Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Mar 11th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Tanita Tikaram “Twist In My Sobriety”
from Ancient Heart (Reprise 1988) —I don't remember who reminded me of this one on Facebook, but I was glad to remember - she made some very good records which didn't sell, back in the day when record companies let them keep trying for a while.
Teddy Thompson “The One I Can't Have”
from Bella (Verve Forecast 2011) N —I think he studied his dad's penchant for ironic and self-deprecating comments before writing this one.
Andy Friedman “It's Time For Church”
from Laserbeams and Dreams (City Salvage 2011) N —I knew next to nothing about this guy when I put the disc in, and this first song left my jaw on the floor - I could say it's about leaving organized religion for art and loneliness, but a description barely hints at the complexity & beauty of this song.
Townes Van Zandt “High, Low and In Between”
from High, Low, and In Between (Tomato 1972) —One of them there Townes Van Zandt classics that remind us why every singer/songwriter in Texas & beyond since he started has to nod in his direction.
Hayes Carll “The Letter”
from KMAG YOYO (Lost Highway 2011) N —Like for example, this guy - if this song doesn't reek of TVZ influence, I don't know what does.
Lucinda Williams “Sweet Love”
from Blessed Single (Lost Highway 2011) N —Lucinda hasn't written many songs expressing pure pleasure in love, but here's proof that she can do it pretty darn well.
Rumn Drum Ramblers “Gonna Haunt You”
from Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) N L —Holy moley! I love this record. St. Louisians who understand that the forms of 30s music don't mean anything without the spirit of the new teens.
The Band “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”
from The Band (Capitol Records 1969) —"I'm glad to pay those union dues / Just don't judge me by my shoes."
AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”
from Back In Black (ATCO 1980) —It's amazing how many incredible records these guys can make with just a slight stirring of the same ingredients.
The Velvet Underground “I Heard Her Call My Name”
from White Light / White Heat (Polygram 1996) —The second Velvets album is not one that I pull out very often, but listening to it last night, I once again fell in love with its everything in the kitchen sink noisy, messy approach. It's not easy to do this, kids.
Green On Red “Gravity Talks” (Wounded Bird 1983) —They did have a bit of Velvets spirit in them, I think - another idea I nicked from Facebook friends, and I feel bad I can't remember who put it in my head.
Chris Cacavas “Tell Me Everything”
from Love's Been Discontinued (Blue Rose 2009) —That guy playing the killer organ on the Green on Red song has been releasing solo records of merit, but I never heard anything until Bill Glahn mentioned them on Facebook the other day.
Chuck Prophet “Let's Do Something Wrong”
from Soap and Water (Yep Roc 2007) —Well, he wasn't in Green on Red on their first album, but he was later, so what the heck? I haven't heard this gem in a while.
Charles Mingus “Better Git It In Your Soul”
from Mingus Ah Um (Columbia 1959) —The first jazz record I ever heard, the first song on the first side, which means I fell in love pretty much right away.
The Jackson 5 “The Love You Save”
from ABC (Motown 1970) —Oh, I'm back in 8th grade staying in at recess watching the girls choreograph dances to the J5. I just thought they were so cool.
Johnny Nash “Hold Me Tight”
from The Reggae Collection (Epic 1993) —This one I snatched from Peter Holsapple's post on Facebook - so many great ideas pass me by every day. How did I program this show before FB?
Elton John “Salvation”
from Honky Chateau (Uni Records 1972) —While I knew all the singles back in the day, I'm only just now discovering some pretty spectacular Elton John album cuts - like this uplifting gem.
Martin Belmont “Island of Dreams”
from The Guest List (Gold Top 2010) N —So recently, I was on a Facebook thread and up popped Martin Belmont, former Rumour guitarist. I asked what he's been up to, & he told me about this album of duets - this one features Geraint Watkins.
Jimmie Rodgers “Blue Yodel No. 3”
from Recordings 1927-1933 (JSP 2002) —She's long, she's tall, she's six feet from the ground, she's tailor made, she ain't no hand-me-down. That's writing!
Bruce Springsteen “What Love Can Do”
from Working On a Dream (Columbia 2009) —You know there are some good songs on this record, if only it wasn't mastered in such a way that my ears hurt after three or four consecutive songs.
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