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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu May 31st 2012

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu May 31st 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


Shorty Long “Function At The Junction”
from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) N  —One of my favorite reissues of 2012. Released in 1966 and written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland & Shorty Long.


Chris Clark “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) [Alternate Mix]”
from A Cellarful of Motown (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2002) —These backing tracks were recorded for Frank Wilson's rare 1966 single. She dubbed her vocals to this track in 1967 & this was to be released as a Motown single but it was cancelled. I don't know why. She sounds great on this Frank Wilson-penned rave-up


Junior Walker & The All Stars “Come See About Me”
from Home Cookin' (Motown 1969) —Another song in this set not in the more usual polished sound of Motown. Written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and recorded in 1967.


Junior Walker & The All Stars “Three Four Three”
from Soul Session (Motown 1966) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Harvey Fuqua.


Monophonics “Bang Bang”
from In Your Brain (Ubiquity Records, Inc. 2012) N  —Cover version of the 1966 song written by Sonny Bono. Wish I could have seen this band when they played on Tuesday with Orgone at the Old Rock House.


The Dirtbombs “Chains of Love”
from Ulltraglide In Black (In The Red 2001) —2001 cover version of the J.J. Barnes Detroit soul classic (well, it should have been).


KO and the Knockouts “Black & Blue”
from Ko & the Knockouts (Wicked Cool 2007) —Written by Ko Shih (one-time member of the Dirtbombs) who also plays bass & sings lead on this album originally released in 2002 but later reissued in 2007 on Little Steven's Wicked Cool label.


Reverend Organdrum “A Shot In The Dark”
from Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc Records 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Henry Mancini.


Solomon Burke “Cry To Me”
from Soul Alive! (Rounder www.rounder.com 1988) —This live 1983 recording from Washington, D.C. is one of the best live soul recordings you can hope to hear. This was written by Bert Russell (aka Bert Berns).


Etta James “What'd I Say”
from Etta James Rocks The House (Chess Records 1963) —Incendiary live version of the Ray Charles song recorded at the New Era Club in Nashville in 1963.


Ray Charles “Don't Set Me Free”
from Ray Charles Live in Concert (Concord 2011) —Written by Teddy Powell & Bobby Sharp & featuring the duet vocals of Raelett Lillian Fort. Recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1964.


Hank Jacobs “East Side”
from The Return of Mod Jazz (Kent 2005) —Instrumental written & arranged by Arthur Wright and recorded in 1967 for the Los Angeles-based Call Me label.


Lee Fields & The Expressions “Faithful Man” (Truth and soul 2012) N  —James Brown-influenced track from his new release. Some terrific string & horn arrangements on this track. Highly recommended.


Quantic, Alice Russell & The Combo Bárbaro “Magdalena”
from Look Around the Corner (Tru Thoughts Records 2012) N  —Written by British singer Alice Russell and Quantic multi-instrumentalist William Holland.


James Hunter “The Hard Way” CD Album (Hear Music 2008) —Sam Cooke-influenced track written by James Hunter & featuring Allen Toussaint on piano & backing vocals. I'd say he's about due for a new release.


Lee Fields & The Expressions “Intermission”
from Faithful Man (Truth and soul 2012) N  —Music bed. Instrumental performed by the Expressions, Lee Fields' backing band..


John Hiatt “Take Time To Know Her”
from Attack of the Killer B's (Warner Bros 1983) —Faithful reading of the Percy Sledge song from 1983 produced by Tony Visconti.


Percy Sledge “Kind Woman”
from Atlantic Soul 1959-75 (Atlantic/Rhino 2007) —Buffalo Springfield cover written by Richie Furay and recorded for Atlantic and released as a single in 1969.


The Staple Singers “For What It's Worth”
from Version Excursion (Harmless 2000) —Buffalo Springfield cover written by Stephen Stills. I guess this woudl be considered a perennial M2M favorite.


Sugarman 3 “Your Friendly Neighborhood Sugarman”
from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) N  —I'm loving this new Sugarman 3 release. Put it on & let the party commence!


Saint Etienne “Record Doctor”
from Words and Music By Saint Etienne (Heavenly (UK) 2012) N  —The British band's eighth release just came out this week. Featuring the vocals of Sarah Cracknell on this release which takes you on a thematic journey through the band's 25 years of existence.


Patrice Holloway “Those DJ Shows”
from Theme Time Radio Hour - Vol. 1 (Ace 2008) —Written by Smokey Robinson & recorded by Brenda Holloway's younger sister at the age of 13. It didn't get released until she was 54, however. So great.


Saint Etienne “Haunted Jukebox”
from Words and Music By Saint Etienne (Heavenly (UK) 2012) N  —Written by Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs & Deborah Wykes.


Willie Wright “It's Only Life, That's All”
from Telling The Truth (Hotel Records / Numero 2011) —Astral Weeks meets Nantucket soul. Recorded in 1977 & with a pressing of 1,000 copies, this was unearthed & reissued in 2011 by The Numero Group.


Booker T. And The MGs “Michelle”
from McLemore Avenue (expanded) (Concord 2011) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental version of the Beatles song.


The Royalty “Please Lie”
from Lovers ((RED) Victory 2012) N  —Debut nationwide release from the band out of El Paso, TX. Featuring the vocals of Nicole Boudreau.


The McCoys “Sorrow”
from Smash, Boom, Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Richard Gottehrer (Ace 2012) N  —Recorded in 1965 & written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer. "With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue...."


Evie Sands “I Can't Let Go”
from The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966 (Real Gone Music 2011) —Written by Chip Taylor & Al Gorgoni and recorded for the Blue Cat label in 1965.


Joseph Arthur “When I Was Running Out Of Time”
from Nuclear Daydream (14th Floor Records 2006) —Appearing at Off Broadway this Friday (6/1). Also on the bill are Mikey Wehling & The Reverbs.


Villagers “Twenty-Seven Strangers”
from Becoming a Jackal (Domino 2010) —Villagers is made up of Dublin singer-songwriter Conor J. O'Brien & this is from the 2010 debut release.


Ry Cooder “Paris, Texas”
from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. 1984 instrumental written by Ry Cooder & also featuring Jim Dickinson on piano & David Lindley on saz.


John Doe “Painting the Town Blue”
from Keeper (Yep Roc 2011) —Written by John Doe & Exene Cervenka. John Doe will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room to close out the last night of Twangfest on Saturday (6/9). Also on the bill are Kevin Gordon, Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers, and Rough Shop.


Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses”
from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N  —Written by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. Kelly Hogan is headlining night #2 of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday (6/7). Also on the bill are Pretty Little Empire, Deano Waco & The Purvs, and Wussy. Highly recommended .


Buffalo Springfield “A Child's Claim To Fame”
from James Burton: The Early Years 1956-1969 (Ace 2011) —James Burton played guitar on this 1967 recording written by Richie Furay.


Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show “Agent Burns (Theme)”
from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jon Rauhouse.


Francoise Hardy “Le Temps de L'amour”
from Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack) (ABKCO 2012) N  —From the movie soundtrack to the new Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, which opens at the Tivoli Theater next Friday (6/8).


Fabienne Delsol “I Feel So Blue”
from On My Mind (Damaged Goods 2010) —Most recent release from the ex-bassist & lead vocalist of the The Bristols.


Sinead O'Connor “Property of Jesus”
from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) N  —One of the best Bob Dylan covers I've heard in a long time.


The Rumblers “The Hustler”
from It Came From The Beach (Ace) —Music bed. 1964 Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Downey label.


Doc Watson “That's Why I Love You Like I Do”
from Docabilly (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 1995) —RIP Doc Watson who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. This was written by Jack Marrow and has been covered by other artists such as Sonny James, Rick Nelson & Roger Miller.


Doc & Merle Watson “Old Joe Clark”
from Home Sweet Home (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 1998) —Doc & Merle Watson recorded their parts in 1967 on a tape that was never meant for release. Years later, the tape was found and with Doc's blessing & selection of players, additional parts were added in 1998 by Marty Stuart, Sam Bush & others.


Bill Monroe & Doc Watson “You Won't Be Satisfied That Way”
from Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol. 2 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings www.folkways.si.edu 1993) —Live recording from 1963 of a song written by Jimmie Davis & Lloyd Ellis.


Speedy West “Slow And Easy”
from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 1962) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental penned by Speedy West.


Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “You Only Believe Me When I'm Lying”
from Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers (Continental Song City 2012) —Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on the last night of Twangfest on Saturday (6/9). Also on the bill are Rough Shop, Kevin Gordon, & John Doe to close the evening out with a bang.


Beth Bombara “All ALong”
from V12LP Tower Groove Records (Tower Groove Records 2012) N L —Written by Beth Bombora & found on this new 2-LP vinyl compilation of a wide array of St. Louis local artists.


Karate Bikini “Breaking Up With You”
from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self 2012) N L —New debut release from the St. Louis band available now at iTunes.


Jack Nitzsche “Baja”
from The Lonely Surfer (Collectors' Choice Music 1963) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental written by Lee Hazlewood.


Alejandro Escovedo “Sally Was A Cop”
from Big Station (Fantasy 2012) N  —From his forthcoming release. Can't wait to hear the entire album.


Chuck Prophet “The Left Hand and the Right Hand”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) —Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express will be at the Taste of Downtown Springfield (IL) in July (Sat 7/7). Show at 8:00 PM. The drive is worth it to see Chuck.


Ian Hunter “Still Love Rock And Roll”
from Rant (Fuel 2000 www.fuel2000.com 2001)


Kevin Gordon “Bus to Shreveport”
from Gloryland (Crowville Collective 2010) N  —Highly recommended new release from the artist who will be playing on the final night of Twangfest at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Saturday (6/9) along with Rough Shop, Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers, & John Doe.


J.J. Cale “Rock and Roll Records”
from Anyway The Wind Blows: The Best of J.J. Cale (Mercury 1997) —Written by J.J. Cale & recorded in 1973.


Toni Price “Like You Used To”
from Midnight Pumpkin (Antone's Records/ Texas Music Group 2001) —Written by J.J. Cale & released in 2001.

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