Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri May 27th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Miles Davis “John McLaughlin”
from Bitches Brew (Columbia 1969) —Celebrating what would have been Miles Davis' 85th birthday this week with the only short piece on Bitches Brew - it's short, of course, because Miles is only there in spirit.
Prince “Controversy” (Warner Brothers 1981) —I remember hearing this on the radio when it was new, and thinking the world had changed completely.
Jackie Wilson “The Fairest of Them All”
from Whispers (Brunswick 1968) —I onfy just discovered this one the other day thanks to one of my Facebook friends. Killer fairy tale song.
Tab Benoit “Long Lonely Bayou”
from Medicine (Telarc 2011) N —My review of this fine new record is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Tab-Benoit-Medicine-2011.htm
Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Saratoga Summer Song”
from Tell My Sister (Nonesuch 2011) N —This 3-CD set includes remastered versions of their first two classic albums, and this 3rd disc of demos & unreleased songs from before the first album. This song is amazing!
Paul McCartney “Too Many People”
from Ram (Apple 1971) —I just realized this was a cowbell classic the other day.
from 100 Lovers (Epitaph 2011) N —I always enjoy Devotchka, but this instrumental track from their latest really blows me away.
Bob Dylan “New Morning” (Columbia 1970) —Many years ago, this was the first Dylan album I owned, thanks to Rene who gave it to me as a gift.
Bob Dylan “Changing of the Guards”
from Street Legal (Columbia 1978) —From possibly the most under-rated Dylan album ever. Hey, did I mention Dylan turned 70 this week? Or that there's a tribute to him at Off Broadway tonight?
Bob Dylan “One of Us Must Know”
from Blonde on Blonde (Columbia 1966) —I didn't mean to treat you so bad, you shouldn't take it so personal. I didn't mean to make you so sad, you just happened to be there, that's all. Damn!
The Modern Lovers “Roadrunner”
from The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1976) —I know it's absolutely wrong, and a small part of the reason the world is so messed up, but sometimes I just wanna drive fast down the highway with the radio on loud!
Thomas Dolby “Europa & the Pirate Twins”
from The Golden Age of Wireless (EMI 1982) —I wonder if he could have churned out more songs this good if he wouldn't have had that admittedly fun novelty hit.
Painkillers “Stop the Music”
from Painkillers (Euclid 2011) N L —I spent a lot of time in the 80s singing along with this gem from St. Louis.
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