Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jan 28th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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from Adventure (Elektra 1978) —Their first album is justly celebrated as one of the greatest in the history of recorded music - but the second one ain't no slouch itself.
Iron & Wine “Me and Lazarus”
from Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros. 2011) N —Now that Sam Beam has figured out music just sounds better when you mix it professionally, he's even started to figure out how to write stronger material.
Henry Threadgill Zooid “This Brings Us To”
from This Brings Us To Volume 2 (PI 2010) N —I've completely lost touch with Henry Threadgill, one of the greatest composers and improvisers of our time, but here's his latest album sitting on the shelf. Nice.
Jason Ricci “Done With the Devil” (Eclecto Groove 2009) —An irressistible and irrespressible groove, and Ricci's harp playing is simply monstrous.
Sam Cooke “Fool's Paradise”
from Night Beat MP3/file Album (RCA 1963) —Sam Cooke channels Charles Brown - beautiful.
Louvin Brothers “I'm Ready to Go Home”
from Satan Is Real (CAPITOL 1960) —Beyond the fact that this album has one of the greatest covers of all time, you just have to listen to the singing to know true beauty.
from Mr. Fantasy (UA 1967) —Traffic knew how to rock a cowbell even in a song based on middle-eastern modes.
Wanda Jackson “Thunder on the Mountain”
from the party ain't over (Nonesuch / Third Man Records 2011) N —When Dylan wrote this, he was thinking 'bout Alicia Keys, but Wanda wants to think about Jerry Lee. Jack White is the wrong producer for Ms. Jackson, but he's the only reason we get a new album from her at all.
Abigail Washburn “Bring Me My Queen”
from City of Refuge (Rounder 2011) N —This wonderful record was supposed to come out last August, but it got delayed until just about now - she is like no other.
Devotchka “All the Sand In All the Sea”
from 100 Lovers (Epitaph 2011) N —I love walking into the station and finding a new record I wasn't expecting from a band I quite like - this song sounds very cool.
The Selecter “Too Much Pressure”
from Greatest Hits (EMI 1996) —The debut single that was as great as anything from the original ska revival.
Kirsty Maccoll “Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim”
from Kite (Virgin 1989) —If you don't have this album, I suggest you rectify it - it's among the finest you don't own.
Gang Of Four “You Don't Have to Be Mad”
from Content (Yep Roc 2011) N —This kinda sounds like they did back in the olden days.
John Renbourn “Weebles Wobble (But They Don't Fall Down)”
from Palermo Snow (Shanachie 2011) N —A gorgeous acoustic guitar instrumental seems just the ticket after those last two blasts of adrenaline. And I love the title of this one.
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