Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 25th 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
Varetta Dillard “That's Why I Cry”
from The Dawn of Northern Soul! (Outta Sight 2012) N —Originally released as a 45 on RCA in 1957. Written by Gladyces De Jesus who I really know nothing about. I see she's also had songs of hers performed by Little Esther, Lionel Hampton, Wes Montgomery, and The Clovers which is pretty good company.
The Trinkas “Remember Me”
from Eccentric Soul-Omnibus: Volume 1 (The Numero Group 2012) N —Recorded by students out of Oklahoma City's Douglas High and recorded in 1969 in Independence, MO's Cavern Studio. This b-side was written by Debbie Sheffield who was one of the band's singers. Just 1 of 45(!) 7" singles included in this box set.
Little Janice “Since You’ve Been Gone”
from Loving On The Flipside (Now-Again Records 2012) N —Compilation of little heard "sweet funk and beat-heavy ballads" from 1969-1977. Written by Janice Tyrone (aka Little Janice) and released circa 1970 on Pzazz Records. Earl Palmer plays drums on this track.
The Traveling Echoes “I'd Like To Know”
from Holy Spirit: Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk From Shreveport's Jewel Records (Harmless 2012) N —Country blues meets gospel on this 1969 track recorded for the Jewel label. This concludes a set of soul songs that most people probably have not heard.
Ornette Coleman “The Disguise”
from Something Else! : The Music of Ornette Coleman (Contemporary 1988) —ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA (Shirley Clarke, 1983, USA, 77 min) will be showing at the Winifred Moore Auditorium as part of the Webster University Film Series this Fri-Sun, October 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm.
Meshell Ndegeocello “Feelin' Good”
from Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2014 2012) N —Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and found on this new release in which Meshell Ndegeocello pays tribute to the songs and interpretations of songs by Nina Simone. Highly recommended.
J. Wunderle “Pushin’ Too Hard”
from Pushin' Too Hard (Extended Single) (Ayatollah Records 1981) —RIP J. Wunderle who passed away last Thursday. Frontman and lead singer par excellence and longtime Springfield musical mainstay who performed with bands such as the Symptoms, Dog People, Bubble, and the Skeletons.
Don Covay “You've Got Me On The Critical List”
from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 1994) —Written by Don Covay (who was a vocal influence for Mick Jagger) and recorded in 1967. "Ooh, I just got out of the hospital, ya'all / This is my 19th Nervous Breakdown"
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