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Oct 20, 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.
Ray Barreto I Wanna Be a James Bond Girl
Señor 007 Fania 1965
Music bed. Most of this album are re-worked versions of John Barry's 007 material. This one, however, was composed by Leroy Holmes and Noel Sherman.
Jamo Thomas & His Party Orchestra I Spy (For The FBI)
The Curtom Story Charly 2001
Jamo Thomas was from Nassau in the Bahamas and recorded this in 1966 for the Curtom label (founded by Curtis Mayfield & Eddie Thomas). Written by Herman Kelley and Richard Wylie.
Billy Preston Agent Double-O-Soul
Soul Chronology Live! Rhythm and Blues Records 2020
This is one you probably haven't heard. This 1969 live version of the Edwin Starr hit features Billy Preston on vocals and musical backing by Ray Charles and His Orchestra. Written by Edwin Starr and Bill Sharply. Found on this soul compilation made up of 4-discs of chronological live performances by soul acts. BEWARE: A lot of this compilation is of dubious sound quality.
The Olympics Secret Agents
The Mirwood Soul Story, Vol. 2 Ace Records 2013
Written by Fred Smith and recorded for the Mirwood label in 1966.
Laurie Johnson and The London Studio Orchestra The Avengers: Main Title
Hal Lifson's Sex and the '60s Varese Sarabande 2005
This one usually gets relegated to music bed status. Not today! Composed and conducted by Laurie Johnson for the 1966-69 TV series "The Avengers." All hail Diana Rigg!
Dusty Springfield The Look of Love
The Look Of Love (LP) Philips 1967
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and featured in the 1967 James Bond parody "Casino Royale."
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Come Spy With Me
The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 Hip-O Select / Motown 2007
1967 Tamla b-side written by Smokey Robinson for the "Come Spy With Me" soundtrack for the film starring Troy Donahue.
Henry Mancini (Main Title) The Pink Panther Theme
Revenge of the Pink Panther (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) United Artists 1978
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Henry Mancini.
Lee Fields Ordinary Lives N
Sentimental Fool Daptone Records 2022
From his forthcoming album being released on October 28th. I've been loving all four advance tracks.
Barbara Acklin Love Makes a Woman
Love Makes A Woman Brunswick 1968
From her debut album. Written by Carl Davis and William Sanders.
Young-Holt Unlimited The Beat Goes On
The Beat Goes On Brunswick 1967
Bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt formed this trio with pianist Don Walker after they left Ramsey Lewis. Put this one in the "grooving instrumental versions of Sonny Bono songs" category.
Barbara & Brenda That's When You Got Soul
The Early Years Of "Groove" And Popcorn" Music Back In 1966 Vol. 7 Soul Cargo 1995
Mary Wells I Found What I Wanted
Back To The River: More Southern Soul Stories 1961-1978 Kent Records 2015
Written by George Jackson and Raymond Moore and recorded at Muscle Shoals (Memphis location) in 1971. Produced by Rick Hall and Sonny Limbo. The former Motown hitmaker takes on southern soul.
The Bo-Keys Cauley Flower
Got to Get Back! Electraphonic Recordings 2011
Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental composed by Bo-Keys founder and bassist Scott Bomar.
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors The Other Side N
Feel Like Going Home Redtone Records 2022
From her terrific new album. I'm having a hard time nailing down the release date other than that they say it's a fall release. Get it when you can!
Kevin Gordon Bus to Shreveport
Gloryland Crowville Media 2012
"I rode the bus to Shreveport / When I was 12 years old / My uncle Randy and his friend Hank / Were going to the ZZ Top show / Hirsch Coliseum, man I couldn't wait / The worst sounding arena / In the whole United States"
Melody Den Long Walk Home L
Long Walk Home (single) Self-Released 2021
A rare instrumental from St. Louis's own Melody Den and a single from their forthcoming album. Personnel on this recording are as follows:
John Baldus - Drums / Jerry Baugher - Guitar / Marc Chechik - guitar, organ / John Higgins - pedal steel / Dave Melson - bass / Jason McEntire - engineering, Sawhorse Studio
The Rolling Stones Rocks Off (Radio Edit)
Exile On Main Street Rolling Stones Records 1972
One of rock's greatest lead-off tracks further enhanced by pianist Nicky Hopkins and horn players Bobby Keys and Jim Price.
Chuck Berry I'm Talking About You
Twist A Rama Atomicat 2022
Written by Chuck Berry and originally released in 1961 on the Chess label.
Freddy King San-Ho-Zay
All His Hits Federal 1995
Music bed. 1961 instrumental written by Freddy King and Sonny Thompson.
The Ventures Secret Agent Man
Walk-Don't Run: All-Time Greatest Hits Capitol Records 1990
Music bed. 1966 instrumental version of the Johnny Rivers hit written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan.
The Jody Grind Peter Gunn
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure DB records 1990
Written by Henry Mancini and featuring the vocals of Kelly Hogan. Based out of Atlanta, the band came to an abrupt when a car accident killed two members of the band. Kelly Hogan both records solo albums, is a member of The Flat Five, and sings harmonies for a number of artists including Neko Case, Mavis Staples, and The Decemberists among others.
The Rebel Rousers Peter Gunn Twist
Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Wild Rockers 3 BBE Records 2013
Duane Eddy-influenced 1962 instrumental version of the Henry Mancini composition by the UK band.
Shirley Bassey Goldfinger
Goldfinger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) United Artists 1964
Music by John Barry and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Impossible to go wrong with this one.
Movie Trailer James Bond Trailer
Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 Rockbeat Records 2012
Just setting the mood here.
Paul McCartney & Wings Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) United Artists 1973
Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney and produced and arranged by George Martin. One of the biggest selling Bond theme songs.
The Go-Go's Surfing and Spying
Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's I.R.S. Records 1994
Cover version of a surf instrumental originally recorded by the Tremolos.
The Walker Brothers Deadlier Than the Male
After the Lights Go Out - The Best of 1965 - 1967 Island Mercury 1990
Written by Scott Engel (aka Scott Walker) and John Franz and recorded for the 1967 film "Deadlier Than the Male" which followed the adventures of British agent Bulldog Drummond.
The Agents Double 0 And A Half
All Turned On! • Motown Instrumentals 1960-1972 Ace Records 2022
Music bed. Motown instrumental composition by Johnny Bristol/Willie Brown/James Graves Jr./Harvey Fuqua/Raymond Freeman/Vic Thomas.
The Delines The Golden Gate N
The Lost Duets Decor 2022
Up until now, the Delines have never released any duets. They just put out this new single featuring two songs written by Willy Vlautin and featuring the duet vocals of Amy Boone and Willy Vlautin.
“We both love singing duets,” says guitarist and songwriter, Willy Vlautin. “I’ve written a few but so far they haven’t fit on any of our records. The wrong place at the wrong time sorta thing. The Golden State leans on our cowpunk roots but I brought it to the band when we had already drifted away from that sound.
Buffalo Springfield Kind Woman
Buffalo Springfield Rhino Atlantic 2001
Timeless song written by Richie Furay recorded in 1968.
Plains Last 2 on Earth N
I Walked with You a Ways Anti/Epitaph 2022
Written by Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby and found on this inspired collaboration debut album between two fine singer-songwriters.
Percy Sledge True Love Travels On a Gravel Road
The Atlantic Recordings Rhino Atlantic 2010
This 1969 Atlantic single was written by Dallas Frazier and A.L. Owens and recorded in 1969. Sublime.
Candi Staton That's How Strong My Love Is
Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group 2019
Written by Roosevelt Jamison and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1969.
Booker T. & the MGs Ode to Billie Joe
Doin' Our Thing Stax 1968
Music bed. Instrumental version of the Bobbie Gentry song.
Falling Fences The Wild Sea L N
The Wild Sea Self 2022
Joe Stickley on lead vocals. Title track from the long-time St. Louis band's forthcoming album being released tomorrow (Friday, 10/21). Their album release concert is tomorrow night (Friday, 10/21) at Delmar Hall. The band will be augmented with horns and be performing, at times, as a nine-piece band for the occasion.
Bob Dylan and The Band Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) R
The Basement Tapes Columbia 1975
Written by Richard Manuel. It took seven years for these legendary tapes to be officially released.
Kelly Hunt Gloryland
Even the Sparrow Rare Bird Records 2019
Kelly Hunt was raised in Memphis and is now based in Kansas City. The talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (with bando now at the forefront) will be appearing at Jack’s Joint upstairs at O’Connell’s at 8:00 pm on Saturday (10/29).
Melissa Carper 1980 Dodge Van N
Ramblin' Soul Mae Music 2022
From her forthcoming album being released on November 18th.
The Bottle Rockets Kerosene L
Bottle Rockets Bloodshot 1993
Written by Brian Henneman and S. Taylor. This song remains as powerful as ever.
Los Straitjackets I Read a Lot
What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets Yep Roc Records 2017
Music bed. Instrumental version of a Nick Lowe song.
Chet Atkins & Les Paul Meditation
Guitar Monsters RCA Victor 1978
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Norman Gimbel, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Newton Mendonça.
Danny Barnes Ooh La La
Dirt on the Angel Terminus Records 2003
Bluegrass cover version of a Faces song written by Ronnie Lane.
Tony Rice Jerusalem Ridge
Church Street Blues Sugar Hill Records 1983
Written by Bill Monroe.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Over the Line
Crooked Tree Nonesuch 2022
Written by Steve Poltz, Ketch Secor, and Molly Tuttle
Chatham County Line Walk, Don't Run
Sharing the Covers Yep Roc Records 2019
String band version of the Ventures instrumental.
Caleb Caudle The Gates (feat. Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Carlene Carter & Elizabeth Cook) N
Forsythia Caleb Caudle 2022
This new album by the Nashville singer-songwriter has an all-star lineup:
Caleb Caudle - Guitar, Vocals / Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Lap Steel / Sam Bush - Mandolin, Fiddle / Dennis Crouch - Bass / Fred Eltringham - Drums, Percussion / Carlene Carter - Background Vocals / Elizabeth Cook - Background Vocals / Sarah Peasall McGuffey - Background Vocals / Forrest Cashion - Organ / John Carter Cash - Autoharp
Norman Blake Bully of the Town
Back Home in Sulphur Springs New Rounder 1972
Music bed. Norman Blake: "I guess I learned it from various and sundry players."
Tom T. Hall Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe
The Essential Tom T. Hall: Twentieth Anniversary Collection/The Story Songs Mercury Records 1998
Written by Tom T. Hall and originally released in 1973.
Kelly Willis Wrapped
What I Deserve Ryko/WEA 2006
Written by Bruce Robison and featuring Mark Spencer on acoustic guitar and Chuck Prophet on electric guitar.
Jesse Winchester A Showman's Life
A Touch On the Rainy Side Bearsville 1978
Written by Jesse Winchester. Produced by Norbert Putnam and recorded in Nashville.
Courtney Marie Andrews If I Told
Old Flowers Fat Possum 2020
Fri 12/2 Courtney Marie Andrews – Off Broadway . Miss at your own peril!
The Cactus Blossoms To Ramona N
If Not for You (Bob Dylan Songs, Vol. 1) - EP Walkie Talkie Records, Ravel Rouser 2022
The Everly Brothers-influenced brothers out of Minnesota just released this 4-song EP of Bob Dylan covers. This is something I can get behind.
Dale Watson Remembering Gary
Dale Watson Presents: The Memphians Red River Entertainment 2021
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Dale Watson.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Way Out West
Way Out West Cooking Vinyl Australia 2017
Trippy country and psychedelic song written by Marty Stuart. Produced by Mike Campbell.
Karl Blau If I Needed You
Introducing Karl Blau Raven Marching Band 2016
This album is all interpretations of other songwriters' songs and the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter out of the Pacific Northwest succeeds, mightily. Written by Townes Van Zandt.
Bonny Light Horseman Cold Rain and Snow N
Rolling Golden Holy 37d03d 2022
Written by Eric D. Johnson, Anais Mitchell, and Josh David Kaufman.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Mojave
Way Out West Cooking Vinyl Australia 2017
Music bed. Instrumental composed by Chris Scruggs, Harry Stinson, Marty Stuart, and Kenny Vaughan.