- www.anti.com 2013) N —Written by Neko Case and Paul Rigby and found on her new release which just came out this week. - She will be at the Pageant in October (Sun 10/20). Not to be missed.
Kelly Hogan “Golden”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) —Written by Kelly Hogan about her friend, Neko Case. Kello Hogan will be singing harmonies with Neko Case for the aforementioned Pageant show on 10/20. Worth the price of admission just to hear these two sing together.
Stiff Little Fingers “Alternative Ulster”
from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A Label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) N —Belfast punk song recorded in 1978 and featuring the lead vocals of Jake Burns. This is off the soundtrack to a film about Terri Hooley, his record label, and the Good Vibrations label which he founded.
The Chandelles “El Gato”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Sundazed Music 2007) —Music bed. Guitar instrumental from 1963.
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed.
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “This is Southland”
from Wizards of Country Guitar: Selected Sides 1935-1955 (JSP 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental from 1953.
Bob Dylan “If Not For You (Alternate Version)”
from Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia 2013) —Alternate and quite different version recorded during the 'New Morning' sessions.
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Hub Cap Roll”
from Wizards of Country Guitar: Selected Sides 1935-1955 (JSP 2011) —Music bed.
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