Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Aug 12th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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The Clash “Jimmy Jazz”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —I had a vision of opening the show with this song - and now I've made the vision come true.
BOBBY BLUE BLAND “Rockin' in the Same Old Boat”
from The Anthology (MCA 2001) —I forget which of my Facebook friends hipped me to this one this week - somehow, I'd never noticed this slow, menacing gem before.
Rosanne Cash “Our Little Angel”
from Retrospective (Columbia 1995) —Back when this compilation came out, I paid it no attention, since I had all the original Rosanne Cash records - then the other day I realized that I'm 16 years late hearing Rosanne sing this Elvis Costello classic.
Nick Lowe “Posioned Rose”
from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —And then I got to hear the forthcoming Nick Lowe album, and darned if he doesn't cover another one from King of America. That's how radio sets are born.
Elvis Costello “Sleep of the Just”
from King Of America (Columbia/Legacy. 1986) —This is one complicated song to unpack, though I know there's some bits in there about masturbating to pictures, and another odd reference to Madonna.
Ben Hall “Oklahoma Hills”
from Ben Hall! (Tompkins Square 2011) N —I highly recommend you check out this talented young guitarist who plays mostly Merle Travis or Chet Atkins inspired instrumentals like this Woody Guthrie song. Produced by Eric Ambel.
Johnny Cash “Rock Island Line”
from The Sun Years (Rhino 1990) —Marshall Grant, the bassist for the original Tennessee Two who backed up Johnny Cash, passed away the other day.
James Brown “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul”
from Baadasss Cinema (Tvt 2002) —The cowbell & the blaxsploitation movie - a match made in heaven.
The Civil Tones “Sanctimonious Bee”
from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) N L —This St. Louis instrumental band has been around for something like 17 years, and they continue to make incredrible music.
Lee Morgan “Candy” (Blue Note 1957) —He was only 19 when he recorded this - unbelievable, when you think about it.
Bill Frisell “Old Times”
from Sign of Life (Savoy Jazz 2011) N —Frisell's latest features what he calls the 858 Quartet - Frisell on guitar, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Eyvind Kang on viola, and Hank Roberts on cello. It's fabulous.
Pat Metheny “Rainy Days and Mondays”
from What's It All About (Nonesuch 2011) N —Like the Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects a 7 minute solo baritone guitar exploration of an old Carpenters song.
David Lowery “The Palace Guards” (429 www.429records.com 2011) N —This song sounds better and better as the year goes on and I navigate its twists and turns a bit better.
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