Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 1st 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
Marlena Shaw “California Soul”
from The Spice of Love (CADET 1969) —Written by Nick Ashford (who passed away last week at the age of 70) and and his songwriting partner and later wife, Valerie Simpson. Marlena Shaw will be at Jazz at the Bistro in 2012 (04/11/12 thru 04/14/12). It never hurts to plan ahead.
The Martinis “Late Late Party”
from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) N —New compilation of singles featuring the contributions of saxophonist & songwriter, Packy Axton. His mother was co-founder of Stax, Estelle Axton. The Martinis also included guitarist Teenie Hodges, bassist Leroy Hodges, and Hubbie Turner on keys.
James & Bobby Purify “She Ain't Gonna Do Right”
from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 2002) —Previously unreleased 1967 Muscle Shoals recording written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham.
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “He Was Really Sayin' Something”
from A Cellarful of Motown (Motown 2002) —Previously unreleased 1964 instrumental version of the song which was recorded by the Velvelettes in 1964 and by Bananarama in 1982. Written by Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Edward Holland, Jr.
Aretha Franklin “You Keep Me Hangin' On”
from Rare and Unreleased Recordings From the Golden Reign of The Queen of Soul (Rhino 2007) —Previously unreleased 1969 outtake of the Motown hit written by Holland, Dozier & Holland. This one has Duane Allman on guitar & was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin.
Shirley Caesar “Gotta Serve Somebody”
from Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Somgs of Bob Dylan (Columbia 2003) —Pretty great full-on gospel version of the Bob Dylan song.
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