Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Nov 29th 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 “Coach Train” from The Domino Effect (Ace 2012) N —New compilation of songs recorded by Fats Domin's main tenor sax man. This 1958 instrumental was written by Herb Hardest and recorded at Cosimo's Studio in New Orleans.Buy it!
Bonnie Raitt “What Is Success?” from Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (Ace 2012) N —Written by Allen Toussaint and produced and arranged by Jerry Ragovoy. This originally came out on her 1974 "Streetlights" release.Buy it!
Johnny Adams “Real Live Living Hurtin' Man” from The Oxford American Southern Music CD # 14 (Oxford American 2012) N —Oxford American magazine puts out an annual Southern music issue which is accompanied with a CD. This year's issue is about the music of Louisiana. Fine writing accompanied by a tastefully compiled CD - you can't go wrong. Highly recommended..Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Long Time” from More Thankful, More Thoughtful (Anti- 2012) N —New 5-song EP which just came out last Friday. This is a grittier and powerful interpretation of the song written by Julie Miller.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Winter Snow” from The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Atlantic 1991) —Stax instrumental composed by Isaac Hayes and originally released as the 1967 b-side to "Silver Bells."Buy it!
Eric Burdon and The Greenhornes “Out of My Mind” from Eric Burdon and The Greenhornes (Readymade Records 2012) N —Alright, this is a pairing that makes sense. Written by Eric Burdon and found on this new 4-song EP. Eric Burdon sounds in fine voice, indeed.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “Anger (Alternate Extended Mix)” from Here, My Dear (Motown 1978) —This entire album which talks about his divorce to Anna Gordy was written, produced, and arranged by Marvin Gaye. Taking romantic anguish to a whole new musical level.Buy it!
The Blackbyrds “Wilford's Gone” from Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films (Soul Jazz 2009) —Music bed. Originally released in 1975 for the "Cornbread, Earl, and Me" movie soundtrack and found on 2-CD compilation of music from black action films. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Wedlock Is a Padlock” from Women's Love Rights: The Hot Wax Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —1971 song written by Angelo Bond, General Johnson, and Greg Perry and recorded for the Hot Wax label. "Wedlock is a padlock when you're married to a no-good man."Buy it!
Meshell Ndegeocello “Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” from Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive 2012) N —I love this interpretation of this song originally recorded by Nina Simone and written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Marcus Sol.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke “Money (That's What I Want)” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O SELECT/MOTOWN 2012) —1963 instrumental version of the Barrett Strong hit written by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford. This features the Funk Brothers in all their glorious splendor.Buy it!
Allah-Las “Busman's Holiday” from Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2012) N —New debut release from the band based out of Los Angeles. Produced by Nick Waterhouse. This is a band I'd really like to see live. I have a feeling they would be pretty great.Buy it!
Steve Wynn “Sustain” from Here Come the Miracles (Blue Rose 2001) —Written by Steve Wynn and with a backup band made up of Howe Gelb, Chris Cacavas, Chris Brokaw, Dave DeCastro, and Linda Pitmon.Buy it!
The Mountain Goats “Harlem Roulette” from Transcendental Youth (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2012) N —"Frankie Lymon's tracking Seabreeze in a studio in Harlem. / It's 1968." Written by John Darnielle.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Should I?” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2: 1961 (Hasmick 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Delgados “Pull The Wires from the Wall” from Peloton (Chemikal Underground Records 1998) —Written by the band who was based out of Glasgow and featuring the lead vocals of Emma Pollock. They were also a tremendous live band.Buy it!
Van Morrison “End Of The Rainbow” from Born to Sing: No Plan B (Blue Note url 2012) N —It has been four years since his last studio recording and his voice still sounds great after all these years. All songs written and produced by Van Morrison. There is a whole history lesson of music from the last 60 or 70 years on this album.Buy it!
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale “I Lost My Job Of Loving You” from Buddy & Jim (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2012) N —New release featuring collaborations between Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale. How can you go wrong with that?Buy it!
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