Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Aug 16th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Al Wilson “Born On The Bayou” from Show and Tell: The Best of Al Wilson (Fuel 2000 2006) —Creedence Clearwater Revival cover originally released as the a-side of a 1972 single by the Rocky Road label.Buy it!
Creedence Clearwater Revival “I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Mono Single)” from The Singles Collection (Fantasy 2009) —Mono version of the 1970 single radio edit written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong. Marvin Gaye's hit version of this came out in 1968.Buy it!
Bobbie Gentry “He Made a Woman Out of Me” from Country Funk 1969-1975 (Light In The Attic 2012) N —Taken from this new 2-LP compilation and originally released in 1970. Written by Don Hill & Fred Burch and also covered by Bettye LaVette.Buy it!
Candi Staton “Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness” from Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (Ace 2011) —Previously unreleased track recorded circa 1971 and written by Ann Peebles & Don Bryant.Buy it!
Don Bryant “She's Looking Good” from Precious Soul (2012 Hi Records Under Exclusive License to Fat Possum Records 2012) —Side one # 1 Reissue of his1969 Hi recording produced by Willie Mitchell. This was written by and a hit for Rodger Collins.Buy it!
Rumer “Soulsville” from Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK www.atlanticrecords.com 2012) N —Really fine vocals on this Isaac Hayes cover and found on her new release made up of all cover versions of artists ranging from Townes Van Zandt to Jimmy Webb to Terry Reid.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Moonlight Mile” from Faithful Man (Truth & Soul Records 2012) N —Soul version of the Rolling Stones song found on his latest release. Mark your calendars - Lee Fields and the Expressions will be at Lola in September (9/16). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Cotton Mather “My Before and After” from Kontiki (Deluxe Edition) (Star Apple Kingdom 2012) —Appearing next Friday (8/24) at Off Broadway for the LouFest pre-party. Also on the bill are Dressy Bessy & Middle Class Fashion. Should be a great show.Buy it!
Jack Nitzsche “Surf Finger” from Hard Workin' Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 2 (Ace 2006) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental written by Martin Cooper & Jack Nitzsche.Buy it!
The New Pornographers “Think About Me” from Just Tell Me That You Want Me - A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac COMP (Hear Music 2012) N —New compilation of various artists covering Fleetwood Mac songs. 17 tracks and this is the only Christine McVie song. Doesn't seem right.Buy it!
T-Bone Burnett “After All These Years” from Proof Through The Night (Warner Bros 1983) —Written by T-Bone Burnett. "I heard you saw her again last evening / I heard you'd been with her for two or three days / I still have her picture taped to my mirror / Did she still look the same after all these years? "Buy it!
The Chandelles “El Gato” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Sundazed Music 2007) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental.Buy it!
Susan Cowsill “Crescent City Sneaux” from Lighthouse CD ALBUM (Threadhead Records 2010) —Susan Cowsill and special guest, Brian Henneman, will be appearing at Off Broadway this Wednesday (8/22). ADDENDUM AS OF 08/19/12 - THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A NOVEMBER DATE.Buy it!
First Aid Kit “I Found A Way” from The Lion's Roar (Wichita 2012) —Written by Johanna Söderberg & Klara Söderberg. First Aid Kit and Dylan LeBlanc will be appaering at the Firebird in October (Saturday 10/6).Buy it!
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Sour Biscuits” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental recorded for the Swan label.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Spectator “We've Been Through This Before” from In The Brick (self-released 2012) N L —From the St. Louis band's new debut release. Written by Megan Rooney & Jeffrey Albert. Megan Rooney sings lead on this track. Beautifully produced, I might add.Buy it!
Patti Smith “Free Money” from Horses (Arista 1975) —"Every night before I rest my head / See those dollar bills go swirling 'round my bed / I know they're stolen, but I don't feel bad / I take that money, buy you things you never had"Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “The Lottery Song” from Son of Schmilsson (RCA 1972) —Written by Harry Nilsson with backing by Cris Spedding, Peter Frampton, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins, Milt Holland & Ray Cooper.Buy it!
Roy Hamilton “The Dark End Of The Street” from Dark End Of The Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton (Raven 2009) —Written by Chips Moman & Dan Penn. Recorded in 1969.Buy it!