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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Mar 25th 2011

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Mar 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

7:00am

The Rascals “People Got To Be Free” from Greatest Hits (Rhino 2007) —I know the sentiment is hokey, but they convince me - "such an easy, easy thing it should be / why can't you and me learn to love one another?"Buy it!

7:03am

The Turtles “Let Me Be” from The Best of the Turtles (Rhino 1987) —A fierce statement of individualism in the face of conformity, with maybe a nod to Popeye: I am what I am and that's all I ver can be."Buy it!

7:06am

Julian Cope “Sunspots” from Floored Genius, Vol. 2 (Dutch East 1994) —I istened to the album "Fried" at work the other day for the first time in 25 years, and this song jumped out at me; this BBC version is actually even better.Buy it!

7:08am

Ha Ha Tonka “Usual Suspects” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot 2011N  —Driving beat and seriously catchy - these guys are doing something few indie bands know how to do.Buy it!

7:12am

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers “You” from Rare Bird Alert (Rounder 2011N  —A gorgeous song sung by the Dixie Chicks.Buy it!

7:16am

The Coal Porters “No More Chains” from Durango (Prima 2010N  —Yeah, I missed a chance to play this after the Rascals song; I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes.Buy it!

7:20am

David Lowery “Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing to Me” from The Palace Guards (429 2011N  —It's hard to reconcile David Lowery's reflexive irony with the yearning for forgiveness he's offering here; ah, why try - he's having a go.Buy it!

7:24am

Richard Barone “Odd Girl Out” from Glow (Bar/None Records 2010) —A pop gem about the horrors of pre-Stonewall gay life.Buy it!

7:33am

Duran Duran “All You Need Is Now” (Tape Modern 2011N  —The big giant hooks that I love from these guys - they've got some new ones. Produced by hep cat Mark Ronson.Buy it!

7:38am

David Bowie “Hang On To Yourself” from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars (RCA 1972) —One of Duran Duran's biggest influences.Buy it!

7:41am

Television “No Glamour For Willi” from Television (CAPITOL 1992) —Those guitars just glisten and glide on this one.Buy it!

7:46am

City Squirrel “Total” from Blow Music Only With Delicate Mad Worship (Red Pill 2011N  —I love the tightly constricted space of this song, not to mention the drive of that rhythm section.Buy it!

7:50am

Edwyn Collins “Losing Sleep” (Heavenly 2010N  —This sounds like classic Orange Juice to me.Buy it!

7:54am

Teddy Thompson “Over and Over” from Bella (Verve Forecast 2011N  —The strings on this song are so effective - David Kahne arranged them perfectly.Buy it!

8:04am

Muddy Waters “Jealous Hearted Man” from Hard Again CD ALBUM (Blue Sky 1977) —The piano player on this cut was Pinetop Perkins, who passed away the other day at the age of 97.Buy it!

8:08am

Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith “Grown Up To Be A Man” from Joined At The Hip: Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (Telarc 2010) —This was the album that finally got Perkins a grammy, if I'm not mistaken.Buy it!

8:12am

Pinetop Perkins “Pinetop's Boogie Woogie” from After Hours (blind pig 1988) —This boogie was actually written by one Pinetop Smith, but Perkins does a great job on it.Buy it!

8:18am

Dr. John “Mama Roux” from Gris Gris (Collector's Choice 1968) —The cowbell holds the funk in this mysterious bit of hoodoo.Buy it!

8:21am

Run-DMC “King of Rock” from Ultimate Run DMC (Arista 2003) —We watched "The Fighter" the other night, and this cowbell-laden hip hop classic jumped out at me.Buy it!

8:26am

Los Lobos “Revolution” from Colossal Head (Warner Brothers 1996) —I pulled this album out for the first time in ages the other day - I'd forgotten how many great songs it has. And a prime spot for cowbell.Buy it!

8:32am

Ozomatli “Dos Cosas Ciertas” from Embrace the Chaos (Interscope 2001) —Hey, there's some bonus cowbell - and some bonus rapping.Buy it!

8:36am

Bob Marley & The Wailers “Simmer Down” from Ska Bonanza - The Studio One Ska Years (Heartbeat 1991) —The greatest of all ska records!Buy it!

8:38am

The Skatalites “Green Island” from Guns of Navarone - The Best of the Skatalites (Sanctuary Records 2003) —A really cool off-kilter ska instrumental.Buy it!

8:42am

The Specials “A Message To You Rudy” from The Specials (Chrysalis 1980) —For so many of us, the first ska we ever heard.Buy it!

8:46am

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd st. Rhythm Band “Do Your Thing” from Boogie Nights, Vol. 2 (Mixed Repertoire 1998) —I didn't even remember there was cowbell on this one. It's even better.Buy it!

8:50am

Stevie Wonder “Big Brother” from Talking Book (Motown 1972) —What a sweet song.Buy it!

8:53am

Eric Clapton “Easy Now” from Eric Clapton (Polydor 1970) —Scott Miller of Game Theory / Loud Family fame recommended this song on his website - it's a quiet gem from an album I'd never listened to before.Buy it!

8:56am

Johnny Cash “Rock and Roll Ruby” from From Memphis to Hollywood (Columbia Legacy 2011N  —A demo recording from Johnny when he was at Sun. Fascinating.Buy it!

9:02am

Ray Price “Crazy Arms” from The Essential Ray Price (Columbia 2007) —The great steel guitarist Ralph Mooney passed away a couple days back - he co-wrote this classic.Buy it!

9:05am

Buck Owens “Under Your Spell Again” from Very Best of Buck Owens Vol. 1 (Rhino 1994) —There's Mooney kicking off this classic - he played on a lot of Buck Owens hits.Buy it!

9:07am

Merle Haggard “Swinging Doors” from Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (Razor & Tie 1995) —And Merle Haggard knew to hire Mooney, too.Buy it!

9:10am

Waylon Jennings “Ladies Love Outlaws” (Collectables 2003) —Waylon Jennings once said, "Hell, there's only one steel guitar player, and it's Ralph Mooney."Buy it!

9:15am

Joe Bonamassa “Sweet Rowena” from Dust Bowl (J&R Adventures 2011N  —I love the sound of Vince Gill singing blues on this cut; maybe he should do more of this.Buy it!

9:19am

Gregg Allman “Floating Bridge” from Low Country Blues (Rounder 2011N  —Doyle Bramhall II plays some cool guitar on this, Gregg sings it perfectly, and Dr. John tickles the ivories. Nice.Buy it!

9:23am

Jay Gaunt “Midnight Rider” from Harmonicopia (JPG 2010N  —My review of this excellent record is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Jay-Gaunt-Harmonicopia-2010.htmBuy it!

9:30am

Elvis Presley “Make Me Know It” from Elvis Is Back! (RCA Victor 1960N  —Elvis could sing a little bit.Buy it!

9:32am

Todd Rundgren “Couldn't I Just Tell You” from Something/Anything (bearsville www.rhino.com 1972) —Now this is power pop!Buy it!

9:35am

The Baseball Project “Buckner's Bolero” from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011N  —It's never really about just one play, you know, in baseball or in life.Buy it!

9:41am

Solomon Burke & De Dijk “Hold On Tight” (Verve Forecast 2011N  —The great soul man left one final recording for his legacy.Buy it!

9:48am

Aaron Neville “I Done Made Up My Mind” from I Know I've Been Changed (Tell It 2010N  —There is such a joyous feeling in this cut - Joe Henry pushes Aaron Neville to really sing from the heart, not just use the tics everyone expects.Buy it!

9:52am

The Delmore Brothers “Trouble Ain't Nothin But the Blues” from Freight Train Boogie (Ace 1993) —I've just been blown away by these guys - I just got this compilation and they have so many bluesy country songs to love.Buy it!

9:54am

Van Morrison “These Dreams of You” from Moondance (Warner 1970) —What a great song I'd overlooked for a long, long time.Buy it!

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.