Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Sep 12th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Maskman & The Agents “One Eye Open” (Dynamo 1969) —Soul & funk band out of Washington D.C. fronted by Harmon Bethea (aka The Maskman) who would wear a Lone Ranger mask while performing. Written by Harmon Bethea and J. Burston.
Maxine Brown “One Step at a Time”
from Best Of The Wand Years (Ace 2009) —Another artist who will be performing at the Ponderosa Stomp. This 1965 Wand label recording was written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Jo Armstead.
Trombone Shorty “Fire and Brimstone”
from Say That To Say This (Verve 2013) N —New release and the third full-length album from the New Orleans trombonist (actually he plays all kinds of instruments but the trombone is his main one), singer, and songwriter. Co-produced by Raphael Saadiq.
Eddie Holland “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)”
from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 2 (Universal unk 2005) —Previously unreleased Motown track from 1964 written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland. Maybe not as great as Kim Weston's version but pretty close.
Fleetwood Mac “Show-Biz Blues”
from Then Play On (Reprise 1969) —Written by Peter Green and found on one of their finest albums. Rather hard to compare one Fleetwood Mac era with another, though.
Beth Hart “I'd Rather Go Blind (Bonus Track)”
from Bang Bang Boom Boom (Mascot Records 2013) —Ridiculously great live version of the soul classic performed with Jeff Beck at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to Buddy Guy. Composed by Bill Foster and Ellington Jordan.
from Tales of Us (Mute 2014) N —From their new release which just came out this week. The arrangements and lead vocal on this track are gorgeous.
Andrea Corr “Pale Blue Eyes”
from Lifelines (A.C. Records 2011) —Beautiful version of the Velvet Underground song written by Lou Reed and performed by the lead singer of The Corrs.
Thea Gilmore “Something to Sing About”
from Regardless (Fruitcake 2013) —From the UK singer-songwriter's latest album which came out in May. She's incredibly prolific. I wonder what that's like?
Arctic Monkeys “Mad Sounds”
from AM (Domino 2013) N —From the Sheffield, England band's new release. Written by Alan Smyth and Alex Turner. I think Alex Turner has one of the finest voices in indie-rock (for lack of a better term).
Billy Bragg & Wilco “California Stars”
from Mermaid Avenue (Elektra 1998) R —I had a request for this song which took the lyrics of Woody Guthrie and put them to music composed by Jay Bennett and Jeff Tweedy.
Billy Bragg “I Ain't Got No Home”
from Tooth & Nail (Cooking Vinyl 2013) —Written by Woody Guthrie. - Billy Bragg will be at the Old Rock House on Sun 9/22. Also on the bill is Joe Purdy.
The Nerves “Working Too Hard”
from One Way Ticket (Alive Records 1976) —Written by Paul Collins and recorded in 1976. - Paul Collins' Beat will be at Off Broadway on Monday (9/16). Also on the bill are The High Dives.
Sean Sennett “There's a Girl At the Cinema Who Looks Like Beth Orton”
from The Beautiful Game (Supa Fury 2012) —Sean Sennett is a music critic out of Australia who also happens to write fine songs. C'mon, how am I not going to listen to this song with that title?
Jackson Browne “Don't Let Us Get Sick”
from Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven (Vanguard 2013) N —Written by Warren Zevon and found on this new compilation of various artists performing some of their favorite songs with proceeds going to the Sweet Relief Foundation which helps musicians with medical needs.
Neil Young “From Hank to Hendrix”
from Harvest Moon CD Album (Reprise 1992) —"Sometimes it's distorted / Not clear to you / Sometimes the beauty of love / Just comes ringin' through" - Backing vocals by Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming”
from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Music bed. Instrumental which kicks off his solo debut album.
Charflies “Tiny Town”
from Blowfish Rodeo (self-released 2013) N L —Old Salt Union, the CharFlies, and Last Night will be appearing at Plush this Saturday (9/14). - All songs written by Richard Newman.
Dwight Yoakam “Truckin'”
from Deadicated (Arista 1991) —Found on this compilation of various artists covering Grateful Dead songs. Some other artists on this are Warren Zevon, Dr. John, Lyle Lovett, and Los Lobos.
Chuck Prophet “The Left Hand and the Right Hand (live)”
from Live at KDHX - Vol. 11 (KDHX 2013) N —Live performance from this new collection of live performances recorded at KDHX. Quite an impressive lineup on this.
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