Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Oct 24th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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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.
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).
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 (The Numero Group 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rolling Stones “Salt Of The Earth”
from Beggars Banquet (London 1968) —Featuring electric slide guitar by Keith Richards who also sings the first verse. The Watts Street Gospel Choir provides backing vocals.
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.
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.
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