Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Jun 21st 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
Juan Formell & Los Van Van “A Ver Que Sale” from Calypsoul '70: Carribean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979 (Strut 2008)Buy it!
The Coasters “Besame Mucho (Parts 1 and 2)” from The US Singles Collection 1954-1961 (Ideal Music 2012) N —This 50-song compilation is a steal on iTunes for $9.99. Was so glad to find a way to purchase; my friend had put this on a mixtape for me years ago. I love what the Coasters did to this song.Buy it!
The Drifters “Some Kind of Wonderful” from Dirty Dancing (Original Soundtrack from the Vestron Motion Picture) [Legacy Edition] (RCA/Legacy 2007) —I'm sure John has much rarer versions of songs like this...but man, I love that Dirty Dancing soundtrack. :)Buy it!
Better Than Ezra “Beautiful Mistake” from How Does Your Garden Grow (Elektra Records 1998) —Most people only know Better Than Ezra for their radio hits, but really, this is a great album worth taking a little time with.Buy it!
Pretty Little Empire “Morning's Been Hard” from Reasons and Rooms (Bellevue Box 2010) L —Performing at KDHX's concert series in Grand Center, next Thursday, June 28. http://prettylittleempire.com/shows.phpBuy it!
Kelly Hogan “Drunkard's Blues” from Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills (Bloodshot 1998)Buy it!
Air “Seven Stars (feat. Victoria Legrand)” from La Voyage Dans La Lune (Astralwerks) —Super-low voice from Victoria of Beach House. Beach House performing in Saint Louis at the Pageant on Wednesday, July 11 with Wild Nothing. http://www.thepageant.com/shows/event/266/#.T-Mk4CNWr-IBuy it!
Mark Ronson “A La Modeliste (feat. Eryka Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, and members of the Dap Kings)” from Re:Generation (Columbia 2012) —EP of collabs between various styles of artists (although mostly electronic artists paired with other styles), To learn more about this music project or download the free EP: http://regenerationmusicproject.com/#Buy it!
Kraak & Smaak “Call Up to Heaven” from Electric Hustle (Jalepeno 2011) —Ranging from soul-oriented tracks like this, to deep electronica sounds, this album made it into my top 10 of 2011: http://kdhx.org/play/radio-shows/beep-beep-boop-boop/163-beep-beep-boop-boop-top-10-albums-of-2011-big-black-delta-gushBuy it!
The Walkmen “The Blizzard of '96” from Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone (Talitres Records 2002) —The Walkmen perform in Saint Louis next Thursday, June 28 at Plush. http://plushstl.com/shows.html. They are also playing in Milwaukee the next day, at the long-standing SummerFest. http://www.summerfest.com/music/schedule/Buy it!
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