Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Feb 27th 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
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.
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.
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.
Steve Cropper “The Slummer The Slum”
from Dedicated: A Tribute to The 5 Royales (429 Records unk 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Kiwanuka “Waitin' Around to Die”
from You've Got Nothing to Lose/Waitin' Around to Die single (Third Man Records 2014) N —Sublime version of the Townes Van Zandt song which is the b-side of a newly released single.
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.
The Hearts “Black Eyes”
from An Outbreak of Twangin: 26 Cool Early 60s Guitar Instrumentals, Phantom Guitars, Vol. 2 (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed.
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