Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jul 5th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The Presidents “Shoe Shine Pt. 1”
from Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults (BGP url 2012) N —Music bed. Recorded for the King label in 1968.
Cookie Jackson “Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad”
from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —1967 country soul version of the Tammy Wynette hit (also from 1967) written by Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton. Produced by Larry Williams who wrote songs such as Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy & Slow Down.
Kastle “Getting Down (With Hoss)”
from Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults (BGP url 2012) N —Music bed. 1973 soul instrumental recorded for the King label. The "Hoss" in the title refers to Nashville DJ and music show host (The Beat), Bill "Hoss" Allen.
King Curtis “What'd I Say (Part 1)”
from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Ray Charles hit recorded in 1962. Barbara Lynn also does a fantastic version of this live (and has so for decades) but I can't find any evidence that she has ever recorded this song.
The Bamboos “The Wilhelm Scream (feat. Megan Washington)”
from Medicine Man (EMI Label Services 2012) N —This Australian soul band was formed in 2006 and their new release came out in April. They feature a number of guest vocalists on this album and this track features a beautiful vocal by Megan Washington.
Kelly Hogan “Whenever You're Out of My Sight”
from Live at KDHX 6-7-12 (KDHX 2012) N —Terrific live recording of this Bacharach-sounding song penned by Robbie Fulks & Colin Negrych. Kudos to Dan Kinney who recorded the audio for this because it sounds fantastic. http://kdhx.org/music/live-performances/kelly-hogan-6/7/12
Bobby Charles “Save Me Jesus”
from Bobby Charles (bearsville 1972) —1972 song written by Bobby Charles & featuring backing by The Band & Dr. John. Thanks to Rick Cornell who does a great show called Dirty Laundry on WCOM 103.5 FM out of Carrboro, NC. on Monday nights for reminding me about this song.
Daniele Luppi “Fashion Party”
from An Italian Story (Rhino 2004) —Written & arranged by Daniele Luppi and featuring whistling by Alessandro Alessandroni. If you've seen Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, you've probably heard Alessandro Alessandroni and many of the other session musicians on this album.
Gene Page & The 21st Century LTD “Heavy Changes”
from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 2009) —Reissue of the 1971 Blacula original sountrack. Written by Gene Page & Billy Page with vocals performed by The 21st Century LTD (no idea who they are). This is one heck of an entertaining soundtrack. Deadlier than Dracula!
John Paul Keith “Somebody Ought To Write A Song About You”
from The Man That Time Forgot (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum 2015) —Appearing this Saturday (7/7) at the 2012 Taste of Downtown & American Music Show in Springfield, IL. He'll be going on right after the Jans Project and right before Chuck Prophet. Complete lineup at http://downtownspringfield.org/taste.htm.
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental written to accompany one of Andy Warhol's short films.
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks “I Scare Myself”
from Return to Hicksville: The Best of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (Hip-O 1997) —Appearing this Wednesday (7/11) at the Old Rock House.