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Jul 14, 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.
Chris Woods Cool One - Groove Two
Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol 1 Delmark 1992
Instrumental from 1952 featuring the alto saxophonist from Memphis, Chris Woods. He played with Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and later fronted the Chris Woods Sextet.
Little Richard Jenny, Jenny
Little Richard: 18 Greatest Hits Rhino Records 1985
This compilation is from the original Specialty masters and the whole thing is solid gold. The liner notes in this by Don Waller are a great read, as well. Recorded for the Specialty label in 1957 and written by Little Richard and Enotris Johnson.
Prince La La Gettin' Married Soon
The Sue Records Story: The Sound of Soul Capitol Records 1994
Originally released by the New Orleans singer on the A.F.O. label in 1962.
The Impressions Talking About My Baby
Definitive Impressions Kent Records 2002
1964 ABC Paramount recording written by Curtis Mayfield.
Bobby Taylor Oh, I've Been Blessed
The Complete Motown Singles Vol.9 : 1969 Hip-O Select / Motown 2007
Written by Frank Wilson and Lena Manns and recorded in 1968. Wonderful lead vocal with Bobby Taylor with backing vocals by the Four Tops and The Vandellas.
Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Anthology Motown 1995
Written by Norman Whitfield, Janie Bradford, and Barrett Strong and recorded in 1969.
Monk Higgins The Look of Love
Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives Spectrum 2016
Music bed. 1967 Chess instrumental version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition. Arranged by Charles Stepney and produced by Cash McxCall.
Mavis Staples One More Change
We Get By Anti/Epitaph 2019
All the songs on this album were written by Ben Harper. Fri 8/5 Bonnie Raitt w/ Mavis Staples – Fabulous Fox. This is one show you really don't want to miss.
Yola Diamond Studded Shoes
Stand For Myself Easy Eye Sound 2021
Written by Yola, Dan Auerbach, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Natalie Hemby. Sun 9/11 Yola with Jac Ross – Pageant
Tedeschi Trucks Band Playing With My Emotions N
I Am The Moon: II. Ascension Fantasy 2022
The new release is the second of their ambitious four-album and four-companion film series. These are being rolled out on a monthly basis. This lead-off track was penned by Gabe Dixon, Mike Mattison, and Derek Trucks and features the usual stellar vocals of Susan Tedeschi. The Wheels Of Soul Tour 2022 ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon will be at the Fabulous Fox on July 27. Highly recommended!
Salena Jones Summertime
This 'n That RCA Victor 1974
You guessed it. Another version of the standard written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward as my mission continues to play a different version of the song during every summer episode of M2M. Salena Jones is better known outside of the U.S., but she did tour and sing with the likes of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington and recorded over forty albums in a career which spanned over sixty years.
Esther Marrow Chains of Love
Newport News, Virginia Flying Dutchman 1969
Like the previous singer, Salena Jones, Esther Marrow also is from Newport News, VA. The album title might have tipped you off. This is a fine cover version of the J.J. Barnes song.
The Olympians Neptune
The Olympians Daptone 2016
Music bed. From the debut album by the band made up of members of the Dap-Kings, Sugarman 3, Menahan Street Band, El Michaels Affair, and the Expressions.
Rod Stewart Angel
Never a Dull Moment Mercury Records 1972
Soulful version of a Jimi Hendrix song from a time when he could do no wrong.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Little Wing
Axis: Bold As Love MCA 1967
Beautiful composition by Jimi Hendrix from his second album featuring the rhythm section of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. Produced by Chas Chandler.
Emmylou Harris May This Be Love
Wrecking Ball Nonesuch 2014
Written by Jimi Hendrix and produced by Daniel Lanois (who also sings harmony and plays guitar on this). Larry Mullen, Jr on drums.
Daniel Lanois JJ Leaves L.A.
Shine Anti/Epitaph 2003
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Daniel Lanois.
The O'Jays For the Love of Money
Ship Ahoy Philadelphia Internationa 1973
One of the soul masterpieces of the 70s. Written by Kenny Gamble. Leon Huff, and bassist Anthony Jackson. Great arrangement by Bobby Martin on this.
The Meters Dry Spell
Look-Ka Py Py Josie 1969
Music bed. Instrumental composition by the Meters.
Jake Xerxes Fussell 16-20
Out of Sight Paradise of Bachelors 2019
Music bed. Instrumental version of a traditional song.
The Mountain Goats Jenny
All Hail West Texas Emperor Jones 2002
John Darnielle in all his lo-fi acoustic splendor. Fri 7/15 The Mountain Goats w/ Abby Hamilton – Off Broadway SOLD OUT
Chuck Prophet No Other Love
No Other Love New West Records 2002
Not many words to this and there doesn't need to be. Chuck gets romantic on our ass. Acoustic guitar and pedal steel by Greg Leisz.
Bob Dylan & The Band Wedding Song
Planet Waves Columbia 1974
"The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth / We'll play it out the best we know, whatever it is worth / What's lost is lost, we can't regain what went down in the flood / But the happiness to me is you, and I love you more than blood."
The Mavericks Brand New Day
Brand New Day Mono Mundo Recordings 2017
Majestic title track featuring the great Raul Malo on lead vocals. Written by Raul Malo and Alan Miller.
The Thread That Keeps Us Anti- 2018
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Joey Burns, Scott Colberg, and John Convertino.
Courtney Marie Andrews Loose Future N
Loose Future Fat Possum 2022
This is the second single from her forthcoming album being released on October 7. Courtney Marie Andrews will be at Off Broadway in December (12/2). Highly recommended.
Drive-By Truckers Every Single Storied Flameout (Radio Edit) N
Welcome 2 Club XIII ATO Records / Fontana North 2022
Written and sung by Mike Cooley. 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.
Kevin Morby Bittersweet, TN (feat. Erin Rae) N
This Is a Photograph Dead Oceans 2022
This duet between Erin Rae and Kevin Morby was written by Kevin Morby. Tues 10/11 Kevin Morby – Off Broadway
Willi Carlisle Vanlife (Radio Edit) N
Peculiar, Missouri Free Dirt Records 2022
"The spot on your floor is a goddamn palace / And this mug of budweiser is a goddamn chalice / I say to you sir, without any malice / Your politics are bad"
Jerry Reed The Claw
RCA Country Legends: Jerry Reed (Remastered) Buddha Records 2001
1966 guitar instrumental of the highest order written by Jerry Reed.
James McMurtry If It Don't Bleed
The Horses and the Hounds New West Records 2021
James McMurtry will be at the Open Highway Music Festival on Friday, July 29th at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on a bill which also includes the Drive-By Truckers and The Screechin' Halts.
Dave Alvin Perdido Street Blues
From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings Yep Roc Records 2020
Music bed. Written by Lil Hardin. Joining Dave Alvin on the National steel guitar are Greg Leisz on lap steel guitar, Gene Taylor on piano, John Bazz on acoustic bass, and Steve Mugalian on drums.
Los Lobos Will the Wolf Survive?
How Will the Wolf Survive? Rhino/Warner Records 1984
Written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez. Produced by T-Bone Burnett. The Wheels Of Soul Tour 2022 ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon will be at the Fabulous Fox on July 27. Highly recommended!
Dion Two Ton Feather
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 Columbia/Legacy 2017
Written by Dion and produced by Tom Wilson. Recorded in 1965 and finally being released in its album form in 2017. I can't recommend this one highly enough.
Maria McKee My Lonely Sad Eyes
You Gotta Sin to Get Saved Geffen 1993
Them cover written by Van Morrison.
Them It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Complete Them (1964-1967) Legacy Recordings 2015
Bob Dylan song covered by the Irish band in 1966. Van Morrison on lead vocals.
The Shadows of Knight The Behemoth
Back Door Men Rhino Atlantic 1966
Music bed. 1966 instrumental from the Chicago-based band.
One Fell Swoop East Side Waltz (Alternative Version)
Crazy Time Magoo 2000
Music bed. Hidden track featuiring an instrumental penned by Andy Ploof and played by Cheryl Stryker (piano) and Mike Tiefenbrun (bowed bass).
Joan Shelley Jenny Come In (Live)
Live at the Bomhard (Live at the Bomhard) No Quarter 2020
Written by Joan Shelley. The sound on this live album is about as good as you can get. Recorded at the Bomhard Theater in Louisville, KY on December 13th, 2019 with the Best Hands band: Jake Xerxes Fussell, Nathan Bowles, Anna Krippenstapel, and Nathan Salsburg. Guest appearances by Julia Purcell and Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
Bob Dylan Love Minus Zero / No Limit
Bringing It All Back Home Columbia 1965
"My love she speaks like silence / Without ideals or violence / She doesn't have to say she's faithful / Yet she's true, like ice, like fire"
Dwight Yoakam Your Tender Loving Care
Dwight Sings Buck New West Records 2007
The album title lets you know exactly what's coming. If anyone can do justice to Buck Owens songs, Dwight Yoakam is about as good as anyone can be.
Lucy Kaplansky These Days N
Last Days of Summer Lucy Kaplansky Music 2022
Gorgeous version of the Jackson Browne song.
Glen Campbell Record Collector's Dream
Rhinestone Cowboy (Expanded Edition) CMCapNash (N91) 2015
Written by Bill C. Graham. 1975 b-side added to this expanded version. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music: " It is the greatest song Nick Lowe never wrote, a surging, tongue-in-cheek ode to collecting singles that was tucked away on a B-side until its glorious appearance here."
Les Champions Colorado
An Outbreak of Twangin' Psychic Circle 2009
Music bed. Early 60s French garage rock instrumental.
Charley Crockett I'm Just a Clown N
The Man from Waco Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers 2022
From the extremely prolific singer-songwriter's forthcoming album being released on September 9th.
Calexico Tulsa Telephone Book
Real: The Tom T. Hall Project Delmore 1998
Written by Tom T. Hall and featuring Joey Burns on lead vocals. One of several terrific interpretations of Tom T. Hall songs on this tribute album. Sat 10/8 Calexico – The Sheldon
Tom T. Hall Kentucky, February 27, 1971
In Search of a Song Mercury Nashville 1971
This whole album is a master class in songwriting.
Iris DeMent Our Town
Infamous Angel Philo 1992
Written by Iris DeMent and found on her debut album. This is the first real song she ever wrote which kind of boggles the mind.
Sam Baker Mercy
Mercy Sam Baker 2004
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Sam Baker and Tim Lorsch.
Cave States Something For Someone L N
Liminal Self-Released 2022
The St. Louis band has a new release available at https://cavestates.bandcamp.com/album/liminal Lead vocals are split between Danny Kathriner and Chris Grabau. Chris Grabau sings lead on this track.
Cave States is:
Karl Blau Homecoming
Introducing Karl Blau Bella Union 2016
This album is all interpretations of other songwriters' songs and the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter out of the Pacific Northwest does a fine job of it. Yet another Tom T. Hall song on today's show.
The Len Price 3 Medway Sun
Nobody Knows JLM Music 2014
The Len Price 3 hails from the Medway district of North Kent in the United Kingdom. This usually only gets airplay during one of our Pop! The Memphis Beat Bubble Burst in Manchester Annual Summer Solstice Spectaculars so consider this a rare occasion to hear this sunny pop song in a slightly different context.
The School Wasting Away and Wondering
Wasting Away and Wondering Elefant Records 2015
Indie pop out of Cardiff, Wales. Written and sung by Liz Hunt.
The Shangri-Las Sophisticated Boom Boom
Myrmidons of Melodrama RPM 1995
Written and produced by Shadow Morton and recorded in 1965.
The Fugitives The Fugitive
Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 Rock Beat 2012
Music bed. 1965 guitar instrumental.