Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Feb 4th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Shirley Bassey “Goldfinger”
from Goldfinger: The Best of Shirley Bassey (CAPITOL 1995) —First, let's give a giant shout-out to Adam Frick, who woke up early just to come pick me up when I've got two cars in front of my house that aren't going anywhere. Second, let's pay tribute to composer John Barry, who wrote this, and passed away recently
The Dirtbombs “Sharivari”
from Party Store (In The Red 2011) N —I'm pretty sure this is the finest garage rock tribute to the Detroit techno scene of the 80s I've ever heard.
Los Lobos “West L.A. Fadeaway”
from Tin Can Trust CD Album (Shout! Factory 2010) N —Hey, if the Grateful Dead had ever nailed a groove this deep, I'd play the original versions of their songs. But it just never happened.
Beverly Kenney “Try a Little Tenderness”
from Sings For Playboys (Decca 2006) —Here's a great jazz vocalist championed by my friend James Weber, who has definitely sold me on her skills.
Cake “Mustache Man (Wasted)”
from Showroom Of Compassion (Upbeat 2011) N —I have mostly pretty much ignored this band - and when I've come into contact with them, I haven't really liked or disliked them - but this cowbell track is pretty catchy.
Marianne Faithfull “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”
from Broken English (London 1979) —At the age of 37 - man, when I first heard this, I was 21, and 37 seemed ancient; now, at 52, 37 seems like such a young age.
Iron & Wine “Glad Man Singing”
from Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros. 2011) N —This is why I never give up hope; I never got this guy at all until a couple years ago I noticed he was starting to become interesting, and now he's really making compelling music.
John Renbourn “Palermo Snow” (Shanachie 2011) N —I don't know the details about who's playing with this acoustic guitar giant on this cut, but I know the whole piece is stunning.
Slapp Happy “King of Straw”
from Ca Va (V2 1998) —I'd almost forgotten about this great record. I don't know why it popped back in my brain the other day, but I'm happy to share it with you.
Robert Glasper “Maiden Voyage / Everything In It's Right Place”
from In My Element (Angel 2007) —A lovely mash-up for piano trio of two pieces that seemingly come from different places.
The Dells “There Is”
from Ultimate Collection (Hip-O 2004) —One of the greatest soul records of all time - I hadn't heard it in ages until Cary Baker posted it on Facebook the other day.
Kate Jacobs “Make Him Smile”
from Home Game (Kate Jacobs 2010) N —The album is produced by Dave Schramm, and it's a pure delight of crafty songwriting with devilish hooks.
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