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Sep 15, 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.
Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm Prancing
I Like Ike! The Best of Ike Turner Rhino 1994
Music bed. 1961 instrumental composition by Ike Turner.
Ramsey Lewis Function At The Junction N
Goin' Latin Cadet Records 1967
RIP Ramsey Lewis who just passed away at age 87. The jazz (and beyond) world renowned pianist started out releasing albums with bassist Eldee Young and drummer Red Holt as the Ramsey Lewis Trio. By 1966, however, he started making albums with a much larger band. This instrumental version of the Shorty Long hit was arranged by Richard Evans and features the rhythm section of bassist Cleveland Eaton II and drummer Maurice White (of Earth, Wind & Fire fame) who replaced Young and Holt.
Shorty Long Don't Mess With My Weekend
Here Comes...Shorty Long - The Complete Motown Stereo Masters Kent 2012
Found on this highly recommended compilation of his two albums plus bonus tracks. This track was recorded in 1968 and was written by Shorty Long and Sylvia Moy.
Sylvie Mora Summertime
The Cole Slaw Club - The Big Rhythm & Blues Revue Bear Family Records 2016
I've undertaken the mission of playing a different version of "Summertime" on every episode of M2M taking place during the summer. I only have one week to go. Fall begins 8:04 PM CDT next Thursday (9/22) for those of you keeping track. This is a version you don't get to hear often. This version of the standard written by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward was originally released in 1959 on the Verve label. Starts off acapella before everything really gets going in full swing. Great version.
Anita O'Day Love Me or Leave Me
Anita Sings the Most Verve 1957
You can't go wrong with music backing by Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), and John Poole (drums). Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn.
Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco All Saints Day
You're Driving Me Crazy Exile 2018
Joey DeFrancesco passed away several weeks ago at age 51. You get to hear his mastery of the Hammond B3 on this song written by Van Morrison. He also plays piano and trumpet on this album.
Shorty Long Night Fo' Last
The Complete Motown Singles-Vol. 8: 1968 Hip-O Select 1968
Music bed. Instrumental version (a version also exists where he sings lead) recorded in 1967. Written by Shorty Long and Clarence Paul.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio The In Crowd
The In Crowd Cadet 1965
Live instrumental recording of the Billy Page-penned song which was previously a hit for Dobie Gray but not as big a hit as this version was. Recorded at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D,C. in 1965. Ramsey Lewis on piano, Eldee Young on bass and cello. and Redd Holt on drums.
Aretha Franklin My Song
Atlantic Soul - 1959-1975 Rhino Handmade 2007
Cover version of a Johnny Ace song originally released as a single b-side on the Atlantic label in 1968.
Bobby Womack Fly Me to the Moon
Fly Me To The Moon Minit 1968
Composed by Bart Howard and first made famous by Frank Sinatra. Bobby Emmons plays keyboards on this 1968 track.
Bill Withers & Bobby Womack It's All Over Now
Just As I Am / Still Bill Raven 2003
1975 duet released as a single in 1975 and one of two bonus tracks on this reissue of Bill Wither's finest albums - Just As I Am (1971) and Still Bill (1972). Penned by Bobby Womack and Shirley Jean Womack.
The Bo-Keys Deuce and a Quarter
The Royal Sessions Electraphonic Recording 2004
This track features the guitar and vocals of the late Skip Pitts. "Buckle up, y'all, let's ride this joint!" He's played on a lot of great tracks but he's best known for the wah-wah guitar on "Theme From Shaft."
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Jimmy's Groove
Jimmy's Groove - Single Colemine Records 2021
Music bed. Wed 10/5-Sun 10/9 Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Jazz St. Louis. Highly recommended.
Ramsey Lewis Wade In The Water
Wade In The Water Cadet 1966
Here's another one in memory of Ramsey Lewis. Instrumental version of the traditional gospel song which, improbably, became a big hit. The single sold over a million copies. Arranged and conducted by Richard Evans and, once again, taking a big band approach.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend
I Can't Sit Down - An Introduction to The Godmother of Rock'n'Roll En Avant La Zizique ! 2016
Written by Katie Bell Nubin (Sister Rosetta Tharpe's mother) and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (born Rosetta Nubin). Recorded in 1947.
The Consolers This May Be the Last Time
I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Tompkin's Square 2013
Sublime 1958 B-side from the Miami-based gospel group.
The Blasters Samson and Delilah
Hard Line Rhino/Warner Records 1985
Traditional gospel song arranged by Phil Alvin. Backing vocals by Herman Johnson and Bobby King.
Clara Ward Dead End Street
Soul Gospel, Vol. 2 Soul Jazz 2006
Written by David Axelrod and Ben Raleigh and made famous by Lou Rawls. The gospel singer recorded this single b-side for the Capitol label in 1969.
Jimmy McGriff Step One
Greatest Hits Blue Note Records 1997
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Jimmy McGriff recorded in 1968.
Booker T. & the MGs Jellybread
Soul Dressing Stax Records 1965
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Lewis Steinberg, and Steve Cropper.
Bob Dylan (feat. Mike Bloomfield) The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands Columbia/Legacy 2014
This live version was recorded at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre on November 15, 1980 and features Mike Bloomfield on guitar. This Mike Bloomfield box set was produced and curated by Al Kooper. Dylan's lyrics on this are so different than the version which ended up on his 1981 "Shot of Love" album. The way Dylan tears into this performance is truly inspiring.
Willie Nelson & Calexico Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
I'm Not There Soundtrack Columbia Records 2007
A lot of people had problems with this Todd Haynes film but it gave us one of the finest collections of various artists doing Bob Dylan songs that I've heard. And I'd gladly pay for an entire album of songs with Willie Nelson being backed by Calexico.
Garden Ruin Quarterstick 2006
Written by Joey Burns and featuring the duet vocals of Joey Burns and the quite wonderful Spanish singer, Amparo Sánchez. Sat 10/8 Calexico – The Sheldon. Highly recommended.
Amparo Sánchez Corazon de la Realidad (feat. Joey Burns & John Convertino from Calexico)
Tucson-Habana [PIAS] Recordings Catalogue 2010
This album by the Spanish singer/songwriter was engineered by Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico and they also play on the album. This song was written by Amparo Sánchez and Joey Burns. I love her voice.
Calexico Gypsy's Curse
The Black Light Quarterstick Records 1998
Music bed. Instrumental composed by Joey Burns.
The Paranoid Style I'd Bet My Land and Titles
For Executive Meeting Bar/None Records 2022
There's a whole lot packed into that 2:58. Lead singer and songwriter Elizabeth Nelson is joined by Patterson Hood on guest vocals for this song. Nods to John Prine and Warren Zevon (at least, in my mind) among others. "One last illegal smile, I’d bet my land and titles / Oh, I know you wanna kill your idols but yr idols are dead / This ain’t no church revival, this ain’t no public recital / No one wants a second viewing once you chart a course to ruin, no one ever calls from Vegas / just to wonder how you’re doing / I can’t see for miles -- but -- I’d bet my land and titles."
The Rolling Stones Rip This Joint
Live at the El Mocambo Polydor Records 2022
Recorded live at the 300-seat El Mocambo club in Toronto on March 4-5, 1977. Sure, you don't get the blistering sax solo by Bobby Keys on this but try to imagine being in a venue this small and hearing this! 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.
Patti Smith Gloria: In Excelsis Deo/Gloria
Horses Arista 1975
I haven't played this one on the show in a long time. I have no reasonable explanation. There are opening lines and then there are opening lines. Poetry meets garage rock meets punk. Can't really top this. Guitar by Lenny Kaye and produced by John Cale.
The Avengers Thin White Line
Avengers Devoted Ruins 2012
Recorded circa 1977-1978. Penelope Houston on lead vocals, Greg Ingraham on guitar, James Wilsey (forever known for his guitar playing on Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game") on bass, and Danny Furious on drums.
The Plugz Hombre Secreto (Secret Agent Man)
Repo Man: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack MCA 1984
Spanish version of the Johnny Rivers hit written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri.
James Wilsey San Bernardino
El Dorado Lakeshore Records 2008
Music bed. From James Calvin Wilsey's only album - eleven instrumental compositions written by him.
The Beths Head in the Clouds N
Expert in a Dying Field Carpark Records 2022
Melodic indie pop band out of Auckland, New Zealand fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Elizabeth Strokes. This new album is highly recommended. So are their live shows.
Quivers If Only
If Only / I Just Wanted To See You So Bad Bandcamp 2022
This original song by the Australian band is sung by bassist Bella Quinlan instead of the primary lead vocalist, Sam Nicholson. Currently touring the U.S. See them if you're in the area. St. Louis is not so lucky.
Nina Nastasia Blind as Batsies N
Riderless Horse Temporary Residence Ltd. 2022
"I will go with you wherever / Digging holes for buried treasure / End the day with just our dirty feet / Tomorrow is a new adventure / Hearts of sorrow, hearts of pleasure / I love you and I know you love me / No matter when / No matter how we live or die / I've found a friend / I'm gonna take you where I fly." Gets darker from there. Sad and beautiful.
Robyn Hitchcock The Inner Life of Scorpio N
Shufflemania Tiny Ghost Records 2022
From his forthcoming album being released on October 18th. Written by Robyn Hitchcock and featuring Johnny Marr on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, strings, bass, drums, and backing vocals.
Ben Harper Inland Empire
Winter is for Lovers Anti/Epitaph 2020
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Ben Harper.
Santo & Johnny Tear Drop
The Best of Santo & Johnny Stardust 1997
Music bed. 1960 Santo & Johnny original instrumental composition.
Melissa Carper Ain't a Day Goes By N
Ramblin' Soul Mae Music 2022
From her forthcoming album being released on November 18th. Chris Scruggs plays the guitar and steel on this album.
James Wilsey Insomnia
El Dorado Lakeshore Records 2008
Instrumental composition by James Calvin Wilsey. To my ears, it works as a companion piece to Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk."
Angel Olsen & Sturgill Simpson Big Time
Big Time - Single Jagjaguwar 2022
New version of the title song to her latest album which is a duet between her and Sturgill Simpson.
T-Bone Burnett Oh No Darling
T-Bone Burnett Dot Records 1986
Written by T-Bone Burnett and featuring Jerry Douglas on dobro, Byron Berline on fiddle, Jerry Scheff on bass, David Hidalgo on guitar, and Billy Swan on backing vocals.
Billy Swan Everything's the Same (Ain't Nothing Changed)
The Best of Billy Swan Epic/Legacy 1998
Written by Billy Swan and recorded in 1975.
Bob Dylan Turkey Chase
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Columbia Records 1973
Instrumental composition by Bob Dylan for the 1973 Sam Peckinpah film.
Nancy Sinatra Hello LA, Bye-Bye Birmingham
Start Walkin' 1965-1976 Light in the Attic Records 2021
Written by Delaney Bramlett and Mac Davis and recorded for the Reprise label in 1970. Produced by Billy Strange.
Los Lobos Tony y Maria
Good Morning Aztlán Mammoth Records 2002
Really affecting song written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez and featuring Bucky Baxter on pedal steel.
Jon Langford & Sally Timms Broken Bottle
Por Vida Or Music 2004
Found on this 2-CD collection of various artists covering Alejandro Escovedo songs. Some of the other artists on this include Ian Hunter, Calexico, Son Volt, Jennifer Warnes, Chris Stamey, and John Cale. What a wonderfully intimate duet. "If I could reveal what I feel for you / And mark my words with a gentle kiss / Like Saint George I'd slay the dragon / Just to find I'd lost."
Wussy North Sea Girls
Attica! Shake It! 2014
Music by Wussy. Lyrics and vocals by Lisa Walker.
Richmond Fontaine Casino Lights
The Fitzgerald El Cortez Records 2005
"Casino lights, they only bring darkness to the night."
Richmond Fontaine Horace and the Trophy
Don't Skip Out On Me El Cortez 2017
Music bed. Instrumental composition by the band based out of Portland, OR.
Ian McLagan & the Bump Band An Innocent Man
Never Say Never 00:02:59 LLC 2009
Written by Ian McLagan.
The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep Rhino 2005
1973 song written by Ronnie Lane. Masterpiece.
The Flat Five Butterflies Don't Bite - Vocal Mix
Butterflies Don't Bite - Vocal Mix (single) Pravda 2021
This is a vocal forward remix of a song from their 2020 "Another World." Written by Chris Ligon and now taking on kind of a Free Design meets Herb Alpert kind of thing.
Duane Eddy Water Skiing
Guitar Star The Complete RCA Singles As & Bs Real Gone Music 2017
Music bed. 1964 instrumental composition by Duane Eddy.