Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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