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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu May 17th 2012

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu May 17th 2012 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


Booker T. And The MGs “Time Is Tight”
from Stax Profiles (Stax/Concord 2006) —RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn. It has been happening with alarming regularity, lately, that we hear news of another musical great departing. Duck Dunn was one of the best bass players, ever & played on so many great musical tracks. Recorded in 1968.


William Bell “Never Like This Before”
from The Soul of a Bell (stax 1967) —Recorded in 1966 with backing by Booker T. & The MGs (including Duck Dunn on bass), Isaac Hayes & The Memphis Horns. Duck Dunn passed away at the age of 70 last Sunday.


Wilson Pickett “Danger Zone”
from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —Written by Wilson Pickett & Steve Cropper & recorded at Stax in 1965. Duck Dunn played bass & this song first appeared on the 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett.


The Otis and Carla Band “Tramp”
from Stax Breaks (Ace/Stax 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental version recorded circa 1967 & featuring Duck Dunn on bass.


Hal Hardy with the Billy Cox Band “Love Man”
from King New Breed R&B-Volume 2 (Ace 2012) N  —Written by Jerry Reed (yes, that Jerry Reed) and featuring one of the greatest R&B intros, ever. Recorded in 1967 for the Hollywood label.


James Barnett “Keep On Talking”
from The Fame Singles Box (Ace 2012) N  —Written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham & Spooner Oldham and recorded in 1966 at Muscle Shoals. Found on this collection of five reissued 7" singles.


John Gary Williams “The Whole Damn Word Is Going Crazy”
from Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 (Light In The Attic 2012) N  —Written by John Gary Williams of the Mad Lads and originally released in 1974 by Stax.


The Bar-Kays “In The Hole”
from The Best of The Bar-Kays (Stax-Volt 1992) —Music bed. Instrumental recorded in 1969 for Stax-Volt.


Dennis Coffey with Fanny Franklin (of Orgone) “Don't Knock My Love”
from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) —Orgone & Monophonics will be appearing at the Old Rock House on Tuesday (5/29). Fanny Franklin of Orgone sings lead on this Wilson Pickett cover.


Sugarman 3 “But It's Alright”
from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) N  —Instrumental version of the J.J. Jackson soul classic found on this highly recommended new release which just came out this week.


Santigold “The Riot's Gone”
from Master of My Make-Believe (Atlantic unk 2012) N  —Co-written by & featuring the lead vocals of Santi White. Santigold will be appearing at the Pageant in June (Tuesday 6/12).


Sugarman 3 “Jealous Moon”
from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) —Music bed.


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band “What's Happening Brother (Featuring Bettye LaVette)”
from What's Going On (Shout! Factory 2006) —Written by Marvin Gaye & James Nyx, Jr. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be appearing at the Old Rock House next Friday (5/25). Also on the bill are Snarky Puppy.


Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro “Travelling Song”
from Look Around The Corner (TruThoughts 2012) N  —Whoa, this one caught me off guard. A minor-key soul version of a Pentangle song with a fine lead vocal by Alice Russell. The bass line by Fernando Silva and the violins by Mike Simmonds add so much to this track.


James Brown and The Famous Flames “I'll Go Crazy”
from The Singles Vol. 3: 1964-1965 (Hip O Select/Universal 2007) —Written by James Brown & recorded live at the Apollo in 1962.


James Brown “The Scratch”
from The Singles Vol. 2: 1960-1963 (Hip O Select/Universal 2007) —Music bed. 1961 instrumental written by James Alston & released on the King label.


Betty Davis “Your Man My Man”
from This Is It! (Vampisoul 2005) —Originally released in 1973 and written & arranged by Betty Davis.


Sly & The Family Stone “Family Affair”
from There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic 1971) —Written by Sylvester Stewart & recorded in 1971.


Dyke and the Blazers “We Got More Soul” (BGP Records 2007) —Soul & funk masterpiece recorded in 1969 for the Original Sound label. Written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian.


Booker T. And The MGs “Hip Hug-Her” (Stax Records unk 1967) —Another song that goes out in tribute to Donald "Duck" Dunn. He co-wrote & played bass on this 1967 recording.


Levon & The Hawks “He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)”
from At The Club (Ace 1996) —Written by Robbie Robertson & recorded in 1965.


Alabama Shakes “I Found You”
from Boys & Girls (ATO www.atorecords.com 2012) N  —Highly recommended new release from the band based out of Athens, Alabama.


Young-Holt Unlimited “Light My Fire”
from The Best of Young-Holt Unlimited (EMI 2002) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Doors song.


Madeleine Peyroux “I Live My Love”
from The Best Is Yet to Come (The Songs of Cy Coleman) (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2009) —From this collection of various artists performing songs written by Cy Coleman. Madeleine Peyroux will be appearing at the Sheldon Concert Hall this Sunday (5/20).


Lee Hazlewood “No Train to Stockholm”
from The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-1971) (Light In The Attic 2012) —Written by Lee Hazlewood & originally found on his 1970 Cowboy in Sweden album.


Beach House “The Hours”
from Bloom (Sub Pop 2012) N  —Words by Victoria Legrand and music composed & arranged by Victoria Legrand & Alex Scally. Beach House will appearing at The Pageant in July (Wed 7/11). Wild Nothing is opening.


Richie Allen “Stranger From Durango”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1:1960 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed. 1960 instrumental written by Richie Podolor, a former member of a band called the Pets & later a producer for Iron Butterfly, Three Dog Night & Steppenwolf.


Best Coast “Better Girl”
from The Only Place (Mexican Summer 2012) N  —New release produced by Jon Brion. Lead vocalist Bethany Cosentino wrote all the songs on this. For fans of melodic, catchy pop songs.


The School “You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)”
from Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Elefant 2012) N  —New recommended release from the band out of Cardiff, Wales. Written & sung by Liz Hunt.


Dennis Wilson “River Song”
from Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition) (EPIC/LEGACY 2008) —Reissue of his 1977 release which was the first solo LP by a member of the Beach Boys. Written by Dennis & Carl Wilson.


Elizabeth Cook “Sunday Morning”
from Balls (31 Tigers 2007) —Written by John Cale & Lou Reed. Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll will be at the Old Rock House at the beginning of June (Friday 6/1).


Rainy Day “I'll Be Your Mirror”
from Rainy Day (Rough Trade 1984) —Velvet Underground cover sung beautifully by Susanna Hoffs.


Andrea Corr “Pale Blue Eyes”
from Lifelines (A.C. Records 2011) —Gorgeous arrangements & vocals on this 2011 Velvet Underground cover.


The Centurions “Bullwinkle Part II”
from The Birth of Surf - Volume 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental recorded for the Del-Fi label.


Kelly Hogan “Papa Was a Rodeo”
from Beneath the Country Underdog (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2000) —Kelly Hogan will be headlining night #2 of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday (6/7). Go to www.twangfest.com for the complete lineup of all four days.


Booker T. And The MGs “Hang 'Em High”
from Soul Limbo (stax 1968) —In memory of Donald "Duck" Dunn. What a musical legacy he left behind.


First Aid Kit “The Lion's Roar” (Wichita 2012) N  —Written by sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg from Enskede, Sweden. One of my favorite releases of 2012.


Sinead O'Connor “Reason With Me”
from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (One Little Indian www.indian.co.uk 2012) N  —Beautifully devastating song off one of my favorite 2012 releases.


Neko Case “The Needle Has Landed”
from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti- 2006) —Written by Neko Case & The Sadies.


Wussy “Asteroids”
from Strawberry (Shake It 2011) —Wussy will be playing night #2 of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday (6/7). Go to www.twangfest.com for the complete lineup of all four days.


Langhorne Slim “Say Yes”
from Be Set Free (KEMADO RECORDS www.kemado.com 2009) —Appearing night #3 (Friday 6/8) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Also on the bill that night are Kasey Anderson & Ha Ha Tonka.


John Doe and The Sadies “Detroit City”
from Country Club (Yep Roc 2009) —John Doe is headlining the final night of Twangfest (Sat 6/9) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room.


The Wandering “Love, Life and Money”
from Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here: Mississippi Folk Music, Vol. 3 (Songs of the South www.nmallstars.com/ 2012) N  —Luther Dickinson & The Wandering will be appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck room this Friday (5/18).


Shelby Lynne “Revelation Road” (Everso Records 2011) —Shelby Lynne will be appearing as part of Pridefest on Sunday, June 24 at Tower Grove Park.


The Gaslight Anthem “Changing of the Guards”
from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) N  —Coming to the Firebird in July (Fri 7/13).


Karate Bikini “Smuggler's Nightmare”
from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self 2012) L —A lot of common sense suggestions in this song.


Pretty Little Empire “Now Is Not The Time”
from Reasons and Rooms (Bellevue Box 2010) L —Appearing on night #2 of Twangfest (Thurs 6/7) at the Blueberry Duck Room.

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