Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 16th 2014 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
Alvin Robinson “Baby Don't You Do It (2007 Remastered Single Version)” from Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 (Rhino/Atlantic 2007) —1967 version of the Marvin Gaye hit from the New Orleans session guitarist. Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland.Buy it!
Eddie Holland “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 2 (Universal unk 2005) —Previously unreleased 1964 recording also recorded by Kim Weston (who had a hit with it), The Isley Brothers, and Chris Clark.Buy it!
The Isley Brothers “Your Old Lady” from Where It's At: Soul in the Midnight Hour (Kent 1999) —1961 Atlantic recording written by O'Kelly Isley, King Curtis, and Elmo Glick - "Don't wanna lose you, 'cause you're my friend / But your old lady is the livin' end / Your old lady sure looks good to me"Buy it!
Calvin Scott “Can I Get A Witness” from Soulsville Sings Hitsville (Concord 2008) —1971 Stax version of the Marvin Gaye hit written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland. Consider Motown as the center lane for this set.Buy it!
Quiet Elegance “You've Got My Mind Messed Up” from Quiet Elegance: The Hi Records Single Collection (Solid Records 2013) N —Such a great version of the O.B. McClinton song recorded by the Detroit band for Hi Records in 1973. A close second to the James Carr version.Buy it!
Bettye Swann “Yours Until Tomorrow” from The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone Music 2014) N —1973 Atlantic b-side written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and originally recorded by Dee Dee Warwick in 1965 and later made a hit by Gene Pitney in 1968.Buy it!
Don Bryant “I'll Go Crazy” from Don Bryant: The Hi Records Singles Collection (Solid Records 2013) N —I could glean more from these liner notes if they weren't written in Japanese. 1968 Hi Records single written by Jon Cross and Mary Frierson.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Now I See” from Give The People What They Want (Daptone 2014) N —Finally! Now available in fine local record stores near you. - Sun 3/2 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/Valerie June – Pageant. Not to be missed!Buy it!
Betty Davis “They Say I'm Different” (Light In The Attic 2007) —Written by Betty Mabry aka Betty Davis. Lots of artists get shout-outs on this but only one gets three shout-outs. That would be the man who just played his 200th show at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room last night.Buy it!
DeRobert and the Half-Truths “I'm Tryin' (Bonus Version)” from I'm Tryin' (G.E.D. Soul Records gedsoulrecords.com 2014) N —Soul and funk out of Nashville. This new album just came out this week.Buy it!
Swamp Dogg “Total Destruction To Your Mind” from Total Destruction to Your Mind (Remastered) (Alive Naturalsound 1970) —1970 soul and funk masterpiece written by Jerry Williams, Jr. aka Swamp Dogg.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “The Hoax” from Projection Room (Euclid Records 2013) N L —It seems like it took forever for this to actually get released but it's well worth the wait. - Fri 1/17 Bailiff & Sleepy Kitty – Off Broadway.Buy it!
Lanterns on the Lake “Another Tale From Another English Town” from Until the Colours Run (PIAS America 2013) N —This 2013 release by the Newcastle, England band just was released in the U.S. this week. Featuring the lead vocals of Hazel Wilde - "We just wanted the quiet, the quiet life / But they won't stop till they see us in the ground"Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “Needles And Pins” from The Hill or the Climb (Undertow 2014) N L —Written by and featuring the lead vocals of Chris Grabau. - Magnolia Summer's album release show will be at Off Broadway this Saturday (1/18). Grace Basement is opening. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “Etta's Tune” from The River & The Thread (Blue Note url 2014) N —Gorgeous song written by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal and found on her first release of new originals in eight years.Buy it!
Lulu “Without Him” from To Sir With Love - The Complete Mickie Most Recordings 1967-1969 (Remastered) (EMI UK 2011) —1968 single written by Harry Nilsson.Buy it!
The Spacemen “The Clouds” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1:1960 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed.Buy it!
Sid Selvidge “That's How I Got to Memphis” from The Oxford American Southern Music CD (Oxford American 2013) N —Originally released in 2010. Written by Tom T. Hall and produced by Don Dixon (who also plays bass on this track).Buy it!
Motel Mirrors “Your Tender Loving Care (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)” from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records 2013) N —Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith do a fine duet version of this Buck Owens song.Buy it!
Mary Chapin Carpenter “I am a Town” from Songs From the Movie (Zoe Records www.rounder.com 2014) N —New release featuring new versions of older songs but this time backed by a 63-piece orchestra and a 15-voice choir,Buy it!
The Ventures “Blue Moon” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2:1961 (Hasmick 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
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