Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri May 6th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
N=music new at the station.
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Time zone: central
Nick Lowe “Cracking Up”
from Labour of Lust (Yep Roc 1979) N —One of the most eagerly awaited reissues - one of the best records you haven't been able to buy in years until now.
Jeff Beck “I'm a Fool to Care”
from Rock'n'Roll Party (ATCO 2011) N —Imelda May sings like Mary Ford, and Beck plays like Les Paul. Only with their own styles.
Bill Frisell “Sixty Four”
from Sign of Life (Savoy Jazz 2011) N —Bill Frisell will be in town next Thursday at the Old Rock House - probably not doing this string quartet thing, but it will be great, I'm sure.
Jay Gaunt “Why Are People Like That”
from Harmonicopia (JPG 2010) —This Gaunt kid can play blues harp - and I love everything about this cut.
Rum Drum Ramblers “Jack & Tom”
from Mean Scene (Big Muddy Records 2011) N L —I just can't believe how these guys can not only accurately recreate the sounds of early 30s string bands, but can write songs as good as anything from the era.
The Beat “Working Too Hard”
from The Beat (Columbia 1979) —Once again, the More Cowbell segment comes courtesy of Rich Reese, who recently handed me a CD with 26 cowbell gems. I actually saw this band play live in 1979.
Paul Simon “Questions For the Angels”
from So Beautiful or So What (Universal 2011) N —I'm starting to think Paul Simon has it in for Randy Newman - after Newman wrote a satirical angels song, Simon writes this about believing in them.
Delmore Brothers “Trouble Ain't Nothin' But the Blues”
from Freight Train Boogie (Ace 1993) —One of those great county brother acts from the 40s - modern enough to bridge between the pre-war era and the future of honky tonk & rock'n'roll.
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