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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Apr 28th 2011

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Apr 28th 2011 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


Roy Montrell “(Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone”
from The Cosimo Matassa Story (Proper 2007) —So much incredible New Orleans music was recorded in the studios of Cosimo Matassa. Staggering, really. This 1956 Specialty recording features Alvin "Red Tyler (baritone sax), Lee Allen (tenor sax) & the drums of Earl Palmer.


Amos Milburn “Down The Road Apiece”
from The Chicken Shack Boogie Man (Proper 2002) —Written by Don Raye & recorded in 1946. Covered by artists from Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis & The Rolling Stones to Brownsville Station & Foghat.


LaVern Baker “Jim Dandy Got Married”
from Soul On Fire: The Best of LaVern Baker (Rhino Atlantic 1991) —Written by Lincoln Chase (who also wrote "Nitty Gritty" and "Name Game" with his wife, Shirley Ellis) and recorded for Atlantic in 1957.


Lee Allen “Rockin' At Cosimo's”
from The Cosimo Matassa Story (Proper 2007) —Music bed. Written by Lee Allen & recorded for the Aladdin label in 1956. Like the song that opened the set, this song also features Alvin "Red Tyler, Lee Allen & Earl Palmer.


The Band “Share Your Love With Me”
from Moondog Matinee (Capitol Records 1973) —Expanded reissue of their 1973 release made up of all covers. Wonderful vocal by Richard Manuel on this Bobby Bland song.


James Carr “Love Attack”
from The Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent 2001) —Originally released in 1966 on the Memphis-based Goldwax label & written by Quinton Claunch.


Aretha Franklin “Evil Gal Blues”
from Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington (Legacy/Columbia 1964) —Written by Leonard Feather (who I grew up just knowing him as the jazz critic for the LA Times - boy, he sure hated that Joe Jackson "Jumpin' Jive" album) & Lionel Hampton. Pretty amazing to make a recording this assured at the age of 21.


Jimmy McGriff “The Last Minute”
from Greatest Hits (Blue Note 1997) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental composed by Jimmy McGriff.


Neko Case “Runnin' Out Of Fools”
from Blacklisted (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Written by Richard Ahlert & Kay Rogers and released in 2002. And with the obligatory sublime background vocals by Kelly Hogan.


Ike & Tina Turner “There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do”
from The Collection (Entertain Me 2008) —Written by Ike Turner. What kind of Ike & Tina Turner CD collection (and a 10-CD collection, at that) leaves a ten-second gap between each song? One put out by a label called "Entertain Me", I suppose.


Dennis Coffey “Somebody's Been Sleeping (feat. Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays)”
from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N  —Brand new release featuring the influential psychedelic soul Detroit guitarist. Perfect balance of instrumentals and songs featuring guest vocalists - including this 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) cover (he also played on the original version) with Lisa Kekaula


Dennis Coffey “Space Traveller”
from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N  —Music bed. New Dennis Coffey instrumental.


The Temptations “Plastic Man”
from Power to the Motown People! - Civil Rights Anthems and Political Soul (1968-1975) (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)JAD 2007) —1973 song written by Norman Whitfield & found on this impressive 2-CD collection of political Motown songs.


The O' Jays “Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People”
from Back Stabbers (Epic 1972) —1972 Philly soul masterpiece produced by Gamble & Huff (who also helped write the song) and arranged by Thom Bell.


Kings Go Forth “You're The One”
from The Outsiders Are Back Vinyl (Luaka Bop unk 2010) —Soul & funk from the Milwaukee band's 2010 debut release. They will be appearing in St. Louis in August as part of Loufest. In a perfect world this song would be a hit.


The Funk Brothers “6 By 6”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers Single (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. 1966 Motown single.


Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers “I'll Be Doggone (Mono) [Remastered]”
from Into Our Lives (The EMI Years 1961-1969) (EMI 2009) —1965 British Invasion cover version of the Marvin Gaye hit. Thanks to Rich Reese from Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst for making this available to me.


Roy Orbison “Paper Boy”
from The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (Sony 2011) N  —2-CD set featuring all of his A & B sides recorded for Monument Records from 1960-64. Also including a 1965 concert DVD recorded in Holland. This track was written by Roy Orbison and the guitar by Hank Garland is so great. Recorded in Nashville in 1959.


The Shangri-Las “The Train From Kansas City”
from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1995) —Written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich and recorded in 1965.


Mary Weiss “Stop And Think It Over”
from Dangerous Game (Norton Records 2007) —2007 Reigning Sound cover sung by the ex-Shangri-Las lead singer, Mary Weiss. Written by Greg Cartwright.


Jack Nitzsche “The Lonely Surfer” (Collectors' Choice Music 1963) —1963 surf instrumental written by Jack Nitzsche & Marty Cooper.


The Blind Eyes “Hermetically Sealed”
from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —I'm really liking this (anticipation of) summer song. From their forthcoming June release.


Marshall Crenshaw “There She Goes Again”
from Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Bros. 1982) —Written by Marshall Crenshaw and found on his 1982 debut album. Perfect pop song.


Jack Nitzsche “Baja”
from The Lonely Surfer (Collectors' Choice Music 1963) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental written by Lee Hazlewood.


Camera Obscura “I'm Into Something Good”
from Anything For Progress (From Our Hopeful Hands) (iTunes 2011) N  —Written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin & found on this new release featuring tracks by various artists to help with the tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Herman's Hermits meets Scottish indie-pop.


The Wombats “Anti-D”
from The Wombats Proudly Present...This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna 2011) N  —Easily one of the best songs I've heard this year. From the Liverpool-based band's new release which just came out this week.


Sébastien Tellier “Fantino”
from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental from the soundtrack to the 2003 Sofia Coppola film.


Dengue Fever “Family Business”
from Cannibal Courtship (Concord 2011) N  —From their highly recommended new release. Featuring the vocals of Chhom Nimol and Zac Holtzman.


The Phoenix Foundation “Skeleton”
from Buffalo (EMI New Zealand 2011) N  —New release from the band based out of Wellington, New Zealand.


The Beatles “Rain”
from The Beatles Mono Masters (EMI 2009) —Amazing 1966 b-side on the Paperback Writer single.


The Kinks “I'm Not Like Everybody Else”
from Greatest Hits (Mono) (Reprise 1966) —As long as we're talking 1966 b-sides, this was the b-side to Sunny Afternoon.


The Jans Project “Hall of Accidents”
from The Jans Project (Jans Project 2011) N L —Written by Nick Rudd and found on their debut 4-song EP.


Chuck Prophet “After The Rain”
from No Other Love (New West 2002) —2002 song featuring Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch on vocals.


Jim Roll “Eddie Rode The Orphan Train”
from Inhabiting The Ball (Telegraph 2002) —Written by Jim Roll. Interesting that some of the songs on this release feature lyrics by authors Denis Johnson & Rick Moody but they don't seem as strong to me as the lyrics written by songwriter Jim Roll. Different disciplines, I suppose.


Julie Miller “No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 2” Single (Dualtone Music Group 2006) —This Marvin Etzioni-penned song kills me.


Lucinda Williams “Born To Be Loved”
from Blessed Single (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2011) N  —Really strong song off her new release.


Jill Sobule & John Doe “Walking Out The Door”
from A Day At The Pass (self 2011) N  —Written & sung by John Doe and found on this new release.


Bob Dylan “You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”
from Blood on the Tracks (Columbia 1974) —Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday Celebration and KDHX Benefit will be taking place in May (5/27) at Off Broadway. You don't want to miss this.


Los Lobos “Man of Somebody's Dreams”
from Man Of Somebody's Dreams: Tribute To Chris Gaffney (Yep Roc 2009) —2009 Chris Gaffney cover featuring lead vocals by David Hidalgo & background vocals by Louie Pérez. Produced by Dave Alvin.


Tift Merritt “Your Love Made A U-Turn”
from Tambourine (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2004) —Appearing tonight (Thursday 4/28) at the Old Rock House along with Stephen Kellogg. This song was written by O.B. McClinton.


Shelby Lynne “Alibi”
from Tears, Lies, and Alibis (Everso 2010) —Written by Shelby Lynne and found on her latest release.


Nick Lowe “What Lack Of Love Has Done”
from Dig My Mood (Rounder www.rounder.com 1998) —1998 song written by Nick Lowe.


Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys “Sold American”
from Old Testaments & New Revelations (Fruit Of The Tune 2000) —Appearing Friday (4/29) at Off Broadway along with Mary McBride. This song is a live recording from 1973 and probably the only song off this album that wouldn't greatly offend a sizable amount of listeners.


Paul Kelly “Beggar On The Street Of Love”
from The A to Z Recordings (Universal Music Australia 2010) —Originally released in 1992 & found on this 2010 8-CD retrospective of the Australian songwriter.


Alejandro Escovedo “Sensitive Boys”
from Real Animal (Manhattan 2008) —Written by Alejandro Escovedo & Chuck Prophet.


Patty Griffin “I Love”
from I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2011) N  —In 1974, Tom T. Hall made a childrens album called "Songs of Fox Hollow (For Children of All Ages)." This forthcoming release is produced by Peter Cooper & Eric Brace & features various artists performing songs off that release. Beautiful lead vocal by P


Fred Friction “Little Baby Dreams”
from Jesus Drank Wine (self-released 2008) L —Fred Friction's finest song, I think.


Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “Let's Just Be Friends For Tonight”
from Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds Recordings Company 2011) N  —New release from the Seattle-based country band. They will be making their St. Louis debut in June (Saturday 6/4) at Off Broadway.


Loretta Lynn “Rated "X"”
from Loretta Lynn: All Time Greatest Hits (MCA NASHVILLE 2002) —Written by Loretta Lynn and a hit in 1972.


Eilen Jewell “Rain Roll In”
from Live at KDHX - Vol. 8 (KDHX 2010) —Recorded live right here at KDHX on 6/11/09.

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