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 Nov 15th 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
T-Bone Burnett “After All These Years”
from Proof Through The Night (Warner Bros 1983) —Written by T-Bone Burnett. "I heard you saw her again last evening / I heard you'd been with her for two or three days / I still have her picture taped to my mirror / Did she still look the same after all these years? " About Jean Seberg, perhaps?
The Red-Headed Strangers “Drunk/Downhearted”
from No Time To Waste (self-released 2018) L —Written by and featuring the lead vocals of Maureen Sullivan. The Red-Headed Strangers will be having their CD release party at Foam on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9 PM – 12 AM. Also on the bill are the Aught Naughts and LS XPRSS.
Fairport Convention “Dear Landlord”
from A Tree With Roots: Fairport Convention & Friends and the Songs of Bob Dylan (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2018) N —Written by Bob Dylan and recorded in 1969. Sandy Denny on lead vocals and Richard Thompson on electric guitar.
Bob Dylan “Up to Me (Take 1)”
from More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia Records 2018) N —Outtake from Blood On The Tracks recorded in NYC in 1974. This is different than the version previously released on "Biograph."
Aly Bain, Eric Bibb, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, and Dirk Powell “Waterbound”
from Transatlantic Sessions: Series 5, Vol. 2, With Jerry Douglas & Aly Bain (Whirlie 2012) —Written by Dirk Powell.
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus (aka Boygenius) “Ketchum, ID”
from Boygenius - EP (Matador 2018) N —Beautiful song brought in by Phoebe Bridgers. All three singers take lead on a verse and they all sing harmonies on the choruses. Tonight (Thur 11/15) Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – Pageant
Jimmy Smith “These Foolish Things”
from Softly As a Summer Breeze (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) (Blue Note www.bluenote.com 1958) —Music bed. Seemingly, every jazz artist of note has recorded this song composed by Harry Link, Holt Marvell, and Jack Strachey.
Van Morrison “Madame George”
from Astral Weeks (Warner Bros. 1968) —"And you know you gotta go / On that train from Dublin up to Sandy Row / Throwing pennies at the bridges down below / And the rain, hail, sleet, and snow / Say goodbye to Madame George / Dry your eye for Madame George / Wonder why for Madame George"
Carla Thomas “Winter Snow”
from All I Want for Christmas Is You/Winter Snow 45 single (Stax Records url 1966) —Amazing 1966 b-side written by Isaac Hayes (who also recorded a version of this song).
Bill Withers & Bobby Womack “It's All Over Now”
from Just As I Am / Still Bill (Raven 2003) —1975 duet released as a single in 1975 and one of two bonus tracks on this reissue of Bill Wither's finest albums - Just As I Am (1971) and Still Bill (1972). Penned by Bobby Womack and Shirley Jean Womack.
Judy White “Satisfaction Guaranteed”
from Cover Me: The Eddie Hinton Songbook (Ace Records 2018) N —Whoa, what a great track! Judy White is the daughter of Josh White and recorded this Marlin Greene/Eddie Hinton composition for the Buddha label in 1969. Eddie Hinton plays guitar on this track.
The Jody Grind “Peter Gunn”
from One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure (DB records 1990) —Written by Henry Mancini and featuring the vocals of Kelly Hogan. Based out of Atlanta, the band came to an abrupt when a car accident killed two members of the band. Kelly Hogan both records solo albums and sings harmonies for a number of artists.
Mamie Galore “Special Agent 34-24-38”
from Special Agent 34-24-38 / I Wanna Be Your Radio (St. Lawrence Records 1965) —Originally from Mississippi, Mamie Galore performed with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and later with Little Milton's band. She signed to this Chicago-based label in 1965 and this was her first single. Written by Monk Higgins and E. Jones.
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby”
from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental version of the Gladys Knight & The Pips song written by Norman Whitfield, Janie Bradford, and Barrett Strong.
Dee Dee Bridgewater “I Can't Get Next to You”
from Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready (Okeh Records 2017) —Cover version of the Temptations hit written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield. The jazz vocalist was born in Memphis but she sings mostly soul songs on this album. The Grammy and Tony Award-winner will be at the Sheldon this Saturday (11/17).
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