Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Aug 23rd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Brother Jack McDuff “Tobacco Road” (Atlantic 1967) —Hammond B3-powered instrumental version of the John Loudermilk-penned song with arrangements by JJ Jackson & Brother Jack McDuff.
Esther Phillips “Fever (Single Version)”
from Esther Phillips: The Atlantic Years (Rhino 2006) —Recorded in 1966 for Atlantic. Written by Eddie Cooley & John Davenport. A whole lot of artists have covered this song but I've never heard a version that has the same kind of feel as this.
Jeanne and the Darlings “Soul Girl”
from We're The Soul Girls! (Ace 2012) N —1967 song written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter and found on this new single-disc compilation of all the Volt recordings made by Jeanne and the Darlings & The Charmels from 1967-1969.
William Bell “Never Like This Before”
from The Soul of a Bell (Stax Records url 1967) —William Bell was backed by Booker T. & The MGs, the Memphis Horns & Isaac Hayes on this 1966 recording. Written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter & Booker T. Jones.
Lianne La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough?” (WM UK 2012) N —From the London singer's debut release. Co-written by Matt Hales, Lianne La Havas & Willy Mason
Dr. John “Revolution”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2012) —Appearing at the Big Muddy Blues Fest along with a whole host of others acts on Sat 9/1-Sun 9/2. You have to see artists like Dr. John while you still have the chance to.
Sly & The Family Stone “My Brain (Zig-Zag) (Instrumental)”
from Stand! (Expanded) (Epic 2007) —Music bed. This reissue of their 1969 release includes five bonus tracks - one of which is this previously unreleased Sylvester Stewart instrumental .
Dolly Varden “Thirteen”
from 13 (Mid-Fi 2008) —Big Star cover from their now out-of-print limited edition 2-CD set released for Dolly Varden's 13th anniversary.
Cotton Mather “Lily Dreams On”
from Kontiki (Deluxe Edition) (Star Apple Kingdom 2012) —Reissue of the Austin band's 1997 album. Written by Robert Harrison. Dressy Bessy, Middle Class Fashion, & Cotton Mather will be at Off Broadway this Friday (8/24). Highly recommended.
Dressy Bessy “The Things That You Say That You Do”
from Dressy Bessy (Kindercore 2003) —Appearing with Middle Class Fashion & Cotton Mather at Off Broadway this Friday (8/24).
Susanna Hoffs “Regret”
from Someday (Baroque Folk 2012) N —Written by Susanna Hoffs & Andrew Brassell and produced & orchestrated by Mitchell Froom. Beautiful ballad.
Fort Atlantic “Let Your Heart Hold Fast”
from Fort Atlantic (Dualtone 2012) N —Fort Atlantic is really made up of Jon Black who wrote all the songs & played most of the instruments. This is the first song I've heard off the album & I really like it.
Son Volt “Last Minute Shakedown”
from Straightaways (Warner Bros. 1997) L —Appearing at LouFest this Saturday (8/25). Go to www.loufest.com for the entire lineup & schedule.
Del McCoury Band “Nashville Cats”
from The Family (Ceili 1999) —Sat 9/1 Del Yeah!: One-Day Bluegrass Festival featuring Del McCoury Band, Cumberland Gap, and others – Old Rock House
PJ Harvey “Down By The Water”
from To Bring You My Love (Island 1995) —I've said it before but this song sounds particularly menacing through headphones. Written by PJ Harvey & strings arranged by Pete Thomas.
Thea Gilmore “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”
from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) —From her release of cover versions of all the songs from Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding album.
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