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Memphis to Manchester

Nov 10, 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
Booker T. & the MGs - Be My Lady
Booker T. & the MGs Be My Lady
The Complete Stax-Volt Singles - Vol 1 1959-68 Atlantic 1991

Music bed. Instrumental composition by Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., and Booker T. Jones originally released as a non-album single on the Stax label in 1965.

7:02 AM
Betty Everett - Ain't Gonna Cry
Betty Everett Ain't Gonna Cry
The Complete Cobra Singles P-Vine 2008
Written and sung by Betty Everett and recorded for the Cobra label in 1958.
7:04 AM
Betty Everett & Jerry Butler - I Can't Stand It
Betty Everett & Jerry Butler I Can't Stand It
Delicious Together Vee-Jay 1964
Written by Smokey McAllister and released in 1964. This song was first done by the Soul Sisters in 1964, soon followed by this version, and covered again later that year by The Spencer Davis Group.
7:06 AM
Jerry Butler - Lost
Jerry Butler Lost
The Iceman Cometh Mercury 1968

Written by Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff and produced by Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. Sublime Philly soul cut.

7:09 AM
Eddie Holland - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Eddie Holland Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
A Cellarful of Motown - Vol. 2 Universal 2005

Previously unreleased 1964 track written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland. He had a difficult time with stage fright so he eschewed from performing and put his talents into songwriting, instead. I think that worked out okay for him.

7:12 AM
The Contours - Can You Do It
The Contours Can You Do It
The Complete Motown Singles:1964 – Vol. 4 Hip-O Select 2006

Written by Richard Street and Thelma Coleman Gordy (Motown founder Berry Gordy's ex-wife). This was the last hit with the original Contours lineup.

7:14 AM
Gladys Knight & The Pips - It Should Have Been Me
Gladys Knight & The Pips It Should Have Been Me
Feelin' Bluesy UNI/MOTOWN 1968

1968 song originally done by Kim Weston written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Barrett Strong, and Norman Whitfield. Produced by Norman Whitfield. Such a great vocal by Gladys Knight on this.

7:17 AM
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers - Too Many Fish in the Sea
Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers Too Many Fish in the Sea
The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More Motown 2012

Music bed. Instrumental version of the Marvelettes hit written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield.

7:18 AM
Nick Waterhouse - Pushing Too Hard
Nick Waterhouse Pushing Too Hard
Pushing Too Hard - Single Innovative Leisure 2020

Seeds cover written by Sky Saxon included in his live sets from time to time.

7:21 AM
Lee Fields - The Door
Lee Fields The Door N
Sentimental Fool Daptone Records 2022

The swirling organ and cascading strings work so well with a typically impassioned vocal from one of the best soul singers in the business today.

7:24 AM
Valerie June - Call Me A Fool (feat. Carla Thomas)
Valerie June Call Me A Fool (feat. Carla Thomas)
The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers Fantasy 2021

Written and sung by Valerie June and featuring Carla Thomas on backing vocals.

7:27 AM
Amy LaVere - Killing Him
Amy LaVere Killing Him
Anchors and Anvils Archer Records 2007

This is an early song by the Memphis singer-songwriter and bassist. "Killing him didn't make the love go away." Amy LaVere and Will Sexton will be at the Focal Point in Maplewood on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM. Highly recommended!

7:31 AM
Kingdom Brothers - Taken Away
Kingdom Brothers Taken Away L
Signs of the Times Groove Ready Records 2021

Written by Stan Gill and Ron Roskowske and featuring a really soulful vocal by Chris Shepherd.

7:36 AM
Jimmy Forrest - Night Train
Jimmy Forrest Night Train
Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 1 Delmark 1992

Music bed. 1952 instrumental composition written by Jimmy Forrest, Lewis Simpkins, and Oscar Washington. Jimmy Forrest was a composer and saxophonist and was born in St. Louis in 1920.

7:39 AM
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Call Me the Breeze (Live at the Fillmore, 1997)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Call Me the Breeze (Live at the Fillmore, 1997)
Live at the Fillmore, 1997 (Deluxe) Warner Records 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." Benmont Tench gets to go nuts on piano on this great version of a J.J. Cale song.

7:45 AM
Toni Price - Like You Used To
Toni Price Like You Used To
Midnight Pumpkin New West Records 2012

Written by J.J. Cale and featuring Champ Hood on acoustic guitar and Jon Dee Graham on lap steel.

7:49 AM
Shannon McNally - Low Rider
Shannon McNally Low Rider
Black Irish Compass Records 2017
Written by J.J. Cale.
7:52 AM
Joan Shelley - Magnolia
Joan Shelley Magnolia
Rivers & Vessels self-released 2018
Written by J.J. Cale and featuring Julia Purcell on harmony vocals. Nathan Salsburg plays guitar on this 6-song EP of all covers with proceeds going to benefit the Kentucky Waterways Alliance.
7:53 AM
J.J. Cale - Down to Memphis
J.J. Cale Down to Memphis
Roll On Rounder Records 2009

This was the last studio album by the highly-influential guitarist and songwriter from Oklahoma.

7:57 AM
The Memphis Horns - Soul Bowl
The Memphis Horns Soul Bowl
Memphis Horns Cotillion 1970
Music bed. 1970 instrumental composition by Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love.
7:59 AM
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh - Beneath Halo
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh Beneath Halo
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh Drag City Inc. 2008

Music bed. Instrumental with Helena Espvall on cello and Masaki Batoh on acoustic guitar.

8:01 AM
Low - Especially Me
Low Especially Me
C'mon Sub Pop Records 2011

RIP Mimi Parker who passed away way too soon at age 55 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. By all accounts, she was a beautiful soul. She and her husband, Alan Sparhawk, fronted the Duluth band and their harmonies put an indelible stamp on their music. This song is an absolute thing of beauty.

8:06 AM
Low - I Started a Joke
Low I Started a Joke
A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides & Rarities Chairkickers' Music 2016

Mimi Parker's soprano voice sounds gorgeous on this Bee Gees song written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb.

8:11 AM
Robert Plant - Monkey
Robert Plant Monkey
Band of Joy New Rounder 2010

Fine version of a Low song written by Mimi Parker, Zak Sally, and Alan Sparhawk. Patty Griffin sings harmony on this.

8:16 AM
Low - Just Make It Stop
Low Just Make It Stop
The Invisible Way Sub Pop Records 2013

Mimi Parker sings lead on one of their more propulsive songs. And as the holiday season approaches, give Low's Christmas album a proper listen. Her vocals are the reason why this is one of the greatest Christmas albums of the last 25 years.

8:20 AM
Mogwai - Ether
Mogwai Ether
Atomic Temporary Residence Ltd. 2016

Music bed. Excerpt from the Glasgow band's album based on their music for the BBC documentary "Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise."

8:22 AM
Aoife Nessa Frances - Back to Earth
Aoife Nessa Frances Back to Earth N
Protector PTKF 2022

This is the second album from the Irish singer-songwriter. Written and sung by Aoife Nessa Frances. Most of the songs slowly layer more instruments into the arrangements so what becomes sparse becomes big. No sophomore jinx here.

8:27 AM
First Aid Kit - 29 Palms Highway
First Aid Kit 29 Palms Highway N
Palomino Columbia 2022

Written and sung by the Swedish duo comprised of sisters Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg.

8:30 AM
Plains - Abilene
Plains Abilene N
I Walked with You a Ways Anti/Epitaph 2022

Plains is a collaboration between Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and singer-songwriter Jess Williamson. The songwriting is split evenly on this album. This one was penned by Jess Williamson.

8:33 AM
Emmylou Harris - How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
Emmylou Harris How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
Wrecking Ball (Deluxe Version) Nonesuch 2014
Written by Richard Thompson and stripped down to just Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois on guitars. Recorded in 1995.
8:37 AM
Bill Frisell - Have a Little Faith In Me
Bill Frisell Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith Nonesuch 1993

Music bed. Instrumental version of the John Hiatt song.

8:40 AM
Grace Basement - We're Gonna Rock This Town
Grace Basement We're Gonna Rock This Town L
Wheel Within a Wheel Avonmore Records 2013

Written and sung by Kevin Buckley. one of the best albums to come out of St. Louis in the last ten years. It has a timeless feel about it.

8:43 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. Nothing else is needed.

8:47 AM
The Mary Wallopers - Building up and Tearing England Down
The Mary Wallopers Building up and Tearing England Down N
The Mary Wallopers BC Records 2022

Written by Dublin singer-songwriter, political activist, author and playwright Dominic Behan. From the new album by the band out of Dundalk, Ireland. Last week I played an entirely different interpretation by The Paranoid Style. Can't go wrong with either version.

8:52 AM
The Waterboys - This is the Sea
The Waterboys This is the Sea
This is the Sea Chrysalis 1985

Written by Mike Scott. Majestic and inspiring and still powerful after all these years.

8:59 AM
Joe Strummer - Musket Waltz
Joe Strummer Musket Waltz
Walker (Soundtrack) Astralwerks 1987

Music bed. Instrumental composition by Joe Strummer.

9:02 AM
North Americans - American Dipper
North Americans American Dipper
Roped In Third Man Records LLC 2020

Music bed. Instrumental composition by Patrick McDermott.

9:03 AM
Low - ...I Love
Low ...I Love
A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides & Rarities Chairkickers' Music 2016

This is another one in memory of Mimi Parker. Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk share vocals on this Tom T. Hall song. Beautiful.

9:06 AM
Kelly Willis - Translated from Love
Kelly Willis Translated from Love
Translated from Love Ryko/WEA 2007

Written by Stephen Yerkey and produced by Chuck Prophet. Backing vocals by Jules Shear and Chuck Prophet.

9:08 AM
Johnny Cash - Solitary Man
Johnny Cash Solitary Man
American III: Solitary Man American Recordings Catalog P&D 2000

Written by Neil Diamond and featuring Tom Petty on harmony vocals.

9:11 AM
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson - Highwayman
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson Highwayman
Highwayman Columbia 1985

Written by Jimmy Webb and featuring vocals by all four of the country superstars.

9:14 AM
Stephen Yerkey - Where Cash Is King
Stephen Yerkey Where Cash Is King
Confidence, Man Stephen Yerkey 1994

Written and sung by Stephen Yerkey - a singer-songwriter based out of San Francisco. Acoustic guitars by Jim Campilongo.

9:16 AM
Roy Clark - Dented Fender
Roy Clark Dented Fender
The Lightning Fingers Of Roy Clark Capitol Records 1963
Music bed. Written by Hank Penny.
9:18 AM
Merle Travis - Blue Smoke
Merle Travis Blue Smoke
Legends of Guitar - Country, Vol. 2 Rhino 1991

1949 instrumental composition by Merle Travis. This features him on solo electric guitar.

9:21 AM
Speedy West - Speedy's Special
Speedy West Speedy's Special
Guitar Spectacular Capitol Nashville 2011

1962 instrumental composed by Speedy West and featuring Speedy West (pedal steel), Billy Strange (electric guitar), Red Wooten (bass), Earl Palmer (drums), and Billy Liebert (accordion).

9:23 AM
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed - Tennessee Stud
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed Tennessee Stud
Me And Jerry RCA Victor 1970
Mainly instrumental version of the Jimmie Driftwood composition.
9:26 AM
Jerry Reed - Amos Moses
Jerry Reed Amos Moses
RCA Country Legends Buddha 2001
Written by Jerry Reed and recorded in 1969. "Now the folks around south Louisiana said Amos was a hell of a man / He could trap the biggest meanest alligator and he'd just use one hand / That's all he got left cause an alligator bit it / Left arm gone clear up to the elbow."
9:28 AM
Jerry Reed - The Claw
Jerry Reed The Claw
The Essential Jerry Reed RCA Records Label Nashville 1995

Music bed. 1966 instrumental written by Jerry Reed.

9:30 AM
Lucinda Williams - Pineola
Lucinda Williams Pineola
Sweet Old World Chrysalis Records 1992

Masterfully written by Lucinda Williams. "Born and raised in Pineola / His mama believed in the Pentecost / She got the preacher to say some words / So his soul wouldn't be lost / Some of us, we stood in silence / Some bowed their heads and prayed / I think I must've picked up a handful of dust / And let it fall over his grave."

9:34 AM
Miranda Lambert - I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Going to Be a Diamond Someday)
Miranda Lambert I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Going to Be a Diamond Someday) N
Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver New West 2022

Found on this new star-studded tribute album to Billy Joe Shaver. Written by Billy Joe Shaver and originally released by him in 1981

9:38 AM
Bobby Gregg & His Friends - Potato Peeler
Bobby Gregg & His Friends Potato Peeler
Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of The Sixties, Vol. 3: 1962 Complete 60s 2013

Music bed. 1962 instrumental composition by Bobby Gregg. Fun fact: He played drums on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" and Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence."

9:41 AM
Sloan - She Put up with What She Put Down
Sloan She Put up with What She Put Down N
Steady Yep Roc Records 2022

Highly recommended new album by St. Louis's (or, at least, KDHX's) favorite Canadian band. It's poptastic!

9:44 AM
Lisa Mychols - Endless Daydream
Lisa Mychols Endless Daydream
Sugar Strataplastic Records 2018

Tempo-shifting pop gem from the Los Angeles pop songstress.

9:46 AM
Sam Phillips - You Know I Won't
Sam Phillips You Know I Won't
Push Any Button Littlebox Recordings 2013
Jangly, Beatlesque pop song of the highest order.
9:49 AM
The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
The Outsiders Time Won't Let Me
Nuggets From Nuggets: Choice Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era Rhino 2000
Straight out of Cleveland. Recorded in 1967.
9:52 AM
Fabienne Delsol - Ragunboneman
Fabienne Delsol Ragunboneman
On My Mind Damaged Goods 2010

Fabienne Delsol was formerly the vocalist for the Bristols. This is from her third solo album. She completely has that 60s beat thing down.

9:54 AM
The Chandelles - Jetster
The Chandelles Jetster
That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults Sundazed Music 2007
Music bed. 1963 guitar-driven instrumental.