Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Dec 12th 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
The Nightingales “Just a Little Overcome” from Tommy Tate: I'm So Satisfied (Kent 2007) —OK, my last show from our Magnolia studio! Yes, I'm feeling just a little overcome. But we're heading on to bigger and better things! - Tommy Tate sings lead on this 1971 Stax recording.Buy it!
The Showstoppers “Ain't Nothin' but a Houseparty” from The Best of The Showstoppers (BGO Records 2011) —1967 debut single and soul-stomper recorded by the Philadelphia vocal quartet made up of two sets of brothers - two who were the younger brothers of Solomon Burke.Buy it!
Sugar Pie DeSanto “Go Go Power” from Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles 1961-1966 (Ace 2009) —Sugar Pie DeSanto still performs today. She co-wrote this song with Shena DeMell and recorded it for the Checker label in 1966.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 slated for release on January 14 - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/Valerie June will be at the Pageant in March (Sun 3/2). Very highly recommended. What a double bill!Buy it!
Valerie June “Workin' Woman Blues” from Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord 2013) —See previous entry. Really strong and varied debut release from the Tennessee singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Merry Christmas, Baby” from In The Christmas Spirit (Stax Records url 1966) —Instrumental version of the Charles Brown Christmas classic composed by Johnny Moore and Lou Baxter.Buy it!
The Consolers “This May Be the Last Time” from I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 (Tompkins Square 2013) N —1958 b-side from the Miami-based gospel group found on one of the best compilations of 2013.Buy it!
Buddy & Julie Miller and the McCrary Sisters “Something Within” from The Oxford American Southern Music CD (Oxford American 2013) N —Their version of this gospel song written by Lucie Campbell in 1919 was recorded for this new 2-CD compilation featuring the music of Tennessee in this year's edition of the Oxford American Southern Music issue. Available in bookstores & newstands noBuy it!
The Funk Brothers “6 By 6” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers SINGLE (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. 1966 Motown instrumental.Buy it!
Grace Basement “Warmest Winter Clothes” from Wheel Within A Wheel (Avonmore 2013) L —Sure sounds fitting for this time of year. Just another really well-written pop song written by Kevin Buckley.Buy it!
Kevin Shields “Ikebana” from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed.Buy 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 —Fri 1/10 Motel Mirrors (feat. John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere, and Shawn Zorn) – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones “I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail” from Foreverly (Reprise 2013) N —Written by Karl Davis / Harty Taylor and recorded by the Everly Brothers on "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us."Buy it!
Neko Case “Calling Cards” from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- www.anti.com 2013) —Written by Neko Case and Paul Rigby and featuring Kelly Hogan on backing vocals.Buy it!
The Modern Lovers “Roadrunner” from The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1976) —Written by Jonathan Richman. There is a movement afoot to get this declared the official State Song of Massachusetts. Makes sense to me. Recorded 1971 and released in 1976 with production by John Cale.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Christmas Eve Can Kill You” (Drag City www.dragcity.com 2012) —Written by Dennis Linde and covered previously by the Everly Brothers - Sat 12/14 Bonnie Prince Billy – Contemporary Arts Museum.Buy it!
Woody Jackson “Pear Shaped” from Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A label, A Film Soundtrack (Big Beat rhino.com 2013) —Music bed.Buy it!
The King Pins “Door Banger aka Ninety Four Second Surf” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace Records 2009) —Music bed. Previously unreleased 60s guitar instrumental.Buy it!
Hurray For The Riff Raff “I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)” from Small Town Heroes (ATO 2014) N —From their forthcoming Feb 11, 2014 release - Tue 2/25 Shovels & Rope w/Hurray for the Riff Raff will be at Off Broadway.Buy it!
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