Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 9th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
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.
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).
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 Bria
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.
Motel Mirrors “Suddenly You (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)”
from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records www.archer-records.com 2013) —Motel Mirrors (feat. John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere, and Shawn Zorn) will be at Off Broadway tomorrow night (Fri 1/10). Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rumblers “Night Scene”
from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental from 1964.
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.
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.
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.
Joe Henry “Taken On The Chin”
from Songs for Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation for Slim Dunlap (New West 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.
The Chandelles “El Gato”
from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Sundazed Music 2007) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental.