Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Jan 23rd 2014 7.00am–10.00am
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Mary Ann Fisher “Put On My Shoes”
from Jukebox Jam Vol. 2 (jazzman 2013) —The North Carolina singer was discovered by Ray Charles and was a featured singer in some of his early touring shows in the pre-Raeletts days. Written by Mary Ann Fisher and recorded for the Fire label in 1959.
The Animals “Hit The Road, Jack”
from Animalism (MGM 1966) —Written by Percy Mayfield and a huge hit for Ray Charles. Really fine vocal from Eric Burdon on this.
The Strypes “Blue Collar Jane”
from Blue Collar Jane EP (Virgin EMI 2014) N —Written by Irish band-members Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey, Pete O'Hanlon, and Evan Walsh and found on this 4-song EP which was just released in the U.S. this week.
Claudia Lennear “It Ain't Easy”
from Phew! (Warner Brothers 1973) —Written by Ron Davies and featuring a backing band of Ry Cooder, Jim Dickinson, and Milt Holland among others.
Rosanne Cash “When the Master Calls the Roll”
from The River & The Thread (Blue Note 2014) N —Written by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal. Between this and the new Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings release, 2013 is off to a really strong start.
Randy Newman “God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)”
from Sail Away (Reprise 1972) —"Man means nothing, he means less to me / Than the lowliest cactus flower / Or the humblest Yucca tree He chases round this desert / 'Cause he thinks that's where I'll be / That's why I love mankind."
Sleepy Kitty “Hold Yr Ground”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) N L —From the St. Louis band's second full-length release. Talk about a band who has made huge musical and artistic in-roads and helped put a stamp on St. Louis in just a few short years.
Patti Smith “April Fool”
from Banga (Columbia 2012) —Written by Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan (who also plays bass and keyboard on this). From the liner notes - "A nod to Gogol and the rusted bike of Milos."
Joe Henry “Our Song”
from Civilians (Anti/Epitaph 2007) —"We push in line at the picture show / For cool air and a chance to see / A vision of ourselves portrayed / As younger and braver and humble and free."
Charlie Walker “Who Will Buy the Wine”
from Greatest Honky Tonk Hits (Audium 2003) —Maybe there are drinking country songs as good as this one but thre aren't country drinking songs better than this one. Written by Billy Mize and recorded in 1960.
The Byrds “Eight Miles High”
from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —I'll never grow tired in this sing written Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, and Gene Clark.
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