Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 14th 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
O.V. Wright “Eight Men and Four Women” from 8 Men and 4 Women (Backbeat 1967) N —Written by Deadric Malone aka Don Robey. We're talking deep soul of the highest order here. "Judge, your honor and to the jury / I intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are innocent / And true love is not a crime"Buy it!
James Carr “Love Attack” from You Got My Mind Messed Up (Kent 1967) —Reissue of his 1967 soul classic album. This track was recorded in 1966 and was written by Quiniton Claunch who co-founded the Goldwax label based out of Memphis.Buy it!
Lorraine Ellison “Stay With Me” from Beg Scream & Shout! (Rhino 1997) —1966 Warner Brothers single written by Jerry Ragovoy and George Weiss. How can you not feel every word she's singing on this?Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “You” from The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown 1995) —1967 Motown recording. - Don't forget that How Sweet It Is: Tribute to Marvin Gaye is taking place tomorrow night (Friday 11/15) at Off Broadway. Nine fine local bands all doing Marvin Gaye songs with Big Bang's Dr. Jeff as the MC. Can't wait!Buy it!
Gladys Knight & The Pips “That's The Way Love Is” from Feelin' Bluesy (SOUL 1968) —Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. Marvin Gaye covered this original version of the song a year later.Buy it!
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas “It Takes Two” from King & Queen (stax 1967) —Cover version of the 1967 original recorded by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. Written by Sylvia Moy and William "Mickey" Stevenson.Buy it!
The Funk Brothers “What's Going On (Instrumental)” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers SINGLE (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Marvin Gaye hit.Buy it!
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages “Bread” from Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot 2013) N —Coming in to St. Louis this Saturday for a sold-out house party - This revved-up verson of the Bobby Hebb song is on his new release. This album wll get a party started.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Stranger To My Happiness” from Give The People What They Want (Daptone 2014) N —From their forthcoming album coming out early, 2014 - Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will be at the Pageant in March (Sunday 3/2). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Clara Ward “Dead End Street” from Soul Gospel, Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz 2006) —Clara Ward was a gospel singer who was known as one of the genre's great soloists and was a large influence on the music of Aretha Franklin. This 1969 recording was written by David Axelrod and Ben Raleigh and was also recorded by Lou Rawls.Buy it!
La La Brooks “Crazy For You” from All or Nothing (Norton Records Inc. 2013) N —Dirtbombs cover written by Mick Collins and found on this new release from the one-time lead singer of the Crystals.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Had2Byou” from Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion Records 2013) —Lead vocals by Carol van Dijk and found on this February, 2013 release by the Amsterband-based, Velvet Underground-influenced band.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Cave States “Get Along” from The Great Divide (Undertow 2013) N L —New debut release by the St. Louis band made up of Danny Kathriner, Chris Grabau, Todd Schnitzer, John Higgins, and John Horton.Buy it!
The Beatles “Glad All Over” from On Air - Live at the BBC, Vol. 2 (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2013) N —Previously unreleased live 1963 recording made for the BBC. This is their version of a Carl Perkins song and features the lead vocals of George Harrison.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “You Know I Won't” from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) —F 8 Written and produced by Sam Phillips. This Beatles-influenced track is one of my favorite songs of the year.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “They Don't Know” from Under The Covers, Vol. 3 (Shout! Factory 2013) N —This is the third installemnt of their covers compilations and this one features all songs from the 80s. WrBuy it!
Faces “Ooh La La” (Warner Brothers Records 1973) —Written by Ronnie Lane and Ron Wood and recorded in 1973. You know you want to sing along. "I wish that I knew what I know now / When I was younger / I wish that I knew what I know now / When I was stronger."Buy it!
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 - Sat 12/14 Bonnie Prince Billy – Luminary Center for the ArtsBuy it!
Motel Mirrors “The Best Mistake I'd Ever Make Again (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)” from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records 2013) N —Featuring the duet vocals of John Paul Keith and Amy LaVere.Buy it!
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