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Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on May 17, 2007

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  • jwmoosefan2001
    Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on May 17, 2007 Key: Artist - Title - Album - +=Request *=New [Notes] Joe Tex - The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) -
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      Playlist for Memphis to Manchester on May 17, 2007

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      Joe Tex - The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) - Skinny Legs & All -
      Kent

      Solomon Burke - Cry To Me - The Very Best Of Solomon Burke -
      Rhino / Atlantic+
      [ Honoring a request I couldn't get to during the previous week.
      Written by Bert Russell aka Bert Berns. This version was recorded in
      1962. ]

      O.V. Wright - Eight Men Four Women - Giant Of Southern Soul 1965-
      75 - Connoisseur+
      [ Yet another request I couldn't get to from last week. This is
      a collection of twenty-five 45s from 1965-75 recorded for Backbeat &
      ABC and produced by Willie Mitchell. This track also features the
      guitar of "Teenie" Hodges. O.V. Wright had one of the best male soul
      voices, ever, until he was done in by the ravages of drugs at the
      early age of 41. ]

      Mar-Keys - Plantation Inn - Stay In School: Don't Be A Drop Out -
      Stax

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      Soul Brothers Six - Some Kind Of Wonderful - At The Club - Kent

      Percy Sledge - You've Got That Something Wonderful - The Beat Goes
      On... - Kent

      Ovations - I'm Living Good - The Ovations: Goldwax Recordings -
      Kent
      [ Louis Williams from the Ovations sometimes sang in a voice
      reminiscent of Sam Cooke. You certainly hear it on this song written
      by Dann Penn & Spooner Oldham. Recorded in 1965. Goldwax was a
      lesser known Memphis studio that was put out some terrific soul
      tracks. ]

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      Wilco - Hate It Here - Sky Blue Sky - Nonesuch*

      Ralph "Soul" Jackson - Set Me Free - Set Me Free / Take Me Back 45
      (Reissue) - Rabbit Factory*
      [ Both these tracks can also be found on the fine "Birmingham
      Sound -- The Soul Of Neal Hemphill - Vol 1" compilation. Rabbit
      Factory sent me this at the station so I was bound & determined to
      play it. This is a new reissue of the 45 originally put out on Black
      Kat in 1977. Some terrific Alabama soul came out of Birmingham, not
      just Muscle Shoals. ]

      Betty Davis - In The Meantime - Betty Davis - Light In The Attic*
      [ The first two Betty Davis albums were just released with bonus
      tracks and extensive liner notes. This song had less funk & more
      soul than any of the other tracks on this album. Betty Mabry
      eventually married Miles Davis & became Betty Davis. That marriage
      didn't last long but she began to really flourish as an artist at
      that time. ]

      Junior Mance - Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' Ya - What It Is - Rhino*

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      Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I'm Not Gonna Cry - I'm Not Gonna
      Cry / Money Don't Make The Man - Daptone*
      [ Finally, new music from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. This
      will have to tide you over until their full-length CD comes out in
      Autumn. ]

      Sly & The Family Stone - I Ain't Got Nobody Else (For Real) - Dance
      To The Music - Epic+
      [ Fulfilling another request from last week to play something
      off the newly-reissued Sly & The Family Stone albums. This is off
      their 2nd album released in 1968. ]

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      Big Star - Femme Fatale - Third / Sister Lovers - Ryko
      [ Big Star recorded this Velvet Underground song in 1975 in
      Ardent Studios (Memphis). ]

      Clientele - Since K Got Over Me - Strange Geometry - Merge
      [ I had a friend tell me that this song is "one of the best
      songs in history." She also stated that "Strange Geometry has become
      one of my top 10
      records of all time (keeping in mind that that list has about 50
      records
      on it)." OK, I just bought this and have only listened to this one
      song. It's a pretty great song.
      ]

      Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town - Release The Stars - Geffen*
      [ Wow, this song sounded absolutely huge in headphones. This
      song isn't likely to be co-opted by any candidate running for
      President. Highly recommended. ]

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      Bob Dylan & The Band - Going Going Gone - Planet Waves - Columbia

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      Heidi Dean - Single Again - 52nd City - Sound Issue -
      www.52ndcity.com*
      [ This was the portion of the show where I launched into a mini-
      diatribe about how we are locked into mortal combat between people
      who revere the city's architecture & those who would love nothing
      more than to destroy it & replace it with a casino. Or how
      institutions like KDHX and the City Museum are striving to do
      something great within the city. And magazines like 52nd City (in CD
      form for April and available at record stores & book stores around
      town) are talking about St. Louis art, literature, media, & culture.
      And how magazines, and radio stations, and clubs, and cultural
      institutions like these (and so many more) really need to be
      supported. These are the things that make a city great. Think of
      what constitutes most of the great cities in the US -- New York, San
      Francisico, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, etc. Do casinos
      really ever get mentioned? So, now, we are going to pour years &
      money into expanding Hwy 40 to make it easier to get further & furth
      er away from the city. Which, of course, won't work, anyway,
      because they are only expanding a portion of the highway. An
      analogy -- suppose you have a garden hose completely clogged. If you
      could magically remove the clog from the portion in the middle but do
      nothing about the clogs on each end, doesn't the garden hose remain
      clogged? What a freakin' boondoggle this is going to be. Unless most
      of the people using Hwy 40 live & confine Hwy 40 travel to the
      corridor between the expansion from Spoede to Sarah (which they don't
      & won't), this is going to be a colossal waste of money & man hours
      and a source of incredible amounts of aggravation. Shouldn't small
      matters like the failure of the city public schools take precedence?
      OK, back to the song. What can I say? I don't have a blog. Heidi
      Dean has played in bands such as Three Fried Men & sung on various
      poetry scores and has a beautiful voice. This is just her and
      acoustic guitar and I really like it. ]

      Pink Martini - Hey Eugene - Hey Eugene - Heinz*

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      Jay Mitchell & The Mitchellites - I Am The Man For You Baby - Cult
      Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay - The Numero Group*
      [ Where else do you turn to when you want to hear Grand Bahama
      funk & soul? Why, to the good folks at The Numero Group, of course.
      Their last Cult Cargo collection featured funk & soul from Belize.
      This new collection focuses on music from Grand Bahama which came out
      in the late 60s/early 70s. This is just one of many standout tracks.
      Expect the usual extensive liner notes & photos one comes to expect
      from The Numero Group. Added bonus: The song titles in the liner
      notes aren't in yellow this time around, thus, making it possible for
      the optically-challenged to read. ]

      Barrett Strong - Seven Sins - The Pomus & Shuman Story: Double
      Trouble 1956-67 - Ace*
      [ This was recorded in 1962 on Atlantic Records. Early Barrett
      Strong. As www.dustygroove.com puts it -- "A much-needed look at one
      of the key songwriting teams in American pop at the end of the 50s --
      Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, two names who show up again and again in
      histories of early rock and soul music -- but who rarely get the same
      recognition as some of their bigger contemporaries! This package does
      a great job of correcting that problem -- by bringing together some
      of the greatest tunes ever from the pen of Pomus & Shuman, sung by
      some of the biggest American artists in a variety of genres -- plus a
      number of other artists who have been lost to the shifting sands of
      time, but who sound equally great. The top-quality package features a
      huge amount of notes on the pair's lives and career -- as well as a
      good number of photos and record images too -- all supported by a set
      list of 26 tracks that include "Miss Rip Van Winkle" by The Tibbs
      Brothers, "I Ain't Sharin Shar
      on" by Bobby Darin, "It's Been Nice" by Marty Wilde, "His Latest
      Flame" by Del Shannon, "Angel Face" by Jimmy Darren, "Turn Me Loose"
      by Fabian, "Hey Memphis" by LaVern Baker, "Save The Last Dance For
      Me" by The Drifters, "First Taste Of Love" by Ben E King, "Stop" by
      Howard Tate, "Double Trouble" by Elvis Presley, "Seven Day Weekend"
      by Gary US Bonds, and "Suspicion" by Terry Stafford."

      ]

      Larry Williams - Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams At His Finest -
      Ace
      [ This version is off the original 78 which includes an extended
      instrumental outro that didn't make it onto the original 45. ]

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      Amy LaVere - Tennessee Valentine - Anchors & Anvils - Archer*
      [ This second release from Amy LaVere (Memphis, TN) just came
      out this week & was produced by Jim Dickinson. No sophomore slump
      for this artist. Hopefully, she'll make an appearance in St. Louis,
      soon. ]

      Ian Hunter - Guiding Light - Shrunken Heads - Yep Roc*
      [ This album just came out this week & Ian Hunter fans will not
      be disappointed. Almost as good as "Rant" (which was criminally
      neglected) which is saying a lot. This one also features the vocals
      of Jeff Tweedy who, evidently, has some kind of St. Louis
      connection. ]

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      Two Cow Garage - No Shame - Three - Shelterhouse*
      [ Two Cow Garage (Columbus, OH) and Grand Champeen (Austin, TX)
      are celebrating their recent CD releases with a show at Off Broadway
      on Saturday, May
      19th. Local favorites, Miles of Wire, are also on the bill. The show
      begins at 9:00 PM. Two Cow Garage and
      Grand Champeen will also be doing acoustic sets at Euclid Records at
      4pm on Saturday.
      ]

      Grand Champeen - Wounded Eye - "dial T for this" - In Music We
      Trust*

      Alejandro Escovedo - Break This Time - The Boxing Mirror - Back
      Porch

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      Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack - Ballad Of The Black
      Chihuahua - Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack - Bloodshot*
      [ This one went out to Ken From Cockeysville's mom in honor of
      her birthday and was hand-picked especially for her. It's an axiom
      of music that you can never go wrong with a song that has "Chihuahua"
      in the title. ]

      Jerry McCain - My Next Door Neighbor - The Best Of Excello
      Records - Excello

      Mohd. Rafi - Jan Pahechan Ho - Bombshell Baby Of Bombay - Bombay
      Connection*
      [ I heard this for the first time on the Ghost World soundtrack.
      It's worth renting the Ghost World DVD just to see the extras where
      they show the clip from the original Bollywood movie which
      accompanies this song. This new collection is hugely entertaining. ]
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