Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 20th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me” from The Man Who Invented Soul (Sony 2000) R —I had a request for this during last week's duets show but didn't have it on hand. This 1962 Sam Cooke composition features the vocals of Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls.Buy it!
J. J. Barnes “Baby Please Come Back Home” from Kent's Cellar of Soul Volume 3 (Kent 2014) N —1967 Detroit soul song written by J.J. Barnes and Don Davis and released in 1967 on the Groovesville label and 1969 by Stax.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone” from Dusty In London (Rhino 1999) —This 1968 recording was written by Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy and Norman Whitfield and was originally recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips.Buy it!
Luther Ingram “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right” from I Don't Want To Be Right: The Ko Ko Singles - Volume 2 (Kent 2008) —One of the greatest cheating soul songs of all time. Written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson, and Carl Hampton and recorded in 1972.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & Lee Fields “Stranded in Your Love” from Naturally (Daptone 2005) R —Another duet request from last week that I didn't have with me. Written by Bosco Mann. - Sun 3/2 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings w/Valerie June – Pageant. Highly recommended.Buy it!
St. Paul & The Broken Bones “I'm Torn Up” from Half the City (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2014) N —New release which just came out this week from the band based out of Birmingham, AL and featuring the powerful vocals of Paul Janeway.Buy it!
Leyla McCalla “Love Again Blues” from Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Fat Possum 2014) N —This musical arrangement of a Langston Hughes poem was done by multi-instrumentalist, Leyla McCalla, and is from her new debut album.Buy it!
Benmont Tench “Duquesne Whistle” from You Should Be So Lucky (Blue Note 2014) N —I love this version of the Bob Dylan song from the new debut release by the longtime Heartbreaker and keyboard session-player extraordinare.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Dark End Of The Street” from The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed (Warner Bros/Rhino 2008) —Music bed. 1972 instrumental version of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman cheating soul classic.Buy it!
Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition “Writing Spider” from Dark Night of the Soul (Fat Possum Records / Hostess 2014) N —Jimbo Mathus is co-founder of the Squirrel Nut Zippers but this sounds nothing like them. Really strong amalgamation of soul, swamp rock, and gospel from the Mississippi guitarist and singer/songwriter. And, yes, this song sounds Stones-influenced.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “I'm A Good Woman” from A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent 2011) —1966 Tribe Records single written by Barbara Lynn. Still performing and sounding great live to this ver day.Buy it!
Eleni Mandell “Put My Baby to Bed” from Let's Fly a Kite (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2014) N —This new release finds the talented singer-songwriter working with Nick Lowe's producer and backing band. What a terrific show she put on at the Firebird last week.Buy it!
Sabina “Cinema” from Toujours (Bar/None Records 2014) N —New release from the former frontwoman of the Brazilian Girls. The Paris-based singer was born in Rome but was raised in Germany, Italy, and France before settling down for a stint in New York. All kinds of musical influences on this album.Buy it!
Raul Malo “Downbound Train” from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop 2000) R —I had a request for this sublime Bruce Springsteen cover last week but since I was playing all duets I held off until this week. Hopefully, the listener hears it.Buy it!
Roger McGuinn & Calexico “One More Cup Of Coffee” from I'm Not There (Columbia 2007) —Ladies and gentlemen, this is a great pairing. Written by Bob Dylan with Kelly Hogan on backing vocals. -KDHX Presents: Eight Miles High: A Tribute to the Byrds on Fri 3/28 at Off Broadway. Why would you even think of missing this?Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Bunkhouse Theme” from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Columbia 1973) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Bob Dylan.Buy it!
Small Faces “Here Come the Nice (French EP version)” from Small Faces & Friends (Mojo/Immediate 2014) N —Written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane and found on this compilation CD which accompanies the March, 2014 issue of Mojo magazine.Buy it!
Faces “Debris” from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —1973 song written by Ronnie Lane. A work of exquisite beauty.Buy it!
Lone Justice “Soap, Soup and Salvation” from This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 (Omnivore Recordings 2014) N —Previously unreleased 1983 rawer studio recording of a song written by Maria McKee.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “Wine Lips” from Somewhere Else (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2014) N —Man, this album is a walking FCC-violation. Tread lightly. Really a terrific voice. - Wed 3/5 Lydia Loveless – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3 AM” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band out of Portland, OR.Buy it!
One Take “Caleb Meyer” from Transitions (self-released 2013) N L —Danielle Aslanian singing a Gillian Welch song. Nothing can go wrong in that scenario. Colin Blair guests on banjo on this track.Buy it!