Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 28th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys “Struttin”
from Soul Meets Country! - EP (Major Label Records 2013) N —Pretty great idea to combine the talents of all three of these artists on this new 4-song EP. Two of the songs are duets between Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson but this track features the impressive vocals of St. Louisan Nikki Hill.
Wilson Pickett “Search Your Heart”
from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Raymond Moore and George Jackson and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1968. Duane Allman and Jimmy Johnson play guitar on this and that's the Sweet Inpirations on backing vocals.
The Sweet Inspirations “Do Right Woman - Do Right Man”
from The Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic 1967) —Written by Dan Penn and Chip Moman and previously recorded by Aretha Franklin. The vocal interplay between Cissy Houston, Myrna Smith, Sylvia Shemwell, and Estelle Brown on this track is stunning.
Meshell Ndegeocello “Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood”
from Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2014 2012) —Found on this album made up entirely of songs written by or previously interpreted by Nina Simone. Written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Sol Marcus.
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “Towers of London”
from Under The Covers, Vol. 3 (Shout! Factory 2013) N —Really fine version of the XTC song written by Andy Partridge and found on this new collection made up of cover versions of some of their favorite 80s songs. As expected, the harmonies work beautifully on this.
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 guitar instrumental recorded for the Swan label.
Dolly Parton “Down from Dover”
from The Fairest of Them All / My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (Omni 2010) —A sordid tale as written and recounted by Dolly Parton. Recorded in 1969.
Les Paul “Hawaiian Paradise.”
from 20th Century Masters: The Best of Les Paul Millenium Collection (MCA 2001) —Music bed. 1945 guitar instrumrntal.
Bob Dylan “Workingman's Blues #2”
from Modern Times (Columbia 2006) —There's an evenin' haze settlin' over the town Starlight by the edge of the creek The buyin' power of the proletariat's gone down Money's gettin' shallow and weak The place I love best is a sweet memory It's a new path that we trod They say low wages are