Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Oct 15th 2010 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
The Animals “When I Was Young” from House of the Rising Sun CD SINGLE (self 2000) —For girls I had a bad yen. They don't write 'em like that no more. (But, seriously, this is a great record, withone stupid line.)Buy it!
The SteelDrivers “Ghosts of Mississippi” from Reckless (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2010) N —The whole album is good, but his dark, brooding and intense cut really stands out from the pack.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Jimmie Standing In the Rain” from National Ransom (Hear Music 2010) N —My first time hearing anything from this record - this song is one of those 7th chord laden early 30s pastiches, and I think I love it.Buy it!
Justin Townes Earle “Slippin' and Slidin'” from Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) N —Apparently Justin is trying to emulate his daddy's old desires for self-destructive behavior, but this is still a great record.Buy it!
Robin Rogers “You Don't Know” from Back In the Fire (blind pig blindpigrecords.com 2010) N —My review of this is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Robin-Rogers-Back-In-The-Fire-2010.htmBuy it!
Roy Head “Treat Her Right” from Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 (Rhino 1989) —One of the greatest dance records ever. Of course, all the dancing I ever did to this song was when the Morells used to play it.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Down in the Mall” from Transverse City (Virgin 1989) —Warren probably thought malls would never fade away - they're not dead yet, but they ain't what they once were, that's for sure.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “Medley: If You Need Me/Tonight's the Night/You're Good for Me/I Almost Lost My Mind/What Am I Living For/Just Out of Reach” from Soul Alive! (Rounder 1988) —From one of the greatest live albums of all time - we lost a great one when we lost the King of Rock'n'Soul.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)” from Only the Best of Solomon Burke (Collectables www.oldies.com 2009) —I figured it wouldn't hurt to hear the original of that last song.Buy it!
Chairmen of the Board “That's My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)” from Soul Tapestry (Surfisde 2009) —General Norman Johnson of this great soul group passed away yesterday - this was all I could track down on short notice, and it's still terrific.Buy it!
Fairport Convention “Genesis Hall” from Unhalfbricking (Carthage/Hannibal 1969) —I just read on allmusic.com that Richard Thompson's contributions to this album weren't memorable. Excuse me? You don't remember this masterpiece?Buy it!
Jamey Johnson “By the Seat of Your Pants” from The Guitar Song (Mercury 2010) N —Barry Mazor says this is the best country record of the past 25 years - I haven't heard nearly as much as he has, but I doubt there's much better.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Creep Along Moses” from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) N —It bothers me to read all the reviews calling this her best record in ages, when it's not as good as the one that came before it - but it's sure awfully good, and I'm glad to see Mavis getting some attention again at last.Buy it!
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