Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Nov 25th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Chuck Berry “It Wasn't Me”
from The Chess Box (Chess 1988) —Not one of his big hits, but one heck of a great song. I bet it was Not Me's fave song in the Family Circus.
XTC “Great Fire”
from Mummer (Virgin 1983) —So much to love about this track, but I think I'm gonna go with the string arrangement this morning as my fave part.
Magazine “Do the Meaning”
from No Thyself (Wire-Sound 2011) N —It's not the classic Magazine line-up - for thing, John McGeogh passed away - but it actually sounds worthy of using the band name again. This is the only song I've heard so far, but I like it.
Meat Puppets “She's Hot”
from Out My Way (Rykodisc 1986) —Oh gosh, how I played the heck out of this record back in 1986, when I thought SST was as cool as music got.
Lindsey Buckingham “Seeds We Sow” (Eagle Records 2011) N —Check your local listings, but I think there's some recent Lindsey Buckingham concert being shown on the Palladia channel these days (possibly even today).
John Doe “Giant Step Backward”
from Keeper (Yep Roc 2011) N —The best song on Doe's new record. It took me three weeks to remember which cut it was, because I've only heard the album at work, and I kept being distracted from checking which number on the CD player it was.
Carla Thomas “Yesterday (live)”
from Stax Does the Beatles (stax 2007) —I love this arrangement, with the horns and the piano flourishes, and Carla pushes her vocal prowess as far as it will go.
Etta James “That's the Chance You Take”
from The Dreamer (Verve Forecast 2011) N —Etta gets by on guile and innate rhythm and musicality - she ain't what she was, but she's still Etta James, and that means it's worth hearing.
Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds”
from From Elvis in Memphis (RCA 1969) —Oh Lord, I hope this one doesn't count as "That song." (Me, I say if it's a good song, I'll play it even if there's a danger you heard it before).
Paul Motian Trio “Monk's Mood”
from One Time Out (Soul Note 1990) —The great jazz drummer Paul Motian passed away the other day, a major loss in music. His trio with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano was always a great showcase for Motian's particular gits.
Sam Bush “Circles Around Me” (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2009) —I've always said Sam Bush is the greatest mandolin player in the world, but now I've seen Chris Thile play, and that means there's at least a tie. Anyway, this is a lovely song.
Elizabeth Cook “I'm Beginning to Forget”
from Welder CD Album (31 Tigers 2010) —A sad little weeper that always threatens to turn into "Hickory Wind" but doesn't.
Shelby Lynne “Revelation Road” (Everso Records 2011) N —Lynne plays all the instruments herself, and achieves an incredible loosey-goosey feel here.
Tom Waits “Talking At the Same Time”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N —I'm convinced this is the best record Waits has made since Frank's Wild Years. Yep, that was a long time ago, and there have been some good ones since, but this album is inspired.
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