Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 13th 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
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson “Lover's Holiday” from Keny's Cellar of Soul Volume 3 (Kent 2014) N —Hang on - we're going in! Three hours of duets on this Valentines Day eve show. - Recorded in 1968 for the Nashville-based SSS International label.Buy it!
William Bell and Judy Clay “My Baby Specializes” from Duets (Stax Records url 1968) —1968 song written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and found on this collection of duets Wlliam Bell sang with Judy Clay, Mavis Staples, and Carla Thomas that were previously released as singles between 1968-1973.Buy it!
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas “Tramp” from King & Queen (stax 1967) —Written by Lowell Fulsom and Jimmy McCracklin. One of the greatest soul duets, ever. - "I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords Six Mercuries, three T-Birds, Mustang / Ooh, I'm a lover."Buy it!
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys “Lovey Dovey” from Soul Meets Country! - EP (Major Label Records 2013) —Really fine new version of the song written by King Curtis and Ahmet Ertegun and made famous by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “If I Could Build My World Around You” from The Complete Duets (Motown 2001) —If you ever want all the duets of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in one place, this two-disc collection is where you want to go. Also includes previously unreleased duets and some solo Tammi Terrell songs. Sublime. - This track was recorded in 1967.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “You're a Wonderful One” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version on the Marvin Gaye song.Buy it!
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway “Baby I Love You” from Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic 1972) —Written by Ronny Shannon and featuring Donny Hathaway on piano. Truly a classic soul duet album.Buy it!
Bill Withers & Bobby Womack “It's All Over Now” from Just As I Am / Still Bill (Raven 2003) —1975 recording written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Jean Womack. This one tears it up. One of two bonus tracks added to this re-release of Bill Wither's first two albums. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “He Was Really Sayin' Something” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version of the Velvelettes song.Buy it!
Booker T. Jones “Representing Memphis” from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) —Written by Booker T. Jones and Liv Jones and featuring the duet vocals of Sharon Jones & Matt Berninger - Sun 3/2 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/Valerie June – Pageant.Buy it!
Peter Wolf & Mick Jagger “Nothin' But the Wheel” from Sleepless (artemis records 2002) —Written by John Scott Sherrill and featuring Peter Wolf and Mick Jagger on a song which sure wouldn't sound out of place on a Rolling Stones album.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “I See The Rain” from Under The Covers - Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory 2006) —Cover version of a song originally recorded by the Marmalade in 1967. As it says in the liner notes - "It's super groovy and muy obscure."Buy it!
Jackie DeShannon with The Byrds “Splendor In The Grass” from Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 (Rhino 2010) —1966 Imperial single written by Jackie DeShannon and featuring the vocals of Jackie DeShannon, Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and David Crosby. - KDHX Presents: Eight Miles High: A Tribute to the Byrds on March 28 at Off BroadwayBuy it!
Ransom Note “Happy Valentines Day” from Happy Valentines Day / My Funny Valentine single (self released 2014) N —Alright, this will be the only strictly non-duet song of the day but I want to give mention about Ransom Note with Jungle Fire and Bug Chaser at the Tap Room on Valentines Day.Buy it!
Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle “This One's from the Heart” from One from the Heart (Music from the Motion Picture) (Sony 1982) —Written by Tom Waits for the Francis Ford Coppola film soundtrack.Buy it!
Wes Montgomery “Bumpin' On Sunset” from Verve: The Sounds of America: The Singles Collection (Universal 2013) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental composed by Wes Montgomery.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come On Over (Turn Me On)” from Sunday at Devil Dirt (V2 2008) —I just can't leave this one off a duets show. Written, produced, and arranged by Isobel Campbell.Buy it!
Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret “Victims Of The Night” from The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides 1968-1971 (Light In The Attic 2012) —Recorded in Nashville in 1969 and featuring Charlie McCoy on harmonica.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Should I?” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2: 1961 (Hasmick 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn “Reason to Believe” from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub-Pop 2000) —Written by Bruce Springsteen and found on one of the finer tribute albums out there.Buy it!
Mogwai “Relative Hysteria” from Les Revenants (Soundtrack) (Rock Action Records / PIAS / Hostess 2013) —Music bed. What does this have to do with a duets show? Nothing. Just got through watching the French TV series, Les Revenants, and the music of Mogwai is used to great effect in it.Buy it!
Richard and Linda Thompson “When I Get to the Border” from I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (Hannibal 1974) —Richard Thompson (solo acoustic) will be at the Pageant this Wednesday (2/19). Teddy Thompson is opening. Can't wait for this show!Buy it!
Bonnie Raitt and John Prine “Angel From Montgomery” from The Bonnie Raitt Collection (Warner Bros. 1990) —Written by John Prine and recorded live at the Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, January 1985.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty “You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” from Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (Geffen* Records 1994) —1978 b-side written by Lola Jean Fawbush and L.E. White.Buy it!
Motel Mirrors “The Best Mistake I'd Ever Make Again (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith)” from Motel Mirrors (feat. Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) (Archer Records 2013) —Written by John Paul Keith. They put on a really memorable show at Off Broadway several weeks back.Buy it!
Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones “Oh So Many Years” from Foreverly (Reprise 2013) —Written by Frankie Bailes. All cover versions of the Everly Brothers' "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" 1958 album.Buy it!
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