Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Apr 21st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Don Covay “Take This Hurt Off Me”
from Mercy/See-Saw (Koch 2000) —Alright, let's get this thing going. This reissue of two Atlantic releases from 1965 & 1966 is highly recommended. Written by Don Covay & Ronald Miller & recorded in 1965. The Skeletons did a wonderful version of this song last Saturday at Off Broadway.
Art Freeman “Slippin' Around With You”
from Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace 2011) N —Produced by Rick Hall and recorded for the Fame label in 1966. Found on this highly recommended 2011 compilation of various artists performing songs written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham.
Grassella Oliphant “Get Out Of My Life Woman”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental version of the Allen Toussaint song.
Cliffie Stone & His Hometown Hepcats “The Bunny Hop” (CAPITOL) —From a 1954 (or around there) 4-song 45 featuring tracks by Ray Anthony, Duke Ellington & Cliffie Stone. Designed for people who like to do a dance called The Bunny Hop. Complete with diagrams on how to do the dance. Oh,and completely cool cover artwork.
The Bobby Fuller Four “Baby My Heart”
from Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets (1965-1968) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Sonny Curtis & recorded in 1966.
Richard & Linda Thompson “Down Where The Drunkards Roll”
from I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (Remastered) (UMC 2004) —Written by Richard Thompson & released in 1974.
Doug Sahm and Band “Poison Love”
from Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade 2004) —Written by Elmer Laird & released in 1973. All kinds of great musicians on this Jerry Wexler-produced album including Dr. John, Bob Dylan, David "Fathead" Newman, Flaco Jimenez & Augie Meyers.