Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
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
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.
John Doe “Painting the Town Blue”
from Keeper (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 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 .
Doc & Merle Watson “Old Joe Clark”
from Home Sweet Home (Sugar Hill Records ww.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.
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.
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.
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