Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Mar 25th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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The Rascals “People Got To Be Free”
from Greatest Hits (Rhino 2007) —I know the sentiment is hokey, but they convince me - "such an easy, easy thing it should be / why can't you and me learn to love one another?"
The Turtles “Let Me Be”
from The Best of the Turtles (Rhino 1987) —A fierce statement of individualism in the face of conformity, with maybe a nod to Popeye: I am what I am and that's all I ver can be."
Julian Cope “Sunspots”
from Floored Genius, Vol. 2 (Dutch East 1994) —I istened to the album "Fried" at work the other day for the first time in 25 years, and this song jumped out at me; this BBC version is actually even better.
The Coal Porters “No More Chains”
from Durango (Prima 2010) N —Yeah, I missed a chance to play this after the Rascals song; I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes.
David Lowery “Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing to Me”
from The Palace Guards (429 www.429records.com 2011) N —It's hard to reconcile David Lowery's reflexive irony with the yearning for forgiveness he's offering here; ah, why try - he's having a go.
Duran Duran “All You Need Is Now” (Tape Modern 2011) N —The big giant hooks that I love from these guys - they've got some new ones. Produced by hep cat Mark Ronson.
Muddy Waters “Jealous Hearted Man”
from Hard Again CD Album (Blue Sky 2004) —The piano player on this cut was Pinetop Perkins, who passed away the other day at the age of 97.
Run-DMC “King of Rock”
from Ultimate Run DMC (Arista 2003) —We watched "The Fighter" the other night, and this cowbell-laden hip hop classic jumped out at me.
Los Lobos “Revolution”
from Colossal Head (Warner Brothers 1996) —I pulled this album out for the first time in ages the other day - I'd forgotten how many great songs it has. And a prime spot for cowbell.
Eric Clapton “Easy Now”
from Eric Clapton (Epic 1970) —Scott Miller of Game Theory / Loud Family fame recommended this song on his website - it's a quiet gem from an album I'd never listened to before.
Waylon Jennings “Ladies Love Outlaws” (Collectables 2003) —Waylon Jennings once said, "Hell, there's only one steel guitar player, and it's Ralph Mooney."
Gregg Allman “Floating Bridge”
from Low Country Blues (Rounder 2011) N —Doyle Bramhall II plays some cool guitar on this, Gregg sings it perfectly, and Dr. John tickles the ivories. Nice.
Jay Gaunt “Midnight Rider”
from Harmonicopia (JPG 2010) N —My review of this excellent record is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Jay-Gaunt-Harmonicopia-2010.htm
Aaron Neville “I Done Made Up My Mind”
from I Know I've Been Changed (Tell It 2010) N —There is such a joyous feeling in this cut - Joe Henry pushes Aaron Neville to really sing from the heart, not just use the tics everyone expects.
The Delmore Brothers “Trouble Ain't Nothin But the Blues”
from Freight Train Boogie (King 1993) —I've just been blown away by these guys - I just got this compilation and they have so many bluesy country songs to love.
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