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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Feb 6th 2014

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Feb 6th 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


Syl Johnson “Soul Drippin'”
from Complete Mythology (Numero Group 2010) —1969 Chicago soul track originally released in 1969 and found on this 80-track, six-LP, four-CD set which compiles Syl Johnson recordings from labels such as Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, One-Derful, P-Vine and more.


Bobby Patterson “Soul Is Our Music”
from Soul Is My Music - The Best of Bobby Patterson (Sundazed Music 2003) —Texas soul track written by Bobby Patterson and recorded for the Jetstar label in 1967. As he says in the liner notes, "That was a record, man! That was kind of Arthur Conley-ish."


Dyke and the Blazers “We Got More Soul” (BGP Records 2007) —Another soul artist name -dropping song and this is one of the best. Recorded in 1969 and written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian. Soul and funk at its finest.


Arthur Conley “Sweet Soul Music”
from Sweet Soul Music (Atlantic unk 1967) —Otis Redding took Arthur Conley under his wing and produced this album as well as co-writing three songs with Arthur Conley (including this one) and including two additional compositions he wrote by himself.


Syl Johnson “Soul Heaven”
from Complete Mythology (Numero Group 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental version of "Is It Because I'm Black" written by Syl Johnson and Tommy Guerrero.


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)”
from Sweetheart 2014 Comp (Hear Music 2014) N  —Stevie Wonder cover found on this new compilation of various artists singing love songs. - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/Valerie June will be at the Pageant in March (Sunday 3/2).


Margie Joseph “Stop! In the Name of Love (Single Version)”
from Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs Of Motown Records (Concord Records, Inc. 2008) —1970 version of the Supremes hit written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland Jr. recorded at Stax. The opening recitation about cheating kicks this off in grand style.


Doris Duke “I Don't Care Anymore”
from I'm A Loser (Canyon Records unk 1969) —Deep southern soul track written by Gary U.S. Bonds, Jerry Williams Jr (aka Swamp Dogg), and Maurice Gimbel. This whole album is a gem and is highly recommended for southern soul music aficionados.


Ben & Spence “A Stone Loser”
from Hall of Fame Volume 3 (Kent 2014) N  —Previously unreleased 1968 recording made at FAME studios and written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham. This soul duo featured the lead vocals of Ben Moore and Spencer James.


The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn”
from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records unk 1967) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental written by Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson Jr., and Steve Cropper.


Mayer Hawthorne “A Long Time”
from How Do You Do (Universal Republic Records 2011) —Mayer Hawthorne will be at the Pageant on Thursday (2/20). Also on the bill is Quadron. - This ode to Detroit which talks about Henry Ford and Berry Gordy Jr. was written by Mayer Hawthorne.


Rumer “Aretha”
from Seasons of My Soul (Warner Music UK 2010) —Gorgeous vocals and production on this song written by Sarah Joyce (aka Rumer) and producer-multi-instrumentalist, Steve Brown. Talk about a really strong debut album.


Paul Rodgers “That's How Strong My Love Is”
from The Royal Sessions (429 Records 2014) N  —Paul Rodgers has always been one of rock music's finest vocalists as his stint with Free and Bad Company proved. On this new album recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, he does lots of great takes on some of his favorite soul songs.


Booker T. And The MGs “Soul Clap '69”
from Stax Profiles (Stax/Concord 2006) —Music bed. 1969 Stax single written by Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Booker T. Jones, and Al Jackson Jr.


Brenton Wood “Gimme Little Sign”
from Kent's Cellar of Soul - Volume 3 (Kent 2014) N  —1967 soul classic written by Joseph Hooven, Alfred Smith (aka Brenton Wood, and Jerry Winn and recorded for the Double Shot label.


Dee Dee Warwick “I'm Doing Fine”
from I Want To Be With You /I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Expanded) (Soul Music Records 2013) —Reissue of her 1967 Mercury album along with seven bonus single sides from 1965-1968. This song from the album was written by Horace Ott.


The Shangri-Las “Heaven Only Knows”
from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1995) —Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and recorded in 1965.


The Fireballs “Light My Fire”
from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 60s instrumental version of the Doors song.


The Len Price 3 “Swing Like a Monkey”
from Nobody Knows (JLM Music 2014) N  —New release from the 60s-influenced band out of North Kent, UK. Undeniably catchy.


Chuck Berry “Jo Jo Gunne”
from Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings (Hip-O Select 2007) —1958 single recorded in Chuck Berry's offices in St. Louis, MO. He plays all the instruments on this track.


The Space Cossacks “The Apes Of Wrath”
from Tsar Wars (Musick Recordings musickrecordings.com 2000) —Music bed. It's kind of close to a monkey instrumental.


Eleni Mandell “Maybe Yes”
from Let's Fly a Kite (Yep Roc 2014) N  —This album features backing by Nick Lowe's backing band and was produced by Neil Brockbank (who has produced many Nick Lowe albums). - Tue 2/11 Eleni Mandell and Vikesh Kapoor – Firebird.


Dum Dum Girls “Are You Okay?”
from Too True (Sub Pop Records) N  —Written and sung by Dee Dee and produced by Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner. Tuneful and melancholy in one package.


The New Mendicants “Sarasota”
from Into the Lime (One Little Indian Records Ltd 2014) N  —Beautiful pop song from the band made up of Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers), and Mike Belitsky (Sadies).


Jenny O. “1941”
from This Is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson, Vol. 1 Comp (The Royal Potato Family www.royalpotatofamily.com 2014) N  —I'm not going to say all the tracks on this new tribute to Harry Nilsson are stellar but this is a really nice take.


The String-A-Longs “Groovin'”
from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace Records 2010) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Young Rascals song.


Water Liars “Ray Charles Dream”
from Water Liars (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum 2014) N L —New release from the Mississippi-based band featuring the songs of Justin Kinkel-Schuster, formerly of the St. Louis band, Theodore.


Smith “Tell Him No”
from A Group Called Smith (ABC-Dunhill 1969) —Fine cover version of the Zombies song written by Rod Argent. Gayle McCormick sings lead on this.


The Zombies “This Will Be Our Year”
from Odessey and Oracle CD Album (Rhino 1968) —Written by Chris White and recorded in 1967 at Abbey Road Studios. So great.


Camera Obscura “Let's Get Out of This Country” CD Album (Merge 2006) —Written and sung by Tracyanne Campbell.


Daniele Luppi “Photochic”
from An Italian Story (Rhino 2004) —Music bed.


Richard Thompson “Cooksferry Queen (live)”
from Semi-Detached Mock Tudor (Beeswing 2002) —Wed 2/19 Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic) w/Teddy Thompson – Pageant


The Dream Syndicate “Outlaw Blues (Live At KPFK)”
from The Day Before Wine and Roses (Live At KPFK, September 5, 1982) (OMNIVORE RECORDINGS (OMN) 2014) —Live in-studio KPFK radio recording made in 1982 shortly before their release of "Days of Wine and Roses." Steve Wynn has always had a way with Bob Dylan covers. He's done a lot of them. This recording was made at 2:00 AM in the morning.


Bob Dylan “Motorpsycho Nitemare”
from Another Side of Bob Dylan (Columbia 1964) —"Then in comes his daughter whose name was Rita / She looked like she stepped out of La Dolce Vita."


Stan Getz “Blowin' In The Wind”
from The Sounds of America: The Singles Collection (Verve/Universal 2013) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental version of the Bob Dylan song.


The Last Shadow Puppets “The Age Of The Understatement”
from The Age of the Understatement (Domino Records 2008) —Written by Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) - he also sings lead on this - and Miles Kane (Rascals). The London Metropolitan Orchestra is used to good effect on this album.


Arctic Monkeys “Riot Van”
from Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino) —Lead vocals and lyrics by Alex Turner. - Sat 2/15 Arctic Monkeys – Pageant


Arctic Monkeys “No. 1 Party Anthem”
from AM (Domino 2013) —I think Alex Turner has one of the best voices singing rock these days. Despite the title, you probably wouldn't use this song to get the party started. You would be glad to hear it at the end of the party, though.


Chuck Prophet “Let's Do Something Wrong”
from Soap and Water (Yep Roc 2007) —Chuck Prophet's so cool he even makes a children's chorus work.


Dean and Britta “Silver Factory Theme”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.


Leyla McCalla “Song for a Dark Girl”
from Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Fat Possum 2014) N  —New solo debut with most of the tracks featuring her musical arrangements of various Langston Hughes poems. She plays cello, banjo, and guitar on this album.


Pete Seeger “What Did You Learn In School Today?”
from Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records www.folkways.si.edu 1963) —Written by Tom Paxton. Been hearing so much Pete Seeger on KDHX in memory of his passing. It does the heart good.


The Haden Triplets “My Baby's Gone”
from The Haden Triplets (Third Man www.thirdmanrecords.com 2014) N  —New debut album from Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Haden, the daughters of jazz bassist Charlie Haden. This song was written by Hazel Houser and originally recorded by the Louvin Brothers.


Laura Cantrell “Letter She Sent”
from No Way There From Here (Thrift Shop Recordings 2014) —This new release just came out last week and is highly recommended. Really terrific songwriting.


Duane Eddy “High Noon”
from The Best Of Duane Eddy (RCA Victor 1965) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental.


Paul Burch “Straight Tears, No Chaser”
from Fevers (Plowboy Records, Llc 2013) —Fri 2/7 The Ragbirds w/Paul Burch – Gramophone


Phosphorescent “Tomorrow Is a Long Time”
from Sweetheart 2014 Comp (Hear Music 2014) N  —Written by Bob Dylan and found on this new release of various artists singing love songs.


Thea Gilmore “I'll Be Your Baby Tonight”
from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) —Why just do one Bob Dylan song when you can do a whole album's worth? This UK singer is a really fine interpreter of other artists' music.


Speedy West “Lazy Summer Evening”
from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 1962) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental penned by Speedy West.


The Hold Steady “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You”
from Teeth Dreams (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 2014) N  —From their forthcoming album slated for release on 3/25. What a show at Off Broadway last Saturday.


The Incurables “Famous Last Words”
from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) —Written and sung by Jimmy Griffin with Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty on backing vocals.


Sleepy Kitty “Hold Yr Ground”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) N L —This new release is the second full-length album by the St. Louis band. Highly recommended.


Sleepy Kitty “Western Antagonist Refllection”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) L —Music bed.


Ransom Note “My Funny Valentine”
from single (self 2014) N L —Merv Shrock gets romantic on your ass.


Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys “Feelins”
from Soul Meets Country! - EP (Major Label Records 2013) N  —New cover version of a song originally recorded by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.


Nick Lowe “Poor Side Of Town”
from The Convincer (Yep Roc Records 2001) —Of course Nick Lowe is going to a great version of this Johnny Rivers song. Was there ever any doubt?

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