Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Oct 17th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Gregory Porter “The "In" Crowd”
from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note 2013) N —Terrific version of the Ramsey Lewis / Billy Page composition by the jazz, soul, and gospel singer/songwriter.
Esther Phillips “Fever”
from Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (Kent 2000) —I know you've heard this jazz classic a thousand times but this 1966 Atlantic recording is really great. Written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport.
The Nomos “Step Out and Git It”
from Mod Jazz (Kent 1996) —Music bed. 1964 jazz instrumental recorded for the Prestige label.
Ann Sexton “You're Gonna Miss Me”
from Loving You, Loving Me (Seventy 7 Records 1973) —Written by Paul Kelly , recorded in Memphis, and produced by Gene "Bowlegs" Miller. Fine Southern soul from the soul singer originally from South Carolina.
Paul Kelly “Stealing In the Name of the Lord”
from Hot Runnin' Soul - The Singles 1965-71 (Kent 2012) —Written by Paul Kelly and recorded for the Happy Tiger label in 1970. He originally wrote the song with Sam & Dave in mind to record it but they turned it down. Some R&B stations shied away from this one for fear of losing sponsors.
The Poets of Rhythm “South Carolina”
from The Anthology 1992-2003 (Daptone 2013) N —You wouldn't think this soul and funk band were based out of Germany but that is, indeed, the case. Recorded in 1993 and found on this new compilation put out by Daptone. Pretty far removed from the New Wave and Synth Pop songs coming out then.
Lee Moses “I'm Sad About It”
from Time and Place (Castle 2007) —Great soul track written by Lee Moses recorded in 1967 for the Musicor label. Soul out of Atlanta, GA.
The Animals “That's All I Am To You”
from Animalism (MGM 1966) —1966 version of the Otis Blackwell song made famous by Ray Charles.
Georgie Fame “Mod Classics: 1964-1966” Single (BGP url 2010) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental written by Clive Powell aka Georgie Fame.
from Seasons of My Soul (Warner Music UK 2010) —Written by Sarah Joyce (aka Rumer) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Steve Brown. Just a gorgeous vocal on this track.
La Luz “Sure As Spring”
from It's Alive (Hardly Art 2013) N —New release from the Seattle band which just came out this week. Featuring the guitar and lead vocals of Shana Cleveland.
La Honda “Rich Man's Wine”
from I See Stars (La Honda Music Ltd 2013) N —From their forthcoming release. This band featured the vocals of Sarah Joyce (aka Rumer) and was recorded twelve years ago when she was just eighteen but never was released. The indie-pop/folk record is finally coming out soon.
Aoife O'Donovan “Fire Engine”
from Fossils (Yep Roc 2013) N —Aoife O’Donovan will be at Off Broadway this Sunday (10/20). Also on the bill is Kristin Andreassen.
Dolly Varden “Del Mar, 1976”
from For a While (Mid-Fi 2013) —Written and featuring lead vocals by Steve Dawson. One of my favorite releases on 2013.
Warren Zevon “Mutineer” (Giant 1995) —Written by Warren Zevon. One of many memorable melodies and songs written by the singer/songwriter who left us way too soon.
Aimee Mann “Mr. Harris”
from Whatever (Geffen 1993) —A love song of the highest order. Kills me every time. "Of course I know that we've only got ten years, or twenty left / But to be honest I'm happy with whatever time we get."
X “The Have Nots”
from Under The Big Black Sun (Elektra Records 1982) —"At the Hi-D-Hi and the Hula Gal Beehive Bar and the Zircon Lounge G.G.'s Cozy Corner, The Gift of Love Stop 'N' Drink, Sit 'N' Sip, Rest 'N Pieces Dexter's New Approach and The Get Down Lounge The Aorta Bar, Detroit's Main Vein..."
Ry Cooder “Sunny's Tune”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. 1989 instrumental composed by Ry Cooder for the "Johnny Handsome" movie soundtrack.
Gene Clark “Life's Greatest Fool”
from No Other (Rhino 1974) —Written by Gene Clark and found on one of his best solo releases.
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