Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 21st 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Friendship” from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —1947 song by Claude Demetrius and Louis Jordan - "Now I don’t get mad like the average cat would do, when she buys me a shirt and she buys you two. But when she feeds you chicken and steak, and gives me Irish stew, you’re a lizard in the bushes, that'Buy it!
Dinah Washington “Richest Guy In The Graveyard” from The Queen Sings (Proper Box 2002) —Written by Leonard Feather and recorded in 1949 - "Now what's the good of earning / With no time for spending / You know you're simply headed / For a horizontal ending"Buy it!
Wynonie Harris “Quiet Whiskey” from Lovin' Machine (Ace 2002) —From 1954 - "They killed you dead and wanted another / They reached on the shelf and grabbed your brother / It's a shame the way they did you in / Then reached up and got your brother Gin."Buy it!
Etta James “The Pick Up” from The Essential Modern Records Collection (EMI 2011) —This is early Etta James. She would have been 19 or 20 when she recorded this. Recorded in New Orleans in 1957. Harold Battiste, Jr plays tenor sax on this and it's flat-out great.Buy it!
Dee Dee Warwick “We're Doing Fine” from I Want to Be With You (Mercury 1967) —Written and arranged by Horace Ott. She was Dionne Warwick's younger sister and did a lot of session recording for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Wilson Pickett.Buy it!
Claudia Lennear “Two Trains” from Phew! (Expanded) (Real Gone Music 2013) —1973 soul version of the Little Feat song written by Lowell George. This is a bonus track included on this new reissue of her 1973 album.Buy it!
The Rollers “Knockin' At the Wrong Door” from Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep Soul (The Numero Group 2007) —Jackson 5-influenced song recorded circa 1970. Written by Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid.Buy it!
Clarence Carter “It's All In Your Mind” from The Fame Singles - Volume 2: 1970-73 (Kent 2013) N —Recorded at Rick Hall's FAME studios in 1970. Written by George Jackson and Raymond Moore and the follow-up single to his biggest hit 'Patches.'Buy it!
Lulu “Cry Like A Baby” from To Sir With Love - The Complete Mickie Most Recordings 1967-1969 (Remastered) (EMI UK 2011) —1969 version of the Box Tops hit written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham.Buy it!
The Beatles “Anna (Go to Him)” from On Air - Live at the BBC, Vol. 2 (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2013) N —John Lennon sings on this Arthur Alexander song recorded live for the BBC in 1963.Buy it!
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages “Oscar Levant” from Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —Written and produced by guitarist Peter Greenberg. They put on a terrific show at a house concert last Saturday.Buy it!
Sundowners “Don't Come Knockin'” from Don't Come Knockin' - Single (Skeleton Key Records 2013) —This July single was recorded in Liverpool and was produced by the The Coral's James & Ian Skelly. This band features the lead vocals of Fiona Skelly and Alfie Skelly.Buy it!
Mick Harvey “Out of Time Man” from Two of Diamonds (Mute Artists 2007) —Written by the Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey. He has worked with Nick Cave in The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Thanks to Ken from Cockeysville for this one.Buy it!
You Am I “Ain't Exactly Good” from Songs for Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation for Slim Dunlap (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —Written by Slim Dunlap and sung by Tim Rogers. This is from a new 2-CD collection of various artists performing Slim Dunlap songs with all proceeds going to help the one-time lead guitarist for The Replacements who has suffered a major stroke.Buy it!
The Velvet Underground “I Can't Stand It” from Gold: The Velvet Underground (Polydor (Universal Records) 2005) —From 1969 - Sat Nov 23 Satellite of Love: A Tribute to Lou Reed featuring Union Electric, Jedi Nighties, Union Rags, Auset Music Project, Karate Bikini, Bug Chaser, Seth Porter with Beth Bombara & Kit Hamon, Melody Den, Sleepy Kitty @ Off Broadway.Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “It's What I Am” from Truth Serum (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N —Written by Garland Jeffreys. Another really strong release by the New York singer-songwriter. And as good as his records are, he's even better when he plays live.Buy it!
Woody Jackson “Pear Shaped” from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) —Music bed. Instrumental written for this film soundtrack.Buy it!
The Marc 4 “Kim” from The Psych Jazzy Beat of i Marc 4 (Black Cat Records/IDM Music 1976) N —New compilation featuring music recorded between 1970-1976 by this collection of great studio musicians who were responsible for a huge amount of songs used in Italian films and TV shows.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 —Written by Neko Case and Paul Rigby. Definitely a candidate for top album of the year.Buy it!
Melody Den “Kerosene and Nicotine” from Kerosene and Nicotine single (self-released 2013) N —Completely re-worked and new version of a Melody Den song originally recorded in 2007. Written and sung by Marc Chechik.Buy it!
Eddie Spaghetti “When I Go, I'm Gone” from The Value of Nothing (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) —Fri 11/22 Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers – Off Broadway. Also on the bill are Skinny Jim and The Number 9 Blacktops.Buy it!