Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 30th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Candi Staton “Never In Public”
from Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (Kent 2011) N —New 2-CD compilation with all 48 tracks recorded at FAME Studios including 12 previously unreleased titles. This track was written by George Jackson & Aaron McKinney and was recorded in 1968 for a non-LP single.
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Summertime”
from Cheap Thrills (Columbia Legacy 1967) —A holdover from last week's Super Summer Song Spectacular (TM). I read that producer John Simon was so appalled at the musicianship of Big Brother & The Holding Company (the band - not Janis Joplin) that he had his name taken off the credits. 1968 record
Roy Hamilton “It's Only Make Believe”
from Dark End Of The Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton (Raven 2009) —Conway Twitty cover from 1969. Country soul at its finest.
Jennifer O' Connor “Exeter, Rhode Island”
from Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars (Matador 2006) —"The radio plays a power pop song, it keeps me company like a friend"
The Eastern Dark “Johnny and Dee Dee”
from Do The Pop! The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-1987 (Shock 2002) —1985 Australian garage-rock ode to The Ramones.