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Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on March 22, 2007

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  • jwmoosefan2001
    Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on March 22, 2007 Key: Artist - Title - Album - +=Request *=New [Notes] Luther Ingram - Ain t That Loving You (For More
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      Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on March 22, 2007

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      Luther Ingram - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) -
      Soul Patrol - Vol. 4 - Ripete
      [ RIP Luther Ingram. Luther Ingram passed away on Monday in St.
      Louis. Terrific singer of soul ballads. ]

      Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right -
      Can You Dig It? - Rhino
      [ This was his biggest hit & one of the best cheating songs,
      ever. ]

      Staple Singers - Respect Yourself - The Ultimate Staple Singers: A
      Family Affair 1955-84 - Kent
      [ Co-written by Luther Ingram / Mack Rice. According to liner
      notes from Rob Bowman, Luther Ingram came up with the idea for the
      song from a thematic standpoint and that Mack Rice took that and
      really ended up writing most of the song. Mack Rice, at first,
      didn't like the way the Staple Singers changed the song but he
      changed his mind after it started climbing up the charts. I tried to
      see Mack Rice along with William Bell & Booker T. & The MGs at the
      Stax Revue show at SXSW but, despite arriving an hour early, my
      wristband wasn't able to get me in. SXSW badge weasels kept strolling
      up right before the show started & ended up filling the place to
      capacity. Bitter? I'm not bitter. ]

      Jimmy McGriff - The Worm - The Worm - Blue Note
      [ I bought a shrink-wrapped reissue by Rhino of "Roots" by
      Curtis Mayfield & inside was this Jimmy McGriff Blue Note release.
      Oh, well. I was happy with this. ]

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      Amy Winehouse - Rehab - Back To Black - Universal*
      [ I heard conflicting reports of how Amy Winehouse was at her La
      Zona Rosa show at SXSW. I saw her at The Eternal and thought she was
      terrific. Plus, having the Dap-Kings & two great male harmony singers
      really added to the show. Note for Steve Pick: She also
      covered "Valerie" by the Zutons. ]

      James Hunter - No Smoke Without Fire - People Gonna Talk - Rounder+
      [ Appearing tonight (Thursday 3/22) at the
      VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. I will definitely not miss this
      show. Postscript: Seeing as how I'm posting this after the show, I
      can say that James Hunter and Toots & The Maytals are the only two
      acts who have played the VooDoo Lounge that were captivating enough
      to make me put aside all the bizarre casino trappings and really
      enjoy the show. This same show at some place like Off Broadway or
      BBs would hve been really special. Still, I'm really glad I went. ]

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      Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack - Mannix - Jon Rauhouse's
      Steel Guitar Heart Attack - Bloodshot*
      [ Composed by Lalo Schifrin. This was the point of the show
      where I pictured Mike Connors rolling over the hood of a car. ]

      Charles "Soul" Brown - Standing On The Outside - Wardell Quezerque -
      Sixty Soul Senders - Funky Delicacies
      [ From All Music Guide - "The thronging masses will claim to
      have not heard of this man, will not be able to pronounce his name,
      and will have heard his music countless times. Among New Orleans
      musicians, Wardell Quezergue is known as the "Creole Beethoven," but
      the behind-the-scenes nature of his work means his name is invariably
      not the one that is out in front in big lights. As one of the first-
      choice arrangers on New Orleans recording sessions, Quezergue is the
      man who made classic records for performers such as Fats Domino,
      Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and many others. He could say he was
      busy without crossing his fingers for some 60 years in the music
      business. His most famous records include "Iko Iko" and "Chapel of
      Love," both originally cut by the Dixie Cups, and the
      entertaining "Barefootin'" by Robert Parker, the latter summer hit
      sporting a blasting horn arrangement that, like a piece of Mayan
      sculpture, might be described as "definitively Quezerguian." Other
      fine tracks in his discography include "Trick Bag" by Earl King, "Big
      Chief" by Professor Longhair, "It Ain't My Fault" by Smokey
      Johnson, "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight, "Groove Me" by King
      Floyd, "Mojo Hannah" by Tami Lynn, and the Grammy Award-winning Dr.
      John album Goin' Back to New Orleans." -- I've never heard of
      Charles "Soul" Brown before but what an intense & smoldering song
      this story about love, deception, and cheating is. ]

      Helene Smith - You Got To Be A Man - Miami Sound - Soul Jazz
      [ I was first introduced to Helene Smith through the Numero
      Group's "Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label" collection (a must-
      have, BTW). This fine collection by Soul Jazz has some different
      tracks by the queen of Miami soul. ]

      Phil Upchurch - You Can't Sit Down (Pt 1) - The UK Sue Label
      Story - Ace

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      Carla Thomas - Any Day Now - The Queen Alone - Stax / Concord
      [ This was just re-released along with some tracks never issued
      before. One of those unissued tracks will be played next week. I
      had to go with the opener, though. A Burt Bacharach/Bob Hilliard song
      that she just nails. Also comes with liner notes by Rob Bowman (who
      wrote Soulsville, USA). ]

      Eleni Mandell - Girls - Miracle Of Five - Zedtone*
      [ Rene Saller puts it much better that I can:
      http://www.illinoistimes.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A6223 I
      wonder if Eleni Mandell has ever played in
      St. Louis. ]

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      Son Volt - The Picture - The Search - Transmit Sound*
      [ How does a Son Volt song work with horns? Very well.
      Unexpected and a pleasure. ]

      Happy Mondays - Tokoloshe Man - Judge Fudge - Factory
      [ What is a tokoloshe, you say? -- The tokoloshe is a short,
      hairy, dwarf-like creature from Bantu folklore. It is a mischievous
      and evil spirit that can become invisible by swallowing a pebble.
      Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for
      others. At its least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare
      children, but it’s power extends to causing illness and even death
      upon the victim. The way to get rid of him is to call in the n’anga
      or witch-doctor who has the power to banish him from the area. -- --
      Now we know. And, yes, I had to look that up. ]

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      Low - Hatchet - Drums & Guns - Sub Pop*

      Trip Wires - I Don't Care Who You Are - Makes You Look Around -
      TBD*
      [ The Trip Wires played a set of perfectly played power
      pop/Rockpile-influenced songs at the Twangfest/KDHX party at SXSW.
      They feature members of Minus 5, Screaming Trees, and the Young Fresh
      Fellows & this album will be released in the future on a label still
      to be determined. ]

      Beatles - Nowhere Man - Yesterday And Today - Capitol
      [ If you heard the preceding Trip Wires song, this selection
      makes perfect sense. ]

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      Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken - Let's Get Out
      Of This Country - Merge
      [ Was there a better pop song than this in 2006? ]

      Figgs - Cheap Cassettes - Sucking In Stereo - Hearbox
      [ I've never seen the Figgs play live before until last week
      when they played the Twangfest / KDHX party at SXSW. They were
      amazing. I have a soft spot in my heart for trios who manage to keep
      the music interesting. Anyway, this band is tight as can be, terrific
      entertainers, and have a big backlog of really good songs to draw
      upon. Bringing Graham Parker out in the middle of their set and
      backing him on several songs was just the icing on the cake. ]

      Sloan - Everybody Wants You - Never Hear The End Of It - Yep Roc*
      [ Such is the nature of SXSW that you are going to miss things
      you really want to see. Almost every friend I had who attended SXSW
      opted for this show. I opted for the Ponderosa Stomp show (more on
      that later). Every person I knew who attended told me how great a
      show this was. ]

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      Jon Dee Graham - Swept Away - Full - Freedom
      [ Appearing this Monday (March 26) at Off Broadway with the
      Silos. Expect Jon Dee Graham to play lead guitar with the Silos and
      to be backed by the Silos for half a set. Opening for Jon Dee Graham
      and the Silos are Rough Shop. ]

      Carrie Rodriguez - 50s French Movie - Seven Angels On A Bicycle -
      Back Porch
      [ Written by Chip Taylor & recorded in 2006. I've only heard
      this song. Comes across as a less-mannered, Lucinda Williams-esque
      kind of thing. Really liked the sax at the end. ]

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      Toots - Love Attack - Toots In Memphis - Island
      [ Playing at Pops in Sauget, IL on Friday, April 6th. If you see
      him, you won't be disappointed. This 1988 album features Toots
      singing with the rhythm section of Shakespeare & Dunbar and Memphis
      greats such as Eddie Hinton and Jim Dickinson backing him up. ]

      Stormy - The Devastator - Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar
      Rotation - Numero Group*
      [ The fine folks at Numero Group do it again. When Slash Records
      first came into existence, you could buy every release & know that
      you would be hearing something good. Same with the Numero Group. This
      new 2-CD collection features lesser-known and unkown artists who
      recorded for the Chicago Twinight label. Anyway, if you like soul
      music, get it. It will all be new and exciting to most people. At
      least, to me, it was (and is). ]

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      Marie Queenie Lyons - Fever - Crash Of Thunder - Vampisoul
      [ This is a collection of soul and funk singles that were
      released on the King, Federal & Deluxe labels. It's made up of
      artists who mostly just cut singles for the label in the 60s and
      early 70s. ]

      Eddie Hinton - You Got Me Singing - Very Extremely Dangerous -
      Capicorn
      [ I saw a Peter Case show once at Off Broadway where he kept
      singing the praises of Eddie Hinton. No wonder. He could do it all.
      Soulful vocals, fine songwriter, and one of soul music's top session
      guitarists. ]

      Wanda Davis - Save Me - Midwest Funk - Jazzman
      [ Soul from Minnesota recorded in 1970. The vocals might not
      make you forget Aretha Franklin's version but the rhythm section
      really sounds terrific on this. ]

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      Marlena Shaw - California Soul - The Spice Of Life - Cadet

      Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing (Outtake) - Promises -
      Bear Family
      [ Of all the artists and bands I saw at SXSW in Austin last
      week, seeing Barbara Lynn at the Ponderosa Stomp show was my absolute
      highlight. Out of Beaumont, TX and recording since the early 60s, she
      still sounds (and looks) terrific. She played lead-guitar on all but
      one song and closed with her great version of "What'd I Say." Her
      backing band was the New Orleans band Li'l Buck Sinegal's Top Cats
      with Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural on Hammond B3 organ. Words can
      not adequately describe how amazing this band is. I thought Stanley
      Dural just played accordion. His organ-playing was jaw-dropping at
      times. There is just no other way to put it. And for good measure,
      lots of the time, Willie Tee sat in on piano, as well. They backed up
      Barbara Lynn, Tammi Lynn, Archie Bell, Dennis Coffey (one of the Funk
      Brothers), did a set by themselves...it just doesn't get any better
      than that. ]

      Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something - Out Of Sight -
      Universal
    • Tom Huber
      Heh, that s *exactly* what I was thinking as we were trying to get into Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Just as the cover line would start to move, a big
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 24, 2007
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        Heh, that's *exactly* what I was thinking as we were trying to get into
        Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. <g>

        Just as the "cover" line would start to move, a big 'ol grop of badges
        would show up and that was that.

        Tom

        jwmoosefan2001 wrote:
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        > I tried to see Mack Rice along with William Bell & Booker T. & The MGs
        > at the Stax Revue show at SXSW but, despite arriving an hour early, my
        > wristband wasn't able to get me in. SXSW badge weasels kept strolling
        > up right before the show started & ended up filling the place to
        > capacity. Bitter? I'm not bitter.
        >
      • Jason Gross
        ... On behalf of all of us badge weasels, I apologize. Honestly, I didn t feel good about walking past all the wristband folks who d been waiting there
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 25, 2007
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          >jwmoosefan2001 wrote:
          > >
          > >
          > > I tried to see Mack Rice along with William Bell & Booker T. & The MGs
          > > at the Stax Revue show at SXSW but, despite arriving an hour early, my
          > > wristband wasn't able to get me in. SXSW badge weasels kept strolling
          > > up right before the show started & ended up filling the place to
          > > capacity. Bitter? I'm not bitter.
          On behalf of all of us badge weasels, I apologize. Honestly, I
          didn't feel good about walking past all the wristband folks who'd
          been waiting there longer. It was a great show but I know that I saw
          cameras there taping it so be on the look out of a video of this
          coming out at some point.

          J

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