Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Sep 27th 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
Claudia Lennear “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Written by Allen Toussaint who also plays piano on this track. The former Ikette recorded this in 1973 for Warner Bros.
Shirley Scott “Messie Bessie”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino 2006) —Music bed. 1970 soul jazz instrumental written by Shirley Scott who also plays Hammond B3 on this track.
Ray Charles “Doodlin'”
from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Rhino/Atlantic 2005) —Music bed. 1960 instrumental written by Horace Silver.
Dinah Washington “Soulville”
from Respect: Aretha's Influences and Inspiration (Ace 2009) —1963 Roulette label recording written by Dinah Washington, Henry Glover, Morris Levy, and Titus Turner. Aretha Franklin recorded an album "Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington" which was released shortly after Dinah Washington's death in 1963.
Holly Golightly “You Ain't No Big Thing”
from My First Holly Golightly Album (Damaged Goods 2005) —Sam & Dave song written by Henry Glover and Morris Levy and recorded in 1996. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs will be at the Firebird in Oct (Thurs 10/18). I wish it was more Holly Golightly and less Brokeoffs but, hey, that's just me.
The Brooklyn Allstars “In The Ghetto”
from Holy Spirit: Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk From Shreveport's Jewel Records (Harmless 2012) N —1973 gospel version of the Elvis hit written by Mac Davis and found on this new 2-CD collection of gospel soul and funk which will definitely be on my list of favorite 2012 compilations.
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man”
from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) —Nick Lowe put on a fabulous show at the Sheldon Concert Hall last night that was marked by class, warmth, elegance, humor, fine rhythm guitar-playing. songwriting par excellence, and a voice that evens sounds better live than it does on his albums.
The Spacemen “The Clouds”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1:1960 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed.
Bill Black's Combo “Smokie (Part 2)”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) —Music bed. 1960 instrumental written by Bill Black.
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