Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Feb 8th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Wilson Pickett “Jealous Love”
from I'm In Love (Atlantic 1968) —Who is playing that killer guitar lick, and who came up with this sterling arrangement? Magnificent.
Donny Hathaway “Sugar Lee”
from Everything Is Everything (ATCO 1970) —Sorry for all the false starts and crazy stuff - I'm trying to get the hang of something different this morning. Any way, we're trying.
Chicago Transit Authority “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
from Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia 1969) —One of my all-time favorite songs from back in the days when this band was so gosh-darn perfect. How did they wake up a couple years later and turn into what they became?
Sam Phillips “Holding On To the Earth”
from The Indescribable Wow (Virgin 1988) —I remember getting this album on cassette when it was new. I never liked getting cassettes, but I loved this record.
John Lennon “Mind Games” (Apple 1973) —I was 14 when this song was new, but somehow, whenever I hear it, I feel closer to 10.
Mott the Hoople “Roll Away the Stone”
from The Hoople (Columbia 1974) —To this day, it boggles my mind that my brother bought this record when it was new. He gave no other evidence of being this hip, but that's how I first heard Mott, so I'm glad he did.
Elvis Costello “Blue Chair”
from Blood and Chocolate (Rhino 1985) —I remember I had this crazy idea I could learn to play bass, and I tried to copy what Bruce Thomas plays on this cut. Boy, was that stupid. I should have tried Dee Dee Ramone.
The Sights “Fool (I Can't Stop Making Out With You)”
from Left Over Right (HRM 2011) —This ever-evolving but always entertaining band has just released a new single, but I don't have that. So, how about a great song from two years ago?
Joan Armatrading “When I Get It Right”
from Walk Under Ladders (A&M 1981) —Possibly the best match of singer-songwriter from another world with the New Wave sounds of the day. Love this record.
Ass Ponys “Ape Hanger”
from Electric Rock Music (A&M 1994) —Back there for a couple years, nobody knew what could become popular. This extremely odd band even had a hit, which enabled people to hear other cool songs like this one.
Half Knots “Colorado”
from Proof (self 2013) N L —This St. Louis band has outdone themselves with the material on this terrific new release.
Lou Reed “Turn To Me”
from New Sensations (RCA 1984) —I listened to this album the other day, and was surprised to find myself singing along with every song, despite not having played it in 25 years. Maybe the last great Lou Reed record?
Marvin Gaye “I Want You” (Motown 1976) —One of Marvin's greatest, most seductive grooves.
David Johansen “Melody”
from In Style (Razor & Tie 1979) —This album confused the heck out of me when it was brand new, but I can dig its soul vibe more now than I did then.
Art Neville “Skeet Skat”
from Brother to Brother (Fuel 2000 2003) —I think Art Neville's solo recordings are among the greatest treasures of New Orleans, and they don't get nearly the attention they deserve.
Calexico “No Te Vayas”
from Algiers (Anti- 2012) N —I like when Calexico sings in Spanish. It's pretty.
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