Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 14th 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
Soul Survivors “Expressway To Your Heart” from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —Written & produced by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and recorded in 1967 for the Crimson label. Soul Survivors might have only had one hit but this is a soul classic.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Chantilly Lace” from The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2007) —1967 soul version of the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) cover & produced by Clarence Paul.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Catch This Teardrop” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Written by bassist & bandleader Scott Bomar & featuring the vocals of Percy Wiggins. The Bo-Keys will be doing a Euclid Records in-store performance this Friday (7/14) at 3 PM.Buy it!
The Mar-Ketts “Stirrin' Up Some Soul” from Double Cookin': Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1966 soul instrumental recorded for Warner Bros.Buy it!
Dennis Coffey “Somebody's Been Sleeping (feat. Lisa Kekaula of the Bellrays)” from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N —Dennis Coffey played guitar on the 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) original version of this song & on this new release he is joined by Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays who sings lead vocals.Buy it!
Father's Children “Dirt And Grime” from Who's Gonna Save The World (The Numero Group 2011) N —New compilation made up of previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early to mid 70s by this Washington, DE.C. soul & funk band. "My dirty filthy habitat is where I got my habit at."Buy it!
The Rhine Oaks “Tampin (Single Version)” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. Instrumental written & arranged by Allen Toussaint and recorded by The Meters (with Allen Toussaint playing piano) under a different name.Buy it!
Esther Phillips “Baby, I'm For Real” from From a Whisper to a Scream (CBS 1972) —Reissue of her 1972 King release. Sublime version of a song written by Marvin Gaye & Anna Gordy and arranged & conducted by Pee Wee Ellis.Buy it!
The T.S.U. Toronadoes “Getting The Corners” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —1968 Atlantic instrumental recorded by the backing band for Archie Bell & The Drells.Buy it!
Allen Toussaint “St. James Infirmary” from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch 2009) —2009 instrumental version featuring Allen Toussaint (piano), Don Byron (clarinet), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), David Piltch (bass) & Jay Bellerose (drums). Produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Amy LaVere “Let Yourself Go (Come On)” from Stranger Me (Archer www.archer-records.com 2011) N —Written by Bobby Charles & found on her forthcoming release. Amy LaVere will be playing at Off Broadway next month (Friday 8/12).Buy it!
Otis Redding “Cigarettes and Coffee” from Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding (Rhino 2003) —Recorded in 1966 and written by Eddie Thomas, Jay Walker & Jerry Butler. The vocals on this and the drums of Al Jackson, Jr. (less is more, in this case) are just incredible.Buy it!
Marianne Faithfull “The Stations” from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2010) N —Well, which great new Marianne Faithfull song should I begin hour # 2 with this week? How about the lead-off track written by Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan? Produced by Hal Willner.Buy it!
John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis & Roy Rogers “Coming to Town” from The Hot Spot (soundtrack) (Antilles 1990) —Instrumental written by Jack Nitzsche with Earl Palmer & Tim Drummond as the rhythm section, John Lee Hooker on vocals & guitar, Roy Rogers on slide guitar & Miles Davis on trumpet.Buy it!
Lulu “Here Comes The Night” from The Bert Berns Story: Vol. 1 1960-64 (Ace 2008) —Written by Bert Berns & recorded for the Decca label in 1964. This was the original version of the song but Them (with Van Morrison) had a much bigger hit with it several months later.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “In These Shoes?” from Tropical Brainstorm (Instinct 2001) —Written by Pete Glenister & Kirsty MacColl and found on her last album which was completed just months before her untimely death.Buy it!
Los Lobos “On A Night Like This” from Masked and Anonymous (Columbia 2003) —Written by Bob Dylan and found on the 2003 soundtrack to the Larry Charles film. Somehow, this movie failed to garner any Oscars (TM).Buy it!
Ellie Greenwich “You Don't Know” from One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found (Rhino 2005) —Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Shadow Morton & recorded in 1965 for the Red Bird label. The production on this by Shadow Morton is pretty great.Buy it!
Laurie Johnson and The London Studio Orchestra “The Avengers: Main Title” from Hal Lifson's Sex and the '60s (Varese Sarabande 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental theme from the 1966-69 TV series 'The Avengers' composed & conducted by Laurie Johnson.Buy it!
The Wombats “Anti-D” from The Wombats Proudly Present...This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna 2011) N —Roy Kasten vehemently disagrees with me but I still think this is one of the best songs I've heard in 2011. "It's hard to smile when you're as flattened as a pancake."Buy it!
Susan Cowsill “Sweet Bitter End” from Lighthouse CD ALBUM (Threadhead 2010) —Written by Susan Cowsill & Tad Armstrong (who also plays bass on most of this album). Susan Cowsill & The Russ Broussard Duo will be appearing at Off Broadway this Friday (7/15). This is an early seated show that begins at 7 PM. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Blue Shadows “When Will This Heartache End” from On the Floor of Heaven (Deluxe Edition) (2010 Bumstead Productions Ltd 2010) —Expanded reissue of the Canadian band's 1993 release. Featuring the vocals of Bill Cowsill and co-lead singer Jeffrey Hatcher.Buy it!
Mickey Newbury “I Don't Wanna Rock” from Better Days (Demos, Rarities, Unreleased) (Saint Cecilia Knows 2011) N —Previously unreleased publisher demo for a song eventually recorded by Sammi Smith.Buy it!
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars “Shined Up and Ready to Shout” from It's All True! (Riley Records 2009) —Written by Kim Lenz & found on her most recent 2009 release. Kim Lenz will be appearing at Beale On Broadway a week from Sunday (7/24).Buy it!
Gillian Welch “The Way It Goes” from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N —Written by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and found on this highly recommended new release. Gillian Welch will be appearing at The Pageant in September (Saturday 9/3).Buy it!
Matthew Ryan “Dulce Et Decorum Est” from Matthew Ryan Vs. the Silver State (00:02:59 LLC www.2minutes59.com 2008) —Matthew Ryan, Jeff Klein & Dawn Kinnard will be appearing at Off Broadway this Tuesday (7/19).Buy it!
Lee Hazlewood “Batman” from These Boots Are Made For Walkin': The Complete MGM Recordings (Ace 2002) —Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental from 1966. No, not that Batman instrumental. This was written by Lee Hazlewood & Dan Cole.Buy it!
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Nature Boy” from Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus (Mute Records 2004) —"And she moves among the flowers / And she floats upon the smoke / She moves among the shadows / She moves me with just one little look"Buy it!
Magic City “Lament” from Les Animaux Épouvantables (Tower Groove 2011) N L —Instrumental written by Larry Bulawsky. Magic City is having their LP release party a week from Saturday (7/23) at El Leñador located at 3124 Cherokee. Also on the bill are The Ransom Note and Warm Jets USA.Buy it!
The Union Electric “Tunnels” from Time Is Gold (Rankoutsider Records www.rankoutsiderrecords.com 2012) N L —Brand new single with lyics by Tim Rakel (of KDHX Mystery Train fame) and music by The Union Electric.Buy it!
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