Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Oct 25th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Little Willie John “I'm Shakin'”
from The King Sessions 1958-1960 CD Comp (Ace 2005) —Written by Rudy Toombs and recorded in 1960. Found on this first of two volumes of Little Willie John recordings made for the Cincinnati-based King label.
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.
Eddie Floyd “I Stand Accused”
from Knock On Wood Single (stax 1967) —Sublime version of the Jerry Butler/William Butler composition. Backing by Booker T. & The MGs, Isaac Hayes, and the Memphis Horns doesn't hurt.
Carla Thomas “A Woman's Love”
from Comfort Me (stax 1966) —Written by Steve Cropper and Carla Thomas with backing by Booker T. & The MGs and the Mar-Key Horns.
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.
Tom Waits “Whistlin' Past The Graveyard”
from Used Songs (1973-1980) (Rhino 2001) —Recorded in 1978 with backing by New Orleans session luminaries such as Earl Palmer, Herb Hardesty, and Harold Battiste, Jr.
Dr. John “Revolution”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) —One of the most played releases of 2012 on KDHX. Kind of an Ethiopian jazz feel to this one. Produced by Dan Auerbach.
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.
The Jeff Beck Group “All Shook Up”
from Beck-Ola (Sundazed Records 1969) —Written by Elvis Presley (uh, OK) and Otis Blackwell. Really terrific lead vocal by Rod Stewart on this. Ron Wood played bass on this track, as well.
The Rolling Stones “2120 South Michigan Avenue”
from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —Music bed. Jagger/Richards instrumental named for the address of Chess Records.
The Rolling Stones “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?”
from Flowers (ABKCO 1967) —The Street Fighting Band will be performing a tribute to the Rolling Stones at the Pageant this Saturday (10/27), featuring Jimmy Griffin on guitar and KDHX's Andy Coco on bass.
Chuck Prophet “Castro Halloween”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) —Still in the running for my favorite album of 2012. "Halloween was here but now it's gone / Men in skirts and heels are marching on"
The Bamboos “I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers)”
from Medicine Man (EMI Label Services 2012) —From the Australian funk and soul band's latest release and featuring the the lead vocals of You Am I singer/songwriter, Tim Rogers.
Dolly Varden “Done (Done)”
from For a While (Mid-Fi 2013) N —Written by Steve Dawson and featuring the duet vocals of Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen. From their forthcoming release coming out in January, 2013.
Matthew Ryan “The Events At Dusk”
from In the Dusk of Everything (self released 2012) N —Currently streaming as the preview, Hear and Now, album of the week at http://kdhx.org/music/news/hear-and-now-stream-the-new-album-in-the-dusk-of-everything-by-matthew-ryan
Perry O'Parson “Glove”
from Bad Harvest (self-released 2012) N —I would never have guessed this band is from Germany. Written and sung by Marcel Gein. From their new release which just came out in September.
Half Knots “Repose”
from Proof (self 2013) N L —This is the only instrumental on the St. Louis band's new release and it closes out the album. I really like it.
Spectator “We've Been Through This Before”
from In The Brick (self-released 2012) N L —Debut 6-song EP by this St. Louis band. Written by Megan Rooney and Jeffrey Albert.
Jim White “Handcuffed to a Fence In Mississippi”
from No Such Place (Luaka Bop 2001) R —Jim White is appearing tonight (Thurs 10/25) at Off Broadway. Highly recommended.
Mark Cutler “Lonesome Pain”
from Sweet Pain (75orLess 2012) N —New release from the ex-Raindogs founder. Sound like Tom Petty meets Buffalo Springfield on this track.
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