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Memphis to Manchester

Sep 22, 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
Al Casey - The Stinger
Al Casey The Stinger
Whip Masters Instrumental Vol. 2 Atomicat 2021

Music bed. 1959 instrumental composed by Al Casey and Lee Hazlewood. Al Casey was a session guitarist who played on songs by artists such as the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, The Monkees, Sarah Vaughan, Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, and a whole lot more.

7:02 AM
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - Buzz Me
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Buzz Me
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Disc C: 1944 - 1946 JSP Records 2001

Originally released in 1946 on the Decca label. Written by Danny Baxter and Louis Jordan's former wife, Fleecie Moore. Also recorded by Sippie Wallace, Ella Mae Moorse, and B.B. King.

7:05 AM
Mark Turnbull - Vera (Did You Get The Stinger Out?)
Mark Turnbull Vera (Did You Get The Stinger Out?)
When I Was Six I Got A Ukelele Beachtown 1977

One of my favorite singer-songwriters in Southern California from the late 70s-early 80s. Besides being a fine singer-songwriter, he is also an accomplished playwright and author.

7:08 AM
The Blasters - Buzz Buzz Buzz
The Blasters Buzz Buzz Buzz
American Music Rollin' Rock 1980
Written by John Gray and Robert Byrd. Lead vocals and harmonica by Phil Alvin.
7:10 AM
Slim Harpo - I'm a King Bee
Slim Harpo I'm a King Bee
The Best of Slim Harpo Hip-O / Universal 1997

Written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo) and originally released on the Excello label in 1957. Recorded in Louisiana with Guitar Gable (guitar), Clinton "Fats" Perrodin (bass), and Clarence "Jockey Etienne (drums).

7:13 AM
Dusty Springfield - Tupelo Honey
Dusty Springfield Tupelo Honey
Cameo Geffen 1973
Written by Van Morrison and including lyrics not heard on his hit version.
7:17 AM
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Spreadin' Honey
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Spreadin' Honey
Express Yourself: The Best of Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Warner Records 1972

Music bed. 1967 instrumental composition by Fred Smith and Magnificent Montague.

7:19 AM
Johnny Lytle - Summertime
Johnny Lytle Summertime
The Sound Of Velvet Soul Tuba Records 1967

Alright, as summer draws to a close tonight at 8:04 P.M., so does hearing a different version of "Summertime" during every summer episode on M2M. Thanks for playing along. East Side Slim of Rhythm Highways made me aware of this very cool vibes-forward instrumental version. As I told him, it's vibe-tastic! Johnny Lytle was a jazz drummer and a vibraphonist of the highest order. Talk about a great slow groove with such soulful vibraphone playing. Yon can hear why people referred to him as "Fast Hands."

7:24 AM
Mable John - Running Out
Mable John Running Out
Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 Light In The Attic 2012

RIP Mable John who passed away on August 25th at age 91. She was the first female artist signed by Motown and later really found her groove at Stax Records. That was followed with a ten-year stint of backing Ray Charles in the Raelettes and then becoming a pastor and singing gospel music. This 1968 Stax single A-side was written by Ashford & Simpson and produced by Steve Cropper.

7:26 AM
Mable John - Don't Get Caught
Mable John Don't Get Caught
500 Atlantic R&B/Soul Singles Vol.5 1967-68 Warner Music Japan 2019

Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and released as a Stax B-Side to "Able Mable" in 1968. A cheating soul song that I have not played on M2M before.

7:28 AM
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You, Baby
Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You, Baby
Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles Concord 2011

Written by Jimmy Lewis and recorded for ABC in 1969. Mabel John was in this version of the Raelettes providing the backing vocals.

7:31 AM
Mable John - Take Me
Mable John Take Me
The Complete Motown Singles Vol.1 : 1959-1961 Hip-O Select / Motown 2005

Here's an early Mable John track. Written by Andre Williams and William "Mickey" Stevenson and released on the Tamla label in 1961. This B-Side has grittier vocals than most of her Motown recordings.

7:34 AM
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra - Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
After a While Blue Dot Records 2017

We're only allowed to play three songs by an artist in a given show. Since I've already played three Mable John songs and I'm sure other DJs will play a version of her biggest hit, Your Good Thing (Is About to End), I thought I'd go with this excellent cover version of the Isaac Hayes / David Porter composition. Mable John had her top 10 hit with this in 1966.

7:40 AM
Booker T. & the MGs - Soul Clap '69
Booker T. & the MGs Soul Clap '69
Time is Tight Stax Records 1969

Music bed. 1969 Stax single written by Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Booker T. Jones, and Al Jackson Jr.

7:44 AM
Tamino - You Don't Own Me
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Sahar Arts & Crafts 2022

Not to be confused with the Lesley Gore hit. From the Belgian-Egyptian musician's sophomore released coming out tomorrow (Friday 9/23). What a fantastic vocal on this. He collaborated with bassist Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), producer/engineer PJ Maertens, and drummer Ruben Vanhoutte on this album. If you ever get a chance to see him live, don't pass it up.

7:48 AM
Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lesley Gore Island Mercury 2000

This is meant to be confused with the Lesley Gore hit. 1963 single written by written by John Madara and David White and recorded by Lesley Gore when she was 17 years old. This one should be sung loud and proud when women and men vote in November!

7:51 AM
Kirsty MacColl & Ghostland - Sail Away
Kirsty MacColl & Ghostland Sail Away
From Croydon to Cuba: An Anthology Virgin 2005
1998 version of the Randy Newman song recorded for the "Beautiful People" film soundtrack.
7:54 AM
Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
Randy Newman Harps and Angels
Harps and Angels Nonesuch 2007

Masterful title track written by Randy Newman who also arranged and conducted the orchestra on this album. Produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker. After barely surviving, God leaves with the following:

"He said, "When they lay you on the table / Better keep your business clean / When they lay you on the table / Better keep your business clean / Else there won't be no harps and angels / Coming for you / It'll be trombones, kettle drums, pitchforks, / And tambourines."

Sing it like they did for me one time / Ooooh - yes / Ooooh - beautiful / Wish I spoke French

So actually the main thing about this story is for me / There really is an afterlife / And I hope to see all of you there

Let's go get a drink

7:59 AM
Randy Newman - Clef Club #1
Randy Newman Clef Club #1
Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman Rhino/Reprise 1998

Music bed. 1981 instrumental written by Randy Newman for the movie, "Ragtime."

8:02 AM
Marielle V Jakobsons - Star Core
Marielle V Jakobsons Star Core
Star Core Thrill Jockey Records 2016

Music bed. Instrumental composition by the multi-instrumentalist from Oakland, CA.

8:03 AM
The Beths - 2am
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Expert in a Dying Field Carpark Records 2022

Written and sung by Elizabeth Stokes. A break-up album delivered in the most tuneful way by the band out of Auckland, New Zealand. Highly recommended.

8:07 AM
The Cactus Blossoms - Tell Me That It Isn't True
The Cactus Blossoms Tell Me That It Isn't True N
If Not for You (Bob Dylan Songs, Vol. 1) - EP Walkie Talkie Records, Ravel Rouser 2022

From their new four-song EP of all Bob Dylan songs. Jack Torrey: "He’s written a million songs and he’s always been an inspiration for us. So many of Bob Dylan’s songs are filled with wonderful phrasing that doesn’t really lend itself to harmony singing, so we got together and started singing some of his songs to see which ones we could bend into our world.”

8:11 AM
The Paranoid Style - A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life
The Paranoid Style A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life
A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life Bar/None Records 2019

I'm definitely late to the party when it comes to this band. I've played tracks from their new album "For Executive Meeting" over the last three weeks. (Editor's note: Buy it, posthaste). I'm stepping back to play this one from their previous album. Anybody who has seen "The Last Waltz" will get this title right away on a song that chronicles the tragic debacle of the Who concert in Cincinnati in 1979 and morphs into different casualties and different scars from people part of or in the periphery of the "rock and roll lifestyle." Song references a plenty by Elizabeth Nelson.

"Triumphant was the way they felt when they exited to stage right / Everything went like gangbusters – Pete and Roger only fought three times / Triumphant was the way they felt before they knew the kids had been trampled / I hope I get old before I die, I hope I die before I’m made an example."

8:14 AM
Neil Young - Walk On (Live)
Neil Young Walk On (Live)
Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live (1973) Reprise 2018

Recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood Sept. 20-22, 1973 right after recording the "Tonight's The Night" album in the studio. This is the only song he played not from the "Tonight's The Night" album and that album was not released until 1975.

8:18 AM
Bob Dylan - Tombstone Blues
Bob Dylan Tombstone Blues
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands Columbia/Legacy 2014

Alternate version of this song recorded in 1965 and featuring backing vocals by the Chambers Brothers. This was taken from the Michael Bloomfield box set.

8:24 AM
Bill Frisell - Tired of Waiting for You
Bill Frisell Tired of Waiting for You
Guitar in the Space Age! Okeh Records 2014
Music bed. Instrumental version of the Kinks song written by Ray Davies.
8:28 AM
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Listen to Her Heart (Live at the Fillmore, 1997)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Listen to Her Heart (Live at the Fillmore, 1997) N
Live at the Fillmore, 1997 (Deluxe) Warner 2022

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers did a run of twenty dates at the Fillmore in San Francisco in 1997. Six of the shows were professionally recorded and are being released for the first time on November 25. These will be available in various formats and sizes and will include "re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions—paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by."

8:31 AM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Night Time Is The Right Time
Creedence Clearwater Revival Night Time Is The Right Time
Live At The Royal Albert Hall/London, UK/April 14, 1970 Craft Recordings 2022

After fifty years, this live concert is finally being released. Coming out at the same time is a documentary concert film "Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall." Restored and mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. They most likely learned this from the Ray Charles version (who in turn patterned it after the Nappy Brown version and so on). Written by Ozzie Cadena and Lew Herman.

8:34 AM
Margo Price - Change of Heart
Margo Price Change of Heart
Strays Loma Vista 2023

From her forthcoming album being released on January 13th, 2023.

8:38 AM
Courtney Marie Andrews - You Do What You Want
Courtney Marie Andrews You Do What You Want N
Loose Future Fat Possum 2022

This one kind of has the same feel as Lucinda William's "Drunken Angel." From her forthcoming album being released on October 7th. Fri 12/2 Courtney Marie Andrews – Off Broadway. Highly recommended. See her in a venue this size while you still can.

8:41 AM
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Frolic
Jake Xerxes Fussell Frolic
Good and Green Again Paradise of Bachelors 2022
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Jake Xerxes Fussell.
8:45 AM
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Love Farewell
Jake Xerxes Fussell Love Farewell
Good and Green Again Paradise of Bachelors 2022
This traditional song leads off the album and features lead vocals by Jake Xerxes Fussell and harmony vocals by Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Highly recommended.
8:49 AM
Joan Shelley - Like the Thunder
Joan Shelley Like the Thunder
The Spur No Quarter 2022

Written by Joan Shelley and featuring harmony vocals by Meg Baird. In my estimation, one of the best albums of 2022.

8:52 AM
Maria McKee - Precious Time
Maria McKee Precious Time
You Gotta Sin to Get Saved Geffen 1993

Written by Mark Olson and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. The best album of her career.

8:56 AM
Paul Burch - Cadillacin'
Paul Burch Cadillacin'
Meridian Rising Plowboy Records 2015

These songs were inspired by the life of Jimmie Rodgers. Really a terrific album!

9:00 AM
Chet Atkins - Sunrise Serenade
Chet Atkins Sunrise Serenade
Eclectic Guitar El Records 1955
Music bed. Composed by Frankie Carle and recorded in 1954. Homer & Jethro also play on this track.
9:03 AM
The Buckaroos - Swinging Doors
The Buckaroos Swinging Doors
The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle Omnivore Recordings 2013

Music bed. 1971 instrumental version of the Merle Haggard hit.

9:06 AM
Billie Jo Spears - Keep Me From Crying Today
Billie Jo Spears Keep Me From Crying Today
Fever & Other Great Hits HHO 2020

This ought to be an interesting segment. My friend, David Cantwell, wrote an excellent book about Merle Haggard called "The Running Kind" and it's available in fine bookstores around you. He has been posting some of his favorite Merle Haggard covers and a lot of them were new to me. I'm drawing on some of his favorites, though, I'm only scratching the surface here. He posted close to fifty of them. Written by Merle Haggard and originally released in 1969 on her "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" album.

9:08 AM
Percy Sledge - Mama Tried
Percy Sledge Mama Tried
Sings Country Gusto Records 1979

The aforementioned author David Cantwell just had an article published in Rolling Stone in commemoration of "Mama Tried" topping the charts for weeks this month in 1968. It's a really good read. Go to https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/merle-haggard-mama-tried-running-kind-book-1234596506/ He references this version by Percy Sledge as his favorite non-Merle take of the country classic.

9:11 AM
Barrence Whitfield - Irma Jackson
Barrence Whitfield Irma Jackson
Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard HighTone Records 1994

This is a really fine tribute album. I've played Iris Dement's sublime version of "Big City" the most times on this show so I went with another selection by David Cantwell off the same album. Per David Cantwell: "Whitfield's singing Ms. Jackson into a white woman doubles the power of Merle's song, and I wish more people--white folks or folks of color; women or men; just anyone--would cover what singer-songwriter Merle once identified as his favorite." Amos Garrett and Andrew Hardin play guitar on this and Alison Young provides backing vocals.

9:14 AM
Lawrence Reynolds - Workin' Man Blues
Lawrence Reynolds Workin' Man Blues
Jesus Is a Soul Man Warner Records 1970

This is certainly not one I've heard before and I don't see that any KDHX DJ has played it. David Cantwell can describe this better than I ever could. "My go-to answer when people ask, "What's your favorite Merle cover, ever?" Lawrence Reynolds' country funky "Working Man Blues," from his 1970 album Jesus Is a Soul Man, races to get to work on time and, then with the strings whirring like his frazzled nerves and the drum nailing down the life-and-death of why he can't quit, he settles in for the daylong, weeklong, lifetime haul."

9:17 AM
Sammi Smith - Today I Started Loving You Again
Sammi Smith Today I Started Loving You Again
Looks Like Stormy Weather • 1969-1975 Ace 2022

Written by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens and recorded in 1975. Her version went to #9 on the country charts and was her last Top 10 hit. This is one of those songs

9:20 AM
Emmylou Harris - Bottle Let Me Down
Emmylou Harris Bottle Let Me Down
Pieces Of The Sky Reprise 1975

Another Merle Haggard composition that will be played centuries from now. For a crash course, you can see and hear David Cantwell's ever-expanding playlist of must-hear Merle Haggard covers (aka Merleology) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtrW2foEiUs&list=PLnsyz7mg0LueSOL3-kF7iAV-kvFeQFhRJ

9:23 AM
The Buckaroos - Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
The Buckaroos Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle Omnivore Recordings 2013
Music bed. Mostly instrumental version of the Merle Haggard composition.
9:29 AM
Florence Dore - And the Lady Goes
Florence Dore And the Lady Goes N
Highways & Rocketships Propeller Sound Recordings 2022

This is her first solo album in 21 years.Produced by Florence Dore and Don Dixon and recorded by Mitch Easter. Features Jeremy Chatzky (Springsteen) on bass, Peter Holsapple (The dB’s) on guitar, Will Rigby (The dB’s) on drums, and Mark Spencer (Son Volt) on guitar. Cave States and Florence Dore will be at Off Broadway tonight (Thursday 9/22). Florence Dore's band tonight will consist of Mark Spencer (Son Volt) on guitar, her husband Will Rigby (dBs) on drums, and Gene Holder (dBs) on bass. Should be a great show! Get there early for Cave States.

9:33 AM
Cave States - The End is Around the Corner
Cave States The End is Around the Corner
Liminal Cave States 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. Danny Kathriner sings lead on this track.

Cave States is:
Danny Kathriner, Christopher Grabau, Todd Schnitzer
w/ Joey Dresslaer: background vocals & additional percussion
Stephanie Stewart additional vocals

Tonight (Thursday 9/22) Cave States and Florence Dore – Off Broadway. Highly recommended.

9:35 AM
Kevin Buckley - Never Tire of the Road
Kevin Buckley Never Tire of the Road L
Big Spring Avonmore Records 2022

Written by Andy Irvine and featuring Kevin Buckley on vocals and bouzouki. The talented line-up of Alan Murray, Eileen Gannon, Dan Lowery, Eimear Arkins, and Jon Ferber join Kevin Buckley at Focal Point tomorrow night (Friday 9/23) to perform his debut album, Big Spring, in its entirety. Highly recommended.

9:39 AM
The Delines - Leaving JJ's
The Delines Leaving JJ's
The Night Always Comes Self-Released 2021
Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.
9:43 AM
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers - Keep on Pushin'
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers Keep on Pushin'
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers Columbia Records 1967
Written by Gene Clark and Bill Rinehart.
9:44 AM
The Bobby Fuller Four - Baby My Heart
The Bobby Fuller Four Baby My Heart
The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four Rhino 1990
Written by Sonny Curtis and recorded in 1966.
9:47 AM
The Ace Of Cups - Circles
The Ace Of Cups Circles
It's Bad for You but Buy It Ace Records 2011

This band was formed in San Francisco in 1967. Written by guitarist and harmonica player Denise Kaufman and recorded in 1968.

9:52 AM
Velvet Crush - Elevator Operator
Velvet Crush Elevator Operator
You Showed Me: The Songs of Gene Clark Ace 2022

Written by Gene Clark, Joel Larson, and Bill Rinehart. Produced by Mitch Easter.

9:55 AM
The Byrds - Stranger in a Strange Land (Instrumental)
The Byrds Stranger in a Strange Land (Instrumental)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (Reissue Edition with Bonus Tracks) Columbia/Legacy 1996

Music bed. 1965 instrumental composition by David Crosby.