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Memphis to Manchester (Music)

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.

Thu Jun 21st 2018 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Chris Hillman “Wildflowers”
from Bidin' My Time (Rounder Records rounder.com 2017) —Written and produced by Tom Petty who coaxed Chris Hillman out of a long hiatus from recording to make this album.


Emmylou Harris “Mansion on the Hill (Live)”
from At the Ryman (Live) (Nonesuch 1992) —1991 live version of a Bruce Springsteen song.


The Kinks “Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues”
from Muswell Hillbillies (Velvel 1971) —This goes out in honor of Ray Davies' 74th birthday.


Kelly Willis “Modern World”
from Back Being Blue (Thirty Tigers 2018) N  —Most of the songs on this album (including this one) were written by Kelly Willis. Sun 7/1 Kelly Willis – Off Broadway


Neil Young “Roll Another Number For The Road”
from Tonight's the Night (Live) (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. He will be playing solo at the Fox on June 28.


Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming”
from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Music bed. Leave it to Neil Young to start off his first solo singer/songwriter album with an instrumental.


Slaid Cleaves “Lydia”
from Broke Down (Philo www.rounder.com 2000) —Written by Karen Poston. Sun 7/22 Slaid Cleaves – Off Broadway


Yo La Tengo “Fourth Time Around”
from I'm Not There (Music from the Motion Picture) (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrack 2007) —Written by Bob Dylan and featuring the vocals of Georgia Hubley. Mon 9/17 Yo La Tengo – Delmar Hall


Courtney Marie Andrews “May Your Kindness Remain” (Fat Possum / Mama Bird Recording Co. 2018) N  —Courtney Marie Andrews will be at Off Broadway in September (Monday 9/24). Highly recommended.


Mogwai “Folk Death 95”
from Mr. Beast (Matador 2006) —Music bed.


Richard Thompson “Fergus Laing”
from Still (Fantasy 2015) —Written by Richard Thompson and produced by Jeff Tweedy. “Fergus Laing he builds and builds but his are small erections / Fergus Laing has a fine head of hair when the wind’s in the right direction.”


Olivia Chaney “House on a Hill”
from Shelter (Nonesuch 2018) N  —Written by Olivia Chaney and found on the English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's new album.


Billy Bragg & The Blokes “Must I Paint You a Picture”
from Mermaid Avenue Tour (self-released 1999) —Written by Billy Bragg and recorded live in 1998. Ian McLagan on keyboards.


Laura Marling “Bron-Yr-Aur”
from Mojo Presents Physical Graffiti Redrawn (Mojo www.mojo4music.com 2015) —Music bed. Written by Jimmy Page.


The Liminanas “I'm Dead”
from (I've Got) Trouble In Mind: 7" And Rare Stuff 2009/2014 (Trouble In Mind Records 2014) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Perpignan, France.


Bettie Serveert “Had2Byou”
from Oh, Mayhem! (Palomine 2013) —Lead vocals by Carol van Dijk.


Sleepy Kitty “Hold Yr Ground”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) L —The story of Sleepy Kitty as sung by Paige Brubeck. Written by Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult.


Five More “Avalanche”
from Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 (Rockbeat Records 2012) —Music bed. 1965 surf instrumental.


The Monkees “Pleasant Valley Sunday (Single Version)”
from The Monkees Greatest Hits (Rhino 1995) —Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King with lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. Can't go wrong with that combination.


Los Straitjackets “Fortune Cookie”
from The Further Adventures Of Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc 2009) —A cool, rockin' instrumental. Pretty much what you would expect from Los Straitjackets.


Nick Lowe “Tokyo Bay” (Yep Roc 2018) N  —From his new 4-song EP by Nick Lowe. Written by Nick Lowe with musical backing by Los Straitjackets.


The Counts “Feel Alright”
from Riot City - Rocking Nortwest Instrumentals (Ace Records 2001) —Music bed.


Finn's Motel “Sons of Saturn”
from Quinta del Sordo (Victory Over Gravity 2017) L —Written and sung by Smokin' Joe Thebeau.


Finn's Motel “Quinta del Sordo” (Victory Over Gravity 2017) L —Spoken word introduction in Spanish included to whip people into a rock 'n roll frenzy.


Middle Class Fashion “No Lie”
from Ego (Middle Class Fashion unk 2018) N L —One of my favorite songs of the year. From the St. Louis band's new release and featuring the lead vocals of Jenn Malzone.


Gene Clark “On Her Own”
from Gene Clark Sings For You (Omnivore 2018) N  —Unreleased 1967 Gene Clark songs recorded on an acetate when he was between labels. These songs are seeing the light of day for the first time.


Sam Phillips “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us”
from Don't Do Anything (Nonesuch 2008) —Ode to Sister Rosetta Tharpe written by Sam Phillips and later covered by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. One of the most interesting and talented songwriters out there.


Robert Plant & Alison Krauss “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)”
from Raising Sand (Rounder 2007) —Written by Don and Phil Everly. The Loufest line-up was just announced. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will be playing. The festival takes place on September 8-9.


Alison Krauss “Can't Find My Way Home”
from Crossing Jordan ST (Rounder Records rounder.com 2003) —Cover version of the Traffic song penned by Steve Winwood.


Sloan “Right to Roam”
from 12 (Yep Roc 2018) N  —This year marks the 25th year together and 12th (who would have guessed) album by the Canadian band. 12 songs - 3 written by each band member. This Friday 6/22 Sloan – Duck Room. Highly recommended.


The Beachcombers “Purple Peanuts”
from Riot City - Rocking Northwest Instrumentals (Ace Records 2001) —Music bed. 1963 guitar instrumental released on the little-known Jerden label.


Courtney Barnett “Need a Little Time”
from Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop 2018) N  —Tue 7/17 Courtney Barnett – Pageant. This will be her first concert appearance in St. Louis. Highly recommended.


Beaches “When You're Gone”
from Second of Spring (Chapter Music 2017) —Psych mets dream pop on this third and most recent album from the band based out of Melbourne, Australia.


Shannon Shaw “Coal on the Fire”
from Shannon in Nashville (Nonesuch / Easy Eye Sound 2018) N  —From the solo debut album by the frontperson of Shannon & the Clams. 60s influences aplenty on this Dan Auerbach-produced album.


Death In Vegas “Girls”
from Lost in Translation ST (Emperor Norton 2003) L —Music bed.


Isaac Hayes “Blue's Crib”
from Instrumentals (Ace/Stax 2003) —Music bed. 1974 Stax instrumental composed by Isaac Hayes.


The Staple Singers “Slippery People”
from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 (Kent Records www.vervemusicgroup.com 2004) —1984 Talking Heads cover. Mavis Staples still includes this in her live sets.


Talking Heads “Psycho Killer”
from Stop Making Sense (Sire/Warner Bros. 1984) —Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Tina Weymouth. This song opened up the band's 1983 shows at the Pantages in Hollywood that were captured by Jonathan Demme for his concert film, "Stop Making Sense."


Public Service Broadcasting “Progress (feat. Tracyanne Campbell)”
from Every Valley (Play It Again Sam 2017) —Your basic concept album about the Welsh coal-mining industry and the story of going from boom to bust. This one also features the vocals of Tracyanne Campbell.


The Jaguars “Night Walker”
from Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (The Numero Group 2018) N  —This new 3-CD compilation features 54 tracks of rare exotica. Early 60s instrumental by the band out of Douglas, GA. They opened for bands like Ike & Tina Turner and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and also backed up Charlie Rich.


The Budos Band “Trail of Tears”
from Burnt Offering (Daptone 2014) —Music bed. Instrumental from the soul, funk, and beyond band out of Staten Island.


Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse “Valerie”
from 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.


Amy LaVere “Killing Him”
from Anchors & Anvils (Archer 2007) —Written by Amy LaVere and produced by Jim Dickinson. "Killing him didn't make the love go away."


The James Hunter Six “Don't Let Pride Take You For a Ride”
from Whatever It Takes (Daptone 2018) —James Hunter is pulling out all the vocal tricks on this one and adds a bit of an unhinged guitar coda at the end.


Herb Hardesty “Coach Train”
from The Domino Effect (Ace Records 2012) —From this compilation of songs recorded by Fats Domino's main tenor sax man. This 1958 instrumental was written by Herb Hardesty and recorded at Cosimo's Studio in New Orleans.


Jerry Butler “I Stand Accused”
from Jerry Butler: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years (Shout Factory 2005) —Written by Jerry Butler and originally released as a single on the Vee-Jay label in 1964.


Betty Everett & Jerry Butler “Love is Strange”
from Delicious Together (Vee-Jay unk 1964) —1964 cover version of the Mickey & Sylvia hit. Also covered, famously, by the Everly Brothers. This album was arranged by Johnny Pate which is always a good thing.


Betty Everett “Getting Mighty Crowded”
from The Shoop Shoop Song (Vee-Jay/Collectables 2000) —Written by Van McCoy and recorded for Vee-Jay in 1964.


Bill Doggett “Backwoods”
from Backwoods / Raw Turkey single (King Records 1960) —Instrumental written by Henry Glover.


Don & Dewey “Baby Gotta Party”
from Jungle Hop (Specialty 1991) —Previously unreleased 1957 Specialty recording which finally saw the light of day on this 1991 compilation. This entire collection featuring the talents of Don "Sugarcane" Harris and Dewey Terry rocks, mightily.


Etta James “Tough Lover”
from R&B Dynamite (Flair 1987) —1956 Modern single featuring Lee Allen on tenor sax. Shades of Little Richard on this one.


The Chips “Rubber Biscuit”
from Cry-Baby (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (geffen records 1990) —This was the only single ever recorded by the doo-wop band. Recorded for the Josie label in 1956. This later was recorded by the Blues Brothers and charted in 1979.


Joe Houston Orchestra “All Night Long”
from Great R&B Instrumentals (Ace Records 2001) —Music bed. Instrumental written by saxophonist Joe Houston and Jules Taub and recorded for the Money label in 1954.


Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”
from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —How rare is this 1965 single which ended up not being released? Only two genuine original copies are known to exist. Frank Wilson wrote this rave-up & recorded it in 1965.


Joe Tex “You Better Believe It Baby”
from John Savage's 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded (Ace Records 2015) —Penned by Joe Tex and recorded for the Dial label in 1966.


The Capitols “Cool Jerk”
from Soul Spectacular! (Rhino Records 2002) —Written by Donald Storball and recorded in 1966 for the Karen label. If only all bass lines could be like this.


Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers “Can You Jerk Like Me”
from The Motown Sound - The Complete Albums & More (Motown 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Contours song written by Ivory Joe Hunter and Mickey Stevenson.

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