Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 9th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Lee Allen “Rockin' At Cosmo's”
from Earl Palmer - Backbeat: The World's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Drummer (Ace 1999) —Music bed. Taken off this single CD collection of songs featuring Earl Palmer on drums. This instrumental was written by Lee Allen & recorded in 1956 for the Aladdin label.
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come Undone”
from Hawk (Vanguard 2010) N —Written by Isobel Campbell & found on their new release. For me, this album has it all...two vocals that sound great together, really strong songs, two Townes Van Zandt covers, a K-Yule song candidate, a sax freakout & Mark Lanegan with gospel singers.
Jerry Lee Lewis & Solomon Burke “Railroad to Heaven”
from Mean Old Man (Verve Forecast 2010) N —Gospel tune featuring Jerry Lee Lewis and Solomon Burke on call and response vocals. Found on this new release which just came out this week. At 75 years of age, Jerry Lee Lewis can still turn it out.
John Grant “Two of Us”
from Let It Be Revisited (Mojo 2010) N —Taken from this collection of various artists reinterpreting songs from the Beatles' "Let It Be" album. Most of it fails miserably but I think this is a nice vocal from somebody I know nothing about. This CD accompanied the Oct. issue of Mojo magazine.
Vetiver “I Used to Be a King”
from Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners (Grassroots Records 2010) N —From this compilation of various artists performing songs from Graham Nash's 1971 "Songs for Beginners" solo album. Co-produced by his daughter, Nile Nash, and songs are presented in the same order as the original release.
Ray Charles “Lonely Avenue”
from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] (Atlantic Records/ATG 1960) —Written by Doc Pomus and released in 1958.
Brian Auger & The Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll “Light My Fire”
from Version Excursion (Harmless 2000) —Doors cover from 1969. Brian Auger will be appearing at Off Broadway tonight (Thursday 9/9). Thi is an early seated show that begins at 8:00 PM with no opening act.
Terry Allen “Cocktails for Three”
from Lubbock (On Everything) (Fate Records/Sugar Hill Records 1991) —From his classic 1979 release. Terry Allen will be taking part in the Larry J. Weir Memorial Concert this Sunday (9/12) at the Sheldon Concert Hall. This is a really rare chance to see Terry Allen and a wonderful time to celebrate much of the music brough