Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 4th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Judy Clay “Sister Pitiful”
from Hard to Handle: Black America Sings Otis Redding (Ace 2012) N —by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1969. Produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. One of twenty-five songs found on this new compilation of various artists performing songs written by Otis Redding.
Otis Redding “I'm Depending On You”
from Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] (Atco/Rhino 2008) —Written by Otis Redding and first issued in 1965 as the b-side to "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)."
Barbara & The Browns “Watch Dog”
from Can't Find Happiness: The Sounds of Memphis Recordings (Kent 2007) —Written by Dan Greer and recorded in 1972. Lead vocals by Barbara Brown.
The Staple Singers “Stoned Soul Picnic”
from Sassafras & Moonshine: The Songs of Laura Nyro (Ace 2012) N —Written by Laura Nyro and produced by Steve Cropper. Previously unreleased early 70s Stax recording that finally saw the light of day in 1999. This new compilation features twenty cover versions of Laura Nyro songs.
Curtis Mayfield “Curtis on Discovery (interview)”
from Interview Excerpt from "Old Grey Whistle Test" (1972) (n/a 1972) —Interview excerpt where Curtis Mayfield discusses how he taught himself to play the guitar by tuning it to the black keys of a piano. Since it was tuned to F#, nobody who picked up his guitar could play it.
Norah Jones “I'll Be Your Baby Tonight”
from Don't Know Why 4-song EP (EMI Australia 2003) —2003 cover version of a Bob Dylan song. What did this song have in common with the Beth Orton song? Brian Blade played drums on both tracks. Norah Jones will be at the Peabody Opera House a week from Monday (10/15).
Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks “Frenesi”
from These Boots Are Made for Walkin': The Complete MGM Recordings (Ace 2002) —Music bed. 1966 MGM instrumental composed by Albert B. Dominguez.
Lee Hazlewood “No Train to Stockholm”
from The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-1971) (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2012) —Written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded in 1970.
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 and a perennial M2M music bed favorite.
The Linemen “Wasting Time”
from Through Side One (Columbia 2006) —Written and sung by Kevin Butterfield. The Linemen are reuniting to play at KDHX's 25th birthday celebration taking play at Schlafly Bottleworks on Sunday (10/14). http://kdhx.org/calendar/881-kdhx-25th-birthday-bash-34300 for more details.