Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 22nd 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
The O'Jays “Family Reunion”
from FAMILY REUNION (Philadelphia International 1975) —Written by M. Christian, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. Like so much great Philly soul, this was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Alright, some of the lyrics laying out the family role structure are an anachronism but the message of family & unity h
Brenda Holloway “You've Made Me So Very Happy”
from Brenda Holloway: The Motown Anthology (Universal/Motown 2005) —This is the original version of the song which later became a hit for Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Recorded in 1967 and written by Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway (her sister), Frank Wilson, and Berry Gordy, Jr.
Charlie Parker “Carvin' the Bird”
from Boss Bird (Studio Recordings 1944 - 1951) (Proper Records ~ Proper Box 2005) —1947 instrumental composed by Howard McGhee and Charlie Parker. The lineup on this is Charlie Parker (alto sax)-Howard McGhee (trumpet)-Wardell Gray (tenor sax)-Dodo Marmarosa (piano)-Barney Kessel (guitar)-Red Callender (bass)-Don Lamond (drums).
The Redwalls “Thank You”
from De Nova (CAPITOL 2005) —Written by Justin Baren, Logan Baren, and Andrew Langer. British invasion-influenced rock out of Deerfield, IL. I do not know their fate since it looks like they haven't put out a full-length release since 2007. Several members have left the band sinc
Sara Watkins “Take Up Your Spade”
from Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2012) —Written by Sara Watkins. "Shake off your shoes, leave yesterday behind you / Shake off your shoes, but forget not where you've been / Shake off your shoes, forgive and be forgiven / Take up your spade and break ground."
Drive-by Truckers “The Thanksgiving Filter”
from Go-Go Boots (ATO www.atorecords.com 2011) —Written by Patterson Hood. "It's Thanksgiving and Jesus, I'm thankful / For abundance and bounty, and a big tall stiff drink full / The love of your mama and the love of mine too / Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon."
Michael Friedman “Simple Gifts”
from Cool of the Coming Dark (Perdition 2002) —Words and music be Michael Friedman with backing by Geoff Seitz on violin and Andy Ploof & John Wendland on acoustic guitar. "Everybody wants Bobby's wild Mercury sound / But you ain't gonna get it just by hanging around."
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