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Jul 7, 2022 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.
Booker T. & the MGs Chinese Checkers
Soul Dressing Stax Records 1965
Music bed. 1963 Stax instrumental composed by Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr. and Lewis Steinberg.
Bob Howard and his Boys There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone Afterwhile
There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone Afterwhile (single) Decca 1938
Bob Howard plays piano and sings on this swinging 1938 blues song. A previous version was recorded by Georgia White in 1936.
Etta James i'd Rather Go Blind
Tell Mama - The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions MCA Chess 2001
Recorded in 1967 at Muscle Shoals and written by Ellington Jordan and Billy Foster.
Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys There Ain't Gonna Be No Doggone After While L
Cool It If You Can Miss Jubilee 2020
See earlier entry for Bob Howard and His Boys. This album features versions of songs from the 1920s and 1930s and was recorded on all analog equipment at Bigtone Records, in Bristol, VA.
Valerie Kirchhoff - Vocals
Kingdom Brothers I'd Rather Go Blind L
Signs of the Times Groove Ready Records 2021
See earlier entry for Etta James. Really nice extended version of the soul classic taking you to different places with a really fine vocal by Chris Shepherd and lead guitar by Ron Roskowske.
The Imperials Chinese Checkers
Riot City! Rocking Northwest Instrumentals Ace Records 2001
Music bed. See earlier entry for Booker T. & the MGs. The Seattle-based band recorded circa 1963-1965.
Fats Domino The Fat Man
I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial & ABC-Paramount Recordings Bear Family 2019
Composed by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino and recorded in 1949 for the Imperial label. Recorded in Cosimo Matassa's J&M studio in New Orleans
Little Miss Cornshucks Try a Little Tenderness
Respect: Aretha's Influences & Inspiration Ace 2009
Written by Harry Woods, James Campbell, and Reginald Connelly and recorded for the Coral label in 1952. Aretha Franklin later recorded this in 1962 and Otis Redding in 1966. She's backed by Benny Carter & His Orchestra on this track.
Bettye LaVette Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
Change Is Gonna Come Sessions - EP Anti/Epitaph 2009
Jimmy Reed cover recorded live in the studio in 2009.
Willie Mitchell Cleo's Mood
Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On Hi Records 1967
Music bed. Cover version of a Junior Walker instrumental.
Robbie Robertson The Fat Man
Carny-Soundtrack From The Motion Picture Warner Bros. 1980
Written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew with additional lyrics by Robbie Robertson. Lead vocals by Robbie Robertson, drums by Gary Busey(!), and organ by Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John).
Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness
Live At The Monterey Pop Festival Reprise 1970
He was obviously a mini-skirt aficionado. Incendiary live version of the song recorded 6/17/67 at the Monterey International Pop Festival. Backing by Booker T. & The MGs and The Mar-Keys.
Jerry Butler & Betty Everett Ain't That Loving You Baby
Delicious Together Vee-Jay 1964
Hard not to like this duet version of the Jimmy Reed song.
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Cleo's Mood
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5 (1965) Hip-O Select Retail (MT) 2006
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Harvey Fuqua, Autry DeWalt II / (aka Junior Walker), and Willie Woods.
Stray Cats Wild Saxophone
Stray Cats Arista 1981
Cover version of the Roy Montrell song "(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone" which closes out their debut album.
Wanda Jackson Sticks and Stones
Queen of Rockabilly Ace Records 2000
Written by Titus Turner and Henry Glover and originally released on the Capitol label in 1961. This compilation is highly recommended!
Barbara Lynn Can't Buy My Love
The Jamie Singles Collection 1962-1965 Jamie 2008
1965 song written by Billy and Bobby Babineax and recorded in Pasadena, TX. I think the organ gives this kind of a a Sir Douglas Quintet feel.
Roy Montrell (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone
The Specialty Story Specialty Records 1994
Recorded in 1956 at Cosimo Matassa's J&M Music Shop. Featuring Lee Allen on tenor sax and Alvin "Red" Tyler on baritone sax. The memorable drum-playing on this one is by Earl Palmer. Written by John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell, and New Orleans guitarist/singer Roy Montrell.
Ray Charles Sticks and Stones
Singular Genius - The Complete ABC Singles Concord 2011
Written by Henry Glover and Titus Turner. Recorded for ABC-Paramount in 1960.
Robert Plant You Can't Buy My Love
Band of Joy New Rounder 2010
Written by Billy Babineaux and Bobby Babineaux and featuring backing vocals by Patty Griffin. Originally recorded by Barbara Lynn.
The Ventures Torquay
The Ventures Dolton 1961
Music bed. Surf instrumental composition by George Tomsco.
The Fireballs Torquay
Surf's Comin' - 75 Original Recordings Not Now Music 2014
Music bed. See previous entry for the Ventures. Recorded in 1959 and I believe this is the original recording of this song.
Grateful Dead Friend Of The Devil (Live) N
From Bay to the Pool: Live 1971-1978 Mojo / Rhino 2022
The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower
Electric Ladyland Reprise 1968
I know this is a radio staple but I haven't played it on M2M for five years. He took this Dylan song and made it his own.
Holly Golightly Tell Me Now So I Know
Truly She Is None Other Damaged Goods 2003
Kinks cover written by Ray Davies.
Neko Case Don't Forget Me
Middle Cyclone Anti/Epitaph 2009
Written by Harry Nilsson and featuring harmony vocals by Kelly Hogan and piano by Garth Hudson. She put on a memorable concert at the Sheldon a couple of weeks ago.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Summertime
Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 3 – 1965-1966 Rhythm and Blues Records 2021
Continuing my mission to play a different version of the Gershwin standard during every summer episode of M2M. This instrumental version was recorded in 1964 and originally released on the Cue label.
King Curtis Sack O' Woe (Twist)
King of the Sax Fuel 2000 2006
Music bed. Twistin' instrumental version of the Cannonball Adderley song from 1962.
Lyle Lovett Friend of the Devil
Deadicated Arista 1991
See previous entry for Grateful Dead. Lyle Lovett And His Large Band with opener Chris Isaak will be at the Stifel Theatre tomorrow night (Friday 7/8). Highly recommended.
Bob Dylan All Along the Watchtower
John Wesley Harding Columbia 1967
I love the Hendrix electric version of this song and I love this original acoustic version. Bob Dylan plays guitar, harmonica, and piano on this and the rhythm section heavyweights are multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums.
The Kinks Tell Me Now So I'll Know (Alternate Demo)
The Anthology 1964 - 1971 Sony Music/BMG Rights Management 2014
Previously unissued alternate demo of the Ray Davies composition recorded in London in 1965.
Harry Nilsson Don't Forget Me
Pussy Cats RCA 1974
Written by Harry Nilsson and produced by John Lennon. 1974 was one of the years of excesses for both artists and this is a ramshackle affair complicated by the not-so-minor matter of Harry Nilsson suffering a vocal cord rupture during the recording. This is a really fine track, however.
Birdlegs & Pauline Summertime
Birdlegs Numero Group 2018
This duo was made up of Sidney “Birdlegs” Banks and his wife Pauline Banks. After their marriage broke up, she recorded some singles under her maiden name, Pauline Shivers. This is a reissue of their 1964 album and Pauline sounds flat out wonderful on this George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward standard.
The Mar-Keys Sack O' Woe
Last Night! Atlantic 1961
Music bed. 1961 Cannonball Adderley instrumental.
The Brother Brothers That's How I Got To Memphis N
Cover to Cover Compass Records 2022
The Brooklyn-based duo is made up of identical twins, Adam and David Moss. Add this one to the list of great covers of the Tom T. Hall song which also includes Kelly Willis, Solomon Burke, Buddy Miller, and Karl Blau. I'm sure I'm missing some others, as well.
Kelly Hogan Stay
Because It Feel Good Bloodshot Records 2001
Written by Charlie Rich.
Drive-By Truckers Everybody Needs Love
Go Go Boots Play It Again Sam 2011
Written by Eddie Hinton and sung by Patterson Hood. The Drive-By Truckers will be at the Open Highway Music Festival on Friday, July 29th at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on a bill which also includes James McMurtry and The Screechin' Halts. Go to OHMF22 - St. Louis’ Independent Music Festival (openhighwaymusic.com) to see the entire line-up for the festival taking place from July 28-30.
Margo Price You Don't Own Me
You Don't Own Me (single) margoprice.bandcamp.com 2022
This Lesley Gore Hit was written by John Madara and David White. Margo Price: "I keep finding renewed meaning in the lyrics. During these times when some people confuse opinions with misinformation and censorship with free speech, not only is “You Don’t Own Me” a song about women’s liberation, but it is an anthem for anyone who is being marginalized or abused by systems of power." She wrote these comments in March. She probably has more to add now. - Margo Price will be at the Open Highway Music Festival on Saturday, July 30th at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on a bill which also includes Shovels and Rope, Hayes Carll, John Moreland, Funky Butt Brass Band, Western States, and Riley Holtz.
Kelsey Waldon I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
They'll Never Keep Us Down Oh Boy Records 2020
Written by Billy Taylor and previously recorded by Nina Simone. This is a seven-song EP of protest songs. Sat 7/16 Kelsey Waldon – Old Rock House.
“They’ll Never Keep Us Down” is a small album of cover songs, each
Bill Doggett Honky Tonk - Part 1
Teen Beat 5 Ace Records 2000
Music bed. 1956 single originally released on the King label. Instrumental composition by Bill Doggett and Billy Butler.
Ernie Fields Orchestra Honky Tonk
In the Mood Rendezvous 1960
Music bed. See previous Bill Doggett entry. This version by the trombonist, pianist, arranger, and bandleader from Tulsa, Oklahoma was recorded in 1960.
Kelly Willis That's How I Got to Memphis
Real: The Tom T. Hall Project Delmore 1998
Written by Tom T. Hall and featuring Mark Spencer on backing vocals and all instruments except for bass and drums.
Charlie Rich Stay
Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich Epic 1997
Written by Charlie Rich and recorded in 1973. Produced by Billy Sherrill.
Eddie Hinton Everybody Needs Love
The Anthology 1969-1993: A Mighty Field of Vision Raven 2005
Written by Eddie Hinton and recorded in 1985. Words to live by.
Dusty Springfield You Don't Own Me
A Girl Called Dusty Philips 1964
See earlier Margo Price entry. Excellent version of the Lesley Gore hit from her debut UK album.
Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story RCA 2008
The music was written by jazz pianist Billy Taylor and the lyrics were written by Dick Dallas. Recorded in 1967 for her "Silk & Soul" album.
Brother Jack McDuff Wade In the Water
Tobacco Road Atlantic 1967
Music bed. Instrumental version of the traditional gospel song.
Willie Nelson With A Little Help From My Friends N
A Beautiful Time Legacy Recordings 2022
Such a sweet recording of the Beatles song from his new album which came out on his 89th birthday.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Ain't Nobody's Business but My Own (feat. Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Bustin' Thru - Flippin' the Lid Bear Family Records 2013
Written by Irving Taylor and recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood in 1950. Vocals by Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Joel Paterson Things We Said today
Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays the Beatles Bloodshot Records 2019
This album of all instrumental versions of Beatles songs is highly recommended!
Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends
With a Little Help from My Friends A&M 1969
One of the best Beatles covers ever and it happens to be on his debut album. That voice with the sublime backing vocals of Madeline Bell, Sunny Weetman and Rossetta Hightower still floors me.
Sid Selvidge Ain't Nobody's Business
The Cold of the Morning Omnivore Recordings 2014
See earlier Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant entry. His lyrics vary more than a little from those sung by Kay Starr and Tennessee Ford. This is one of the bonus tracks on this reissue of his 1974 album.
The Beatles Things We Said Today
A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster] Apple Records 2009
Mono reissue of the 1964 movie soundtrack. Produced by George Martin.
Ramsey Lewis Wade in the Water
Wade In The Water Cadet 1966
Music bed. Instrumental version of the traditional gospel song.
Amythyst Kiah Love Will Tear Us Apart N
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Single Rounder 2022
Solo acoustic version of the Joy Division song.
John Wesley Harding & The Good Liars If You Have Ghosts
Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson Sire Records 1999
Recorded in 1990 and found on this compilation of various artists covering songs written by Roky Erickson. One of my favorite Roky Erickson covers.
The Fog Lights Love Will Tear Us Apart L
Manhassett The Fog Lights 2015
Justin Johnson sings lead and Jim Peters sings harmony on their version of the Joy Division song.
Roky Erickson & The Aliens If You Have Ghosts
Evil One CBS 1980
Written by Roky Erickson.
Willie Mitchell Wade in the Water
Robbin's Nest Fat Possum 2014
Music bed. 1970 instrumental version of the traditional gospel song.