Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Nov 15th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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The Who “Pinball Wizard”
from Tommy (Decca url 1969) —The song that taught me how to use a suspended fourth. At least, that's what I think that chord was. It's been a long time since I played guitar.
Television “Little Johnny Jewel (Pts. 1 & 2)”
from Marquee Moon (bonus tracks) (Rhino 2007) —The single that astonished . . . well, the people in New York who knew about them already, and a few critics around the world.
Marvin Gaye “You're a Wonderful One”
from How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (Tamla 1965) —Don't forget the big tribute concert benefit for KDHX tonight at Off Broadway. 9 local bands pay tribute to the great Marvin Gaye. Maybe someone will play this one.
Marvin Gaye “I Want You” (Motown 1976) —One of the many masterpieces Marvin Gaye put out in the 70s.
Valerie June “Pushin' Against a Stone” (Concord 2013) N —I gotta admit, I love the sound of Dan Auerbach's guitar on this cut.
Van Morrison “Enlightenment” (Polydor 1990) —The Van Morrison of this period was just coasting, searching for his next revelation, which was a couple years away, but I still love this song about searching for the meaning of life.
Hot Lips Page “Long Gone Blues”
from Jump For Joy! (Sony 2001) —Billie Holiday didn't sing a lot of blues, but this is a good one, and Page on trumpet shines.
Muddy Waters “Screamin' and Cryin'”
from Rollin' Stone (Chess 2000) —Oh, jeez, that opening slide guitar note sends chills up and down my spine every time.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott “How Long Blues”
from A Stranger Here (Anti- 2009) —I love the bluesy accordion in this track - I really should listen to older Elliott stuff some time, too. So dang much to hear in this world.
Tom Waits “The Part You Throw Away”
from Blood Money (Anti- 2002) —I've enjoyed rediscovering Tom Waits over the last year or so - I mean, I hadn't forgotten him, but I realized he didn't stop being great 25 years ago.
Joan Armatrading “Heaven”
from Gold (A&M 2005) —As I recall, this was the b-side of a failed single released for her first greatest hits album, Track Record. Great song, though.
Beach Day “We've Gotta Go”
from Trip Trap Attack (Kanine 2013) N —I have to thank Rich Reese for a) being cool and b) telling me I should check these guys out.
Cave States “One Left To Be the Same”
from The Great Divide (Undertow 2013) N L —Whoever decided Danny Kathriner and Chris Grabau should form a band together is a genius.
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