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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Dec 27th 2013

88.1 KDHX Saint Louis

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Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Dec 27th 2013 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Man or Astro-man? “Defcon 1”
from Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 (Communicating Vessels 2013) —The idea today is to play all music released in 2013. This rockin' instrumental seemed like a great way to lift off.


Robert Pollard “It Disappears In the Least Likely Hands (We May Never Not Know)”
from Honey Locust Honky Tonk (Guided By Voices Inc. 2013) —I think he's had a couple of releases since this one earlier this year. I can't keep up.


King Khan & the Shrines “Yes I Can't”
from Idle No More (Merge 2013) N  —Garage rock of the first order.


Carrie Rodriguez “I Cry For Love”
from Give Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus 2013) N  —One of my very favorite songs this year. I bend, I don't break, if I want, I just take.


Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra “If God Were the Devil”
from For the Baby Doll (self 2013) —One of the most seriously overlooked great records of the year. Heck, I even almost forgot it. This man knows his rock'n'roll.


Sleepy Kitty “All I Do Is Dream of You”
from Projection Room (Euclid 2013) N L —This was a single this year, and it's from the new album, out in three weeks, I believe.


Sam Phillips “Pretty Time Bomb”
from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) N  —Thanks to John Wendland, number one Sam Phillips fan in the Midwest and beyond, for letting me know this existed. It's not as though I saw it or read one word about it this year.


Ellen The Felon “Bang Bang Bang”
from BANG BANG BANG (self-released 2013) N L —St. Louis pianist/songwriter/singer sounds better and better to me every time I hear her.


Beth Hart “Bang Bang Boom Boom” (Mascot Records 2013) —I can't imagine why I put these two otherwise disparate songs together.


Kacey Musgraves “Step Off”
from Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury 2013) —Banjos, intelligence, and great singing. I'll take that.


Valerie June “Somebody to Love”
from Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord 2013) N  —A different kind of banjo song. I believe I heard she will be opening for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings in March at the Pageant. That's a good double bill.


Laura Veirs “America”
from Warp & Weft (Raven Marching Band 2013) N  —How can it be so cold out here in America? / Everybody's packing heat in America.


Cave States “Loose Shoes”
from The Great Divide (Undertow 2013) N L —Two great St. Louis singer/songwriters working together - this is a Chris Grabau song that I really love. And Danny Kathriner harmonizes with him beautifully.


Cass McCombs “Honesty Is No Excuse”
from Big Wheel and Others (Domino 2013) N  —Mr. McCombs put out a double record of exquisitely melodic songs.


Primal Scream “Tenement Kid”
from More Light (First International 2013) N  —These guys just keep on keeping on, making really good records whether they're enormously popular (as they once were) or not.


The Slide Brothers “Motherless Children”
from Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers (Concord 2013) —Holy crap, this cut just explodes!


Robert Randolph & The Family Band “Get Ready”
from Lickety Split (Dare 2013) —But no question, Robert Randolph is the king of the lap steel.


The Obits “Spun Out”
from Bed & Bugs (Sub Pop 2013) N  —Just a good solid rock'n'roll band.


Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost “Dana Dew”
from Dana Dew - Single (Big Muddy Records 2013) N L —One of my very favorite Reuter songs - the last thing he released before he passed. Maybe his best vocal ever, too.


The dB's “Revolution of the Mind”
from EP (Bar/None Records www.bar-none.com 2013) —A rockin' song about thinking, not reacting.


The Rides “Search and Destroy”
from Can't Get Enough (429 www.429records.com 2013) —Stephen Stills does Iggy Pop.


Tim Lee 3 “Jet Boys”
from Devil's Rope (Cool Dog Sound 2013) —Tim Lee's guitar knocks me out every time I hear this cut.


Aquitaine “Two of Me”
from American Pulverizer, Pt. 2 - EP (S/R 2013) N L —CD release party next Friday, Jan. 2 at the Firebird, along with Hidden Lakes and the Vondrukes.


Willie Nile “Say Hey”
from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) —Definitely one of the best records this year - this man should be an international hero!


The Wilhelms “Music”
from Film At 11 (Perdition 2013) N L —Beautiful sentiments about the power of music itself.


Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion “9 Outta 10 Times”
from Wassaic Way (Rte. 8 Records 2013) N  —Mysterious little song - mesmerizing, intoxicating.


Robbie Fulks “Imogene”
from Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N  —This is masterful songwriting.


Tift Merritt “For Free”
from Traveling Companion (Yep Roc 2013) N  —This companion record was included with the reissue of her album the previous year - nice trick, because this record is really nice.


Gregory Porter “Wind Song”
from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note 2013) N  —Man, this guy can sing!


Jon Batiste & Stay Human “It's Alright (Why You Gotta)”
from Social Music (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 2013) N  —New Orleans just cranks out these fine rootsy types.


The Claudettes “Serenading the Clean-Up Crew”
from Infernal Piano Plot . . . Hatched! (Yellow Dog Productions/OM God Music 2013) —I don't know anything about them, can't even remember how I got this album, but man, this is great piano blues.


Madeleine Peyroux “Take These Chains From My Heart”
from The Blue Room (Decca 2012) —I love the way she mixes her own phrasing with homage to the Ray Charles version. Gorgeous.


Aoife O'Donovan “Lay My Burden Down”
from Fossils (Yep Roc 2013) N  —One heck of a song, one heck of a singer.


Kathleen Haskard “Mother of Earth”
from Where the Land Meets the Sky (self 2013) —Produced by Chuck Prophet. That's good enough for me.


Melody Den “Storylines” (Perdition 2013) L —Handclap fueled rock number!


Nataly Dawn “Back to the Barracks”
from How I Knew Her (Nonesuch 2013) —I shot you in the arm it was intentional or unintentional.


Brian Wright “Love My Little Baby”
from Rattle Their Chains (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2013) —A younger Texas singer-songwriter who can stand with the best of the older ones.


Ransom Note “Make It All Right”
from Big Soul (Tower Groove Records 2013) N L —What a great sounding record these guys have made.


Over the Rhine “Baby If This Is Nowhere”
from Meet Me At The Edge Of The World (GSD 2013) —Baby if this is nowhere, how sweet it is to find.


Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes “Vicious Cycle”
from Baby Caught The Bus (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 2013) N  —A woman who can really sing in the roots styles she loves.


Boz Scaggs “Corrina, Corrina”
from Memphis (429 Records 2013) —Gorgeous version of this oldie but goodie.


Ana Moura “Desfado” (emarcy 2013) —I double dog dare you to resist the joy of this Portugese fado song!


Sun Sawed In 1/2 “Elephants Into Swans” (self 2013) L —Majestic pop extravaganza.


Neil Young “Cinnamon Girl”
from Live at the Cellar Door (Reprise 2013) N  —Recorded live in 1970, released just a few weeks ago. Cinnamon Girl sung with Neil on piano. Cool and unusual.

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