Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Dec 2nd 2011 7.00am–10.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
James McMurtry “Slew Foot” from Childish Things SINGLE (Compadre 2005) —Speaking of dark rumbling guitar tones - McMurtry has one of the very best in the biz, and he's as great a guitarist as he is a songwriter. Oh, yeah, and Joe Ely sings with him on this.Buy it!
Willie Nile “Rich and Broken” from The Innocent Ones (River House www.willienile.com 2010) N —I don't think that I have ever seen her without a glass of wine between her fingers, my my my. That's an enticing opening line.Buy it!
Tom Petty “You Wreck Me” from Wildflowers (Warner Bros. 1994) —Hard to believe as much time has passed since this was released as had passed between Petty's first record and this one. In other words, it's the midpoint of his career.Buy it!
Tinariwen “Genere Taqqim Tossam” from Tassili (V2 2011) N —I saw these guys on the Colbert Report the other night - this is the great song they played with the TV on the Radio guys joining them.Buy it!
James Farm “Bijou” from James Farm (Nonesuch 2011) N —Joshua Redman I've known for years, but Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland are all great partners with him. This is a powerful modern jazz record.Buy it!
George Shearing “Cuban Love Song” from The Best of George Shearing (1955-1960) (Blue Note url 1995) —From back in the day when Latin music had as much influence on American music as it ever would.Buy it!
Count Five “Psychotic Reaction” from Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (Rhino 1972) —I hadn't ever noticed the cowbell before, but it is there.Buy it!
Meshell Ndegeocello “Chelsea Hotel” from Weather (Naive 2011) N —A beautiful interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel." I was playing this album the other night, and Rene Saller recognized this was the Cohen song before I had noticed.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Piano Furnace” from Reverie (Anti www.anti.com 2011) N —Joe Henry produced the record before this cut and the record after this cut. In between, he recorded this amazing record on his own.Buy it!
Over the Rhine “Soon” from The Long Surrender (GSD 2011) —I should point out that all three songs in this set also share the incredible drumming of Jay Bellerose, who is a magician behind the kit.Buy it!
Geri Allen “Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel (I)” from A Child Is Born (Motema Music 2011) N —This is a melody of my childhood, one I've loved as long as I can remember loving any tune. But Allen makes it haunting and deeper than I ever imagined it could be.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Move, Shake, Bounce” from Give 'Em What They Need (self-released 2010) L —They'll be playing the show after Kinky Friedman's early show tonight, and they've got some fun special guests planned.Buy it!
Les Copeland “Long Lost Love” from Don't Let the Devil In (Earwig 2010) —A very talented finger picking guitarist and master of many traditions. He lives in British Columbia. That might be why you've never heard of him.Buy it!
Chris Clark “Do Right Baby, Do Right” from Motown Milestones: Motown's Leading Ladies (Motown 1995) —You'd better get yourself a woman who's gonna take your jive. She ain't messing around here.Buy it!
Kenny Vaughan “Minuit Sur La Plage” from V (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —A masterful session guitarist puts out his own record at last - this instrumental shows off his skills fine.Buy it!
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