Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jan 27th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Rolling Stones “Can You Hear the Music”
from Goats Head Soup (Promotone Records RCA 1973) —A very underrated Stones song, with that fat, underwater riff and a structure that more than almost anything else they did, sounds like something Brian Jones might have liked in the years after his death.
Tom Waits “Face to the Highway”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N —How many songs have been written about hitting the road, and yet, the trope still can seem fresh.
Dion “Ride's Blues (For Robert Johnson)”
from Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon 2012) N —Here's a fresh take on the legend of Robert Johnson, from a man who has been making great records for over 50 years.
David Olney “The Song”
from Migration (Loudhouse 2005) —One of America's great songwriters, and I really should listen to him more than I do.
Etta James “Something's Got a Hold on Me”
from Her Best (Chess 1997) —I did not realize she co-wrote this classic. RIP Etta James.
Etta James “Mama Told Me”
from Come a Little Closer (Chess 1974) —Of course, this was a pretty great album, too. Really, Etta James was one of the all-time masterful singers who had great taste in songs.
Johnny Otis “Crazy Country Hop”
from THE CAPITOL YEARS (CAPITOL 1989) —Another giant of American music who passed away last week - in fact, he discovered Etta James in the first place. This has long been one of my fave songs, period.
Hoodoo Gurus “Axegrinder”
from Magnum Cum Louder (RCA 1989) —Another cowbell gem. I hadn't remembered liking this album, but in retrospect, it sounds pretty good.
Bert Deivert “Goin' Down South”
from Kid Man Blues (Hard Danger 2011) N —Truly incandescent take on the R.L. Burnside song, mixing influences and instruments from around the world.
En Vogue “Runaway Love”
from Best of En Vogue (Atlantic 1999) —This was the follow-up single to all those gigantic hits, and I like it even more than the others, but it somehow failed to really take the world by storm, and the group quickly dissolved over arguments about who should sing lead.
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