Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Feb 25th 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
Ohio Players “Beg, Borrow and Steal” from Cameo-Parkway 1957-1967 (ABKCO 2005) —I really had no idea the Ohio Express name went back before the bubblegum era and into a tough three-chord psuedo-Louie Louie like this one.Buy it!
Jeff Beck “The Train Kept A Rollin” from Rock'n'Roll Party Honoring Les Paul (ATCO 2011) N —There just isn't anybody who can nail these old rock songs, not to mention the pop stuff Les Paul played, better than Beck.Buy it!
The Miller Sisters “Someday You Will Pay” from Defrost Your Heart: Sun Country Vol. 1 (AVI 1995) —Featuring Charlie Feathers on spoons - this is just a delightful rip-roaring country number that sounds like a hit to me.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “Bye Bye Baby” from KMAG YOYO (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2011) N —I've been thinking about writing a review of this one for too long - let's see if I can't get it done today.Buy it!
The Waco Brothers “Plenty Tough Union Made” from To the Last Dead Cowboy (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 1997) —Dedicated to union workers not just in Wisconsin, but everywhere in the country that they're under attack.Buy it!
Joan Armatrading “Something's Gotta Blow” from LIVE At the Royal Albert Hall (Savoy Jazz 2011) N —The renaissance Joan Armatrading has achieved these past five years has been so heartening - she's back to being one of my fave artists again after nearly 2 decades in limbo.Buy it!
Velvet Underground “Pale Blue Eyes” from Velvet Underground (Polydor 1969) —Now I can't even remember what TV show it was, but the other night this song was playing in the background of some lover reconciliation scene, and I thought it was an enormously strange choice - and then they cut out the lines about being married.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Don't Knock” from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) N —Just a delightful way to open up an album - congrats to Mavis, by the way, on finally winning a Grammy after some 55 years of making great records.Buy it!
The Baseball Project “Don't Call Them Twinkies” from Volume 2: High and Inside (Yep Roc 2011) N —I know - everyobody's playing this cut. But, dangit, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady does for baseball what he did for punk rock - he makes it a part of growing up. Even if it celebrates the Cards losing, this is a great song.Buy it!
Southern Culture on The Skids “Highlife” from Kudzu Ranch (Kudzu 2010) N —It's got a good beat and you can dance to it, and you want to sing along with the chorus, and that guitar is so twang-tastic.Buy it!
City Squirrel “Watertown” from Blow Music Only With Delicate Mad Worship (Red Pill 2011) N —Former St. Louisian Stephan Bayley writes better songs than 99% of the people out there getting all the attention these past few years - this is a brilliant record.Buy it!
David Lowery “Raise 'Em Up On Honey” from The Palace Guards (429 2011) N —I admit I kind of lost track of Lowery's work with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven the last few years, but I'm digging this first solo record a lot.Buy it!
Tim Hardin “If I Were a Carpenter” from Hang On to a Dream: The Verve Recordings (Polydor 1994) —You know, as many times as I've heard this song sung, it's odd that I only first heard the original a couple days ago.Buy it!
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