Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jun 24th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Bruce Springsteen “Jungleland”
from Hammersmith Odeon London '75 (Columbia 2006) —If Clarence Clemons had done nothing else but craft this astounding solo (reproduced pretty much every time he played it, and this live show from '75 captures it fresh), he'd have been one of the greatest of all time.
Bob Dylan “The Levee's Gonna Break”
from Modern Times (Columbia 2006) —This record sounds better and better as the years go on - I'd call it his best album in his now 15-year "comeback."
The Watersons “The Good Old Way”
from For Pence and Spicy Ale (Shanachie 1975) —Mike Waterson passed away the other day; nobody ever sang like him and his family. This was the first song, I think, they did the first time I saw them back in the mid 80s.
The Watersons “John Barleycorn”
from Frost and Fire (Topic 1965) —You think Traffic came up with this all by themselves? Mike Waterson's solo version set their template.
The Watersons “Stormy Winds”
from Green Fields (Topic 1998) —There really was nothing like the way these four sang together - four parts coming together and falling away at key moments and then coming back. Four individual voices and a whole making a fifth.
Jim Lauderdale “Janis Jones”
from Reason and Rhyme (SUGAR HILL 2011) N —Robert Hunter just keeps handing him lyrics, and Lauderdale keeps coming up with catchy tunes. Two workaholics have found each other.
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “My Town Has Moved Away”
from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —Thanks to Ed Becker for pointing me in the direction of this Canadian roots group's new record of duets with great female singers. Pam Tillis actually co-wrote this one.
Small Faces “All or Nothing”
from The Anthology 1965-1967 (Polygram 1996) —I know there were a lot of great records back in 1965 and they couldn't all break through, but how did these guys not get huge in the States?
Fleetwood Mac “The Ghost”
from Bare Trees (Warner 1972) —This came up on my itunes shuffle the other day, and it just struck me as a nifty little song.
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