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Aug 1, 2019 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.
Sil Austin Slow Walk
Teen Beat 5 Ace Records 2000
Music bed. 1956 instrumental composition by tenor saxophonist Sil Austin recorded for the Mercury label.
Varetta Dillard That's Why I Cry N
I'm a Woman Koko-Mojo 2019
Originally released as a 45 on RCA in 1957. Written by Chico and Gladyces De Jesus. The 45 sells for over $150 on Discogs so I'm glad it's on this new compilation.
Eugene Church Sixteen Tons
R&B Hipshakers Volume 3 - Just a Little Bit of the Jumpin' Bean King Records 2005
One of the best versions of the Merle Travis song I've heard, mainly, due to the vocal arrangements on this 1963 King recording.
Esther Phillips Fever
The Leopard Lounge Presents: The Jazz Singers Warner Strategic Marketing 2005
Oft-covered standard written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport and recorded in 1966.
Gene Ammons My Babe
Mighty Instrumentals - R&B Style 1962 Rhythm And Blues Records 2017
Music bed. Instrumental version of the Little Walter hit written by Willie Dixon.
Oscar Brown Jr. Humdrum Blues
Sin & Soul Columbia 1960
Written by Oscar Brown Jr. and found on his flat-out terrific debut album.
Esther Marrow Chains of Love
Newport News, Virginia BGP 2013
Cover version of the J.J. Barnes song from this reissue of her 1969 album.
Barbara & The Browns Watch Dog
Can't Find Happiness: The Sounds of Memphis Recordings Kent Records 2007
Recorded for the Sounds of Memphis label in 1972. Written by Dan Greer and featuring the lead vocals of Barbara Brown.
Ray Bryant Combo Sack o' Woe
On A Cold Day: The Soulful Side of Cool Jazz Outta Sight 2014
Music bed. 1961 Cannonball Adderley instrumental originally released by Capitol Records.
Nick Waterhouse El Viv N
Nick Waterhouse Innovative Leisure 2019
Written by Nick Waterhouse and found on what I think is his best album, yet. I wish he would bring his act through St. Louis.
Mavis Staples Eyes on the Prize
We'll Never Turn Back Anti/Epitaph 2007
I've been playing the hell out of her new album, and deservedly so, but I read recently that this Ry Cooder album was her very favorite album that she's recorded. This traditional song was arranged by Ry Cooder and Mavis Staples and features Ry Cooder on slide guitar and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on backing vocals.
The Dixie Nightingales I Would Not Be a Sinner
Give Me My Flowers Third Man Records 2018
Highly recommended compilation of gospel singles that came out on the Nashboro label. This was written by T. Caldwell and was recorded in 1963.
Booker T. & the MGs Over Easy
Soul Limbo Stax Records 1968
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Booker T. Jones , and Al Jackson, Jr.
Ann Peebles Until You Came Into My Life L
I Can't Stand the Rain Hi Records 1973
Pretty great love song written by Ann Peebles and Don Bryant with the usual stellar production of Willie Mitchell.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Memphis
Close but No Cigar Colemine Records 2018
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio will be at Jazz at the Bistro in 2020 (January 22-26).
Ann Hodge Nothing but the Truth
Memphis 60 BGP Records 2009
Recorded for the Memphis-based XL label in 1967. Penned by Larry Chambers and Raymond Moore.
The Martinis I'll Always Love You
Late Late Party (1965-67) Light In The Attic Records 2011
Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental recorded circa 1965-67.
Roland Johnson You're My Best Friend
You're My Best Friend single Blue Lotus Recordings 2018
The Queen song gets a very cool soul treatment by Roland Johnson on this forthcoming Blue Lotus recording. Composed by their bassist John Deacon who wrote the song for his wife.
Tonina Make You Happy L N
St. Lost Tonina 2019
From her new sophomore release. Tonina will be headlining at Delmar Hall in August (Saturday 8/17). Also on the bill are Loose Loose and The Knuckles.
Meshell Ndegeocello Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone Naive 2012
Previously recorded by Nina Simone and the Animals. This album is made up entirely of songs that Nina Simone wrote or interpreted. Written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Sol Marcus.
Nina Simone Come On Back Jack (Mono) [2017 Remastered Version]
The Colpix Singles (Mono) [Remastered] Rhino 2018
Written by Earl Shuman and Leon Carr and recorded in 1961..
Chris Columbo You Can't Sit Down
Mighty Instrumentals - R&B Style 1962 Rhythm And Blues Records 2017
Music bed. 1962 version of the oft-covered instrumental written by Dee Clark, Kal Mann, and Cornell Muldrow.
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames Bend a Little
The Whole World’s Shaking Polydor 2015
Music bed. Previously unreleased 1966 instrumental.
Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon We Made It N
Solstice New West Records 2019
Written by and featuring the lead vocals of Shardé Thomas. Luther Dickinson has paired up his guitar prowess with the talents of Shardé Thomas, Amy Helm, Amy LaVere, The Como Mamas, and Birds of Chicago. Alvin Youngblood Hart guests on guitar for this one song. Luther Dickinson co-founded the North Mississippi Allstars who will be at Off Broadway tonight (Thursday 8/1) and the Blue Lotus Revue is opening. Highly recommended.
Yola Walk Through Fire
Walk Through Fire Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
Lake Street Dive with Yola opening will be at the Pageant tonight (Thursday 8/1). If you're planning on attending, don't even think about missing the opener.
Chris Stamey & The ModRec Orchestra Manhattan Melody (That's My New York) [feat. Django Haskins with Branford Marsalis] N
New Songs For the 20th Century Omnivore Recordings 2019
Chris Stamey just put out what is essentially a jazz album made up of 26 songs and featuring a slew of different vocalists and instrumentalists. This one features the vocals of Django Haskins and the sax of Branford Marsalis. This one is Chris Stamey's love letter to New York. Ambitious, beautifully produced, and tuneful as can be. Highly recommended.
Billy Graham & The Escalators East 24th Ave.
Mod Jazz Rides Again Kent 2018
Music bed. 1966 Atlantic instrumental.
Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse Valerie
Version RCA 2007
You would be hard pressed to find a better track from 2007 than this Zutons cover with Amy Winehouse on lead vocals & backing by the Dap-Kings and ?uestlove.
The Galileo 7 I Dream of Sleep N
There Is Only Now Damaged Goods 2019
Sixties influences abound on this highly recommended new release from the band out of Medway, England. All songs written by Alan Crockford (formerly of the Prisoners) but this particular song features the lead vocals of organist Viv Bonsels.
The Bangles How Is the Air up There?
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Bangles! Down Kiddie! 2014
Cover version of a song by a 60s band out of New Zealand called the La De Das. Written by Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld and originally released by the Bangles as a 4-song EP in 1982.
The Carnations Scorpion
Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 Rockbeat 2012
Music bed. 1961 surf instrumental recorded for the Tilt label.
Bill Callahan Tugboats and Tumbleweeds N
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Drag City Records 2019
Oddly compelling song with instruments slowly folded in a somewhat ramshackle fashion around acoustic guitar. Reflective and gorgeous.
Purple Mountains Margaritas at the Mall
Purple Mountains Drag City Records 2019
Written by David Berman (formerly of the Silver Jews). This is his first album in a decade. I'm really liking this.
Courtney Barnett Depreston
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom+Pop 2015
"Then I see the handrail in the shower / A collection of those canisters for coffee tea and flour / And a photo of a young man in a van in Vietnam / And I can't think of floorboards anymore / whether the front room faces south or north"
Warren Zevon The Factory
Sentimental Hygiene Virgin 1987
Written by Warren Zevon and featuring Mike Mills, Peter Buck, and Bill Berry as his back-up band. Harmonica by Bob Dylan.
Chuck Berry Liverpool Drive
Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings Hip-O Select 2007
Music bed. 1963 Checker instrumental penned by Chuck Berry.
Bruce Springsteen Tucson Train N
Western Stars Columbia 2019
I think this is my favorite album of his since Tunnel of Love. Large and sweeping and a nod to some of the best pop songwriters of the sixties and seventies.
Courtney Marie Andrews Goodbye, Dear Friend (Cover) N
Goodbye, Dear Friend (Cover) - Single Courtney Marie Andrews 2019
New single featuring a cover version of a Deer Tick song written by John McAuley. Beautifully sung.
Ana Egge Hurt a Little N
Is It the Kiss StorySound Records LLC 2019
From her forthcoming album with a release date of Sept. 6.
Nels Andrews Welterweight N
Pigeon and the Crow Self 2019
I heard Nels Andrews just do this on acoustic guitar several years ago and was immediately taken by it. Nice to finally see it on his new release. Can't wait to hear this album in its entirety.
Bill Frisell The Shortest Day
Guitar in the Space Age! Okeh Records 2014
Music bed. Instrumental composition by Bill Frisell.
The Budos Band The Sticks
Burnt Offering Daptone 2014
Brothers Lazaroff Sisters and Brothers L N
Sisters and Brothers Brothers Lazaroff 2019
Lead-off track from their forthcoming album. This Friday and Saturday (8/2 & 8/3) are the Brothers Lazaroff CD Release Parties taking place at Jazz at the Bistro.
Brandi Carlile Fulton County Jane Doe
By The Way, I Forgive You Low Country Sound/Elektra 2018
Sun 8/11 Brandi Carlile with Valerie June – Fabulous Fox. This is a great double bill and Brandi Carlile deserves all the accolades coming her way. Highly recommended.
Jason Isbell Stockholm
Southeastern Southeastern Records 2013
Written by Jason Isbell and featuring the harmony vocals of Kim Richey. Jason Isbell will be at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia which is taking place at Stephens Lake Park from Sept. 27-29. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will be closing the festival on Sunday (9/29) from 7:30-9:00 pm.
Patty Griffin Where I Come From
Patty Griffin PGM 2019
Patty Griffin will be at the The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia which is taking place at Stephens Lake Park from Sept. 27-29. She will be playing Friday (9/27) from 6:15-7:30.
Nick Rudd Golden Grass (For Diane)
Golden Grass (For Diane) unreleased single n/a 2011
Music bed. Beautiful melody written for a beautiful person.
Bedouine Echo Park N
Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb Records LLC 2019
One of my favorite songs of 2019. She will be opening for José González at the Pageant at the end of the month (Friday 8/30). Highly recommended.
Ted Hawkins Long As I Can See the Light
The Next Hundred Years Capitol Records, LLC 1994
Sublime Creedence Clearwater Revival cover written by John Fogerty. Greg Leisz plays slide on this.
Otis Redding You Left The Water Running
Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding Rhino Atlantic 1993
Demo version of a song written by Dan Penn, Rick Hall, and Oscar Franks recorded circa 1966.
The Mar-Keys Plantation Inn
Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out Stax Records 1967
Music bed. 1967 Stax instrumental written by Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson, Jr. and Steve Cropper.
The Delines He Don't Burn for Me
The Imperial El Cortez / The Delines 2019
Written by Willy Vlautin and featuring Amy Boone on lead vocals.
Dave Alvin Every Night About This Time
King of California Shout! 1994
Written by Dave Alvin and featuring Greg Leisz on acoustic and electric guitars and Bobby Lloyd Hicks on harmony vocals and percussion. Produced by Greg Leisz.
Duane Eddy Stalkin'
Shazam! And Other Instrumentals By Lee Hazlewood Ace Records 2016
Music bed. 1958 instrumental written by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood.
Peter Blegvad Gold
King Strut & Other Stories What Disc 2002
"Well, sometimes I dream the world is reversed / I dream that accountants are rarer than poets / That things will get better, they can't get any worse / And that a rich man has nothing but dirt in his purse / And gold is the lowliest of metals"
Syd Straw Think Too Hard
Surprise Virgin Catalog (V81) 1989
Written by Peter Holsapple.
The Rubinoos Honey From the Honeycombs N
From Home Yep Roc Records 2019
All of the songs on this album were co-written by Tommy Dunbar (of the Rubinoos) and Chuck Prophet. Produced by Chuck Prophet. Pretty damn catchy.
Bill Lloyd I Went Electric
Set to Pop Whole-In-One Records 1994
If somebody wants to ask me for the definition of a perfect pop song I will gladly cite this as an example. Written by Bill Lloyd.
The Chessmen Mr. Meadowlands
Riot City - Rocking Nortwest Instrumentals Ace Records 2001
Music bed. Instrumental recorded by the Vancouver band circa 1963-1965..