Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 9th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Ann Peebles “(You Keep Me) Hangin' On” from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records 1974) —Originally recorded by Joe Simon and written by Ira Allen, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, and Buddy Mize. Another one beautifully produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
Erma Coffee “You Made Me What I Am” from Something New to Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (Kent 2013) —Written by Phillip Mitchell who had songs recorded by the likes of Bobby Womack, The Staple Singers, Mary Wells, Candi Staton, and Archie Bell & The Drells. This 1973 single was produced by Willie Mitchell and her only recording for Hi Records.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Goldfinger” from Goldfinger - Single (Daptone 2013) N —From a single put out on Christmas Day by Daptone. The Dap-Kings get down with James Bond. Written by John Barry. - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with Valerie June opening will be at the Pageant in March (Sun 3/2).Buy it!
The Civil Tones “Soul to Go” from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) L —Instrumental written by guitarist Robin Allen. This one grooves, mightily. Everybody in this St. Louis band gets to stretch out on this one.Buy it!
The Soul Children “Hearsay” from Stax Groove Masters - Vol. 2 (Warner Music France 2000) —Written by Norman West and John Colbert of The Soul Children and produced by Jim Stewart and Al Jackson Jr. John Colbert and Anita Louis go at it in this cheating soul song. This is pretty great.Buy it!
The Martinis “Key Chain” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2011) —Music bed. Soul instrumental out of Memphis recorded circa 1965-67.Buy it!
Kendra Morris “Cry Me A River” from MockingBird (wax poetics 2013) —Her first record was made up of all originals. This time around she interprets other artists' songs. She decided to include this after hearing Bettye LaVette's version. She does everything from Lou Reed and Radiohead songs to Burt Bacharach and BriaBuy it!
Betty Bibbs “Pounds of Soul” from Super Funk Presents Funk Soul Sisters (BGP url 2003) —Previously unissued recording from 1968. It always amazes me when tracks this good take so long to see the light of day.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me)” from The Motown 7s Box (Universal unk 2013) N —Rave-up found on this collection of Motown rare and/or previously unreleased 45s. This was recorded in 1967 and was composed by Helen Lewis and Kay Lewis.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke “Can I Get A Witness” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More (Motown 2012) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental version of the Marvin Gaye hit written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “It Wasn't Me” from You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (Hip-O Select 2009) —1965 song written by Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry's 200th performance at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room will be taking place next Wednesday (Jan. 15). Don't even try thinking about getting tickets. Long sold out.Buy it!
Motel Mirrors “Suddenly You (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)” from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records 2013) —Motel Mirrors (feat. John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere, and Shawn Zorn) will be at Off Broadway tomorrow night (Fri 1/10). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Evie Sands “I Can't Let Go” from The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966 (Real Gone Music 2011) —1965 Blue Cat recording written by Chip Taylor and Al Gorgoni.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock instrumental.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “Love Is Strange” from Beat & Soul (Warner Bros. 1965) —This one goes out to the memory of Phil Everly who passed away last Friday at the age of 74. Seeing as how they influenced the sound of bands like the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beach Boys, their impact on pop music is immeasurable.Buy it!
Rank And File “Lucky Day” from The Slash Years (Rhino/Slash 2004) —Hard to imagine the existence of this song without the influence of the Everly Brothers. This 1982 song was written and sung by Chip and Tony Kinman.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Bros. “Wake Up Little Susie” from Close Up The Honky Tonks (A & M 1972) —Previously unreleased version of the Everly Brothers hit written by Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant. Acoording to the liner notes, this song was in the Burrito repertoire from beginning to end of the band's existence.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Phil and Don” from Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken - EP (Merge Records 2006) —Ode to the Everly Brothers written by Kenny McKeeve and sung by Kenny McKeeve and Traceyanne Campbell.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Night Scene” from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental from 1964.Buy it!
Aquitaine “Two of Me” from American Pulverizer, Pt. 2 - EP (S/R 2014) N L —New 5-song EP by the "Psychedelic/Post-Punk/Pop" St. Louis band - Aquitaine, England in 1819, MusicEmbryo, & Owen Pye will be at Plush on Friday (1/24).Buy it!
Honey Ltd. “Louie, Louie” from The Complete LHI Recordings (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2013) —You've heard this song a million times but not like this. Recorded in 1968, arranged by Jack Nitzsche, and produced by Lee Hazlewood and Donnie Owens.Buy it!
Lee Hazlewood “No Train to Stockholm” from The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-1971) (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) —Uh, some of the strangest cover artwork I've seen. Written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded in 1970.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “Batman: The Ride” from Projection Room (Euclid 2014) N L —Return of Laser Kitty! A Sleepy Kitty/Laserium Experience takes place this Saturday (1/11) at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. A laser show set to the music of their forthcoming album "Projection Room." That has to bBuy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Tony Borders “Gentle On My Mind” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) —The Southern soul singer out of Sheffield, AL kills on this 1969 version of the John Hartford song.Buy it!
Candi Staton “His Hands” (Honest Jon's Records 2006) —This one's not exactly like "Gentle on my Mind." Written by Will Oldham (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and produced by Mark Nevers. This is one powerful song.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie "Prince" Billy “Breakdown” from What the Brothers Sang (Drag City 2013) —Written by Kris Krisofferson and found on this 2013 release made up entirely of songs written or previously interpreted by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack “Ballad Of The Black Chihuahua” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2007) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jon Rauhouse.Buy it!
Chris Mills “Such A Beautiful Thing” from Heavy Years: 2000-2010 (Ernest Jennings 2011) —The singer/songwriter born in Collinsville, IL has been making albums since 1998. He will be at Off Broadway in two weeks (Thursday 1/23). 18 Stories is opening.Buy it!
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends “Bowling Green” from The Virginian (Mint Records www.mintrecs.com 1997) —Neko Case and Carl Newman sing on this duet version of a song originally recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1967.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “The Price Of Love” from Walk Right Back: The Every Brothers on Warner Bros. 1960 to 1969 (Warner 1993) —1965 song written by Don and Phil Everly.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Taken On The Chin” from Songs for Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation for Slim Dunlap (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) —From this compilation of various artists covering Slim Dunlap songs to raise money to care for the the guitrist and songwriter who will need extensive medical care for the rest of his life due to suffering a severe stroke.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3 AM” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.Buy it!
Veronica Falls “Buried Alive” from Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland) —This album made a number of KDHX DJ top 10 album lists for 2013. Guitar-driven indie pop from the Scottish band now relocated to London.Buy it!
The Chandelles “El Gato” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Sundazed Music 2007) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental.Buy it!