Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Mar 6th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Lorraine Ellison “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)”
from Stay With Me (Warner Bros. - Seven Arts 1969) —This whole album is really good and the title track is a soul classic but this version of a composition written by Chip Taylor and Jerry Ragovoy and made famous by Janis Joplin is also a standout.
Howard Tate “Shoot 'Em All Down”
from Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions (Hip-O Select / Verve 2004) —1967 non-LP Verve single written by Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman.
Garnet Mimms And The Enchanters “Cry Baby”
from The Best of Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby (EMI 1993) —1963 United Artists single written by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy. This set answers the following questions. 1) Has Jerry Ragovoy written any great soul songs? 2) Are there any recommendation for must-have discs to be in a soul music collection?
Norrie Paramor “Theme From New Scotland Yard”
from Inner City Beat: Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers 1967-1977 (Soul Jazz Records 2014) N —Music bed. 1974 instrumental out of the U.K.
Dr. Feelgood “She Does It Right”
from Down By the Jetty (EMI 1975) —Written by Wilko Johnson who has pancreatic cancer and sadly doesn't have long to live. He recently recorded an album with Roger Daltrey and they played it live in its entirety at a date in London last month. Looking forward to hearing it.
The Nevegans “One Armed Bandit”
from It Came From the Beach: Surf, Drag & Rockin' Instros From Downey Records (Ace Records 2011) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental recorded for the -Xpanded label in 1963.
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour”
from Cuba Street - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2004) L —One listen to this song and it will become readily apparent why they will fit in so well at the aforementioned Byrds tribute. For the whole lineup, go to http://kdhx.org/calendar/kdhx-presents-eight-miles-high-a-tribute-to-the-byrds-53709
Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton & George Harrison “My Back Pages”
from Bob Dylan - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia 2013) N —New remastered versions of songs from the 1993 live concert. That's some assemblage of artists on this song.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Opus 1”
from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —Music bed. 1953 instrumental written by Speedy West.
Bob Dylan “Bunkhouse Theme”
from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Columbia 1973) —Music bed.
Dean & Britta “Incandescent Innocent”
from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.