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Sep 1, 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.
Roy Montrell Mudd
Oooh-Whee Baby (New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, 1956 -1960) Rhythm & Blues Classics 2012
Music bed. 1960 instrumental composition by New Orleans guitarist Roy Montrell.
Dee Dee Warwick We're Doing Fine
I Want To Be With You /I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Mercury 1967
Written by Horace Ott and recorded by other artists such as Dusty Springfield, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, and Chris Farlowe.
James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet
Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify Sundazed 2002
Composed by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham and recorded in 1966 for Bell Records.
The Knight Brothers Temptation 'Bout to Get Me
Chess Soul - A Decade of Chicago's Finest MCA 1997
This duo was made up of Richard Dunbar and James Diggs and James Diggs wrote this song recorded for the Checker label in 1965. "You'll never know how hard I've tried to keep the faith." Deep soul track of the highest order.
Nina Simone Do What You Gotta Do N
Clowns Exit Laughing: The Jimmy Webb Songbook Ace 2022
Written by Jimmy Webb and recorded for the RCA Victor label in 1968 for her "Nuff Said!" LP. Arranged and conducted by Horace Ott. There's that name again.
Al Wilson Poor Side of Town
Searching for the Dolphins Soul City 1968
Written by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler. Produced by Johnny Rivers and arranged by Gene Page.
The Civil Tones Trepidation L
Rotisserie Twist Pravda Records 1996
Written by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler. Produced by Johnny Rivers and arranged by Gene Page.
Angelique Kidjo Summertime
Keep On Moving - The Best of Angelique Kidjo Wrasse Records 2013
Continuing my mission of playing a different version of "Summertime" during every summer episode of M2M. This version of has never been played on this show. Thanks to Scott Douglass for recommending this version to me. Angélique Kidjo is from a country in West Africa called Benin (Beh-neen) and this version of the standard written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward was recorded for the Island label in 1997.
The Staple Singers Slippery People
The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 Kent Records 2004
1984 Talking Heads cover. Mavis Staples often includes this in her live sets, though, she didn't play it at her show at the Fox a few weeks back. It didn't matter. that show was peerless.
Mavis Staples Can You Get to That
One True Vine Anti/Epitaph 2013
Funkadelic cover written by George Clinton and Ernie Harris and produced by Jeff Tweedy.
Funkadelic You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
Cosmic Slop Westbound Records 1973
Written by George Clinton and Sidney Barnes. Bernie Worrell on keyboards.
Sly & The Family Stone Ride the Rhythm
Dance To The Music Epic 1968
This one will get a party started. Written by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart and found on their second release. This album was a harbinger of greater things to follow.
Sly & The Family Stone Never Do Your Woman Wrong (Instrumental)
Dance To The Music (Bonus Tracks Edition) [2007 Remaster] Epic/Legacy 1968
Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental written by Sylvester Stewart and recorded in 1967.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Soul Sweet Song N
I Am The Moon: Episode IV. Farewell Fantasy 2022
This new album is the fourth and final one of the I Am the Moon album series. They have been releasing a new album every month. This was written by Gabe Dixon and Mike Mattison about long-time band member, Kofi Burbridge, who isn't currently playing with the band.
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco Sticks and Stones
You're Driving Me Crazy Legacy Recordings 2018
RIP Joey DeFrancesco who recently passed away at age 51. He was a Hammond B3 and piano virtuoso, and you can hear that in full force on this R&B song written by Titus Turner and Henry Glover.
Mel & Tim Backfield in Motion R
If Loving You Is Wrong...20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers Kent Soul 2002
The Missouri Tigers kick off their football season tonight with a game at 7PM against Louisiana Tech. Thanks to Spencer for the sublime request!
Rick Danko, Jonas Fjeld & Eric Andersen Blue River
Danko/Fjeld/Andersen Rykodisc 1991
Such a soulful vocal by Rick Danko on this beautiful song written by Eric Andersen. Eric Andersen sings harmonies along with members from the Oslo Gospel choir.
The Band with Dr. John Such a Night
The Last Waltz Warner Bros. 1978
Recorded live on Thanksgiving in 1976 at Bill Graham's San Francisco dance hall, Winterland. Written by Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John).
Herb Hardesty Coach Train
The Domino Effect Ace Records 2012
Music bed. 1958 New Orleans instrumental written by Herb Hardesty. He played tenor sax on many Fats Domino songs.
Booker T. & the MGs Over Easy
Soul Limbo Stax Records 1968
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Booker T. Jones , and Al Jackson, Jr.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Call It Pretending
Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy 2001
Recorded when they were still (really unfortunately) known as the Golliwogs but released as their first single as Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1967 on the Scorpio label. Written by John Fogerty but listed under the pseudonym of T. Spicebush Swallowtail on the single. This would be the last time he wouldn't be credited as "John Fogerty."
Miko Marks Long as I Can See the Light
Race Records - EP Redtone Records 2021
Very fine rendition of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song penned by John Fogerty. She has a new album coming out this fall.
Tami Neilson The Grudge N
Kingmaker Outside Music 2022
Tami Neilson is a singer-songwriter out of New Zealand. I found out about this release from my friend Rick Sanford. Here is what he wrote about it. "The lacerating strings arranged by Victoria Kelly and oily banjo-led creep of the tempo on this sleek narrative from her excellent fifth album, The Kingmaker, part warning and part beckoning, and the coiled restraint of Tami Neilson’s muscular voice recalls Bobbie Gentry, murder-ballad Dolly Parton, and a slew of artists who came out of that still-beguiling swamp after, like Neko Case, Arum Rae, and Grey DeLisle, but she threads the needle of nodding to that rich history without being too beholden to it." Well, that was intriguing enough to make me want to seek it out and give it a listen. I'm glad I did!
The Paranoid Style Seven Year Ache N
For Executive Meeting Bar/None Records 2022
This Rosanne Cash cover features the lead vocals of Elizabeth Nelson who wrote all the other songs on the album. You will be hearing some of those in the weeks to come because she is a terrific songwriter (and writer about music, as well). This song just happened to fit in best with this set.
Margo Price Been To The Mountain N
Been To The Mountain - Single Bandcamp 2022
New no-holds-barred single from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
Cal Valentine And The Texas Rockers The Boogie Twist Part 1
Los Alamos Grind! The Numero Group 2016
1961 instrumental recorded for the Lyons label by the Texas rocker.
Arctic Monkeys There’d Better Be A Mirrorball N
The Car Domino 2022
From the Sheffield, England-based band's forthcoming album being released on October 21st. Alex Turner is one of the finest rock (and beyond) singers out there. Looking forward to hearing the entire album.
Lisa Morales She Ought to Be King N
She Ought to Be King Zaino Records 2022
Lisa Morales harks from Tucson and happens to be a cousin of Linda Ronstadt. She co-wrote this title track of her new album with Eric Tessmer and the album was produced by multi-instrumentalist, David Garza.
Watkins Family Hour Thanks a Lot N
Vol. II Family Hour Records 2022
The album indicated this was written by Rich Charlie. Oops. This is vastly different than Charlie Rich's version. Anyway, I like it. Sean Watkins and Sara Watkins share vocals throughout the song and Jon Brion plays the electric guitar solo on this.
The Rolling Stones Route 66 (Radio Edit) N
Live at the El Mocambo Polydor Records 2022
Recorded live at the 300-seat El Mocambo club in Toronto on March 4-5, 1977. Written by Bobby Troup. 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.
Billy Preston Greazee
16-Yr. Old Soul ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. 2011
Music bed. Instrumental from his reissued 1963 debut album originally released on the Derby label. Composed by J.W. Alexander, Billy Preston, and Fred Smith. Recorded at the age of 16, hence, the album title.
Finn's Motel Awake, Alive, Alone L
Jupiter Rex Finn's Motel 2017
Written by and featuring a fine vocal by Joe Thebeau. Trauma Harness, Finn's Motel, Soft Crisis, and Electric Toothbrush Sisters will be at Off Broadway this Saturday, September 3. Doors 6pm / Show 7 PM.
Chuck Prophet Wish Me Luck
Night Surfer Yep Roc Records 2014
Written by Mission Express guitarist extraordinaire James DePrato, Chuck Prophet, and frequent collaborator klipschutz. "So wish me luck / Even though l don't need it / Wish me luck / If it's not too much to ask / Wish me luck / It's not like I really need it / It just feels so good to hear it any way."
Ian Hunter Ripoff
Rant Fuel 2000 2001
Written by Ian Hunter. "I don't wanna be no traitor to the cause / But England is a luxury - not many can afford / There's people going under - it's getting out of hand / Whatever happened to our - our green and pleasant land?" And, remeber, this was written pre-Brexit.
Los Diablos Negros Last Night
Algo Salvaje: Untamed 60s Beat and Garage Nuggets From Spain Munster 2016
Music bed. 1963 cover version of the Mar-Keys instrumental by this band based out of Madrid.
Alejandro Escovedo Fort Worth Blue
Street Songs of Love Fantasy Records 2010
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Alejandro Escovedo and David Pulkingham.
Valerie June Look At Miss Ohio N
Under Cover Fantasy 2022
Written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch and found on her new 8-song EP of cover songs.
Jake Xerxes Fussell In Florida
Good and Green Again Paradise of Bachelors 2022
This album contains five traditional songs with lead vocals by Jake Xerxes Fussell and four original instrumental compositions (including this one). All are noteworthy. Highly recommended.
The Red-Headed Strangers Run Back to You L
No Time to Waste The Red-Headed Strangers 2018
Written and sung by Maureen Sullivan - one of five songwriters in this long-running St. Louis band. The Red-Headed Strangers will be at the Tower Grove Farmers Market this Saturday (9/3) from 10am-noon.
Joan Shelley The Spur
The Spur No Quarter 2022
Written by Katie Peabody and Joan Shelley. This album is a thing of beauty.
Richard Thompson Twilight Cowboy
Grizzly Man Soundtrack Sony 2005
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Richard Thompson recorded for the documentary film by Werner Herzog.
The Brother Brothers Waltzing's For Dreamers N
Cover to Cover Compass Records 2022
Written by Richard Thompson and featuring the vocals of identical twins, Adam and David Moss.
Richard & Linda Thompson Walking On a Wire
Shoot Out the Lights Ryko/Rhino 1982
As perfect as a song can be. Written by Richard Thompson and featuring the devasting and gorgeous vocals of Linda Thompson and a guitar solo that takes you to the brink of looking over the abyss.
Weyes Blood Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Uncut: Dylan ...Revisited Uncut Magazine 2021
To celebrate Bob Dylan's 80th birthday last year, UK music magazine, Uncut, had fourteen artists record new versions of Bob Dylan songs. Natalie Mering (aka Weyes Blood) closes out the compilation with this take on one of Bob Dylan's most epic songs. Slowly builds to a beautiful close.
Mogwai Emergency Trap
Mr. Beast [PIAS] Recordings Catalogue 2006
Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Glasgow, Scotland.
Goldie & The Gingerbreads What Kind of Man Are You N
Girls With Guitars Gonna Shake! Ace 2022
Written by Ray Charles and recorded in 1965. Produced by Shel Talmy.
Dion It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 Columbia/Legacy 2017
Written by Bob Dylan. Recorded in 1965 and finally released in its album form in 2017. Produced by Tom Wilson. I can't recommend this one highly enough. The best reissue of 2017 to my ears.
Bob Dylan Maggie's Farm
Bringing It All Back Home Columbia 1965
One of his earliest forays into going electric. Still sounds great after all these years.
The Bobby Fuller Four The Lonely Dragster
KRLA King Of The Wheels Mustang Records 1965
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Bobby Fuller.