Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 26th 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
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —This is one of the rarest Motown records in existence - only two genuine original vinyl copies are know to exist. Luckily, this single can be found on this 6-CD collection of every Motown A & B side that came out in 1965 - Written by Frank Wilson.Buy it!
The Contours “Danger, Heartbreak Dead Ahead” from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 1 (Motown 2002) —Previously unreleased 1966 cover of the Marvelettes song written by Clarence Paul, Ivy Jo Hunter, and William "Mickey" Stevenson.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “He Was Really Sayin' Something” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —1964 instrumental version of the song written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Jr., and William "Mickey" Stevenson. The Velvelettes added vocals to this and it was released in 1965. Bananarama had a big hit with this in 1982, as well.Buy it!
Patrice Holloway “Those DJ Shows” from Theme Time Radio Hour - Vol. 1 (Ace 2008) —Written by Smokey Robinson and recorded by the younger sister of Brenda Holloway when she was 13 years old. However, it was not released by Motown until 2005 when she was 54 years old. It blows me away that this wasn't released and a big hit back in 1Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “Opus and Funk” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental written by Earl Van Dyke and recorded in 1965.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “Heartbreak” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) —The James Hunter Six will be at the Old Rock House in October (Thursday 10/10). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Lyn Collins “Ain't No Sunshine” from Mama Feelgood - The Best of Lyn Collins (Spectrum 2005) —Written by Bill Withers and included on her 1972 debut album. She also sang in the James Brown Revue from 1972-1976.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “That's The Way Love Is” (Tamla 1969) —Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield - How Sweet It Is: Tribute to Marvin Gaye and KDHX Benefit will be taking place at Off Broadway in November (Friday 11/15). Not to be missed, I tell you!Buy it!
Jesse Dee “Boundary Line” from On My Mind/In My Heart (Alligator Records 2013) —Jesse Dee will be appearing at the Gramophone this Saturday (9/28). Opening is Jesse Gannon's The Truth. Take note that this is an early 8 PM show.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Separation Line” from Sweet Soul Music: Voices From The Shadows (Sire/Warner Bros 1992) —1969 deep soul recording written by Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Raymond Jackson. If this soul vocal won't stop you in your tracks, nothing will.Buy it!
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers “Affection” from The Best Of Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1986) —"You know, I used to starve for affection I blamed the world, and it could be the world's fault, I suppose / But I was a star of the type who said, "I don't have time for them," / And the type who says, "I have nothing in common with those."Buy it!
The Nevegans “One Armed Bandit” from It Came From the Beach: Surf, Drag & Rockin' Instros From Downey Records (Ace Records 2011) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental recorded for the -XPANDED label.Buy it!
Squeeze “Up the Junction” from Singles 45's and Under (A&M Records 1982) —Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and released in 1979 - Glenn Tilbrook will be at the Firebird in October (Tues 10/8). Also on the bill is Joe Michelini.Buy it!
The Hustlers “Kopout” from It Came From the Beach: Surf, Drag & Rockin' Instros From Downey Records (Ace Records 2011) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental recorded for the Acree label.Buy it!
The Incurables “Famous Last Words” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) L —Written and sung by Jimmy Griffin and featuring Paige Brubeck from Sleepy Kitty on backing vocals. - The Incurables will be playing at Harvest Sessions this Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmers Market from 10 AM-Noon.Buy it!
Woody Jackson “Pear Shaped” from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) N —Music bed. New instrumental written by slide guitarist Woody Jackson for this soundtrack.Buy it!
The Hotrats “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” from Turn Ons (G&D Records / Hostess 2009) —Side project of Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey from Supergrass. You've heard this Beastie Boys song but not like this.Buy it!
You Am I “I'll Make You Happy (Remastered)” from Hourly Daily (Superunreal Edition) [Remastered] (Sony Music Entertainment 2013) —Easybeats cover by the Australian band recorded in 1996 and featuring Tim Rogers on lead vocals. Thanks to Ken from Cockeysville for getting this in my hands.Buy it!
The Easybeats “St. Louis” from Gonna Have a Good Time SINGLE (Retroactive 1999) —Written by lead guitarist Harry Vanda and rhythm guitarist George Young and recorded in 1969, just as the band was coming to an end.Buy it!
Neko Case “City Swans” from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- 2013) N —Sun 10/20 Neko Case – Pageant. Miss at your own peril.Buy it!
Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos “The Dark End Of The Street” from Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Aug 31-Sept 1 2011 (Nonesuch 2013) N —Live version of the soul classic written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman with Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller on lead vocals and Flaco Jiménez on accordion.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Jesse James” from The Long Riders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1980) —Music bed.Buy it!
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion “Seven Sisters” from Bright Examples (Ninth Street Opus 2011) —Thu 10/10 Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion – Off Broadway. Also on the bill are Song Preservation Society.Buy it!
Vetiver “I Used To Be a King” from Be Yourself (A Tribute to Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners) (V2 Cooperative Music 2010) —Written by Graham Nash and found on this collection of various artists performing songs from the Graham Nash album, Songs for Beginners.Buy it!
John Paul Keith “There's a Heartache Going 'Round” 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!
Mount Moriah “Lament (Live at KDHX St. Louis, 2/11/12)” from Live at KDHX - Vol. 11 (KDHX 2013) N —One of many great live performances that can't be heard anywhere else but on this latest volume put out by KDHX. Available as a premium for the Fall Membership Drive which begins next Thursday.Buy it!
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