Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 20th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raul Malo “Downbound Train”
from Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 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.
Roger McGuinn & Calexico “One More Cup Of Coffee”
from I'm Not There (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 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?
Bob Dylan “Bunkhouse Theme”
from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 1973) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Bob Dylan.
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —1973 song written by Ronnie Lane. A work of exquisite beauty.