Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Feb 9th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Gus Jenkins “Tricky Too”
from Mod Jazz Forever (Kent 2012) N —Instrumental written by & featuring Los Angeles session musician Gus Jenkins on guitar. I can't find details when this live recording was made. Sometime in the 60s for the Flash label.
Millie Jackson “It Hurts So Good” (Spring 1973) —Reissue of her 1973 Spring LP. Recorded at Muscle Shoals. Millie Jackson will be appearing at the 7th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival at Chaifetz Arena on Sat (2/25) along with Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush and Theodis Eale.
Alex Chilton “Jumpin' Jack Flash”
from Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (Omnivore 2012) N —Reissue of his long out of print 1970 LP along with bonus demos & original mono mixes. Recorded after the demise of the Box Tops and before the advent of Big Star. Fantastic slowed-down, rearranged riff version of the Stones classic.
Chuck Prophet “White Night, Big City”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) N —From this highly recommended new release which just came out this week. Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express will be at Off Broadway in March (Thursday 3/22). I wouldn't miss this show.
Ruthie Foster “It Makes No Difference”
from Let It Burn (Blue Corn Music 2012) N —Soulful take on the Robbie Robertson-penned song found on her new release. Ruthie Foster & Paul Thorn will be at the Old Rock House in March (Thursday, March 29).
Willie Nile “The Day I Saw Bo Diddley In Washington Square”
from Streets of New York (Reincarnate Music 2006) —Written by Willie Nile & Frankie Lee (who also plays drums on this album). This track also has Jakob Dylan on backing vocals.
The Pogues “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” (Stiff / WEA 1988) —Written by Shane MacGowan and brought to you commercial-free.
Los Lobos “Down Where the Drunkards Roll”
from Beat the Retreat (CAPITOL 1995) L —Written by Richard Thompson. Los Lobos will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall later this month (Sun 2/26).
from Garden Ruin CD Album (Quarterstick 2006) —Written by Joey Burns with a stunning vocal by a Spanish vocalist named Amparo Sanchez.
Eleni Mandell “Miss Me”
from Miracle of Five (Zedtone 2007) —Written by Eleni Mandell & featuring a backup band including DJ Bonebrake, Nels Cline, & Rick Holmstrom among others.
Ry Cooder “Sunny's Tune”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. 1989 Ry Cooder instrumental recorded for the "Johnny Handsome" movie sountrack. With lurid-sounding saxophone by Steve Douglas.
Hospitality “Friends Of Friends”
from Hospitality (Merge 2012) N —From the Brooklyn indie-pop band's debut full-length release. Co-written and sung by Amber Papini,.
Sharon Van Etten “Serpents”
from Tramp (Jagjaguwar 2012) N —From her new release which just came out this week. Sharon Van Etten & the War on Drugs will be at the Luminary Center for the Arts in March (Sat 3/31).
Imelda May “Tainted Love”
from Mayhem (Decca 2010) —She tears up this soul classic on her 2010 release.
Jon Dee Graham “Swept Away”
from Full (Freedom 2006) —Jon Dee Graham will be at Off Broadway next Friday (2/17). It will be an early 7PM show.
The Dive Poets “Some Great War”
from Married to Your Ghost (self-released 2013) N L —The Dive Poets, Tenement Ruth, The Jump Starts & The Stingrays will be appearing at The Duck Room this Saturday (2/11). Doors at 8 PM. The festivities begin at 9 PM.
Tom T. Hall “It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines”
from In Search of a Song (Mercury 1971) —Written by Tom T. Hall and probably not satisfying a listener's request to play something less twangy.
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