Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 19th 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
Otis Redding “Something Is Worrying Me” from The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (Shout! Factory 2013) N —Originally released in 1963 as the b-side to 'Pain in my Heart.' Written by Otis Redding and recorded in mono.Buy it!
Wendy Rene “Give What You Got” from After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964-65 (Light In The Attic 2012) —1965 Stax recording written by Steve Cropper and Mary Cross (aka Wendy Rene).Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “Any Rain” from Truth Serum (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N —Since his 1997 release he went 14 years before releasing a follow-up album (and a really strong album at that) in 2011. Now less than two years later, he has this new release. Life is good. Oh, and don't ever pass up a chance to see him perform liveBuy it!
Ann Peebles “Do I Need You” from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1974) —Written by Don Bryant and Ann Peebles and found on one of the best soul albums you're likely to hear. Produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
Swamp Dogg “Synthetic World” from It's All Good: A Singles Collection 1963-89 (Kent 2011) —Written by Swamp Dogg and recorded for the Canyon label in 1970 - He will be at the Ponderosa Stomp taking place in New Orleans in October (10/4-10/5).Buy it!
Doris Duke “To the Other Woman (I'm the Other Woman)” from I'm A Loser: The Swamp Dogg Sessions...and more (Kent 2005) —Words and music by Jerry Williams, Jr. (aka Swamp Dogg) and Gary U.S. Bonds. Recorded in 1969 for the Canyon label. Southern soul at its finest.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “Anger” from Here, My Dear (Motown 1978) —From Marvin Gaye's album which chronicled his divorce from his first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye - Mark your calendars for the How Sweet It Is: Tribute to Marvin Gaye and KDHX Benefit taking place at Off Broadway in November (Friday 11/15).Buy it!
The O'Jays “Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People” from Back Stabbers (Philadelphia International Records 1972) —Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, and John Whitehead with arrangements by the great Thom Bell.Buy it!
Big Al T Ork “Twenty-Five Miles” from The Philly Sound Get Down - Funky Philly Instrumentals (Funkadelphia 2005) —Music bed. Philadelphia funk and soul instrumental version of the Edwin Starr song.Buy it!
The City Champs “Love Is A Losing Game” from The Safecracker (Bonus Track Version) (Electraphonic Recording-Digital ELECTRAPHONICRecording.com 2009) —Music bed. 2009 instrumental version of the Amy Winehouse song performed by this Memphis-based trio.Buy it!
The Watson Twins “Hello, Hello” from Pioneer Lane (Burnside / The Watson Twins 2013) N —This is listed as a children's music album and it just came out this week. I don't know - this song works for me.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Golden Rose” from Jungle (Blip Blap! 2013) N R L —I had a request for this last week but the station copy was missing something critical - namely, the CD. Written and sung by Jenn Malzone.Buy it!
Tommy Keene “Nighttime” from Excitement At Your Feet: The Tommy Keene Covers Album (Second Motion Records 2013) N —Big Star cover written by Alex Chilton.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Dorothy of the Island” from Warp and Weft (Raven Marching Band 2013) N —Laura Veirs is appearing at Off Broadway this Tuesday (9/24) - Neko Case provides the backing vocals for this track which combines the chorus of the traditional song 'Motherless Children' with words and music written by Laura Veirs.Buy it!
Kevin Shields “Ikebana” from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Break This Time” from The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch Music 2006) —Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Alejandro Escovedo, Phosphorescent, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Johnny Winter, and ZZ Ward among others wiill be at the Roots N Blues & BBQ Festival in Columbia this Saturday (9/21).Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Neko Case “Afraid” from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- 2013) N —Cover version of a Nico song found on her new release - Sun 10/20 Neko Case – Pageant.Buy it!
Lulu “Here Comes The Night” from The Bert Berns Story: Vol. 1 1960-64 (Ace 2008) —Behold the majesty of the original version of this song written and produced by Bert Russell (aka Bert Berns) and recorded for Decca in 1964.Buy it!
The Fireballs “Bulldog” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1: 1960 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed.Buy it!
Abigail Washburn “Burn Thru” from City of Refuge (Rounder 2011) —Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Alejandro Escovedo, Phosphorescent, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Johnny Winter, and ZZ Ward among others wiill be at the Roots N Blues & BBQ Festival in Columbia this Sat 9/21Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “I'll Hold Your Head (Live)” from Live at KDHX - Vol. 11 (KDHX 2013) N —Recorded live here at KDHX and found on this really fine CD of live performances not available anywhere else that will be a premium for the upcoming Fall Membership Drive.Buy it!
John Paul Keith “Baby We're a Bad Idea” from Memphis Circa 3AM (Big Legal Mess Records / Fat Possum / Hostess 2013) N —Fri 10/11 Water Liars w/ Jon Paul Keith and the One Four Fives and the Gunshy – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Bill Black's Combo “Smokie (Part 2)” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Union Electric “I Ain't Got No Home” from Cover Charge EP (Extension Chord Records 2013) N L —Words and music by Woody Guthrie. Found on this new 6-song EP made up of covers of artists such as PJ Harvey, Townes Van Zandt, and Neutral Milk Hotel.Buy it!
Traveling Wilburys “Tweeter And The Monkey Man” from Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 (Warner Bros 1988) —Haven't heard this send-up (or maybe homage would be better put) of Bruce Springsteen in a long time.Buy it!
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