Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Dec 5th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Ricky Lewis “Cupid”
from Feel The Harlem Beat: The Legendary Bobby Robinson Productions (P-Vine 2013) N —Taken from this 3-disc compilation of 50s and 60s recordings that came out of the Harlem-based Fire and Fury labels. This revved-up version of the Sam Cooke song is from 1968.
Sam Cooke “Feel It (Don't Fight It)”
from live at the harlem square club (RCA 1985) —Great live performance from 1963. Basically, Sam Cooke and band going nuts. This was written by Sam Cooke and some of his backing live band included King Curtis (sax), Clif White (guitar), Cornell Dupree (guitar), and June Gardner (drums).
Wilson Pickett “Back In Your Arms”
from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by George Jackson, Raymond Moore, Larry Chambers, and Melvin Leakes and recorded at Fame Studios in 1968. That's the Sweet Inspirations on back-up vocals.
Arthur Alexander “Where Have You Been”
from Saint Etiene Presents Songs For a Central Park Picnic (Cherry Red 2013) N —Written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and released in 1962 as the flip side to "Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)."
Mulatu Astatke “Gubèlyé (My Gubel)”
from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental.
Maggie Siff “Lullaby For a Soldier (Arms of the Angels)”
from Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 3 (Music From Sons of Anarchy) (Sony 2013) N —Alright, this was completely unexpected. The actress who demonstrates a considerable lack of judgment in her choice of men on this TV show from which this soundtrack come from has a beautiful voice.
Jeff Tweedy “Ballad of the Opening Band”
from Songs for Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation for Slim Dunlap (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —From this new compilation of singles recorded by a wide array of musical friends to raise money for Slim Dunlap who has suffered a severe stroke and will require extensive medical treatment for the rest of his life. All songs written by Slim Dunlap.
Lulu “The Boat That I Row”
from To Sir With Love - The Complete Mickie Most Recordings 1967-1969 (Remastered) (EMI UK 2011) —Written by Neil Diamond and released in 1967.
Ry Cooder “Jesse James”
from The Long Riders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1980) —Music bed.
Jennifer O'Connor & The Forest Rangers “Running Blues”
from Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 3 (Music From Sons of Anarchy) (Columbia 2013) N —New song from Jennifer O'Connor found on this third volume of songs used on the "Sons of Anarchy" television show.