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Memphis to Manchester

Jun 23, 2022 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Music

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.

Memphis to Manchester
7:00 AM
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show - Summer Samba
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show Summer Samba
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show Bloodshot 2002

Welcome to the special "Pop! The Memphis Beat Bubble Burst in Manchester Twelfth Annual Summer Solstice Spectacular (TM).' It's twice the number of sun-drenched and SPF 50 songs guaranteed to put you in a summer frame of mind! If a song has (J) denoted, that song selection was by John Wendland. Otherwise, (R) denotes that the selection was made by Rich Reese. Don the sunglasses and let the summertime music fun begin! - Music bed. Composed by Marcos Valle and Paulo Sérgio Valle. (J)

7:03 AM
Peggy Lee - Summertime
Peggy Lee Summertime
The Capitol Transcriptions 1946-1949 Capitol Records 1998

This is a version of the George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward standard I've never heard before. Recorded in 1946 and featuring understated beautiful musical backing by Buddy Cole (piano) Dave Barbour (guitar), Phil Stevens (bass), and Tony Romersa (drums). (J)

7:06 AM
Mr. Sad Head - Hot Weather Blues
Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues
Jukebox Jam Jazzman 2011

From as far as I can tell, Mr. Sad Head's (real name: William A. Thurman) musical output was limited to four singles released in 1952-53 for the RCA Victor label. This was originally released as a single B-side in 1952 and features musical backing by Billy Ford and His Orchestra. "It ain't hot weather that makes me stick to you." (J)

7:09 AM
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra Summer Wind
Strangers In the Night Reprise 1966

Written by Henry Mayer and Johnny Mercer and arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. (J)

7:12 AM
Chet Baker Quartet - Summertime
Chet Baker Quartet Summertime
Jazz In Paris, Vol. 53: Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards Sunnyside 1956

Music bed. Instrumental version of the standard composed by DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, and Ira Gershwin. (J)

7:14 AM
Supergrass - Sun Hits the Sky
Supergrass Sun Hits the Sky
In It For the Money Echo 1997
English alternative rock band from Oxford. Existed from 1993-2010, reformed in 2019 for live touring and a box set. (R)
7:18 AM
Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine
Super Furry Animals Hello Sunshine
Songbook: The Singles, Vol. 1 Sony Music UK 2004
Written and produced by Super Furry Animals. (R)
7:22 AM
Bobby Fuller Four - Summertime Blues
Bobby Fuller Four Summertime Blues
Shakedown!: The Texas Tapes Revisited Del Fi 1996
The Eddie Cochran classic. Over past Summer Shows we've played the original as well as versions by The Who, Rush, The Ventures, and Brian Setzer. (R)
7:24 AM
The Young-Holt Unlimited - Sunny
The Young-Holt Unlimited Sunny
Readymade Digs Brunswick Ultra-Vybe 2013

Music bed. 1966 mainly instrumental version of the Bobby Hebb hit. (J)

7:28 AM
Jackie Shane - Barefootin' (Live)
Jackie Shane Barefootin' (Live)
Any Other Way Numero Group 2017

Revved up live version of the Robert Parker hit recorded in 1967. (J)

7:31 AM
Joe Simon - Long Hot Summer
Joe Simon Long Hot Summer
No Sad Songs Sound Stage 7 1968

Written by Allen Orange and recorded in Nashville. Sound Stage 7 was a subsidiary label of Monument records and was used primarily for the release of soul and R&B records. (J)

7:33 AM
The LPTs - Long Cool Summer
The LPTs Long Cool Summer
Old School Soul Masters Silverphonic Records 2009

Think of this as the counterpoint to the last song. The LPTs were out of Detroit and originally released this in 1967 on the Mary Jane label. (J)

7:36 AM
The Afro Blues Quintet - Sunshine
The Afro Blues Quintet Sunshine
Instrumental Explosion Beat Goes Public 2004

Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental recorded in 1970 by the Los Angeles-area band. Jim Keltner was the band's original drummer. (J)

7:38 AM
Betty Everett And The Impressions - The County Fair
Betty Everett And The Impressions The County Fair
Betty Everett And The Impressions United Superior Records 1964
Year is just a guess. No info on record and "Unknown" on discogs! (R)
7:40 AM
Al Wilson - Summer Rain
Al Wilson Summer Rain
Searching For The Dolphins Soul City 1969
Jonny Rivers had the hit with it. Written by James (not Jimi) Hendricks. (R)
7:44 AM
The Supremes & Four Tops - Stoned Soul Picnic
The Supremes & Four Tops Stoned Soul Picnic
The Magnificent 7 UNI/MOTOWN 2009
Laura Nyro penned tune that's been done by The 5th Dimension. (R)
7:47 AM
King Curtis & The Noble Knights - Beach Party
King Curtis & The Noble Knights Beach Party
Beach Party Capitol Records 1962

Music bed. Instrumental composed by Curtis Ousley (aka King Curtis) and Wally Roker. (J)

7:49 AM
Wendy Rene - Bar B Q
Wendy Rene Bar B Q
After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities (1964-65) Light In The Attic 2013

Alright, summer means Bar-B-Q and this is one of the best summer songs of all time. Recorded for Stax in 1964 and written by Steve Cropper and Larry Brown. (J)


7:52 AM
The Three Riffs - Barbeque Ribs
The Three Riffs Barbeque Ribs
KOKO-MOJO DINER 3 Southern Menu Koko-Mojo 2021

Written by Steve Allen and Ted Mossman and originally released as a single B-side in 1950 on the Apollo label. (J)

7:54 AM
Brother Jack McDuff - Hot Barbeque
Brother Jack McDuff Hot Barbeque
Further Adventures of Mod Jazz Kent Records 2008

Not relegating this to music bed status this time around1966 instrumental (with a few choice "Hot barbeque!" chants thrown in) written by Brother Jack McDuff. (J)

7:57 AM
Floyd Taylor - Bar B Q
Floyd Taylor Bar B Q
Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol. 3 Delmark 2002

Music bed. Floyd Taylor was a piano and tenor sax player out of Detroit. He mainly recorded in the late 1940s but I can't find out when this was released. This concludes the barbecue portion of the show. (J)

8:00 AM
Thee Midniters - Heat Wave (Instrumental)
Thee Midniters Heat Wave (Instrumental)
Thee Complete Midniters: Songs of Love, Rhythm & Psychedelia! Micro Werks 2009

Music bed. 1965 instrumental version of the Martha & the Vandellas hit written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland Jr. The East Los Angeles band also recorded a version with vocals. (J)

8:02 AM
Lisa Mychols & Super 8 - Summertime, Summertime
Lisa Mychols & Super 8 Summertime, Summertime
Single LisaMycholsMusic 2022
A song originally done by The Jamies in 1958. (R)
8:04 AM
Elton John - Island Girl
Elton John Island Girl
Rock of the Westies Mercury 1975
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin. No. 1 in the charts for Elton. Sixteen spots higher than Sheryl reached with "Soak Up The Sun". (R)
8:07 AM
Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun
Sheryl Crow Soak Up the Sun
C'mon, C'mon A&M 2002
From down in the bootheel - Kennett, Missouri. This song also features Liz Phair on backing vocals. (R)
8:12 AM
Milt Rogers - Let's Go Trippin'
Milt Rogers Let's Go Trippin'
Let's Go Trippin' Ace 1996

Music bed. 1961 surf instrumental that came out on the Dot label. Written by Dick Dale. (J)

8:15 AM
The Morells - Cool Summer
The Morells Cool Summer
Think About It Hightone 2005

Pop gem written by guitarist extraordinaire D. Clinton Thompson. (J)

8:19 AM
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Paris Summer
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Paris Summer
Start Walkin' 1965-1976 Light in the Attic 2020

This duet between Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood was written by Lee Hazlewood and originally released in 1972 on their "Nancy & Lee Again" album. (J)

8:22 AM
Waxahatchee - Summer of Love
Waxahatchee Summer of Love
Ivy Tripp Wichita Recordings 2015

Written and sung by Katie Crutchfield. (J)

8:25 AM
Public Domain - Cicadas (Extended Length)
Public Domain Cicadas (Extended Length)
Public Domain Public Domain 2022

Music bed. Cicadas...ah, the sound of summer in the Midwest. (J)

8:27 AM
Seth Swirsky - Sunny Day
Seth Swirsky Sunny Day N
Songs from the Green Couch Lolipop Records 2022
Seth’s 4th solo album, ‘Songs from The Green Couch’, filled with 15 brand new original pop songs. The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs says of Seth’s music: “It’s a sonic bouquet of delicious melodies, melt-in–your-mouth harmonies, warm butterscotch guitars that jangle and shine — made with love and reverence for the music of the golden age of pop — guaranteed to raise a smile!’” (R)
8:31 AM
Terry Draper - In the Sun
Terry Draper In the Sun
When the World Was Young TerryTunes Records 2018
formed in 1973 by the duo of John Woloschuk and Dee Long. They named themselves after an ambassador, Klaatu, from an extraterrestrial confederation who visits Earth with his companion robot Gort in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still. After recording two non-charting singles, the band added drummer Terry Draper to the line-up; this trio constituted Klaatu throughout the rest of the band's recording career. (R)
8:35 AM
The Standells - Sunny Afternoon
The Standells Sunny Afternoon
The Hot Ones Tower 1967

You know it by the Kinks. It's from their record of all covers of the day. (R)

8:38 AM
The Lively Ones - Surf Rider
The Lively Ones Surf Rider
The Birth of Surf Ace 2007

Music bed. Surf instrumental written by Nokie Edwards (of the Ventures) and recorded in 1963. (J)

8:41 AM
Tom Waits - Ice Cream Man
Tom Waits Ice Cream Man
Closing Time Elektra 1973
Written by Tom Waits and produced by Jerry Yester. (J)
8:44 AM
John Brim - Ice Cream Man
John Brim Ice Cream Man
Chess Blues Geffen 1992
The Chicago blues guitarist and singer/songwriter wrote and recorded this song in 1953. It was later recorded by Van Halen and was included on their debut release. (J)
8:47 AM
The Dynamics - Ice Cream Song
The Dynamics Ice Cream Song
First Landing Cotillion 1969

A perennial summer spectacular favorite! Written by Ronnie Shannon and lead vocals by Isaac "Zeke" Harris. (J)

8:50 AM
Master Hit - Ice Cream Truck (Sound Effect Samples Club Dj)
Master Hit Ice Cream Truck (Sound Effect Samples Club Dj)
Sound Effects Hip-hop Dj Club Tools Intro & Party Break (Volume 1 // 2010) Master Hit Record 2010

Music bed. I only get to use this sound effect once a year so I'm not going to blow the opportunity this time around. (J)

8:52 AM
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Summer's Comin' In
Little Anthony & The Imperials Summer's Comin' In
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind United Artists 1969

Written by Clyde Otis and Ivory Joe Hunter. Or W. Marks - depending on whether you look at discogs or the single's label. (R)

8:55 AM
The Main Ingredient - Summer Breeze
The Main Ingredient Summer Breeze
Euphrates River RCA 1974
Written by Seals & Crofts. R.I.P. Dan Seals who died at age 79 on June 6, 2022 after a long illness. (R)
8:59 AM
Steelism - The Landlocked Surfer
Steelism The Landlocked Surfer
615 to Fame Single Lock Records 2014

Music bed. Written by Nashville session players guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum. (J)

9:03 AM
Santo & Johnny - Summertime
Santo & Johnny Summertime
The Best of Santo & Johnny Stardust 1997

Music bed. 1959 instrumental version of the George Gershwin composition. (J)

9:04 AM
Chris Dufresne - Summer's End
Chris Dufresne Summer's End
Summer's End (single) Self-Released 2022

Written and sung by Chris Dufresne. This version of the John Prine song comes from a dear friend from high school and college days (and beyond) who passed away way too soon at age 62 in 2020. A wonderfully talented man. (J)

9:09 AM
Lucy Kaplansky - Last Days of Summer
Lucy Kaplansky Last Days of Summer N
Last Days of Summer Lucy Kaplansky Music 2022

Title track to her new album co-written by Lucy Kaplansky and her husband Rick Litvin. Available at https://lucykaplansky.com/. The album is made up of six originals and four covers - two of which are Jackson Browne's "These Days" and Nanci Griffith's "Ford Econoline." (J)

9:13 AM
Martin Denny and His Orchestra - The Enchanted Sea
Martin Denny and His Orchestra The Enchanted Sea
Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of 1959 Hasmick 2014

Music bed. Instrumental composition by Frank Metis and Randy Starr that gets put into the exotica category. (J)

9:15 AM
The Dramatics - Hot Pants In the Summertime
The Dramatics Hot Pants In the Summertime
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Volt 1971
Written and produced by Tony Hester. (R)
9:19 AM
Melba Moore - Sunshine Superman
Melba Moore Sunshine Superman
Peach Melba Buddah Records 1975
Cover of the Donovan song. (R)
9:24 AM
Martha and the Vandellas - Love Is Like A Heat Wave (live)
Martha and the Vandellas Love Is Like A Heat Wave (live)
Live! Gordy 1967
A song the first recorded back in 1963, (R)
9:26 AM
Duane Eddy - Water Skiing
Duane Eddy Water Skiing
Guitar Star The Complete RCA Singles As & Bs Real Gone Music 2017

Music bed. 1964 instrumental composition by Duane Eddy. (J)

9:28 AM
Chuck Prophet - Summertime Thing
Chuck Prophet Summertime Thing
No Other Love New West Records 2002

I can't, in all good conscience, not play this seeing as how it's as good as any summer song written in the last two decades! "Well, the sun is burning down on the pavement / Money in the bank, I ain't gonna save it / Jenny's coming by, hope she makes it / Jenny's coming by, sure hope she makes it / It's a summertime thing / Summertime thing." (J)

9:33 AM
Georgie Fame - Sitting in the Park
Georgie Fame Sitting in the Park
Get Away Imperial 1966

Cover version of the Billy Stewart song. (J)

9:36 AM
Bill Frisell - Surfer Girl
Bill Frisell Surfer Girl
Guitar in the Space Age! Okeh Records 2014

Music bed. Instrumental version of the Beach Boys song written by Brian Wilson. (J)

9:41 AM
Roger Miller - In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)
Roger Miller In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)
The Return of Roger Miller Smash 1964
Written by Roger. (R)
9:42 AM
Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream
Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream
Summertime Dream Reprise 1976
Written by Gordon. You know on the other side of this album is "Wreck on the Edmund Fitzgerald" ...not a Summer Song. If we were doing November ship sinking songs that one would absolutely make the cut. (R)
9:45 AM
Waylon Jennings & The Waylors - California Sunshine
Waylon Jennings & The Waylors California Sunshine
Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line Pickwick 1974
Written by Harlan Howard (R)
9:47 AM
Les Paul - Hawaiian Paradise
Les Paul Hawaiian Paradise
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Les Paul Geffen 2001

Music bed. Written by Harry Owens and recorded in 1945. (J)

9:49 AM
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters - Late Summer's Child
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Late Summer's Child
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Organic Records 2017

Written and sung by Amanda Anne Platt. (J)

9:53 AM
Sol K Bright & His Hollywaiians - Heat Wave
Sol K Bright & His Hollywaiians Heat Wave
Roots, Volume 3 the 1930's & 1940's Sinetone 2010
Written by Irving Berlin and recorded in 1935. (J)
9:56 AM
The Ventures - Green Leaves of Summer
The Ventures Green Leaves of Summer
The Colorful Ventures Capitol Records 1961
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Dimitri Tiomkin written for the motion picture, "The Alamo."