Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 9th 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
Louis Prima featuring Keely Smith with Sam Butera & the Witnesses “Jump, Jive, An' Wail”
from The Wildest! (CAPITOL 2002) —Written by Louis Prima & recorded in 1956.
Brenda Holloway “You've Made Me So Very Happy”
from Brenda Holloway: The Motown Anthology (Universal/Motown 2005) —Recorded in 1966 and written by Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway (her sister), Frank Wilson & Berry Gordy, Jr. This later became a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears but this original version is just so great.
Wilson Pickett “I'm In Love”
from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino unk 2009) —Bobby Womack wrote this song for his wife and plays guitar & sings background with Wilson Pickett on this 1967 recording made at Chip Moman's American Recording Studios in Memphis.
Ted Hawkins “Long As I Can See The Light”
from The Next Hundred Years (Geffen Records, Inc. 1994) R —I had a request for this song last week but the station didn't have it. Better late than never. Written by John Fogerty. His voice just kills on this and so does the slide guitar work by Greg Leisz.
James Hunter “Mollena”
from People Gonna Talk CD Album (Rounder/GO Records 2006) —2006 Sam Cooke-influenced song written and arranged by James Hunter. James Hunter recently recorded a new album with producer Gabe Roth (aka Bosco Mann of Daptone Records) in Riverside, CA. How can that possibly not work?
Mieko Hirota “Nagisa No Tenshi”
from Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966-70 (Big Beat rhino.com 2009) —1968 mash-up of Cool Jerk & It's Not Unusual sung in Japanese. This makes me happy.
The Del McCoury Band “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”
from Oxford American 2003 Southern Music CD - No. 6 (Oxford American 2003) —Written by Richard Thompson. The Del Yeah!: One-Day Bluegrass Festival featuring Del McCoury Band, Cumberland Gap, and others will be taking place at the Old Rock House in September (Saturday 9/1).
Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers “Tried So Hard”
from Gene Clark With the Gosdin Brothers (Bonus Track Version) (Columbia Records www.columbiarecords.com 1967) —Written by Gene Clark & recorded in 1966.
Magnolia Summer “Around And Around”
from Brown Eyed Handsome Man: St. Louis Salutes The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll (Undertow 2004) L —Opening for Chuck Berry next Wednesday (8/15) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room which is very cool. My guess is they won't do this song, though.
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