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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Sep 6th 2012

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Sep 6th 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


Lyn Collins “Don't Make Me Over” from Mama Feelgood - The Best of Lyn Collins (Spectrum 2005) —This goes out in tribute to Hal David - one of America's greatest songwriters - who just passed away at the age of 91. I know I played this 1974 version of this Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition a few weeks back but how could I not play it for this?Buy it!


Marva Whitney “This Girl's in Love With You” from It's My Thing (Soul Brother 1969) —1969 song written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach and produced by James Brown.Buy it!


The Sweet Inspirations “Let Me Be Lonely” from What The World Needs Now Is...Burt (Rhino 2006) —Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and originally released on Atlantic in 1969. For a really nice & well thought out tribute to Hal David, go to Christian Schaeffer's RFT article at http://tinyurl.com/d9ftxymBuy it!


The Meters “The Look of Love” from What The World Needs Now Is...Burt (Warner Jazz/Rhino 2006) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental version of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition recorded for the Josie label in1969.Buy it!


Gladys Knight & The Pips “One Less Bell to Answer” from Motown Legends: Gladys Knight & The Pips (Motown Record Company L.P. 1993) —There might be soul singers as good as Gladys Knight but there aren't any soul singers better than Gladys Knight. Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and recorded for Motown in 1971.Buy it!


Roy Hamilton “Reach Out For Me” from Dark End Of The Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton (Raven 2009) —Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition recorded in 1965. Sublime.Buy it!


The Shirelles “It's Love That Really Counts (In The Long Run)” from The Shirelles Anthology: Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Castle 2005) —1962 Scepter b-side written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach, produced by Leiber & Stoller, and arranged by Burt Bacharach. That's a whole lot of talent.Buy it!


Young-Holt Unlimited “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” from Mellow Dreamin' (Rhino Atlantic 1970) —Music bed. 1970 Atlantic instrumental version of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition.Buy it!


Isaac Hayes “The Look of Love (single version)” from Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? (Stax/Concord 2005) —1970 Enterprise single written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David.Buy it!


Aretha Franklin “I Say A Little Prayer” from Aretha Now (Atlantic 1968) —1968 Atlantic single written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David.Buy it!


Wes Montgomery “Wives and Lovers” from Just Walkin' (Verve 1971) —Music bed. Instrumental version of a song penned by Hal David & Burt Bacharach.Buy it!


Willie Hightower “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” from Willie Hightower (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks unk 2005) —This set goes out to the memory of Joe South who passed away yesterday at the age of 72. Besides writing songs like Games People Play, Hush, Down In The Boondocks & Rose Garden, he played guitar on albums such as "Blonde on Blonde" & "Sounds of Silence."Buy it!


Joe South “Down In The Boondocks” from Anthology (Raven 1999) —Written by Joe South and a big hit for Billy Joe Royal in 1965.Buy it!


Bettye Lavette “Games People Play” from Do Your Duty (Sundazed 2006) —Written by Joe South and recorded for the Silver Fox label in 1970.Buy it!


Ry Cooder “Get Away” from Performance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Warner Bros. 1970) —Music bed. Instrumental from the movie soundtrack.Buy it!


Lee Fields & The Expressions “Moonlight Mile” from Faithful Man (Truth and soul 2012) —Rolling Stones cover from their 2012 release. They will be at Lola one week from Sunday (9/16). Highly recommended.Buy it!


Rumer “Aretha” from Seasons of My Soul (Warner Music UK 2010) —Written by Sarah Joyce (aka Rumer) & Steve Brown. The vocals on this track kill me.Buy it!


George Jackson “Let The Best Man Win” (Kent 2012N  —Previously unreleased 1960s FAME Recording Studios track written & sung by George Jackson. One of my favorite compilations of 2012.Buy it!


Willie Mitchell “Groovin'” from Poppa Willie: The Hi Years 1962-74 (Cream / Hi 2001) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Young Rascals song.Buy it!


Aimee Mann “What The World Needs Now” from Sweetheart Love Songs (Hear Music 2004) —RIP Hal David. Written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach and originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon in 1963. Aimee Mann will be at the Pageant in November (Tuesday 11/13).Buy it!


Dolly Varden “Why Why Why” from For a While (Mid-Fi 2013N  —Really fine single from the Chicago band's forthcoming album slated for release in January, 2013. Terrific lead vocals by Steve Dawson on this track.Buy it!


Jens Lekman “I Know What Love Isn't” (Secretly Canadian 2012N  —From his new release which just came out last week.Buy it!


Los Straitjackets “Fortune Cookie” from The Further Adventures Of Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!


Lou Johnson “(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me” from Always Something There (Ace 2008) —One of the greatest Burt Bacharach/Hal David covers, ever. Recorded in 1964 and arranged, conducted, and produced by Burt Bacharach.Buy it!


Spectator “We've Been Through This Before” from In The Brick (self-released 2012N L —From the St. Louis band's new debut release. Words and music by Jeffrey Albert & Megan Rooney (who also sings lead on this track).Buy it!


Beth Orton “Magpie” from Sugaring Season (Anti- 2012N  —From her forthcoming album being released on 10/2.Buy it!


Mogwai “Does This Always Happen?” from Earth Division - EP (Sub Pop 2011) —Music bed. 2011 instrumental from the Scottish band.Buy it!


Dionne Warwick “Odds And Ends” from The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook (Universal Music 2006) —Alright, it would be crazy to celebrate the songs of Hal David & Burt Bacharach without playing something by Dionne Warwick who recorded so many great versions of their songs. Recorded in 1969.Buy it!


Allo Darlin' “Neil Armstrong” from Europe (Slumberland 2012N  —From the UK band's latest release & featuring the lead vocals of Elizabeth Morris.Buy it!


Bill Fay “Be At Peace With Yourself” from Life Is People (Dead Oceans www.deadoceans.com 2012N  —New release from the British singer/songwriter. They don't come often. His last release was in 1971. You don't want to rush into things, I always say. This is a really beautiful track.Buy it!


Dirty Three “Moon On the Land” from Toward The Low Sun (Drag City 2012N  —Music bed.Buy it!


Glen Hansard “High Hope” from Rhythm and Repose (Anti- 2012N  —Appearing at the Pageant later this month (Tuesday 9/25).Buy it!


Bob Dylan “4th Time Around” from Blonde on Blonde (Columbia 1966) —One of the great albums that Joe South played on. Looking forward to Bob Dylan's new release coming out on Tuesday (9/11).Buy it!


Yo La Tengo “I Threw It All Away” from President Yo La Tengo / New Wave Hot Dogs (Matador 1996) —Bob Dylan cover from 1996.Buy it!


Keren Ann “Daddy, You Been On My Mind” from 101 (Blue Note 2011) —Bob Dylan cover from her 2011 release.Buy it!


Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming” from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Music bed. Instrumental that was the lead-off track to Neil Young's debut solo release.Buy it!


Love “My Little Red Book” from Love (Elektra 1966) —I love this track so much. Written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach. This one goes out to my brother, Andy.Buy it!


Ian Hunter “What For” from When I'm President (Slimstyle 2012N  —From his new release which just came out this week.Buy it!


Southern Culture on The Skids “Rose Garden” from Countrypolitan Favorites (Yep Roc 2007) —Written by Joe South and a huge hit for Lynn Anderson. Mary Huff does a fine take on this version.Buy it!


The Hunters “Teen Scene” from An Education (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Decca 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!


Burrowss “Don't Take It Slow” (self-released 2012N L —From the St. Louis band's May debut release. Emily Keefauver sings lead on this track. You can find out more about the band at www.facebook.com/burrowssstlBuy it!


Old Capital Square Dance Club “Hold The Light” from Long White Ride (Old Capital Square Dance Club 2012N L —Old Capital Square Dance Club are having their CD release party this Friday (9/7) at Off Broadway. Also on the bill are Whiskey War Mountain Rebellion and the Dock Ellis Band. The festivities begins at 9PM sharp.Buy it!


Robbie Fulks “Cocktails” from 13 Hillbilly Giants (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2001) —Written by Bill Anderson.Buy it!


Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Low Man On A Totem Pole” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Music bed. 1954 instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.Buy it!


Gene Pitney “If I Never Get To Love You” from Always Something There (Ace 2008) —1965 recording written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach.Buy it!


Tami Lynn “Wings Upon Your Horn” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012N  —1972 song written by Loretta Lynn & performed by the New Orleans soulstress. Is 'soulstress' even a word? If not, it ought to be. This compilation is highly recommended.Buy it!


Curtis Mayfield “Dirty Laundry” from Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country (Trikont 2005) —1981 song penned by Curtis Mayfield.Buy it!


Ry Cooder “Paris, Texas” from The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed (Warner Bros/Rhino 2008) —Music bed. 1985 instrumental written by Ry Cooder for the Wim Wenders film.Buy it!


Ry Cooder “Guantanamo” from Election Special (Nonesuch 2012N  —From his new release. No question what side of the political fence he's on.Buy it!


Lydia Loveless “How Many Women” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) —2011 song written & sung by Lydia Loveless.Buy it!


Duane Eddy “The Marauder” from Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (Sony 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!


Michelle Shocked “Anchorage” from Short Sharp Shocked SINGLE (Mercury 1988) —Written by Michelle Shocked & produced and arranged by Pete Anderson.Buy it!


Jessica Lea Mayfield “Blue Skies Again” from Tell Me (Nonesuch 2011) —Written by Dave Mayfield & Josh Joplin and produced by Dan Auerbach.Buy it!

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