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Nov 3, 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.
Georgie Fame Soul Stomp
Mod Classics: 1964-1966 Ace 2009
Music bed. 1965 version of the Earl Van Dyke instrumental.
Oscar Brown, Jr. Dat Dere
Sin & Soul Columbia Records 1961
Oscar Brown, Jr. added these lyrics about an inquisitive child to a Bobby Timmons melody. From his highly recommended debut album.
Bobby Timmons This Here
This Here Is Bobby Timmons Riverside Records 1960
Lead-off track from his debut album penned by Bobby Timmons. The rhythm section on this is Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums.
Lyn Cornell Moanin' N
A Snapshot in Time Ace Records 2022
Taken from this new compilation capturing some tracks of the UK music scene from 1960-1963 right before the Beatles took off. Lyn Cornell was from Liverpool and started out with the Vernon Girls. This was recorded for the Decca label in 1961. Jon Hendricks wrote the lyrics and added them to an existing Bobby Timmons melody. I happened to play Lyn Cornell last week, as well. This completes a Bobby Timmons trifecta of sorts.
Jerry Lee Lewis Memphis Beat
Memphis Beat Smash 1966
RIP Jerry Lee Lewis who just passed away at age 87. A song stylist and performer of the highest order. Probably best not to be in his inner circle, however. This is one of my favorite songs about Memphis. Written by Memphis songwriters Milton Addington, Allen Reynolds, and Dickey Lee. Make no mistake about it, though. No matter who wrote songs he recorded, he made them Jerry Lee Lewis songs.
Jerry Lee Lewis A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Live at the Star-Club Hamburg Mercury 1964
Thrill to the sounds of the UK-based Nashville Teens hanging on for dear life trying to keep up with Jerry Lee Lewis on one of the greatest live rock recordings, ever. Recorded live in 1964 in Hamburg, Germany.
Jerry Lee Lewis In the Mood
All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology Rhino 1993
Archie Bell & The Drells Wrap It Up N
Wrap It Up: The Isaac Hayes and David Porter Songbook Ace 2022
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and recorded by the Houston band in 1970 for the Atlantic label.
Sam & Dave You Got Me Hummin'
Stax / Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Vol. 7 Rhino Atlantic 1966
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and recorded in 1966.
William Bell and Judy Clay My Baby Specializes
Stax '68-A Memphis Story Craft Recordings 2018
Sublime duet version of a song written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. This 5-disc set features all the singles (A- and B-sides) released on all Stax labels throughout 1968.
Lee Fields What Did I Do N
Sentimental Fool Daptone Records 2022
Great soul ballad from his new album which brought him back into the Daptone Records fold. Produced by Daptone Records co-founder Gabe Roth. Highly recommneded.
Hermanos Gutiérrez Los Amantes N
El Bueno Y El Malo Easy Eye Sound 2022
Well, this sure doesn't sound like music coming out of Switzerland. This Zurich-based duo is comprised of brothers Estevan and Alejandro Gutiérrez. Produced by Dan Auerbach who, seemingly, can do no wrong these days.
Natalia Lafourcade El Lugar Correcto N
De Todas las Flores Sony Music México 2022
Hailing from Mexico City, this is her first album of all original material since 2015. Mark Ribot was enlisted to play guitar on this album. Want to know more about her? Check out this article at Allow Natalia Lafourcade to Reintroduce Herself - The New York Times (nytimes.com) This album is really a great listen.
The Black Light Quarterstick Records 1998
Roland Johnson The Dark End of the Street L N
The Dark End of the Street - single Blue Lotus Recordings 2022
C'mon, it's impossible not to love thus new version of the soul classic written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman. Backing vocals by Emily Wallace and the River Kittens. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Paul Niehaus IV.
Ry Cooder 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium
Chávez Ravine Nonesuch 2005
The more things change, the more they stay the same. An album about displacing a thriving Hispanic community so they could build a stadium. Written by Ry Cooder and William Garcia. Lead vocal by Bla Pahinui - " As for the victims, the government now has license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result." - Sandra Day O' Connor
Leyla McCalla Heavy as Lead
The Capitalist Blues Jazz Village 2019
Taken from the 2019 album by the singer, songwriter, arranger, cellist, multi-instrumentalist, and former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A soulful ballad which hits me every time.
The Fame Gang Sunrise
Grits & Gravy: The Best of The Fame Gang BGP Records 2015
Music bed. Muscle Shoals instrumental penned by Harrison Calloway and Aaron Varnell recorded circa 1969-1970.
Warren Barker Harlem Nocturne
Lux & Ivy Dig Crime Jazz: Film Noir Grooves & Dangerous Liaisons Righteous 2021
Arctic Monkeys Body Paint N
The Car Domino Recording Co 2022
Written and sung quite wonderfully by Alex Turner.
Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Tram to Nowhere N
Shufflemania! Tiny Ghost Records 2022
"Nowhere is my jam." Bluesy pop song that grooves. Lots of really good songs to choose from on this new album.
Yo La Tengo Fallout N
This Stupid World Matador 2022
From their forthcoming album being released on February 10, 2023.
The Paranoid Style Building Up and Tearing England Down
A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life Bar/None Records 2019
Written by Dublin singer-songwriter, political activist, author and playwright Dominic Behan. Sung by Elizabeth Nelson. Next week I'll play a new version of this song by the Irish band, The Mary Wallopers. Kind of a contrast and compare kind of thing. Both versions are completely different from one another and I love them both.
La Luz In the Country
La Luz Hardly Art 2021
Music bed. From their fourth album and produced by Adrian Younge who is better known for putting out soul and hip-hop albums.
Warren Zevon Veracruz
Excitable Boy Rhino/Elektra 1978
Written by bassist Jorge Calderón (who also sings the Spanish vocals on this track) and Warren Zevon. "I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns...."
Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico Just Like a Woman
I'm Not There (Music from the Motion Picture) Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrack 2007
An expected pairing that works. Written by Bob Dylan.
Charlotte Gainsbourg (vocals) / Joey Burns (guitar, piano) / John Convertino (drums)
Bob Dylan Most of the Time
Oh Mercy Columbia 1989
"Most of the time / My head is on straight / Most of the time / I’m strong enough not to hate / I don’t build up illusion ’til it makes me sick / I ain’t afraid of confusion no matter how thick I can smile in the face of mankind / Don’t even remember what her lips felt like on mine / Most of the time"
Lucy Dacus It's Too Late N
Home Again / It's Too Late - Single Matador 2022
Lucy Dacus has a new single with two cover versions of Carole King songs.
Mogwai Are You a Dancer?
Atomic Temporary Residence Ltd. 2016
Music bed. Mogwai wrote all the music for the soundtrack to Mark Cousins’ archival film documentary, "Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise."
The Delines My Blood Bleeds the Darkest Blue N
The Lost Duets - Single Jealous Butcher Records 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. I played the A-side a couple of weeks ago. This is the B-side. Bring on a whole album of these!
Courtney Marie Andrews Downtown Train
Come On Up To the House: Women Sing Waits Dualtone Music Group, Inc. 2019
From this 2019 compilation of various women artists covering Tom Waits songs. Some other artists included on this are Phoebe Bridgers, Aimee Mann, Rosanne Cash, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Patty Griffin, and Corinne Bailey Rae. Fri 12/2 Courtney Marie Andrews – Off Broadway. This show is highly recommended!
Amanda Shires Lonely At Night
Take It Like a Man ATO Records / Fontana North 2022
Her best album, yet. Wed 11/16 Amanda Shires w/ Honey Harper – Old Rock House. Should be a really good show!
The Beths Change in the Weather N
Expert in a Dying Field Carpark Records 2022
Written by Beths guitarist Jonathan Pearce and sung by Elizabeth Stokes.
Jack Nitzsche Puerto Vallarta
The Lonely Surfer Reprise 1963
Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jack Nitzsche and Marty Cooper.
Maria McKee & Jim Akin Dance Solo
The Ocean of Helena Lee (Soundtrack) Viewfinder Records 2015
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Maria McKee and Jim Akin.
George Strait Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me N
Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver New West Records 2022
Written by Billy Joe Shaver and found on this new tribute album featuring artists such as Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Miranda Lambert, Nikki Lane, and Amanda Shires.
Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology Rhino 1993
This went to #2 on the country charts. This song was composed by Glenn Sutton and recorded in 1968. Quite a list of Nashville sessions greats on this: Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, and Ray Edenton on guitars, Lloyd Green on pedal steel, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, among others. Produced by Jerry Kennedy.
Bill Haley and His Comets Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)
Atomic Platters Bear Family 2014
Written by Dickie Thompson and recorded in 1954 for Decca. Always nice to look on the bright side, I suppose.
The Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down
The Best of Sun Rockabilly Charly Records 2006
Recorded for Sun Records in 1956. Composed by Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch.
Merle Haggard Bring It on Down to My House
The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of the West 1940-1974 Bear Family Records 2019
Written by Bob Wills and recorded in 1971. Featuring Merle Haggard on fiddle, Roy Nichols on guitar, Norm Hamlet on pedal steel, Billy Liebert on piano, and Bonnie Owens on harmony vocal.
Speedy West Afternoon of a Swan
Guitar Spectacular Capitol Nashville 2011
Music bed. 1962 instrumental composed by Speedy West, steel guitar extraordinaire.
Gurf Morlix 1959 N
Caveman Rootball 2022
The Austin singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist makes a strong case for what 1959 had to offer. At least, from a cultural standpoint.
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors The Good Life N
Feel Like Going Home Redtone Records 2022
One of the best albums I've heard this year.
Ruthie Foster Soul Searching N
Healing Time Blue Corn Music 2022
From her forthcoming album with a release date of November 25.
Ray Wylie Hubbard Down Home Country Blues
A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C) Bordello Records 2010
"I'm partial to old Hooker's singing / 'Crawling King Snake' / And I say that Muddy Waters / Is as deep as William Blake."
Wynonie Harris Don't Take My Whiskey Away N
Burlesque A Rama 01 Atomicat 2022
Recorded in 1954 for King Records and written by Louis Palmer.
Classie Ballou Classie's Whip
Los Alamos Grind! The Numero Group 2016
Music bed. 1968 instrumental recorded for the San Antonio-based Soulsville label.
The Dirtbombs Chains of Love
Ultraglide In Black In The Red 2001
Detroit garage rock meets soul on this great cover version of a J.J. Barnes song.
Reigning Sound Oh Christine
A Little More Time with Reigning Sound Merge Records 2021
Written and sung by Greg Cartwright.
X The Have Nots
Under the Big Black Sun Elektra Records 1982
"The bottom step of the ladder / It keeps getting higher and higher / Dawn comes soon enough for the working class / It keeps getting sooner or later"
The Mosriters On the Run
Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 RockBeat 2012
Music bed. 1965 surf instrumental featuring Jimmy Johnson, Dave Hood, and Roger Hawkins from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.