Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 16th 2010 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
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band “Twenty-Five Miles (Remastered Version)” from In the Jungle, Babe (Warner Brothers 1969) —The L.A.-based funk & soul band released this Edwin Starr cover in 1969 on the Warner Bros label.Buy it!
The Rance Allen Group “(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown” from The Gospel Truth! (BGP url 2010) N —Taken from this new compilation featuring tracks from Stax's 70s gospel label, Gospel Truth. This re-worked Archie Bell & The Drells song was released in 1972.Buy it!
Tom Jones “Strange Things Happening Every Day” from Praise & Blame (Lost Highway 2010) N —Written by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and found on this new release made up of gospel & spiritual songs. One of the surprises of 2010.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Get Behind Me” from Hawk (Vanguard 2010) N —Written by Isobel Cambell and found on one of my favorite 2010 releases . Now, somebody bring them to St. Louis, dammit!Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Everything Is Broken (Alternate version)” from Tell Tale Signs (Columbia 2008) —Alternate version recorded in 1989 during the Oh Mercy sessions. Bob Dylan will be appearing at Chaifetz Arena in October (Thursday 10/21).Buy it!
Robert Plant “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” from Band Of Joy (Rounder 2010) N —Traditional gospel song arranged & produced by Robert Plant & Buddy Miller and found on this new release. Featuring Patty Griffin on background vocals.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Old Tin Pan” (samphillips.com 2010) N —From her 2010 six-song EP of songs written about Aimee Semple McPherson who was a traveling Christian preacher who settled in Los Angeles in the early 1920’s and built a church called Angelus Temple.Buy it!
Cornershop “Good to Be on the Road Back Home” from When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Warner Bros. / WEA 1997) —Written by Tjinder Singh & recorded in 1997. This track also features the vocals of Paula Frazer.Buy it!
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Johnny Appleseed” from Global A Go-Go (Hellcat Records 2001) —2001 song written by Pablo Cook, Tymon Dogg, Scott Shield, Martin Stattery & Joe Strummer. This one conjures up images of "John from Cincinnati." I'm still scratching my head over that show.Buy it!
Field Music “Terrapin” from The Madcap Laughs Again (Mojo 2009) —Recorded in 2009 and found on this 2010 compilation of various artists covering songs written by Syd Barrett that were originally found on his "The Madcap Laughs" album.Buy it!
Richard Buckner “Once” from Since (Geffen 1998) —Appearing at Off Broadway this Tuesday (9/21). As an added bonus, Fred Friction from Fishin' With Dynamite (which immediately follows this show) will be opening.Buy it!
Big Star “The Ballad of El Goodo (Live At Lafayette's Music Room, Memphis, TN, January 1973)” from Keep an Eye On the Sky CD ALBUM (Rhino 2009) —From a previously unissued live 1973 concert in which Big Star was opening for Archie Bell & the Drells. Don't miss the September Gurls and Boys KDHX Benefit Tribute to Alex Chilton & Big Star taking place at Off Broadway next Friday (9/24).Buy it!
Janis Joplin & Big Brother & The Holding Company “Summertime” from Janis Joplin: The Collection - Cheap Thrills / I Got Dem 'Ol Kozmic Blues Again Mama! / Pearl (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2001) —Gershwin cover recorded in 1968.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “I'll Keep It With Mine” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) N —Written by Bob Dylan and found on this new release of songs (some original - some covers of songs written or recorded by the Velevet Underground) recorded for thirteen film shorts made by Andy Warhol.Buy it!
Bob Dylan and The Band “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes CD ALBUM (Columbia 1975) —Written by Robbie Robertson. These songs were recorded in 1967 and finally were officially released in 1975.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn & Ernest Tubb “Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be” from Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set) (MCA 1994) —Written by Joe Deaton & recorded in 1964.Buy it!
John Prine & Iris DeMent “Let's Invite Them Over” from In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy Records 1999) —Written by Onie Wheeler. This anti-marital bliss song was originally recorded by George Jones & Melba Montgomery.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked “Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —Appearing at Off Broadway this Saturday (9/18). This 1992 track also features Uncle Tupelo & Bernie Leadon.Buy it!
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