Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 8th 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
Johnnie Taylor “Toe-Hold” from Wanted: One Soul Singer (Stax Records url 1967) —Written By Isaac Hayes and David Porter and recorded with a backing band made up of Booker T. & The MGs along with Andrew Love and Floyd Newman on sax.Buy it!
Jeanne and the Darlings “What Will Later Be Like” from We're The Soul Girls! The Complete Volt Recordings 1967-1969 (Ace 2012) —1968 song written by Homer Banks and Allen Jones taken from this 2012 compilation made up of the complete Volt recordings made by Jeanne and the Darlings & the Charmels.Buy it!
Bessie Banks “It Sounds Like My Baby” from Boys Can Be Mean (Charly 2012) N —Bessie Banks is best known for recording the original version of "Go Now." This is the b-side of the "Go Now" single originally released by the Tiger label in 1964.Buy it!
Dan Penn “I'm Living Good” from Dan Penn: The Fame Recordings (Ace 2012) N —Previously unreleased 1965 recording made at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals. Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham and recorded by The Ovations with an arrangement real close to this demo version.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” from Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (Rhino 2009) —1967 Atlantic cover of the song originally recorded by Solomon Burke and written by Bert Berns, Solomon Burke, and Jerry Wexler. Recorded at Fame Studios and it ended up being a bigger hit than the Solomon Burke version.Buy it!
Boz Scaggs “Hercules” from Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (Ace 2012) N —Originally released on his 1974 "Slow Dancer" Columbia album and found on this new compilation of Allen Toussaint songs performed by various artists. Arranged by H.B. Barnum.Buy it!
The Meters “Sehorn's Farm” from A Message from The Meters (Music Products 2011) —Music bed. !968 Meters instrumental composition named for the New Orleans producer and composer Marshall Sehorn.Buy it!
Meshell Ndegeocello & Lizz Wright “Nobody's Fault But Mine (feat. Lizz Wright)” from Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2012) N —Written by Nina Simone and found on this new release which is a tribute to the songs and song interpretations of Nina Simone. Other guests vocalists on this include Toshi Reagon, Sinead O'Connor, Valerie June, Tracy Wannomae, and Cody ChestnuTT.Buy it!
Nina Simone “The House of the Rising Sun” from Nina Simone Sings the Blues (RCA Legacy 1967) —Driving, uptempo version of the traditional song. You've heard this song many times before but not like this.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Country Girl” from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch 2012) —Appearing at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Friday (11/16). Highly recommended. This song was co-written and sung by Rhiannon Giddens.Buy it!
Elton John “Talking Old Soldiers” from Tumbleweed Connection (MCA Records 1970) —Seems fitting for Veteran's Day next Monday (11/12). Really affecting performance with just Elton John on piano. Lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Elton John.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Clef Club #1” from Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman (Rhino/Reprise rhino.com 1998) —Music bed. Instrumental excerpt written by Randy Newman for the 1981 "Ragtime" film soundtrack.Buy it!
The Jump Starts “There You Are” from What Hides Inside (Loud Label 2012) N L —The Jump Starts will be having their album release party at Off Broadway this Saturday (11/10). Also on the bill are Scarlet Tanager and DJ Chris Bay (from KDHX's Gold Soundz). This track features the vocals of Justin Johnson and Sarah Ross.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “Armor” from World Record (self-released 2013) N L —New single from the St. Louis band which has now expanded to a foursome with the addition of guitarist Andy White. Look for a new EP in the not-too-distant future.Buy it!
The Beatles “Rocky Raccoon” from The Beatles (White Album) (Apple 1968) —Written mainly by Paul McCartney and featuring producer George Martin on piano and John Lennon on Harmonica. Paul McCartney will be at Scottrade Center this Sunday (11/11). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Eleanor Rigby” from McLemore Avenue (expanded) (Concord 2011) —Music bed. One of six bonus tracks added to the reissue of their 1970 "McLemore Avenue" album made up of all instrumental versions of Beatles songs from "Abbey Road."Buy it!
The T-Bones “Draggin'” from Boss Drag (Liberty 1964) —Instrumental from this band called the T-Bones but really made up of a group of session greats including Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Dave Pell, Steve Douglas among othersBuy it!
Gene Clark “Los Angeles” from Where The Actions Is! - Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 (Rhino 2009) —Written by Gene Clark and producer Laramy Smith and recorded in, you guessed it, Los Angeles in 1968.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Incandescent Innocent” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental written to accompany an Andy Warhol short film.Buy it!
Lucy Kaplansky “Scavenger” from Reunion (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2012) N —Lucy Kaplansky will be at Off Broadway this Friday (11/9). This is an early show which begins at 7:30. No opener.Buy it!
Sinead O'Connor “The Wolf is Getting Married” from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (One Little Indian 2012) —Written by Sinéad O'Connor, A.B. O'Neill, and Marco Pirroni. One of my favorite releases of 2012.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed.” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
John Hiatt “Icy Blue Heart” from Slow Turning (A & M 1987) —Written by John Hiatt and featuring Sonny Landreth on slide guitar. Sonny Landreth will be appearing this Tuesday (11/13) at Off Broadway, But wait, there's more! The Skeletons are opening.Buy it!
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