Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 4th 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
Chris Clark “Love's Gone Bad (Single Version)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —Written by Holland, Dozier & Holland with lead vocals recorded in 1966. Originally assigned to The Supremes but Motown decided to have her add the vocals, instead. Kind of a rave-up, I'd say.Buy it!
Bobby Patterson “Soul Is Our Music” from Soul Is My Music - The Best of Bobby Patterson (Sundazed Music 2003) —1967 single recorded for the Jetstar label & written by Bobby Patterson. Found on this fine 2-CD retrospective of the Texas-based soul singer who still performs to this day.Buy it!
Lawrence & Jaibi “You Make Me Feel Good” from Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures - Volume 4 (Kent 2004) —Previously unissued 1967 cover version of a Dynamics song written by Fred Baker & Zerben Hicks. "Lawrence" is Larry Banks who co-wrote the Moody Blues hit, "Go Now."Buy it!
Jr. Walker & The All Stars “Sweet Soul” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2007) —Music bed. !967 instrumental written by Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol & Vernon Bullock.Buy it!
The Underdogs “Love's Gone Bad (Single Version)” from The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2007) —This rock record was the first single put out by Motown in 1967. This band was based out of Grosse Pointe, MI & named after the cartoon character. This was the contrast-and-compare-with-the-Chris-Clark-version segment of the show.Buy it!
Arthur Conley “Funky Street” from Soul Directions (ATCO 1968) —Reissue of his 1968 album mainly recorded at American Studios in Memphis. Arthur Conley co-wrote this with Earl Simms & it is about Atlanta's Auburn Avenue.Buy it!
Lyn Collins “Mama Feelgood” from Mama Feelgood: The Best of Lyn Collins (Universal/Spectrum 2005) —Written by Lyn Collins & James Brown & recorded in 1973 for the "Black Caesar" movie soundtrack.Buy it!
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Wait Until Tomorrow” from Axis: Bold As Love (Remastered) (Sony 1967) —Soul-influenced track written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded in 1967. Produced by Chas Chandler.Buy it!
James Brown “Goodbye My Love” from James Brown: The Singles, Vol. 5: 1967-1969 (Hip-O Select) —Alright, James Brown just tears it up on this slow ballad he wrote & recorded in 1967. "Take it down, Jimmy." This is so great.Buy it!
Steve Cropper “Say It” from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 2011) N —Bettye LaVette sings lead on this song written by Lowman Pauling of the 5 Royales -- one of Steve Cropper's biggest musical influences.Buy it!
Amy LaVere “Red Banks” from Stranger Me (Archer Records 2011) N —Written by Kristi Witt & found on Amy LaVere's recommended new release. Amy LaVere will be appearing at Off Broadway next Friday (8/12). Magic City is opening.Buy it!
Reverend Organdrum “A Shot In The Dark” from Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc Records 2008) —Music bed. Henry Mancini instrumental written for the movie A Shot In The Dark -- with Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer and one great traffic jam scene.Buy it!
Little Dragon “Little Man” from Ritual Union (Peacefrog 2011) N —Highly recommended new release from the Swedish Indie-pop meets electronica band. Yukimi Nagano is one of the more interesting vocalists out there.Buy it!
The Beatles “She's leaving Home” from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CAPITOL 1967) —What beautiful vocals by Paul McCartney & John Lennon on this track. No Beatles played any musical instruments on this song. This was the mono version.Buy it!
Chocolate Snow “A Day In The Life” from Midwest Funk: Funk 45's From Tornado Alley (now again www.nowagainrecords.com/ 2004) —Music bed. 1973 instrumental version of the Beatles song from a soul & funk band out of Wichita, KS. They take it way out there.Buy it!
Stevie Wonder “We Can Work It Out” from wecanworkitout (Harmless 2005) —Sublime Beatles cover from 1971 recorded for Motown. Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder & Benefit for 88.1 KDHX will be taking place at Off Broadway in September (Friday 9/30).Buy it!
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Ceiling's High” from Marble Son (Station Grey / Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Written by Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher (formerly of Whiskeytown) and found on their new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Sunday Morning” from Bettie Serveert Plays Venus in Furs (Brinkman 1998) —Live 1997 recorded version of the Velvet Underground song written by Lou Reed & John Cale and sung by Carol van DijkBuy it!
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental from 2010 written for one of Andy Warhol's short B & W silent films made between 1964 & 1966.Buy it!
Marianne Faithfull “Goin' Back” from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2010) N —Beautiful, stately version of a song written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin found on her new Hal Wilner-produced album.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “The Escape” from The High Country (El Cortez 2011) N —Featuring the vocals of Willie Vlautin. This album is meant to be listened to as a whole with musical interludes, some spoken-word songs & a story that weaves through the entire album. Hard to really do justice with one song.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Georgia Lee” from Mule Variations ALBUM (Anti 1999) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan. "Why wasn't God watching? Why wasn't God listening? Why wasn't God there for Georgia Lee?"Buy it!
Rickie Lee Jones “The Gospel of Carlos, Norman and Smith” from Balm In Gilead (Fantasy 2009) —Written by Rickie Lee Jones & David Kalish and found on this (largely) overlooked but really fine 2009 release.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Mr. President (Have Pity On the Working Man)” from Good Old Boys (Warner Bros 1974) —"We've taken all you've given / But it's gettin' hard to make a livin' / Mr. president have pity on the working man"Buy it!
Joe Henry “Our Song” from Civilians (Anti/Epitaph 2007) —"We push in line at the picture show for cool air and a chance to see / A vision of ourselves portrayed as younger and braver and humble and free."Buy it!
Los Lobos “One Time One Night” from By the Light of the Moon (Slash 1987) —"The sunlight plays upon my windowpane / I wake up to a world that's still the same / My father said to be strong / And that a good man could never do wrong / In a dream I had last night in America"Buy it!
Iris DeMent “Wasteland of the Free” from The Way I Should (Warner Bros. 1996) —"We got CEOs making two hundred times the workers' pay but they'll fight like hell against raising the minimum wage and If you don't like it, mister, they'll ship your job to some third-world country 'cross the sea ..."Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Mean Scene” (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) N L —The Rum Drum Ramblers are having their vinyl album release party on Saturday (8/13) at the Gramophone. Mississippi Gabe Carter is also on the bill.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three “Keep Your Hands Off My Gal” from Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records 2011) N L —Appearing at Off Broadway on Friday (8/19). Two shows - one early seated show & then one no holds barred, let the people dance show.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “Come On Up To the House” from Song Up In Her Head (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2009) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan. Sarah Jarosz will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room tonight (Thursday 8/4). Lots of great shows coming to St. Louis.Buy it!
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