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Memphis to Manchester (Music)

Join John Wendland for Memphis to Manchester, a fun-filled and action-packed three hours of soul, R&B, rock, pop, country and other great music.

Thu Aug 16th 2018 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Matthew Ryan “Summer Never Ends”
from Hustle Up Starlings (Matthew Ryan www.matthewryanonline.com 2017) —Thurs 8/23 Matthew Ryan – Off Broadway.


Chuck Prophet “After The Rain”
from No Other Love (New West 2002) —Written by Chuck Prophet and the mythical klipschutz. This duet features the vocals of Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch. Tue 8/21 Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express – Off Broadway. Highly recommended.


Reggie Young “Coming Home to Leipers Fork”
from Forever Young (Whaling City Sound 2017) —The session guitarist who has been playing on soul, country, rock, and pop hits for sixty years released his debut album in 2017 consisting of all original instrumental compositions. Long-time cohort David Hood plays bass.


Aretha Franklin “Night Life”
from Aretha Arrives (Atlantic 1967) —Great version of the Willie Nelson song.


Aretha Franklin “Chain of Fools”
from Lady Soul (Atlantic 1968) —Written by Don Covay


Aretha Franklin “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)”
from I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You (Atlantic 1967) —RIP Aretha Franklin. The news just came in. The queen of soul is gone.


Maria McKee & Jim Akin “Dance Solo”
from The Ocean of Helena Lee (Soundtrack) (Jim Akin 2015) —Music bed.


Falling Fences “Crooks Like Us”
from II (self 2018) N L —Written by Joe Stickley and found on their new album which will be available at their CD release party taking place at Delmar Hall on Saturday (8/18). Also on the bill are Meramec Valley Girl.


Richmond Fontaine “The Boyfriends”
from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD Album (El Cortez www.thedelines.com 2009) —Lyrics written and sung by Wille Vlautin. 14 songs written around and about the Pacific Northwest. "Please I ain't like that."


Richmond Fontaine “Night Out with Diego”
from Don't Skip Out On Me (El Cortez Records 2018) —Taken from this album of all instrumentals from the band based out of Portland, OR. This soundtrack as made to accompany the new novel by Willy Vlautin called "Don't Skip Out On Me."


Jim Lauderdale “Wearing Out Your Cool”
from Time Flies (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2018) N  —Written by Jim Lauderdale and featuring Lillie Mae on harmony vocals. Chris Scruggs on electric guitar and steel guitar.


Flaco Jimenez featuring Dwight Yoakam “Carmelita”
from Partners (Reprise 1992) —Written by Warren Zevon and featuring Flaco Jimenez on accordion.


Warren Zevon with David Lindley “Casey Jones”
from Dedicated (Artist 1991) —Grateful Dead cover with a backing band including David Lindley, Jorge Calderon, Stan Lynch, and Ian MacLagan. Written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia.


Bill Frisell “Cannonball Rag”
from Guitar in the Space Age! (Okeh Records 2014) —Music bed. Instrumental penned by Merle Travis.


Los Straitjackets “Rollers Show”
from What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2017) —Music bed. Instrumental version of a Nick Lowe song. Thurs 10/25 Los Straitjackets – Off Broadway


The Bangles “Hazy Shade of Winter”
from Bangles Greatest Hits (Columbia url 1990) —Pretty great 1987 cover of a Simon & Garfunkel song.


Sundowners “Before the Storm”
from Cut the Master (Skeleton Key Records 2017) —Latest album by the band out of Wirral, England. Recorded in Liverpool. Lead vocals by Niamh Rowe and Fiona Skelly.


The Coral “Reaching Out for a Friend”
from Move Through the Dawn (Ignition Records 2018) N  —The usual greatness you would expect from the Coral. Guitar pop of the highest order with lead vocals by James Skelly.


The Nude Party “Chevrolet Van”
from The Nude Party (New West 2018) N  —From the North Carolinian band's new release. They will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in October (Thursday 10/4).


The Torquays “The Other Side”
from The Birth of Surf (Classic Music International 2011) —Music bed. 1965 surf instrumental.


The Replacements “Another Girl, Another Planet (Live)”
from All for Nothing/Nothing for All (Warner Bros. 1997) —Live version of the Only Ones classic written by Peter Perrett.


Peter Perrett “Man of Extremes”
from How the West Was Won (Domino 2017) —Written by Peter Perrett (formerly of "The Only Ones") and found on one of the best albums of 2017. This was his first record in 21 years.


Mott the Hoople “Ballad of Mott the Hoople”
from Mott (Columbia url 1973) —A cautionary tale of the crazy rock and roll lifestyle. Then again, Ian Hunter's still doing it at almost age 80.


Dean & Britta “Family Conference”
from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed.


Marianne Faithfull “Goin' Back”
from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2014 2011) —Beautiful, stately version of a song written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin found on this Hal Wilner-produced album.


Lou Doillon “Lay Low” (Verve 2015) —From the most recent release by the French singer/songwriter. She is Charlotte Gainsbourg's half-sister and the daughter of Jane Birkin and French filmmaker Jacques Doillon.


Natalie Prass “Short Court Style”
from The Future And The Past (ATO Records 2018) N  —Penned by Natalie Prass and Kyle Ryan. Fri 8/17 Natalie Prass with Sam Evian – Duck Room. Looking forward to this one.


Alejandro Escovedo “Amor Puro”
from The Crossing (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2018) N  —Instrumental from one of the best albums of his career.


Alejandro Escovedo “Waiting for Me”
from The Crossing (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2018) N  —This track features Peter Perrett and John Perry from The Only Ones, recording together for the first time since 1980. From his forthcoming album with a release date of Sept. 14. Sat 9/15 Alejandro Escovedo – Delmar Hall. Highly recommended.


Los Lobos “Shakin' Shakin' Shakes”
from By the Light of the Moon (Slash 1987) —Co-written by Cesar Rosas and T-Bone Burnett. Los Lobos will be at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival taking place at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia from Sept. 28-30. Los Lobos plays Friday at 6:30.


Boz Scaggs “The Feeling is Gone”
from Out of the Blues (Concord Records unk 2018) N  —Cover version of a Bobby "Blue" Bland song ostensibly written by Don Robey.


Bonnie Raitt “Bartender Blues”
from Lucky You ST (Columbia Records 2006) —Written by James Taylor. Really good soundtrack. Really average movie.


Robbie Robertson “Sawdust and G-Strings”
from Carny-Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (Warner Bros. 1980) —Music bed. Instrumental composition by Alex North and Robbie Robertson.


James Burton “Jimmy's Blues”
from The Early Years 1956-1969 (Ace 2011) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental written by James Burton, Mickey Jones, and Joe Osborne.


Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis “It Came From the South”
from Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2018) N  —Duet by Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis on a song penned by Al Anderson and Bill Lloyd. Linda Gail Lewis is the younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis and is still going strong at age 71.


Kevin Gordon “Right on Time”
from Tilt and Shine (Kevin Gordon www.kevingordon.net 2018) N  —Written by Kevin Gordon and Gwil Owen. Produced by Joe McMahan.


Shemekia Copeland “Ain't Got Time for Hate”
from America's Child (Alligator Records 2018) N  —Written by John Hahn and Will Kimbrough and featuring the backing vocals of Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Will Kimbrough, Gretchen Peters, John Prine, and Tommy Womack among others.


Ike & Tina Turner's Kings Of Rhythm Band “The Gulley (Instrumental)”
from Dance (Marathon Media International Ltd. 2000) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental composition by Ike Turner.


The Rolling Stones “Down the Road Apiece”
from On Air (Polydor 2017) —1965 live broadcast version of the Amos Milburn hit written by Don Raye.


Little Walter “Temperature (Alternate 1)”
from The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) (Hip-O Select / Geffen 2009) —Written by Little Walter and Joel Cohen. Recorded for the Chess label in 1957 and featuring Willie Dixon on bass.


Lovey Williams “I'm Standing in the Safety Zone”
from Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris (Dust-to-Digital 2018) N  —Traditional gospel song previously recorded by The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Sensational Nightingales. This was recorded in Morning Star, MS in 1966.


Billy Preston “Bring It on Home to Me”
from 16-Yr. Old Soul (ABKCO 1963) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Sam Cooke composition.


Bob Dylan “Seven Curses”
from Live 1962-1966 (Columbia Legacy unk 2018) N  —Written by Bob Dylan and recorded live at Town Hall in NYC in 1963.


Odetta “Pastures of Plenty”
from Soul Gospel (Soul Jazz 2005) —Written by Woody Guthrie and recorded in 1972.


Aretha Franklin “How I Got Over (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, los Angeles, January 13, 1972)”
from Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings (Rhino 1999) —Landmark live gospel recording made in 1972. This was originally recorded by Clara Ward.


Willie Mitchell “Wade in the Water”
from Poppa Willie: The Hi Years / 1962-74 (Cream / Hi Records 2001) —Music bed. 1970 instrumental version of the traditional gospel song.


Percy Sledge “You Send Me”
from The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Atlantic 2010) —Written by Sam Cooke and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1967. Aretha Franklin has covered several Sam Cooke songs including this one.


Ray Charles “Drown in My Own Tears”
from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (Atlantic/Rhino 2005) —Written by Henry Glover and a #1 R&B Atlantic single in 1956. Ray Charles was a big influence on Aretha Franklin and she recorded a version of this in 1967.


Aretha Franklin “Do Right Woman - Do Right Man”
from I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic 1967) —Merely one of the greatest soul albums ever made. Written by Chips Moman and Dan Penn. Aretha plays the piano on this track.


Booker T. And The MGs “Groovin'”
from Hip Hug-Her (Stax Records unk 1967) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental version of the Young Rascals song. Aretha Franklin ended up covering this song in 1968 on her "Lady Soul" album.


Tony Borders “Gentle on My Mind”
from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) —Written by John Hartford and recorded for the Revue label in 1969. Aretha Franklin also recorded a soul version of this on her Soul '69 album.


Dinah Washington “Soulville”
from Respect: Aretha's Influences and Inspiration (Ace 2009) —1963 Roulette label recording written by Dinah Washington, Henry Glover, Morris Levy, and Titus Turner. Aretha Franklin recorded an album "Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington" which was released shortly after Dinah Washington's death in 1963.


Aretha Franklin “Baby I Love You”
from Aretha Arrives (Atlantic 1967) —Written by Ronnie Shannon and the only #1 R&B hit from this album. Backing vocals by Aretha, Carolyn, and Erma Franklin. Aretha Franklin is in grave condition right now. Our thoughts go out to the Queen of Soul.


King Curtis “You Don't Miss Your Water”
from The Complete Atco Singles (Real Gone Music / Atlantic 2015) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the William Bell composition.

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