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Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on August 18, 2005

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  • jwmoosefan2001
    Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on August 18, 2005 Key: Artist - Title - Album - +=Request *=New [Notes] Oscar Brown, Jr. - Humdrum Blues - The Return
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      Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on August 18, 2005

      Key: Artist - Title - Album - +=Request *=New
      [Notes]

      Oscar Brown, Jr. - Humdrum Blues - The Return Of Mod Jazz - Kent*
      [ This new compilation put out by Kent is one heck of a fun
      listen - a blend of Hammond organ, soulful vocals & swinging
      rhythms. ]

      Jamo Thomas & His Party Orchestra - I Spy (For The F.B.I.) - The
      Curtom Story - Charly
      [ Jamo Thomas was from Nassau in the Bahamas & this was his
      biggest hit. This three-disc compilation has 82 tracks and is the
      most extensive compilation of the Curtom label formed by Curtis
      Mayfield & Eddie Thomas (hence, the name Curtom). ]

      The Four Tops - Bernadette - Hitsville USA Box Set - Motown+
      [ A very fine request from Jim - head of Weather Central on Tim
      Rakel's "Mystery Train" program (6-8 AM on Fridays). ]

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      Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew - Broken Flowers: Music From The
      Film - Decca*
      [ This collection of music from the latest Jim Jarmusch film is
      really terrific. My first foray into Ethiopian jazz - this track
      grooves, I tell you. Oh, and go see the movie. It's currently at the
      Hi-Pointe. Then shake your head in amazement that Bill Murray didn't
      win an Oscar for Lost In Translation. ]

      Joe Henry - Pale Blue Eyes - Music From The TV Series: Crossing
      Jordan - DMZ / Columbia / Sony
      [ Joe Henry covering a Velvet Underground song with Sam Phillips
      on harmonies. Not a lot can go wrong in this scenario. ]

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      Henry Lumpkin - Mo Jo Hanna - The Complete Motown Singles - Vol. 2:
      1962 - Motown / Hip-O Select+*
      [ According to the liner notes, Henry Lumpkin was indirectly
      memorialized in an episode of The Simpsons in season three. The
      episode called "Colonel Homer" traces the fortunes of a waitress-
      turned-country singer named Lurleen Lumpkin who records
      on "Hicksville, USA." ]

      Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road - Soul Diva Sessions -
      Union Square
      [ The previous song has been covered by the likes of Betty
      Harris & Esther Phillips (though Henry Lumpkin's version came first).
      This planted the seed to play a Betty Harris song. Not a lot goes
      into my thought process. Anyway, this song is backed by the Meters
      and sounds like a natural for inclusion on Andy Coco's "Rhythm
      Section" show (Tuesdays Noon-2:00 PM) ]

      Allen Toussaint - What Is Success - The Allen Toussaint
      Collection - Reprise
      [ I've said it before - think of Allen Toussaint as the Curtis
      Mayfield of New Orleans music. Or Curtis Mayfield as the Allen
      Toussaint of Chicago Soul. ]

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      The Band - Unfaithful Servant - Rock Of Ages - Capitol
      [ One of Rick Danko's finest vocals ever captured on a
      recording. ]

      Randy Newman - Birmingham Redux - Good Old Boys / Johnny Cutler's
      Birthday - Reprise / Rhino
      [ When Rhino reissued the "Good Old Boys" album in 2002, one
      thing that made it so special was the inclusion of a whole other CD
      called "Johnny Cutler's Birthday" which is made up of demos with just
      Randy Newman and piano, many of which would later end up on "Good Old
      Boys." As a result, you hear dialogue from Randy Newman explaining
      what he was envisioning for the songs, some different lyrics to
      familiar songs (like this one), and some songs that were never
      released. ]

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      Mink Deville - Mixed Up Shook Up Girl - Cabretta - Capitol

      Shelby Lynne - Where Am I Now - Suit Yourself - Capitol*
      [ Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room a week from Friday
      (8/26). Highly recommended. ]

      Bob Dylan - One More Night - Nashville Skyline - Columbia

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      The White Stripes - My Doorbell - Get Behind Me Satan - V2*
      [ Appearing next Wednesday (8/24) at the Fox Theatre. Don't miss
      the opening act - The Greenhornes. ]

      The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl - White Blood Cells -
      Sympathy For The Record Industry

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      The Delgados - Keep On Breathing - Universal Audio - Chemikal
      Underground
      [ From the band web site http://www.delgados.co.uk/ - "Despite
      the band parting musical company a few months ago, Emma, Alun, Paul
      and Stewart continue to run their label Chemikal Underground Records
      and are busy releasing albums by Malcolm Middleton, Mother And The
      Addicts and Arab Strap amongst others." -
      This is still depressing. ]

      The Faces - Glad & Sorry - Ooh La La - Warner Bros.

      Flamin' Groovies - Sometimes - Shake Some Action (reissue) - DBK
      Works*
      [ The reissue of this *sounds* so good. Technology used for
      good instead of evil. ]

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      Janet & The Jays - Without A Reason - Cheatin' Soul & The Southern
      Dream Of Freedom - Trikont*
      [ This Mississippi band was one of the first soul acts to record
      (in 1966) on Hi Records. Before that, Hi Records was primarily
      thought of as a country label. ]

      Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - Myrmidons Of
      Melodrama - RPM
      [ From All Music Guide: "Until the release of this import, there
      had never been a truly satisfactory Shangri-Las anthology; in fact,
      the group had been subject to worse piecemeal mangling than almost
      any other significant act of the 1960s. This 33-track production
      finally sets the record straight, including all of the significant A-
      sides, B-sides, and album tracks they recorded for Red Bird between
      1964 and 1966, as well as an earlier single for a different label,
      and four radio commercials. Includes every one of their hits, but
      anyone who likes those will be enchanted by quite a few of their more
      obscure numbers here: "Dressed in Black," "Paradise," "It's Easier to
      Cry," "Never Again," and "Heaven Knows" are all first-class (if
      sometimes mordant)." ]

      Holly Golightly - Walk A Mile - Truly She Is None Other - Damaged
      Goods

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      Bob Dylan - Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie - The Bootleg Series -
      Vol. 1 - Columbia

      Bob Dylan - Who Killed Davey Moore? - The Bootleg Series - Vol. 1 -
      Columbia

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      Li'l Cap'n Travis - Natural Fool - In All Their Splendor - Glurp
      [ Appearing this Friday night (8/19) at Frederick's Music
      Lounge. Also appearing is the very fine St. Louis band - Magnolia
      Summer. ]

      Magnolia Summer - Wish You Well - Levers & Pulleys - Undertow
      [ See then this Friday night (8/19) at Frederick's Music Lounge
      along with Austin band, Li'l Cap'n Travis. ]

      Richmond Fontaine - From A Buick 6 - Highway 61 Revisited -
      Revisited - Uncut*
      [ The latest issue of Uncut magazine is accompanied with this CD
      that has new recordings by artists who cover songs from the classic
      Dylan album and the songs are all presented in the same order as the
      original recording. The most successful versions are by the artists
      who don't try to just copy the Dylan version (because, let's face it,
      they are going to fall short, in most cases) but instead try to make
      it their own. Like this one. This manages to just sound like a new
      (and pretty amazing) Richmond Fontaine song. ]

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      Dallas Wayne - Rock Bottom, Pop. 1 - Big Thinkin' - HMG
      [ Appearing next Wednesday (8/24) at Frederick's Music Lounge.
      Also appearing are the always nattily attired Rough Shop. ]

      Loretta Lynn - Miss Being Mrs. - Van Lear Rose - Interscope
      [ Appearing this Sunday (8/21) at Harrah's Casino & Hotel
      Outdoor Stage. Show starts at 8:00 PM. ]

      Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - Come On Back -
      Rounder*
      [ Steve Pick was right. This album made up of covers of some of
      Jimmie Dale Gilmore's father's favorite country songs is great. His
      singing has never sounded better. ]

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      Ry Cooder - 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium - Chavez Ravine - Nonesuch*
    • Carl A Zimring
      ... Broken Flowers sold out the two nights it played the local film festival, but I m happy to read that Jarmusch is using this music. John, if the station
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        John played:

        > Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew - Broken Flowers: Music From The Film -
        > Decca* [ This collection of music from the latest Jim Jarmusch film is
        > really terrific. My first foray into Ethiopian jazz - this track grooves,
        > I tell you. Oh, and go see the movie. It's currently at the Hi-Pointe.
        > Then shake your head in amazement that Bill Murray didn't win an Oscar for
        > Lost In Translation. ]

        Broken Flowers sold out the two nights it played the local film festival, but I'm happy to read that Jarmusch is using this music. John, if the station has any of the Ethiopiques compliations, I'd like to request...well, anything for next week, but something off volume 4 might be right up your alley.

        Carl Z.
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