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Memphis to Manchester

Aug 11, 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
Lonnie Mack - Memphis
Lonnie Mack Memphis
The Wham of That Memphis Man! Fraternity 1963

Thanks, so much, to X24, Fred Gumaer, and Caron House for doing such wonderful versions of the show during my absence. They all had their unique takes and captured the essence of the show. What more could an absentee honeymooning DJ ask for? - Music bed. Lonnie Mack had a hit with this instrumental version of this Chuck Berry song.

7:02 AM
The Show Stoppers - Ain't Nothin' But a House Party
The Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But a House Party
Beg, Scream & Shout! Rhino 1997

1967 debut single and soul-stomper recorded by the Philadelphia vocal quartet made up of two sets of brothers - two who were the younger brothers of Solomon Burke. Taken from the best sixties soul box set ever created.

7:05 AM
Aretha Franklin - Evil Gal Blues
Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues
Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington Columbia 1964

Written by Leonard Feather (who I grew up just knowing him as the jazz critic for the LA Times but not realizing then he was a renowned composer and producer back then) and Lionel Hampton. Pretty amazing to make a recording this assured at the age of 21.

7:08 AM
Billy Stewart - Summertime
Billy Stewart Summertime
Chess Club Rhythm & Soul Kent Records 1996

Alright, my mission to play a different version of "Summertime" each week during the summer continues. Thanks to X24, Fred Gumaer, and Caron House for keeping the streak alive. You know this version had to be played sooner or later! A vocal tour de force on this version of the standard composed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward. Recorded in 1966.

7:12 AM
The Rolling Stones - Fool To Cry
The Rolling Stones Fool To Cry N
Live At The El Mocambo Polydor Records 2022

They were billed as the Cockroaches when they played these two secret shows at the 300-seat El Mocambo club in Toronto on March 4-5, 1977. These shows have been bootlegged but this is the first time they've been officially released with far superior sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts were joined by Ian Stewart (piano), Billy Preston (keyboards), and Ollie Brown (percussion) for these shows. Highly recommended!

7:17 AM
Billy Preston - Bring It On Home to Me
Billy Preston Bring It On Home to Me
16-Yr. Old Soul Derby 1963

Music bed. Instrumental version of the Sam Cooke song recorded by the young keyboard phenom at the early age of sixteen.

7:20 AM
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
The Complete Motown Singles Vol.6 : 1966 Hip-O Select / Motown 2006

RIP Lamont Dozier who passed away this Monday at age 81. The songwriting triumvirate of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brain Holland are responsible for some on the best-known songs in popular music and including many #1 hits for Motown (like this one). He also was an arranger and producer and was making records up to 2018.

From the NYT: In collaboration with the brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, Mr. Dozier wrote songs for dozens of musical acts, but the trio worked most often with Martha and the Vandellas (“Heat Wave,” “Jimmy Mack”), the Four Tops (“Bernadette,” “I Can’t Help Myself”) and especially the Supremes (“You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Baby Love”). Between 1963 and 1972, the team was responsible for more than 80 singles that hit the Top 40 of the pop or R&B charts, including 15 songs that reached No. 1. “It was as if we were playing the lottery and winning every time,” Mr. Dozier wrote in his autobiography, “How Sweet It Is” (2019, written with Scott B. Bomar).

7:23 AM
The Four Tops - 7-Rooms of Gloom
The Four Tops 7-Rooms of Gloom
Reach Out Motown 1967
Written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland and featuring tremendous lead vocals by Levi Stubbs. Backing vocals by the combined forces of the Four Tops and the Andantes.
7:26 AM
Lamont Dozier - Dearest One
Lamont Dozier Dearest One
The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 2: 1962 Hip-O Select / Motown 2005

An early Motown track here and featuring the first song written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland that was released. This was the only single he recorded for the Motown label and it came out in 1962 on the Mel-o-dy subsidiary label.

7:28 AM
Kim Weston - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Kim Weston Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Kim Weston: Greatest Hits & Rare Classics Motown 1998

Written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland and recorded for Motown in 1965. The definitive version even though Eddie Holland's version is pretty great, too. It was also a big hit for the Doobie Brothers in 1975.

7:31 AM
The Isley Brothers - Baby Don't You Do It
The Isley Brothers Baby Don't You Do It
This Old Heart of Mine Tamla 1966

Ten of the twelve songs (including this one) on this album were written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland. I don't think I've heard a version of this song I haven't liked. Other versions previously played on M2M have been by Marvin Gaye, The Band, Alvin Robinson, Small Faces, and The Poets. There's probably more but that's what comes to mind.

7:33 AM
The Glass House - Crumbs Off the Table
The Glass House Crumbs Off the Table
Invictus Chartbusters Sequel Records 1999

I figured I'd play one from the Invictus label since this was the label formed by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland after they had a falling out over royalties with Berry Gordy Jr at Motown. They had a lot of hits on this label by Chairmen of the Board, Freda Payne, Parliament, Laura Lee, etc. Recorded for the Invictus label in 1969. "You got me hungry for your love / But you, you ain’t able / All you want to give me is the crumbs off the table." Penned by Ronald Dunbar, Scherrie Payne, and Edyth Wayne. This entire compilation is highly recommended..

7:36 AM
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More Motown 2012
Music bed. 1965 instrumental version of the Four Tops hit written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland.
7:41 AM
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Take Me As I Am
Tedeschi Trucks Band Take Me As I Am N
I Am The Moon: Episode III. The Fall Fantasy 2022

This marks the third of the band’s four-album and four-companion film series. They are rolling out a new installment every month. Beautiful vocals by Susan Tedeschi and company on this majestic soul and gospel-tinged closing song.

7:46 AM
Barbara Stant - Baby I Love You
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Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label The Numero Group 2022

Written by Ronnie Shannon and previously recorded by Aretha Franklin. This version was recorded for the Shiptown label based out of Norfolk, VA and was recorded in 1971. This is the latest compilation in the Eccentric Soul series put out by The Numero Group.

7:48 AM
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Fried Soul
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Fried Soul
Cold As Weiss / Fried Soul Colemine Records 2021

2021 non-LP single b-side by the soul and funk trio out of Seattle. Great news! They will be at Jazz St. Louis in October 5-9. Highly recommended!

7:52 AM
South Shore Commission - You Got Me Hummin'
South Shore Commission You Got Me Hummin'
Eccentric Soul: The Nickel and Penny Labels Numero Group 2011

Cover version of the Sam and Dave song written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter recorded in 1969 for the Chicago-based Nickel label.

7:55 AM
Valerie June - Got Soul
Valerie June Got Soul
The Order of Time Concord Records 2017
Written by Valerie June and found on her second album.
7:59 AM
Alvin Cash - The Getaway
Alvin Cash The Getaway
Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives Spectrum Music 2016

Music bed. Written and produced by Alvin Cash and Gene Anderson and recorded in Oliver Sain's studio in St. Louis in 1970. Arranged by Charles Hayes and Richard Martin.

8:02 AM
Booker T. & the MGs - You Left the Water Running
Booker T. & the MGs You Left the Water Running
Soul Men Stax Records 2003

Music bed. Instrumental version of the composition by Dan Penn, Oscar Frank, and Rick Hall.

8:04 AM
Olivia Newton-John - If Not for You
Olivia Newton-John If Not for You
If Not For You Polydor 1971

RIP Olivia Newton-John who passed away at age 73 from breast cancer. (Editor's Note: Fuck cancer.) This Bob Dylan cover was recorded early in her career and sounds patterned off the George Harrison version. By all accounts I've heard she was a beautiful soul and did much to raise funds for cancer research. A long and iconic musical career.

8:07 AM
Josh Rouse - Stick Around
Josh Rouse Stick Around N
Going Places Yep Roc Records 2022

All these songs on his new release were written in Spain where he was isolating himself and his family because of, well, you know why.

8:09 AM
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors - One More Night
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors One More Night N
Feel Like Going Home Redtone Records 2022

Terrific second single from her forthcoming album being released in October.

8:13 AM
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - I Just Came Home To Count The Memories
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings I Just Came Home To Count The Memories N
Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson Easy Eye Sound 2022

Dan Auerbach has put together a tribute album honoring a forty-plus year career of country singer-songwriter John Anderson and it was just released last Friday. Some of the other artists included on this are John Prine, Eric Church, Sturgill Simpson, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, and Sierra Ferrell. This was originally recorded by John Anderson in 1982.

8:17 AM
Tommy McLain - Somebody (Radio Edit)
Tommy McLain Somebody (Radio Edit) N
I Ran Down Every Dream Yep Roc 2022
Written by C.C. Adcock and Tommy McLain and featuring Augie Meyer on keyboards. From the Louisiana swamp rocker's forthcoming album being released on August 26th.
8:21 AM
June Gardner - Later Baby
June Gardner Later Baby
99 Plus One Night Train International 2000
Music bed. 1966 New Orleans instrumental composed and produced by Wardell Quezergue.
8:24 AM
Bonnie Raitt - Down The Hall
Bonnie Raitt Down The Hall N
Just Like That... Redwing Records 2022

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples turned in excellent sets at the Fox Theater last Friday. This closing track was written by Bonnie Raitt and this story song sounds like it could be from the John Prine or Bruce Springsteen catalog.

8:28 AM
Bob Dylan - Tangled up in Blue
Bob Dylan Tangled up in Blue
Blood on the Tracks Columbia 1975

This album is a desert island disc for me so I can't really be too objective about it. Peerless storytelling from my point of view.

8:34 AM
Lucy Kaplansky - Ford Econoline
Lucy Kaplansky Ford Econoline N
Last Days of Summer Lucy Kaplansky Music 2022

Fine cover version of the Nanci Griffith song written about folksinger Rosalie Sorrels.

8:36 AM
John Fullbright - Paranoid Heart
John Fullbright Paranoid Heart N
The Liar Blue Dirt / Thirty Tigers 2022

"I will never speak your name if it's not out of love, again." From the Oklahoma singer-songwriter's forthcoming album being released on September 30.

8:40 AM
Jesse Malin - Keep on Burning
Jesse Malin Keep on Burning N
Keep on Burning - Single Wicked Cool Records 2022
New single by the prolific singer-songwriter based out of NYC.
8:43 AM
The Sandals - Trailing
The Sandals Trailing
The Endless Summer (Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) World Pacific 1966

Music bed. From the soundtrack to the iconic surf documentary.

8:46 AM
The Figgs - Reel Keaper
The Figgs Reel Keaper N
Chemical Shake Stomper 2022

Written by Pete Donnelly. Thanks to Ken (formerly) from Cockeysville for providing me with this.

8:49 AM
Finn's Motel - One Gone
Finn's Motel One Gone L
Fireworks or Lightning Finn's Motel 2021

Trauma Harness, Finn's Motel, Soft Crisis, and Electric Toothbrush Sisters will be at Off Broadway on Saturday, September 3. Doors 6pm / Show 7 PM.

8:52 AM
Chuck Prophet - Truth Will Out (Ballad of Melissa and Remy)
Chuck Prophet Truth Will Out (Ballad of Melissa and Remy)
Night Surfer Yep Roc Records 2014

I don't think I've ever seen him perform this song live. Written by Chuck Prophet and the mysterious man behind the scene, klipschutz. May Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express come to St. Louis in the not-too-distant future.

8:57 AM
Garland Jeffreys - The Contortionist
Garland Jeffreys The Contortionist
The King of In Between Big Lake Music 2012
This really fine Stones-influenced track also features Lou Reed on background vocals.
9:01 AM
Bill Frisell - Messin' with the Kid
Bill Frisell Messin' with the Kid
Guitar in the Space Age! Okeh Records 2014

Music bed. Instrumental version of the Junior Wells hit penned by Mel London.

9:05 AM
Plas Johnson - Grease Patrol
Plas Johnson Grease Patrol
The Wrecking Crew! Rockbeat 2015
Music bed. 1955 instrumental written by Wrecking Crew saxophonist Plas Johnson.
9:05 AM
Katie Webster - Your Cheatin' Heart
Katie Webster Your Cheatin' Heart N
The Blues According to Hank Williams Richard Weize Archives 2022

The Hank Williams song gets the swamp boogie queen treatment on this recording circa 1958-1959.

9:08 AM
Jerry Lee Lewis - Over the Rainbow
Jerry Lee Lewis Over the Rainbow
Killer Country Rhino/Elektra 1980

Jerry Lee Lewis puts his stamp on this standard written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

9:12 AM
Fats Domino - You Win Again
Fats Domino You Win Again
I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial & ABC-Paramount Recordings Bear Family 2019

Written by Hank Williams and recorded for the Imperial label in 1962. It's crazy. In 1962 he recorded three LPs plus some singles (including this one) with non-LP material. He kept that recording pace up for pretty much the period of 1956 through 1965.

9:14 AM
Huey "Piano" Smith - Little Liza Jane
Huey "Piano" Smith Little Liza Jane
Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk And Soul Soul Jazz Records 2001

Recorded in 1956 and featuring the lead vocals of Huey "Piano" Smith and backing vocals by Junior Gordon and Dave Dixon.

9:17 AM
Cozy Eggleston - Big Heavy (Blue Light Boogie)
Cozy Eggleston Big Heavy (Blue Light Boogie)
Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol 1 Delmark Records 1992
Music bed. 1954 instrumental composition by saxophonist Cozy Eggleston.
9:19 AM
Joan Shelley - Forever Blues
Joan Shelley Forever Blues N
The Spur No Quarter 2022

Written by Joan Shelley and found on one of my favorite records of 2022.

9:22 AM
Olivia Newton-John - God Only Knows
Olivia Newton-John God Only Knows
If You Love Me , Let Me Know MCA 1974

Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher. Beautiful.

9:25 AM
Plains - Problem with It
Plains Problem with It N
Walk With You A Ways Anti- 2022

Plains is a collaboration between Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and singer-songwriter Jess Williamson. This is the first single from their forthcoming album being released on October 14th.

9:29 AM
Dan Bern - The Golden Voice of Vin Scully
Dan Bern The Golden Voice of Vin Scully N
The Golden Voice of Vin Scully (single) Self-Released 2022

RIP Vin Scully. No baseball announcer ever did it better. Recorded in 2012 but now augmented with Vin Scully's famous call of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965.

9:34 AM
Kelsey Waldon - Season's Ending
Kelsey Waldon Season's Ending N
No Regular Dog Oh Boy Records 2022

From her forthcoming album being released tomorrow (Friday, 8/11). Produced by Shooter Jennings.

9:39 AM
Booker T. & the MGs - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Booker T. & the MGs I Want You (She's So Heavy)
McLemore Avenue Stax Records 1970

Music bed. I need the right music bed to talk about the special episode of Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst which immediately follows this show today from 10AM-noon. All Beatles songs sung in a whole lot of different languages. We're talking entertainment value on a worldwide level here, folks! Highgly recommended!

9:42 AM
Cara Louise - Wholesome Dread
Cara Louise Wholesome Dread N
Wholesome Dread Soul Step Records 2022

Title track to her forthcoming album being released on September 30th. All songs produced and mixed by David Beeman. Cara Louise will be having an album release party for her latest LP, "Wholesome Dread", at The Golden Record in St Louis in October (Friday, 10/7). Also on the bill are Ashley Byrne, Caroline, and Teshua Parker.

9:46 AM
Bettie Serveert - Cos I Luv You
Bettie Serveert Cos I Luv You
Superhits of the Seventies - 2017 Edition Mike Shell 2017

Cover version of the 1971 Slade song written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Lead vocals by Carol van Dijk.

9:50 AM
Carson McHone - Fingernail Moon
Carson McHone Fingernail Moon
Still Life Merge Records 2022

The Texas singer-songwriter recorded this album in Ontario with Canadian musician and producer Daniel Romano. Daniel Romano with Carson McHone will be appearing at Old Rock House in September (Friday 9/23).


9:54 AM
Richmond Fontaine - We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
Richmond Fontaine We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River El Cortez 2009

Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.