Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Nov 22nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Donny Hathaway & June Conquest “I Thank You”
from The Curtom Story (Charly 2001) —Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. May you be surrounded by friends, family, pets, peace of mind - whatever gets you through. This 1969 song was written by Donny Hathaway and Curtis Mayfield .
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
Booker T. And The MGs “Soul Dressing” (Atlantic 1965) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., and Lewis Steinberg.
Sam & Dave “I Thank You”
from The Best of Sam & Dave (Atlantic 1987) —1968 Stax recording written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Later covered by artists such as Tom Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Lulu, Tower of Power, and ZZ Top.
John Hiatt “Have A Little Faith In Me”
from Bring the Family (A&M 1987) —I'll never get tired of this song. Nothing but John Hiatt on piano. "And when the tears you cry are all you can believe / Just give these loving arms a try and have a little faith in me."
Kirsty Maccoll “Days”
from Kite (Virgin 1989) —One of my favorite Kinks covers, ever. Written by Ray Davies. "Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me."
Loudon Wainwright III “Thanksgiving”
from Therapy (Virgin UK 1989) —"A sister and a brother / We rarely see our parents now / We hardly see each other / On this auspicious occasion / This special family dinner / If I argue with a loved one, Lord / Please make me the winner."
Ray Davies “Thanksgiving Day” (V2 2005) —"Papa looks over at the small gathering / Remembering days gone by / Smiles at the children as he watches them play / And wishes his wife was still by his side."
Patti Smith “Grateful”
from Gung Ho (Arista 2000) —"Ours is just another skin / That simply slips away / You can rise above it / It will shed easily."
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
The Beatles “In My Life”
from Rubber Soul (EMI Records 1965) —Vocals by John Lennon and Paul McCartney with George Martin on piano. The lyrics were written by John Lennon.
Rosanne Cash & Neko Case “Satisfied Mind”
from The List (Manhattan 2009) —Absolutely gorgeous of the country classic written by Joe Hayes, Joseph Hayes, and Jack Rhodes. Rosanne Cash will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2013 (May 10).
Sara Watkins “Take Up Your Spade”
from Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch 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."
Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah”
from Grace (Columbia 1994) —Written by Leonard Cohen. I don't think a better version of this song is humanly possible.
The Kendalls “Thank God For The Radio”
from The Kendalls (Ovation 2001) —Written by Robert Jones and Max D. Barnes. Recorded in 1984 and featuring the sublime vocals of Jeannie and Royce Kendall.
Marianne Dissard “Merci De Rien Du Tout”
from L'Entredeux (self-released 2008) —A song about giving thanks sung in French. Written by Marianne Dissard and Joey Burns (of Calexico). Produced by Joey Burns.
Drive-by Truckers “The Thanksgiving Filter”
from Go-Go Boots (ATO 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."
Calexico “Algiers” (Anti- 2012) N —Music bed. Instrumental from their new release written by Joey Burns and John Convertino. Thu 1/31 Yo La Tengo and Calexico (double bill) – Pageant
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."
Slaid Cleaves “Wishbones” (Philo 2004) —Truth be told I just ran out of music for the Thanksgiving show. Well, at least, the title is appropriate. Written by Ray Wylie Hubbard and Salid Cleaves.
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