Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 27th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)” from Clothes Line (Wrap It Up) / Cops and Robbers 45 single (Crest 1956) —Written by Kent Harris aka Boogaloo and later recorded by the Coasters and renamed "Shopping for Clothes." A perennial M2M favorite.Buy it!
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross “Twisted” from The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Columbia 1959) —Composed by Annie Ross and Wardell Gray. All vocalese masters but Annie Ross sings lead on this song which lives up to its title. - "My analyst told me...."Buy it!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Beware” from Let The Good Times Roll (MCA/Decca 1999) —A cautionary tale sung by Louis Jordan and recorded for Decca in 1946. Written by Morry Lasco, Fleecie Moore, and Dick Adams.Buy it!
Anita O'Day “I Get a Kick Out of You” from Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter + Rodgers & Hart with Billy May (Verve 1959) —Written by Cole Porter and sung by one of the greatest jazz vocalists, ever.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “People Don't Get What They Deserve” from Give The People What They Want (Daptone 2014) N —Written by bassist and Daptone Records co-founder, Bosco Mann - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be at the Pageant this Sunday (3/2) with Valeries June opening. Not to be missed.Buy it!
St. Paul & The Broken Bones “Sugar Dyed” from Half the City (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2014) N —Debut release by the Birmingham, AL band and featuring the lead vocals of Paul Janeway - They will be at Off Broadway in April (Fri 4/4). I'm interested in checking them out.Buy it!
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens “What Have You Done” from What Have You Done, My Brother? (Daptone 2009) —Another one written by Bosco Mann aka Gabriel Roth. If you lived in NYC you could see this band almost every Friday night at a club called the Fat Cat.Buy it!
Steve Cropper “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated: A Tribute to The 5 Royales (429 Records www.429records.com 2011) —Written by Obediah Carter and Lowman Pauling and found on this release made up of all 5 Royales songs and featuring assorted vocalists such as Dan Penn, Bettye LaVette, B.B. King, and Sharon Jones. Buddy Miller sings lead on this track.Buy it!
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —This is one of the rarest Motown records in existence - only two genuine original vinyl copies are know to exist. Luckily, this single can be found on this 6-CD collection of every Motown A & B side that came out in 1965 - Written by Frank Wilson.Buy it!
The Sisters of Righteous “That's How I Feel” from Super Funk presents The Return of the Funk Soul Sisters (BGP url 2005) —1969 song written and sung by Roberta De Bois and sisters Denise Kinard and Geneve Kinard. Produced by James Brown and musical backing by the James Brown Revue.Buy it!
Vicki Anderson “I'm Too Tough for Mr. Big Stuff (Hot Pants)” from Mother Popcorn: Vicki Anderson Anthology (Soul Brother Records 2004) —This 1971 answer song to Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" was produced by James Brown. She was in the James Brown Revue from 1965-1968 and from 1969-1972. She married Bobby Byrd in the mid-60s.Buy it!
Clarence Reid “If It Was Good Enough For Daddy” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Clarence Reid came up with this song after seeing a live rendition of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations. Recorded in 1973 for Atlantic.Buy it!
The Memphis Horns “Soul Bowl” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. 1970 instrumental written by Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love.Buy it!
Paul Rodgers “Any Ole Way” from The Royal Sessions (429 Records www.429records.com 2014) N —Written by Steve Cropper and Otis Redding and recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis. All proceeds from this album are being donated to the Stax Academy.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Tombstone Blues (Alternate Chambers Brothers Version)” from From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia 2014) N —Alternate version of this song recorded in 1965 and featuring backing vocals by the Chambers Brothers. This was taken from the new Michael Bloomfield box set. Michael Bloomfield tears it uo on guitar on this track.Buy it!
Quilt “Arctic Shark” from Held In Splendor (Mexican Summer 2014) N —I haven't heard the entire album, yet, but I've really liked all four songs I've heard, so far. Glad to see they will be playing at SXSW.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone” from From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia 2014) N —Music bed. Instrumental version - just the backing instruments sans vocals. Really lets you focus on the Al Kooper keyboards and the guitar of Michael Bloomfield.Buy it!
The Byrds “Mr. Spaceman” from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —Written by Roger McGuinn. You'll want to take note - KDHX Presents: Eight Miles High: A Tribute to the Byrds on March 28 at Off Broadway. Now, this will be fun-filled and action-packed.Buy it!
The New Mendicants “Out of the Lime” from Into the Lime (One Little Indian Records Ltd 2014) N —Fine pop song from the band made up of Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers), and Mike Belitsky (Sadies).Buy it!
Michael Kiwanuka “Waitin' Around to Die” from You've Got Nothing to Lose/Waitin' Around to Die single (Third Man Records www.thirdmanrecords.com 2014) N —Sublime version of the Townes Van Zandt song which is the b-side of a newly released single.Buy it!
The Remodels “Bomb Pop Boy” from Single (self 2014) N L —New material by the Remodels is always a cause for celebration. This features the lead vocals of Toby Weiss and was written by John Ellis & Toby Weiss.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Zen label.Buy it!
The Exports “Car Hop” from Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers (Ace 2013) —Instrumental (mostly) recorded in 1964 for the King label. This band was based out of Glenwood, IL which is a suburb of Chicago.Buy it!
Devon Sproule “Don't Hurry For Heaven” from Don't Hurry For Heaven! (Tin Angel 2009) —Written and sung by Devon Sproule. I saw her at Folk Alliance in Kansas City last weekend. She's always really good.Buy it!
Hurray For The Riff Raff “No One Else” from Small Town Heroes (ATO 2014) N —Highly recommended new release from the band now based out of New Orleans. Written and sung by Alynda Lee Segarra. I hated to miss their show here last Tuesday.Buy it!
The Hearts “Black Eyes” from An Outbreak of Twangin: 26 Cool Early 60s Guitar Instrumentals, Phantom Guitars, Vol. 2 (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love “Truth” from Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love (Heyday 1988) —One of my favorite acts to see when I lived in Los Angeles. "It ain't with the in-crowd. Doesn't go where the hip crowd goes. That's how hip is truth."Buy it!