Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Sep 20th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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William Bell “Everybody Loves a Winner”
from The Soul of a Bell (Stax Records url 1967) —Written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones. 1967 Stax recording with backing by Booker T. and the MGs, Isaac Hayes, and The Memphis Horns.
Margie Joseph “I'd Rather Go Blind”
from Margie Joseph (Atlantic 1973) —1973 version of the soul classic written by Bill Foster and Ellington Jordan. Produced and arranged for Atlantic by Arif Mardin. This contains not one but two spoken word recitations by Margie Joseph.
Jean Wells “Sit Down And Cry”
from Respect: Aretha's Influences and Inspiration (Ace 2009) —Recorded in 1968 for the Calla label. Produced, arranged, and conducted by Horace Ott. Worth nothing because the arrangements add so much to this song and Jean Wells just sings the hell out of it.
Isaac Hayes “Walk On By”
from Hot Buttered Soul (Enterprise 1969) —Epic version of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song with the Bar-Kays as the rhythm section. If I have to end hour #1 of M2M, I might as well end big.
Aimee Mann “Crazytown”
from Charmer Single (Superego 2012) N —From her new release which just came out this week. Aimee Mann will be at The Pageant in November (Tuesday 11/13).
Matthew Sweet “Day For Night”
from Girlfriend (Zoo 1991) —Matthew Sweet will be playing this album in its entirety at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Saturday (9/22). Take note that the show is sold out. Time to call in favors, I suppose.
Mark Mothersbaugh “Hardest Geometry Problem In The World”
from Rushmore (London 1999) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Mark Mothersbaugh for the soundtrack of the Wes Anderson film.
Nils Lofgren “Keith Don't Go (Ode To The Glimmer Twin)”
from Nils Lofgren (Hip-O Select Retail/A&M 1975) —Nils Lofgren's ode to Keith Richards from his 1975 solo debut. Sometime after Grin and Crazy Horse and before the E Street Band.
Mick Taylor “Leather Jacket”
from Mick Taylor (Columbia 1979) —Written by Mick Taylor and found on the ex-Rolling Stone guitarist's debut solo release.
Calexico “Maybe On Monday”
from Algiers (Anti- 2012) N —Song from their new release written by Joey Burns and John Convertino.
Los Lobos “One Time One Night”
from By the Light of the Moon (Slash 1987) —Written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez. Los Lobos will be appearing at Plush in October (Sat 10/13). Highly recommended.
Bob Dylan “Tin Angel”
from Tempest (Columbia 2012) N —From his new release and his 35th studio album. Hold on tight. He's taking you through a lyrical journey on this one.
Glen Hansard “Love Don't Leave Me Waiting”
from Rhythm and Repose (Anti- 2012) N —Appearing at The Pageant this Tuesday (9/25). Glen Hansard is a tremendous live performer but I wouldn't use this album to get a party started.
Nick Lowe “What Lack of Love Has Done”
from Dig My Mood (Rounder 1998) —Nick Lowe will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Wednesday (9/26). And as an added bonus, Eleni Mandell is opening. I can't miss this show.
Leon Redbone “Sweet Mama Hurry Home or I'll Be Gone”
from On the Track (Warner 1975) —Leon Redbone will be appearing at the Old Rock House at the end of this month (Sunday 9/30).
Spectator “Walk With Me”
from In The Brick (self-released 2012) N L —Debut release from the St. Louis band and featuring the songwriting of Jeffrey Albert and Megan Rooney (who also sings lead on this track).
Bill Fay “There Is a Valley”
from Life Is People (Dead Oceans 2012) N —New release by the English singer-songwriter. His last release was 1971. You don't want to rush into things, I always say. Some terrific songs on this release.
Neko Case “Buckets Of Rain”
from Sweetheart (Hear Music 2005) —Written by Bob Dylan. There are not a whole lot of Bob Dylan covers I like more than this one.
Delicate Cutters “Where the Cottonmouths Hung”
from Ring (Skybucket 2012) N —Written by and featuring the lead vocals of Janet Elizabeth Simpson.
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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