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Spinitron - KDHX: Memphis to Manchester Thu Nov 1st 2012

Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Thu Nov 1st 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


Herb Hardesty “Nat”
from The Domino Effect (Ace 2012) N  —This new compilation is made up mainly of instrumentals written by Fats Domino's main tenor sax player, Herb Hardesty. Recorded in 1958 in New Orleans at Cosimo's Studio. One of twelve tracks from a cancelled Mercury LP included along with four singles.


Roy Montrell “(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone”
from The Specialty Story (Specialty Records 1994) —Composed by Bumps Blackwell, John Marascalco, and Roy Montrell and recorded in New Orleans in 1956. Lee Allen and Alvin "Red" Tyler play sax on this.


Betty Harris “Mean Man”
from Saturday Night Fish Fry (Soul Jazz Records 2001) —This is the finest single-disc compilation of New Orleans funk and soul that I've come across. Written by Allen Toussaint and recorded for the Sansu label in 1968.


June Gardner “99 Plus One” (Night Train International 2000) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Wardell Querzergue and recorded circa 1965.


Dan Penn “Keep On Talking”
from Dan Penn : The Fame Recordings (Ace 2012) N  —Alright, this new compilation is ridiculously good. 23 previously unreleased demos recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals and sung by Dan Penn. This 1965 demo was written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham. Take note of Roger Hawkins' drums on this.


Sandy Posey “Hey Mister”
from Single Girl (MGM 1966) —Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham. This not-often covered song is perfect for Sandy Posey's voice.


The Box Tops “Soul Deep”
from Dimensions Vinyl Album (Bell 1969) —Written by Wayne Carson Thompson (The Letter, Neon Rainbow) and featuring one of Alex Chilton's finest vocals.


Booker T. And The MGs “Mercy Mercy”
from Soul Dressing (Stax Records unk 1965) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Don Covay song.


Etta James “You Got It”
from Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (Chess/MCAA 2001) —There will be a Etta James & Koko Taylor tribute at BBs Jazz Blues & Soups next Sunday (11/11). This Don Covay-penned song was recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1968.


Koko Taylor “Fire”
from What It Takes: The Chess Years (Geffen 1966) —See previous Etta James entry. This was written by Willie Dixon and recorded in 1968 for the Checker label. Produced and arranged by Willie Dixon and Milton Bland (aka Monk Higgins).


Alvin Cash “Twine Time”
from Windy City Workout (Charly 2012) N  —Written by Andre Williams and Verlie Rice and recorded for the Mar-V-Lus label in 1964.


Ramsey Lewis “Party Time”
from Chicago Soul (Soul Jazz Records 2004) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental composed by Richard Evans.


Menahan Street Band “Lights Out”
from The Crossing (Daptone 2012) N  —From their new release comprised of all instrumentals (as usual) which just came out this week.


Corrine Bailey Rae “Chains”
from The Man With The Iron Fists - Original Soundtrack (Soul Temple 2012) N  —Written by Corrine Bailey Rae for the movie and the grittiest she has ever sounded. Really well-done soundtrack but a potential FCC landmine.


Meshell Ndegeocello “Don't Take All Night”
from Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2014 2012) N  —Written by Benjamin Bennie Claude and Marcus Sol. They were also two of the three co-writers on Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Featuring Sinead O'Connor on vocals and it's stunning. Highly recommended.


Luis Bacalov “The Grand Duel - Parte Prima”
from Kill Bill, Volume 1 - Original Soundtrack (A Band Apart 2003) —Music bed. 1973 instrumental composed by Luis Bacalov.


J. Wunderle “Somethin' You Got”
from Pushin' Too Hard (Extended Single) (Ayatollah Records 1981) —This one goes out in tribute to J. Wunderle who passed away two weeks ago. To get an idea of how much a Springfield, MO musical fixture he was, go to http://tinyurl.com/dxrakpe. This Chris Kenner cover was recorded circa 1981.


Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “He Was Really Sayin' Something”
from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Instrumental version of the Velvelettes song written by Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield, and William "Mickey" Stevenson.


The Vandellas “Miss Lonely Heart”
from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 4 (Universal/Motown 2010) —Recorded in 1965 but unreleased until its inclusion on this 2010 compilation. Written by William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter.


Junior Walker & The All Stars “Sock It to 'Um”
from A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 4 (Universal/Motown 2010) —Music bed. Previously unreleased 195 instrumental penned by Harvey Fuqua.


Three Days Ahead “Face It Man”
from Eccentric Soul - Omnibus: Vol. 1 (The Numero Group 2012) N  —Obscure 1972 Jimi Hendrix-influenced track from this Minneapolis band featuring Bill "little Buddy" Davis on guitar.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Castles Made Of Sand”
from Axis: Bold As Love (Reprise 1967) —Written by Jimi Hendrix and produced by Chas Chandler. This one goes out to Chris Buddy. If this came out today, it would still sound as fresh and original as ever.


Les Champions “Colorado”
from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. Early 60s instrumental from this French band.


Crooked Fingers “Heavy Hours”
from Breaks in the Armor (Merge 2011) —Crooked Fingers w/John Vanderslice will be at Off Broadway next Sunday (11/11).


Andrew Bird “If I Needed You”
from Hands of Glory (Mom + Pop www.momandpopmusic.com 2012) N  —Really fine Townes Van Zandt cover from his new release which just came out this week.


Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Snake Song”
from Hawk (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 2010) —One of two songs written by Townes Van Zandt found on this album which was one of my favorites from 2010.


Ennio Morricone “Tutte Le Donne Della Mia Vita”
from Ennio Morricone: The Complete Edition (GDM Music 2008) —Music bed. 2006 recording composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Ennio Morricone.


Malcolm Middleton “Stay”
from Sleight of Heart (Full Time Hobby 2008) —Madonna will be at the Scottrade Center tonight (Thursday 11/1). Malcolm Middleton, sadly, will not be.


Camera Obscura “Let's Get Out of This Country” CD Album (Merge 2006) —Written and sung by Traceyanne Campbell. On a note which can't possibly be of interest to anybody but me, her voice kills me.


The School “You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)”
from Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Elefant 2012) —Alright, let's leave Scotland and head over to Wales. Written and sung by Liz Hunt. Lots of pop gems on this. I think chances of seeing them in the U.S. are nil.


The Astronauts “Baja”
from The Birth of Surf (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1963 surf instrumental recorded for RCA.


Cornershop “Who Fingered Rock 'n' Roll”
from Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast (Ample Play www.ampleplay.co.uk/index.php 2009) —Stones-influenced track written by and produced by Tjinder Singh with enough cowbell on there to make Steve Pick reach previously unattained heights of musical bliss.


Merry Clayton “Gimme Shelter” (Ode Records 1969) —Merry Clayton sang on the original Rolling Stones recording of this song and recorded this version of the song in 1970. She was born on Christmas which gives you an idea of how she got her first name.


Ananda Shankar “Jumpin' Jack Flash”
from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) [Digital Version] (Rhino 2006) —Sitar-driven (and don't think that this doesn't rock) version of the Rolling Stonesn song recorded in 1970 by the nephew of Ravi Shankar.


Kalyanji Anandji “Bluff Master”
from Bombshell Baby of Bombay (Bombay Connection 2005) —Music bed. 1963 Bollywood instrumental composed by Kalyanji Anandji.


Frances Yip “Green Is The Mountain”
from The Man With The Iron Fists - Original Soundtrack (Soul Temple 2012) N  —Francis Yip is a singer from Hong Kong and she has recorded more than 80 albums in a career that has spanned over five decades.


Millie Jackson “I'll Be Rolling (With the Punches)”
from Rolling With The Punches (Ace Records 2012) N  —Recorded in 1976 for the Spring label. This was found on this new compilation featuring recordings from various artists performing songs written by Allen Toussaint.


Bonnie Raitt “Million Miles”
from Slipstream (Redwing Records 2012) —Written by Bob Dylan, produced by Joe Henry, and featuring Bill Frisell on guitar. Sublime.


Alvin Youngblood Hart & The Carolina Chocolate Drops “City of Refuge”
from The Great Debaters (Atlantic unk 2007) —Written by Blind Willie Johnson. Alvin Youngblood Hart will be at BB's Jazz Blues & Soups this Saturday (11/3) from 9-11 PM.


Jimmy & Walter “Easy”
from A Sun Blues Collection: Blue Flames (Rhino 1990) —Music bed. 1953 blues instrumental recorded in 193 at Sun Studio.


Rosie Flores “Little But I'm Loud”
from Working Girl's Guitar (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N  —Written by Rosie Flores and Rachel Gladstone and found on her new release. She will be at Off Broadway this Friday (11/2).


Jean Shepard “Two Whoops And A Holler”
from Country Soul Sisters: Women in Country Music 1952-1978 (Soul Jazz Records 2012) N  —Written by Joseph Franklin and recorded in 1953.


Iris DeMent “Go On Ahead and Go Home”
from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) N  —One of my favorite releases of 2012.


Bill Black's Combo “Smokie Pt. 2”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 (Hasmick 2011) —Music bed. 1960 Bill Black instrumental composition.


Chet Atkins “One Mint Julep”
from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 (Hasmick 2011) —1960 instrumental written by Rudy Toombs.


Linda Ronstadt “I Won't Be Hangin' Round”
from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) —Written by Eric Kaz and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971.


Jackson Browne “For A Dancer”
from Late For the Sky (Asylum 1974) —Jackson Browne will be at the Fox Theatre this Friday (11/2). Sara Watkins is opening.


David Lindley “Attar”
from Everybody Slides, Vol. 2 (Rykodisc 1996) —Music bed.


Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys “Girl On The Billboard”
from Back At the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records 2012) —Appearing this Saturday (11/3) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. This is a fine take of the Del Reeves classic country song.


The Byrds “Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man”
from Dr. Byrds & Mr Hyde (Columbia 1968) —Written by Roger McGuinn and Gram Parsons. Lloyd Green added pedal steel to the track. They give a sarcastic shout-out to WSM DJ, Ralph Emery on this.


Bob Dylan “Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You”
from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia 2002)


The Infamous Stringdusters “Don't Mean Nothin'”
from Silver Sky (High Country Recordings www.highcountryrecordings.com 2012) —Appearing a week from Wednesday (11/14) at the Old Rock House.


The Kendalls “Heaven's Just A Sin Away”
from The Kendalls (Ovation 2001)


The Skekses “Mama Says the River”
from Tower Groove Records (Tower Groove Records 2012) L —Written and sung by Ellen Herget.


Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Twisted Road”
from Psychedelic Pill (Reprise 2012) N


Buffy Sainte-Marie “Helpless”
from The Jack Nitzsche Story: Hearing Is Believing 1962-1979 (Ace 2005) —Written by Neil Young and arranged by Jack Nitzsche. Recorded in 1971 for Vanguard.

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