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Aug 25, 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.
Mickey & The Soul Generation Soulful Sickness
Iron Leg: The Complete Mickey & The Soul Generation Cali-Tex Records 2013
Music bed. Instrumental from the soul and funk band out of San Antonio, TX recorded circa 1973.
Esther Phillips Fever
Brand New Day: The Lenox / Atlantic & Roulette Recordings (1962-1970) Soulmusic Records 2020
A rather grooving version of the standard written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport and recorded for Atlantic in 1966.
Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds Love-Itis
Love-Itis (Rare & Unissued 45‘s From the Vaults Of Magic Touch: 1967-1977) Soul-Tay-Shus 2011
Harvey Scales formed the Seven Sounds in Milwaukee and recorded this song in 1967 for the Magic Touch label. Co-written by Harvey Scales and Albert Vance and later covered by the J. Geils Band in 1975.
Freddie Houston Chills & Fever
Popcorn Story Vol.2 The 'Mojo' Man Presents 28 Popcorn Gems Koko-Mojo 2021
Originally recorded in 1963 by the NYC-based soul singer for the Old Town label. Written by Rosa La King.
Little Walter Temperature
Confessin' the Blues Geffen* 1997
Written by Little Walter and Joel Cohen. Recorded for the Chess label in 1957 and featuring Willie Dixon on bass.
Joe Tex Pneumonia
Get Way Back: The 1950s Recordings Ace 2008
This was written by Joe Tex and recorded for the King label in 1956. Any similarity to "Fever" is purely intentional.
Little Willie John I'm Shakin'
The King Sessions 1958-1960 Ace 2005
Written by Rudy Toombs and recorded for King Records in 1960.
Chuck Berry Low Feeling
One Dozen Berrys Chess 1958
Music bed. Instrumental composition written by Chuck Berry and found on his second album release. Basically "Blue Feeling" - also on the album - slowed down.
The Rolling Stones All Down the Line
Live at the El Mocambo Polydor Records 2022
Famously bootlegged but now officially released with better sound. Recorded live at the 300-seat El Mocambo club in Toronto on March 4-5, 1977. They tear into this song originally released on Exile on Main St. 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.
Lorraine Ellison Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Best of Loma Records - Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label Rhino/Warner Records 1995
This 1968 recording is the original version of the song later covered by Janis Joplin. Written by Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor. Produced by Jerry Ragovoy.
Jackie Ross Summertime
Jerk & Twine: The Complete Chess Recordings Kent 2012
Here we go again with a different version of "Summertime" for every summer episode of M2M. Recorded in 1964 for Chess records by this artist born in St. Louis. Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward.
Percy Mayfield and Orchestra The Big Question
The Specialty Story Specialty 1994
Written by Percy Mayfield and recorded for the Specialty label in 1952.
Aretha Franklin River's Invitation
Soul '69 Rhino Atlantic 1969
Written by Percy Mayfield and recorded in 1968. Kenny Burrell plays guitar on this track.
Jerry Lee Lewis Hit the Road Jack N
Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll 1 - My Baby Left Me Atomicat 2022
Written by Percy Mayfield and, of course a big hit for Ray Charles. I'm not sure when this was recorded. It's not the single version he put out in 1963 on the Smash label where the backing vocalists sound like chipmunks. This is way better.
Gus Jenkins and His Orchestra Hit The Road
Motorvatin' Vol 3 Koko-Mojo 2021
Music bed. 1958 instrumental written by keyboardist, singer, and bandleader Gus Jenkins and Charles Reynolds and originally released on the Flash label in 1958.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Careless Whisper
I Told You So Colemine Records 2021
All instrumental version of the Wham! hit written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. They will be at Jazz St. Louis in October 5-9. Highly recommended!
Shemekia Copeland Too Far To Be Gone N
Done Come Too Far Alligator 2022
This marks her third consecutive release to be recorded in Nashville with producer/guitarist Will Kimbrough and it's a powerful one. This one features the slide guitar skills of Sonny Landreth.
Bonnie Raitt Everybody's Crying Mercy
If You're Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison Fat Possum 2019
2017 live recording featuring some pretty great piano playing by the late, great Mike Finnigan. Written by Mose Allison.
Mose Allison Young Man's Blues
I'm Not Talking: The Song Stylings of Mose Allison 1957-1971 BGP 2016
Written by Mose Allison and recorded for the Prestige label in 1957.
Willie Mitchell Wade in the Water
Poppa Willie - The Hi Years / 1962-74 Demon 2001
Music bed. 1970 instrumental version of the traditional gospel song.
Calexico Unconditional Waltz
The Thread That Keeps Us P-VINE RECORDS 2018
Music bed. Instrumental composition by multi-instrumentalist Martin Wenk.
Joe Henry Our Song
Civilians Anti/Epitaph 2007
"This was my country / This frightful and this angry land / But it's my right if the worst of it might still / Somehow make me a better man
The sun is unforgiving and / There's nobody who would choose this town / But we've squandered so much of our good will / That there's nowhere else will have us now
We push in line at the picture show / For cool air and a chance to see / A vision of ourselves portrayed as / Younger and braver and humble and free.
This was our country / This was our song / Somewhere in the middle there / Though it started badly and it's ending wrong"
Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary
The Bright Mississippi Nonesuch 2009
Instrumental version of the standard written by Joe Primrose. Produced by Joe Henry. The rest of the band joining Allen Toussaint on piano on this is made up of Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), David Piltch (bass), and Jay Bellarose (drums, percussion).
Anna Tivel Ruins N
Outsiders Mama Bird Recording Co. 2022
New album from the Portland, OR singer-songwriter which just came out last Friday. Beautiful and haunting. This one goes out to Renate in Stuttgart, Germany who made me aware of this artist.
Nina Nastasia Just Stay in Bed N
Riderless Horse Temporary Residence Ltd. 2022
This is her first album in twelve years and comes after the suicide of her partner Kennan Gudjonsson. Produced by Nina Nastasia and Steve Albini. Nina Nastasia: "Terrible things happen. These were some terrible things. So, what to do – learn something valuable, connect with people, move the fuck out of that apartment, remember the humor, find the humor, tell the truth, and make a record. I made a record."
Aimee Mann Nothing Is Good Enough (instrumental)
Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) Reprise 1999
Music bed. Instrumental version of an Aimee Mann composition.
Robyn Hitchcock The Shuffle Man N
Shufflemania Tiny Ghost Records 2022
From his forthcoming album being released on October 21st. Robyn Hitchcock plays rhythm guitar and sings lead and Brendan Benson plays everything else and sings backing vocals. Off kilter pop impossible not to like.
Watkins Family Hour The Way I Feel Inside (feat. Lucius) N
Vol. II Family Hour Records 2022
This terrific version of a Zombies song written by Rod Argent starts off the album in grand style. Joining Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins on vocals are Lucius (Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) and Benmont Tench adds Casio and a piano solo.
Watkins Family Hour The Late Show (feat. Jackson Browne) N
Vol. II Family Hour Records 2022
I was torn between playing this Jackson Browne song or the preceding Zombies song and then it suddenly occurred to me, hey, why not play them both? Sara Watkins sings lead on this and backing vocals are provided by Jackson Browne and Sean Watkins. And Greg Leisz plays Weissenborn slide guitar on this, to great effect.
The Brother Brothers These Days N
Cover to Cover Compass Records 2022
The Brooklyn-based duo is made up of identical twins, Adam and David Moss and this is a really fine version of the Jackson Browne song.
Julia Jacklin Moviegoer N
PRE PLEASURE Polyvinyl Records 2022
From the Australian singer-songwriter's forthcoming album being released tomorrow (Friday 8/26). Thanks to Rob Levy of Juxtaposition (Wednesdays 7-9pm) for getting this in my hands!
The Delines Leaving JJ's
The Night Always Comes Self-Released 2021
Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.
Finn's Motel Early Spring
Jupiter Rex Finn's Motel 2017
Written by Joe Thebeau. 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.
The Creation Making Time
Action Painting Numero Group 2017
Recorded in 1966 and produced by Shel Talmy (The Kinks, The Who). Written by Eddie Phillips and Kenny Pickett.
The Kinks Do You Remember Walter?
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Reprise 1968
Written by Ray Davies. "Walter, isn't it a shame the way our little world has changed." Kind of the theme of the album.
The Jam Thick as Thieves
Setting Sons Polydor 1979
Written by Paul Weller. "Thick as thieves us / We'd stick together for all time / And we meant it / But it turns out / Just for a while / We stole the friendship that bound us together."
Kirsty MacColl Don't Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!
Kite Virgin 1989
Written by Kirsty MacColl. One of her greatest songs. Gone way too soon.
Los Straitjackets I Live on a Battlefield
What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets Yep Roc Records 2017
Music bed. Instrumental version of a Nick Lowe composition.
Floyd Cramer Flip, Flop and Bop
RCA Country Legends RCA 2001
Music bed. 1958 instrumental composition by Floyd Cramer.
Eli "Paperboy" Reed Mama Tried
Down Every Road Yep Roc Records 2022
Written by Merle Haggard and given the soul treatment by Eli "Paperboy" Reed. It works.
Candi Staton You Don't Have Far to Go
His Hands Honest Jon's Records 2006
Written by Merle Haggard and Red Simpson. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Mark Nevers.
Dusty Springfield Willie and Laura Mae Jones
The Complete Atlantic Singles: 1968-1971 Real Gone Music / Atlantic 2021
Mono version of a song written by Tony Joe White and released as a single in 1969 on the Atlantic label.
Jim Ford Harlan County
Harlan County Sundown 1969
Written and produced by Jim Ford. Among the backing musicians on this are James Burton on guitar, Dr John on keys, Gerry McGee on bass, and Jim Keltner on drums. The man had some stories.
Willie Nelson & Lucinda Williams Live Forever N
Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver New West 2022
From this forthcoming tribute album celebrating the artistry of Billy Joe Shaver which is being released on November 11th. Other artists on this album include George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham and Nikki Lane, Steve Earle, Edie Brickell, Rodney Crowell, Margo Price, Allison Russell, and Amanda Shires.
Duane Eddy The Lonely One
Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of 1959 Hasmick 2014
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazelwood.
Patty Loveless Busted
Mountain Soul II Time-Life Music 2009
Oft-covered song written by Harlan Howard and done, wonderfully, in bluegrass fashion by Patty Loveless.
Del McCoury Would You Catch A Falling Star (feat. Sierra Hull) N
Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson Easy Eye Sound 2022
Written by Bobby Braddock and recorded by John Anderson in 1982. Del McCoury sings lead on this and backing vocals are by Sierra Hull. Produced by Dan Auerbach.
Early James & Sierra Ferrell Real Low Down Lonesome N
Strange Time To Be Alive Easy Eye Sound 2022
This is the sophomore release by Early James and it is another Dan Auerbach production. Very cool duet between Early James and Sierra Ferrell.
Tommy McLain Before I Grow Too Old N
I Ran Down Every Dream Yep Roc Records 2022
From his forthcoming album being released tomorrow (Friday, 8/26). Composed by Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, and Robert Guidry (better known as Bobby Charles).
Shannon McNally Save Me Jesus
Small Town Talk Sacred Sumac Records 2013
This album is made up of all cover versions of songs written by Bobby Charles.
Rick Danko Sweet Romance
Rick Danko Arista 1977
Beautiful ballad written by Rick Danko and Emmett Grogan. From his solo debut not recorded too much after the breakup of the Band.
Robbie Robertson Garden of Earthly Delights
Carny-Soundtrack From The Motion Picture Warner Bros. 1980
Music bed. Composed by Alex North and Robbie Robertson for this movie starring Jodie Foster, Gary Busey, and Robbie Robertson.
The Mary Wallopers Frost Is All Over (feat. Radie Peat) N
Frost Is All Over (feat. Radie Peat) - Single Republic of Music 2022
The Mary Wallopers are based out of Dundalk, Ireland. This is a traditional Irish song with some select added new lyrics. Radie Peat of Lankum adds some additional vocals to this, as well. I would love to see this band live.
The Pogues I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day
Rum Sodomy & the Lash WEA 1985
Traditional song sung by bassist Cait O'Riordan.
Shane MacGowan Haunted
The Snake Salvo 1994
Duet with Shane MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor written by Shane MacGowan.
Richard Thompson Banish Misfortune
Strict Tempo! Carthage 1981
Music bed. Traditional Irish jig played on solo acoustic guitar..