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Apr 22, 2021 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
With John Wendland
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.
Reverend Organdrum A Shot in the Dark
Hi-Fi Stereo Yep Roc Records 2007
Music bed. Henry Mancini instrumental written for the movie "A Shot In The Dark" -- with Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer and one great traffic jam scene.
Jon Hendricks Yeh, Yeh
Jon Hendricks Recorded In Person At The Trident Smash Records 1965
Recorded live at the Trident in Sausalito, CA. Written by Rodgers Grant , Jon Hendricks, and Pat Patrick. A cover version of this was a hit for Georgie Fame in the U.K.
Mose Allison It Didn't Turn Out That Way
I Don't Worry About a Thing Atlantic 1966
Written by Mose Allison and found on his first album recorded for the Atlantic label. A song about best-laid plans gone wrong.
Julie London Black Coffee
Around Midnight Liberty 1960
Composed by Sonny Burke and Paul Francis Webster. This song was also covered by Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.
Gordon Jenkins The Conductor
Gordon Jenkins' Seven Dreams Decca 1954
This is an excerpt from Gordon Jenkins' second dream for those of you keeping track of the dreams of Gordon Jenkins. Recorded in 1954 and more than vaguely reminiscent of Folsom Prison Blues which is why Johnny Cash had to pay Gordon Jenkins a large sum of money. Sung by sung by Beverly Maher. Thanks to author and music reviewer Barry Mazor for making me aware of this many years ago.
Percy Mayfield and Orchestra I Dare You, Baby N
Southern Bred 13 Louisiana New Orleans R&B Rockers Koko-Mojo 2021
Written by Percy Mayfield and originally released as a single b-side ("The River's Invitation" was the a-side) on the Specialty label in 1953.
Percy Mayfield Hit the Road Jack
Specialty Profiles: Percy Mayfield Concord Records 2006
Demo version of the Percy Mayfield song recorded circa 1960. Ray Charles had a huge hit with this in 1961.
Ray Charles Hornful Soul
Pure Genius - The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) Rhino Atlantic 2005
Music bed. 1961 instrumental composition by Ray Charles arranged by Quincy Jones.
The O'Jays Back Stabbers
Back Stabbers Philadelphia International Records 1972
Arranged by Thom Bell and written by Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, and John Whitehead. #1 on the R&B charts and #3 on the pop charts. One of the greatest soul albums of the seventies.
Dusty Springfield A Brand New Me N
The Complete Atlantic Singles: 1968-1971 Real Gone Music / Atlantic 2021
This 2021 collection features all the original mono single versions recorded by Dusty Springfield and released by Atlantic. Written by Kenny Gamble, Theresa Bell, and Jerry Butler and recorded in 1969. Another one arranged by the great Thom Bell. Highly recommended.
Joe Simon Drowning In the Sea of Love
Drowning In the Sea of Love Spring 1972
Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and arranged by Thom Bell. This completes the Thom Bell arrangement trifecta.
M.F.S.B. Love Is the Message
Love Is The Message Philadelphia International Records 1973
Written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and arranged by the equally great Bobby Martin.
Nick Waterhouse Minor Time N
Promenade Blue Innovative Leisure 2021
Welcome to the seventh song I've played off this album in the last seven weeks. Written by Nick Waterhouse and guitarist Anthony "Doc" Polizzi. Go get it!
Merry Clayton A Song For You N
Beautiful Scars Motown / Motown Gospel 2021
Her first album since 1994. This album is made up of both pop and gospel songs. This is the lead-off track and the oft-covered Leon Russell composition is given a full-gospel treatment.
Genesis Owusu No Looking Back N
Smiling with No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness 2021
Gen was born in Ghana but has lived in Australia since age two. Good luck trying to pigeonhole him. Classified as rap but he veers into funk, soul-folk, and beyond.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio I Don't Know
I Told You So Colemine Records 2021
Music bed. Instrumental composition by keyboardist and bandleader Delvon Lamarr.
Dengue Fever Cement Slippers
Cannibal Courtship Concord 2011
This song by the Los Angeles-based band features the vocals of Cambodian-born Chhom Nimol and Zac Holtzman. " My girlfriend loves everything at the beach / Except the water, the sand and the sun."
The Impact Express I'm Gonna Change the World N
Le Beat Bespoké 9 Detour Records 2021
Cover version of an Animals song written by Eric Burdon. Recorded by the Pacific Northwest band in 1966.
The Band Time to Kill (Live)
Stage Fright [50th Anniversary Edition] Capitol Records 2020
Some notable things about this re-release of their 1970 album is that it contains the original song order of the album before it was changed for the official release by the record label and that it has been remastered and re-mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Some people will be happy about this and some people will not. But the best thing is that another disc captures a previously unreleased concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in June, 1971. The Band were at their peak at this time so this is a wonderful document and sounds really good even though it was only recorded on a four-track recorder.
Gregg Allman My Only True Friend
Southern Blood Rounder 2017
This was Gregg Allman's final album and he knew it at the time it was being recorded at Muscle Shoals. He was in amazing voice for this and the album is made up of all cover versions of songs that, obviously, meant so much to him except for this one original that opens up the album. And what a moving and powerful song it is. Equals Warren Zevon's "Keep Me In Your Heart" in giving the listener an emotional gutpunch. Masterful.
Ben Vaughn Heaven Above
Instrumental Stylings Bar/None Records 1995
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Ben Vaughn.
The Ventures Son of a Preacher Man
In The Vaults - Vol. 4 Ace Records 2007
Music bed. Instrumental version of the Dusty Springfield hit penned by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins.
The McCrary Sisters By the Mark
Let's Go McC Records 2015
Gospel version of a David Rawlings / Gillian Welch composition.
Joe Tex That's the Way
Buying a Book Atlantic 1969
Some homespun wisdom and love advice in the inimitable style of Joe Tex. Produced by Buddy Killen.
Lee Ann Womack I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
Trouble In Mind Sugar Hill Records 2015
Cover version of a song previously recorded by The Stanley Brothers and written by John Brenton Preston. Strpped down to just the vocals of Lee Ann Womack and the guitar of Richard Bennett.
Ray Wylie Hubbard Down Home Country Blues
A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C) Bordello Records 2010
"I'm partial to old Hooker's singing / 'Crawling King Snake' / And I say that Muddy Waters / Is as deep as William Blake."
Ry Cooder Cherry Ball Blues
Boomer's Story Warner Records 1972
Music bed. Written by Skip James.
Melody Den City Boy L
Pull, Then Push Perdition Records 2019
Lead vocals by Marc Chechik. All kinds of noteworthjy local artists on this album. John Higgins adds pedal steel, Andy Ploof adds mandolin, and Tom Townsend (RIP) adds piano to this track among others.
Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos The Dark End of the Street
Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Aug 31-Sept 1 2011 Nonesuch 2013
Recorded live in 2011. The vocals by Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller are so great. Accordion by Flaco Jimenez rounds out this sublime version of the soul classic written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman.
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell Let It be Me (undubbed)
The Girl From Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters Capitol Records 2018
Alright, as it should be. All the syrupy strings are gone so you get to hear the true essence of their voices together. Recorded in 1968. This 2018 8-CD set includes over 75 previously unreleased recordings including this one.
Bobbie Gentry Sermon
The Delta Sweete Capitol Records 1968
Bobbie Gentry grew up in Mississippi and this album draws from that. Written by Bobbie Gentry
Brandy Clark The Day She Got Divorced
12 Stories Warner Records 2014
From the debut solo release by the Nashville singer-songwriter who has written songs for country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, and LeAnn Rimes. She's had two albums since this one including her highly acclaimed 2020 "Your Life Is a Record" album.
Dale Watson Dalynn Grace N
Dale Watson Presents: The Memphians Audium Nashville 2021
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Dale Watson.
Prairie Rehab Casual Observer L N
Casual Observer - Single Self-Released 2021
New single by the St. Louis band. Written by Lacie Williams and Scott Swartz and featuring lead vocals by Lacie Williams.
Lacie Williams (vocals), Scott Swartz (guitars), Christian Schaeffer (keys), John Baldus (drums), Ezeguiel Valguarmera (bass).
'Til Tuesday The Other End (of the Telescope)
Everything's Different Now CBS / Epic 1988
This track was co-written by Aimee Mann and Elvis Costello (who also adds vocals to this track) and this album was when Aimee Mann's songwriting prowess took a huge leap.
Elvis Costello Suit of Lights (Radio Edit)
King of America UMe/Elvis Costello 1986
Written by Elvis Costello and the only track on this album featuring backing by the Attractions.
Warren Zevon Hasten Down the Wind (Live)
Stand In The Fire (Deluxe Version) Run Out Groove / Elektra 2021
Recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood on Friday, April 7, 1978. "Turn up the house lights. I've found out the ones who are my friends."
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh Beneath Halo
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh Drag City Inc. 2008
Music bed. Instrumental with Helena Espvall on cello and Masaki Batoh on acoustic guitar.
The Buckaroos Meanwhile Back At The Ranch
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch Capitol Records 1968
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Bob Morris featuring the acoustic guitar soloing of Don Rich.
Shannon McNally I Ain’t Living Long Like This (feat. Rodney Crowell) N
The Waylon Sessions Compass Records 2021
From her forthcoming album of all Waylon Jennings songs being released on May 28. The album features special guests including Jessi Colter, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, and Lukas Nelson. Band includes: Kenny Vaughan, Bukka Allen, Chris Scruggs, Derek Mixon and Fred Newell. She shares vocals with Rodney Crowell on this one.
Dale Watson Agent Elvis N
Dale Watson Presents: The Memphians Audium Nashville 2021
Instrumental composition by Dale Watson and the guitarist on this album, Mario Monterosso. .rather unexpected that Dale Watson would release an album of all original instrumentals
Nikki Lane Highway Queen
Highway Queen New West Records 2017
Driving country title track written by Nikki Lane and Ryan Tyndell. She ought to be for a new album, soon.
Lone Justice Nothing Can Stop My Loving You
This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings 2014
Written by George Jones and Roger Miller. Nice to hear the rawer sound they possessed as a live band a couple years prior to their major label debut album.
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show F86
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show Bloodshot 2002
Music bed. Instrumental composition by multi-instrumentalist (with emphasis on pedal steel) Jon Rauhouse.
Dolly Parton The Last Word in Lonesome is Me (feat. Alison Krauss)
King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller BMG 2018
Written by Roger Miller. Whoever had the idea to pair the voices of Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss, well, give them a raise.
Roger Miller King of the Road
King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller Polygram 1995
C'mon, is there ever a time where you aren't happy to hear this song? Written by Roger Miller and recorded in Nashville in 1964 for the Smash label. Produced by Jerry Kennedy.
Solomon Burke That's How I Got to Memphis
Nashville Shout! Factory 2006
Written by Tom T. Hall and stripped down to just the majestic vocals of Solomon Burke backed by Buddy Miller on acoustic guitar and Byron House on upright bass.
Iris DeMent I Miss a lot of Trains
Real: The Tom T Hall Project Delmore 1998
This tribute album gets it right.
Tom T. Hall The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
In Search of a Song Mercury Nashville 1971
Written by Tom T. Hall and featuring backing by Nashville session greats such as Buddy Harmon, Pig Robbins, Pete Drake, Jerry Kennedy, and Charlie McCoy.
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Rag
Nashville Skyline Columbia 1969
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Bob Dylan.
Jesse Malin Backstabbers
Backstabbers - Single Wicked Cool Records 2020
2020 single by the singer-songwriter out of NYC.
Tom Petty Girl On LSD (Live)
Wildflowers & All the Rest (Super Deluxe Edition) Warner Records 2020
Previously unreleased live recording from Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2008.
Lucinda Williams Changed the Locks
Lucinda Williams Rough Trade 1988
Written by Lucinda Williams. What a collection of songs this is and with the perfect band (Gurf Morlix, Dr. John Ciambotti, and Don "The Clock" Lindley) to play them.
Sir Douglas Quintet One Too Many Mornings/Got To Sing A Happy Song
Together After Five Smash/Mercury 1969
Recorded in 1969 in San Francisco. Your basic Bob Dylan/Doug Sahm medley.
Freddy King The Stumble
Southern Bred 8 Texas R&B Rockers Koko-Mojo 2020
Music bed. 1961 instrumental.