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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Santigold “The Riot's Gone” from Master of My Make-Believe (Atlantic 2012) N —Co-written by & featuring the lead vocals of Santi White. Santigold will be appearing at the Pageant in June (Tuesday 6/12).Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Madeleine Peyroux “I Live My Love” from The Best Is Yet to Come (The Songs of Cy Coleman) (New West Records 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).Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Best Coast “Better Girl” from The Only Place (Mexican Summer) N —New release produced by Jon Brion. Lead vocalist Bethany Cosentino wrote all the songs on this. For fans of melodic, catchy pop songs.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Sinead O'Connor “Reason With Me” from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (One Little Indian www.onelittleindian.co.uk 2012) N —Beautifully devastating song off one of my favorite 2012 releases.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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).Buy it!
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).Buy it!
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