Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Nov 3rd 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
Sam Cooke “Lost And Lookin'”
from Night Beat MP3/file Album (RCA Victor 1963) —Recorded in 1963 with backing by Hal Blaine (drums), Rene Hall & Clif White (guitars), Cliff Hils (bass), Ray Johnson (piano) & Billy Preston (organ). One of my favorite recordings, ever. Written by J.W Alexander & Lowell Jordan.
Amy Winehouse “Moody's Mood For Love”
from Frank (Universal unk 2003) —Written by Dorothy Fields, James Moody & Jimmy McHugh and showcasing the jazz side of her vocals.
The Shangri-Las “Past, Present And Future”
from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1994) —1966 song written by Jerry Leiber, Shadow Morton & Arthur Butler. Uh, not your usual pop fare. This was set to the tune of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata." And what a recitation by Mary Weiss.
Jonathan Richman “Corner Store”
from Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder 1990) —Written by Jonathan Richman & including backing by Lou Whitney, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, D. Clinton Thompson & Joe Terry of the Skeletons in his backing band. Plus, the great Tom Brumley on pedal steel.
John Wesley Harding “There's a Starbuck's Where the Starbuck's Used to Be”
from The Sound of His Own Voice (Yep Roc 2011) N —New release featuring guests such as Peter Buck, Rosanne Cash, Scott McCaughey and and John Moen, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, and Nate Query of the Decemberists.
Aimee Mann “Frankenstein”
from I'm With Stupid (Geffen 1995) —Written by Aimee Mann & Jon Brion. Oh, and to make it even better, Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook on background vocals. This one goes out to Cathy Koch.
The Beach Boys “Heroes and Villains”
from The Smile Sessions (CAPITOL 2011) N —Well, it had to happen sooner or later. This is from a new 2-CD collection of songs, session outtakes, dialogue, etc. from the 1966-67 sessions for their"Smile" release which was supposed to come out in 1967 & was meant to follow up "Pet Sounds."
Tom Waits “Chicago”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan and found on this highly recommended new release.
Jenny Toomey “Just Because It's Dying”
from Tempting (Misra Records 2002) —Written by Franklin Bruno and featuring backing by Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico.
Ransom Note “Bottom Dollar”
from It's You (Tower Groove 2011) N L —Ransom Note will be having their CD release party at Off Broadway in December (Friday 12/30).
Kirsty Maccoll “England 2 Colombia 0”
from Tropical Brainstorm (V2 1999) —Written by Kirsty MacColl & found on her final release -- one which was influenced heavily by music from Brazil & Cuba.
The Beatles “Think For Yourself”
from Rubber Soul (EMI Records 1965) —"Beatlemania Now!" is running at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL from tonight (Thursday 11/3) through Saturday (11/5). See wildeytheatre.com for more details. Written by George Harrison.
P. Hux “I'm Looking Through You”
from Kiss the Monster (BeanBag1 Records 2007) —Thanks to Rich Reese from Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (which airs right before this program every Thursday from 5-7 AM) for providing me with this fine Beatles cover from 2007.
Lone Justice “East Of Eden”
from Lone Justice (Geffen 1985) —Written by Marvin Etzioni (bassist for the band) & featuring the vocals of Maria McKee.
The Blind Boys of Alabama “(Jesus Hits Like The) Atom Bomb”
from Atom Bomb (Real World Records 2005) —Appearing at the Old Rock House next Tuesday (11/8). Opening is Sara & Sean Watkins. Ending the show with a trio of songs originally written during the era of the introduction of the atomic bomb.
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