Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alvin Youngblood Hart & The Carolina Chocolate Drops “City of Refuge”
from The Great Debaters (Atlantic 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.
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.
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.
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)
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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