Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 2nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Frederick Knight “I've Been Lonely For So Long”
from Stax Groove Masters - Vol. 1 (Warner Music France 1972) —I feel compelled to play this on M2M every six months or so. So much to like about this 1972 recording - Great falsetto vocal, guitar that sounds reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield, down-low bass background vocals & a terrific spoken word monologue.
Z.Z. Hill “The Chokin' Kind”
from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —I've played the Joe Simon version of this Harlan Howard song but this is the first time I've played this 1971 version by Z.Z. Hill. I really like it. Produced by Jerry Williams, Jr. (aka Swamp Dogg). Originally recorded by Waylon Jennings in 1968.
The Emotions “My Honey And Me”
from Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-74 (Light In The Attic 2012) —This Luther Ingram cover was originally released as a single for Volt in 1972. Produced by Jim Stewart & Al Jackson, Jr. by
Johnny Daye “Stay Baby Stay”
from Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul 1968-1975 (Kent 2012) N —One of the greatest Stax songs you've never heard. Written by Steve Cropper, Johnny Daye & Joe Rock. Backing vocals by the Sweet Inspirations & string arrangements by Booker T. just add to the greatness.
Melody Gardot “Amalia”
from The Absence (Decca Records 2012) N —Alright, I guess my hopes of seeing her at Jazz At The Bistro have been dashed since all of a sudden she's gotten big. From her world music-influenced new release. I'm not as enamored by this new direction but her talent is immense.
Mulatu Astatke “Kasalèfkut Hulu (From All the Time I Have Passed)”
from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. Ethiopian jazz instrumental from 1969.
Ray Charles “I'm Movin' On”
from The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 (Rhino 1998) —Written by Hank Snow and released as an Atlantic single in 1959.
Gordon Jenkins “The Conductor”
from Gordon Jenkins' Seven Dreams (Decca 1954) —This is an excerpt from Gordon Jenkins' second dream for those of you keeping track. Recorded in 1954 & more than vaguely reminiscent of Folsom Prison Blues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdCtc1WE3E0 is highly recommended.
Sébastien Tellier “Fantino”
from Lost In Translation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ryko/WEA 2003) —Music bed. 2003 instrumental from the soundtrack to the Sofia Coppola film.
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed”
from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.
Faces “Borstal Boys”
from The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino 1999) —Written by Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart & Ron Wood and first released as a Warner Bros. single in 1973.
Peter Case “Travellin' Light”
from The Man With the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar (Hip-O Select / Geffen 1989) —"You got a hole in your soul where the wind blows through."
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Political World”
from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (UMGI - Fontana International 2012) —Fri 11/16 Carolina Chocolate Drops – Sheldon
Woody Guthrie “The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (The Great Historical Bum)”
from Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (Smithsonian Folkways 2012) N —Recorded in 1944.