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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Oct 24th 2013

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Oct 24th 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


West Coast Revival “Feelin' Alright”
from Soul Sides - Volume Two: The Covers (Zealous Records 2007) —Terrific 1977 soul and funk version of the Traffic song written by Dave Mason.


Sly and the Family Stone “I Want to Take You Higher”
from Stand! (Epic 1969) —Soul at its very finest. Written by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart. They don't credit who plays harmonica on this album but it sure adds to this track.


The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band “Twenty-Five Miles”
from In the Jungle, Babe (Warner Brothers 1969) —Cover version of the Edwin Starr hit written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, and Gerald Wexler. - A set of California soul & funk to kick things off.


Sly and the Family Stone “Never Do Your Woman Wrong”
from Dance To The Music (Expanded) (Epic 2007) —Music bed. Previously unreleased 1967 instrumental written by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart.


La La Brooks “All or Nothing” (Norton Records Inc. 2013) N  —New album out by the Crystals singer who sang lead on Da Doo Ron Ron and Then He Kissed Me at the age of 14. This Small Faces cover was written by Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott and was produced by Mick Collins (Dirtbombs, Gories).


Bettye LaVette “It Don't Come Easy”
from Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook CD Album (Anti 2010) —Talk about making a song your own. This Ringo Starr song is transformed into a smoldering, slow blues groove and works really well.


Aretha Franklin “See Saw”
from Aretha Now (Atlantic unk 1968) —Written by Don Covay and Steve Cropper.


Lee Allen & His Band “Boppin' At The Hop”
from Great R & B Instrumentals (Ace 2001) —Music bed. 1958 R&B instrumental written by Lee Allen.


Van Morrison “Sweet Thing”
from Astral Weeks (Warner Bros. 1968) —Written by Van Morrison with backing by Jay Berliner, Richard Davis, Connie Kay, John Payne, and Warren Smith. The word "masterpiece" gets bandied around too easily but this really is a masterpiece.


Willie Wright “It's Only Life, That's All”
from Telling The Truth (Hotel Records / Numero 2011) —This album feels like a kindred spirit to Astral Weeks to me. I'm sure it's only me but that's how my mind works. Rare 1977 soul out of Nantucket Island (of all places) unearthed by The Numero Group.


Gregory Porter “Hey Laura”
from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note 2013) N  —Written by Gregory Porter and found on one of the best albums of 2013. Highly recommended.


Brother Jack McDuff “Beep-Bo-Boo”
from Gin and Orange (Cadet Records unk 1969) —Music bed. 1969 soul jazz instrumental out of Chicago. Composed by Brother Jack McDuff.


Honey Ltd. “Eli's Coming”
from The Complete LHI Recordings (Light In The Attic 2013) N  —Written by Laura Nyro and originally released as a 1969 single for Lee Hazlewood's LHI label. Produced by Mike Post.


La Honda “Solid Gold”
from I See Stars (La Honda Music Ltd 2013) N  —From their forthcoming album. This album was recorded 12 years ago and is finally seeing the light of day. Lead vocals by Sarah Joyce (aka Rumer) who was eighteen at the time of this recording.


Ransom Note “Russian Blue”
from Big Soul (Tower Groove Records 2013) N L —One of many fine local bands playing the aforementioned Marvin Gaye trubute show and KDHX benefit. Ransom Note will be playing with the Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra at this event. We're talking entertainment value here, folks!


Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell “Two Can Have a Party”
from The Complete Duets (Tamla 2001) —1967 Motown recording written by John Bristol / Harvey Fuqua / Thomas Kemp. — KDHX Presents: How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye at Off Broadway, November 15.


Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “The Flick - Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4”
from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1965 Motown instrumental written by Earl Van Dyke, James Jamerson, and Robert White.


Best Coast “Fade Away” (Jewel City 2013) N  —New 7-song EP by the Los Angeles duo. This song was written by and featuring the lead vocals of Bethany Cosentino. No sunny lyrics on this track.


La Luz “Sunstroke”
from It's Alive (Hardly Art 2013) N  —Instrumental by the Seattle band featuring the guitarwork of Shana Cleveland.


The Sundowners “Shifting Sands”
from Don't Come Knockin' - Single (Skeleton Key Records 2013) N  —Terrific new single by the Wirral, UK quintet. Produced by James & Ian Skelly from the Coral at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool.


The Chantays “Monsoon”
from Let's Go Trippin' (Ace 1996) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental recorded for the Dot label.


Motel Mirrors “Meet Me on the Corner (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)”
from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records wwwarcher-records.com 2013) N  —I love a good cheating pop song. Written by John Paul Keith.


Jonny “Gloria”
from Free EP (Merge 2011) —Beautiful ode written about Gloria Estefan by the band fronted by Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and former Gorky's Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs.


Teenage Fanclub “Start Again”
from Songs from Northern Britain (Creation Records www.mybloodyvalentine.org 1997) —Written by Norman Blake.


The Byrds “She Don't Care About Time”
from Set You Free 1964-73 (Raven 2004) —Written by Gene Clark and originally released as the b-side on the 1965 "Turn, Turn, Turn" single.


The Byrds “Bound to Fall (Instrumental)”
from The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Expanded) (Columbia 1997) —Music bed. Previously unissued 1967 instrumental version.


Diane Birch “Pretty In Pain”
from Speak a Little Louder (S-Curve Records 2013) N  —Written by Diane Birch and Miami soulstress Betty Wright. This track was produced by Lindsey Buckingham.


Au Revoir Simone “Crazy”
from Move in Spectrums (Moshi Moshi 2013) N  —New release from the Brooklyn-based trio of singing keyboardists.


Linda Thompson “Won't Be Long Now (feat. Teddy Thompson, Amy Helm, Tony Trischka)”
from Won't Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds www.lindathompsonmusic.com 2013) —I love being at a radio station where a new release by somebody like the great Linda Thompson elicits much excitement from a sizable amount of KDHX DJs.


Richard Thompson “The Knife-Edge”
from Strict Tempo! (Carthage 1981) —Music bed. Written by Richard Thompson.


The Rolling Stones “Salt Of The Earth”
from Beggars Banquet (Universal 1968) —Featuring electric slide guitar by Keith Richards who also sings the first verse. The Watts Street Gospel Choir provides backing vocals.


The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (KENT/ACE 2000) —Great 1967 soul gospel version of the Buffalo Springfield song written by Stephen Stills.


Ry Cooder “East St. Louis”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. 1992 Ry Cooder instrumental written for the "Trespass" movie soundtrack.


Suzanne Vega “Tom's Diner”
from Solitude Standing (A&M 1987) —This a cappella version is still my favorite.


Suzanne Vega “Frank & Ava”
from Beauty & Crime (Blue Note 2007) —An ode written by Suzanne Vega about, you guessed it, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner.


Holly Golightly “You Have Yet to Win”
from Truly She Is None Other (Damaged Goods 2003) —Written by Holly Golightly.


Dean Wareham “The Ticking Is the Bomb”
from Emancipated Hearts (Sonic Cathedral 2013) —For everything he has ever done, this new release marks his first ever solo release.


Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Sean Wareham.


Brandi Clark “The Day She Got Divorced”
from 12 Stories (Slate Creek Records 2013) N  —Highly recommended new debut release by the singer-songwriter who has written songs for country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, and LeAnn Rimes.


Jessica Lea Mayfield “For Today”
from With Blasphemy So Heartfelt (Polymer Sounds 2008) —Written by Jessica Lea Mayfield. Debut release from the singer-songwriter from Kent, OH.


Mount Moriah “I Built a Town”
from Miracle Temple (Merge 2013) —From one of my favorite 2013 releases. Lead vocals by Heather McEntire and backing vocals by guest Amy Ray.


Les Champions “Colorado”
from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. Early 60s guitar instrumental out of France.


Willie Nile “The Crossing”
from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) —Beautiful piano-based song (not usually the case for Willie Nile) written by Frankie Lee and Willie Nile.


Kirsty MacColl & Ghostland “Sail Away”
from From Croydon to Cuba: An Anthology (Virgin 2005) —1998 version of the Randy Newman song written for the "Beautiful People" film soundtrack.


Sinead O'Connor “The Wolf is Getting Married”
from How About I Be Me (And You Be You) (One Little Indian www.indian.co.uk 2012) —She sounds downright optimistic on this track.


The Parson Red Heads “Every Mile”
from Orb Weaver (Fiesta Red www.fiestaredrecords.com 2013) N  —New release from the band formerly based out of Oregon but now based out of Los Angeles. Written by Sam Fowles.


Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Just What I Was Looking For”
from What The Brothers Sang (Drag City / Palace Records 2013) —Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and found on this release of songs written by or previously recorded by the Everly Brothers.


Neko Case “Magpie to the Morning (Bonus Track)”
from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti- 2013) —Her show at the Pageant last Sunday was one of the best of the year.


Sue Foley “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”
from Big City Blues (Antone's Records 2004) —Written by Bob Dylan. Thanks to Roy Kasten from Feel Like Going Home for first making me aware of this.


Coulson, Dean, McGuinness & Flint “Eternal Circle”
from Lo and Behold (Airmail Archives 1972) —Bob Dylan cover done before this song was ever released by Bob Dylan. This and so many other songs on this album were learned off Bob Dylan bootlegs.


Shelby Lynne “Old #7”
from Tears, Lies, and Alibis (Everso 2010) —Produced and written by Shelby Lynne.


Ruthie Foster “You Don't Miss Your Water”
from Let It Burn (Blue Corn Music 2012) —Written by William Bell who also sings duet with Ruthie Foster on this track.

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