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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Apr 1st 2011

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Apr 1st 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

7:01am

The Who “Substitute” from A Quick One (Decca 1966) —That thunderous bass just kills me every time. And Moon's drums. And, well, all of it, really.Buy it!

7:04am

The Boomtown Rats “Joey's On the Streets Again” from The Boomtown Rats (Mercury 1977) —Once upon a time, these guys made great records - a little Thin Lizzy here, a little Springsteen there, and voila! Classic pastiche.Buy it!

7:10am

The Fabulous Poodles “Mirror Star” from Mirror Stars / Think Pink (American Beat 2009) —One of the more tuneful bands allowed on commercial radio back in the late 70s - pub rockers with a Kinks fixation & a violin, very nice.Buy it!

7:16am

The New York Dolls “Fool For You Baby” from Dancing Backwards In High Heels COMP (429 2011N  —David Johansen just makes me happy.Buy it!

7:18am

North Mississippi Allstars “The Meeting” from Keys to the Kingdom (Songs of the South www.nmallstars.com/ 2011) —It's always a good idea to ask Mavis Staples to join you on a record - this duet works great!Buy it!

7:22am

Solomon Burke & De Dijk “I Gotta Be With You” from Hold On Tight (Verve Forecast 2011N  —Solomon Burke had lost none of his vocal skill for this final recording of his career - this song is a thriller.Buy it!

7:27am

Blind Boys of Alabama “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” from Take The High Road (Saguaro Road 2011N  —The great country singer Jamey Johnson takes the lead on this beautiful Gospel number.Buy it!

7:32am

Grease Band “All I Wanna Do” from The Grease Band (Shelter www.rhino.com 1971) —Peter Holsapple posted this song on Facebook the other day - this was the band that had backed Joe Cocker on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour. Great song.Buy it!

7:36am

Roky Erickson “Bermuda” from Don't Slander Me (Restless 1986) —I grew up near Bermuda Road, and boy, was I confused when I heard about the Bermuda Triangle. Roky, however, was never confused about it. "It's just the innocent Devil's triangle."Buy it!

7:40am

The Dead Boys “Sonic Reducer” from Yound Loud and Snotty (sire 1977) —Just about a perfect punk rock record.Buy it!

7:44am

The Baseball Project “Twilight of My Career” from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011N  —In honor of opening day yesterday, let's sing about Roger Clemens.Buy it!

7:48am

Edwyn Collins “What Is My Role?” from Losing Sleep (Heavenly 2010N  —A more rockin' number from Mr. Collins' new one.Buy it!

7:52am

Aztec Camera “Oblivious” from High Land, Hard Rain (Sire Records 1983) —Once upon a time, Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera and Edwyn Collins of Orange Juice were among the brightest young songwriters of a generation.Buy it!

7:55am

Ocean Colour Scene “The Riverboat Song” from Moseley Shoals (MCA 1996N  —A new deluxe reissue of this collection reminds me that I heard almost no more exciting riff-rock song in the 90s than this one.Buy it!

8:03am

The Small Ponds “Loneliness” from Caitlin Cary & Matt Douglas Are The Small Ponds (Last Chance 2011N  —I'm always happy to check out something new from Caitlin Cary.Buy it!

8:07am

The Kinks “Oklahoma USA” from Muswell Hillbillies (RCA 1971) —One of the most beautiful songs Ray Davies ever wrote, about dreaming about a musical.Buy it!

8:10am

Simon & Garfunkel “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright” from Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia 1970N  —One of those quiet numbers in between the big giant hits.Buy it!

8:16am

Paul Revere & The Raiders “Let Me” from The Essential Paul Revere & the Raiders (Legacy 2011N  —It's all about knowing the value of the cowbell!Buy it!

8:20am

Paul Revere & The Raiders “Just Seventeen” from The Essential Paul Revere & the Raiders (Legacy 2011N  —The sheer number of great records these guys made boggles the mind - with and without a cowbell!Buy it!

8:24am

Peter Bjorn & John “Second Chance” from Gimme Some (Columbia 2011N  —Maybe they'll do for the modern cowbell what they did a few years ago for the modern whistler.Buy it!

8:30am

Duran Duran “Safe” from All You Need Is Now (Tape Modern 2011N  —Bonus cowbell song, featuring guest vocals by one Ana Matronic.Buy it!

8:34am

Any Trouble “As Lovers Do” from Wheels In Motion (Stiff 1981) —These guys should have been stars - they had so many great songs that we should all be singing with warm nostalgia.Buy it!

8:38am

Poi Dog Pondering “Sweet Thing” from Audio Love Letter (Platetectonic 2011N  —I haven't heard anything from these guys in years, and here's a nice Van Morrison cover on their new EP.Buy it!

8:43am

Ha Ha Tonka “Problem Solver” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot 2011N  —There are a lot of things to love about this song, but it's the backing vocals that really elevate it in my mind.Buy it!

8:47am

Buddy Miller “God's Winged Horse” from Buddy Miller & the Majestic Silver Strings (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011N  —That's Buddy Miller, Marc Ribot & Bill Frisell playing acoustic guitars together, with Gred Leisz on pedal steel, and Buddy & Julie Miller singing. That's some talent, folks.Buy it!

8:51am

Abigail Washburn “Divine Bell” from City of Refuge (Rounder 2011N  —Washburn doesn't do a lot of folk stuff on this record, but this is a corker.Buy it!

8:54am

Gibson Brothers “Walkin' West to Memphis” from Help My Brother (Compass www.compassrecords.com 2011N  —It's always nice to hear from one of my fave bluegrass outfits.Buy it!

8:57am

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers “Rare Bird Alert” (Rounder 2011N  —And a rousing instrumental from the biggest selling act in bluegrass.Buy it!

9:03am

Tracy Nelson “I Know It's a Sin” from Victim of the Blues (Delta Groove 2011N  —This woman sure can sing - this Jimmy Reed song sounds incredible here.Buy it!

9:07am

Lucinda Williams “Copenhagen” from Blessed SINGLE (Lost Highway 2011N  —I love the breathless quality of the verses, and the loving sound of the chorus, and that nasty guitar tone against the sweet pedal steel.Buy it!

9:12am

Steve Earle “Meet Me In the Alleyway” from I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011N  —Steve Earle goes for the T Bone Burnett production - new album due out Apr. 26.Buy it!

9:16am

Brad Mehldau “Exit Music (For A Film)” from Live in Marciac (Nonesuch 2011N  —He'll be at Jazz at the Bistro next Wednesday & Thursday.Buy it!

9:24am

Charlie Haden Quartet West “If I'm Lucky” from Sophisticated Ladies (Decca 2011N  —Melody Gardot sings this lovely ditty opening up the latest from Charlie Haden and his always enjoyable Quartet West.Buy it!

9:32am

Christine Collister “Hynm to Grace” from Into the Light (Topic 2003) —A riveting, compelling version of the Roddy Frame solo song.Buy it!

9:36am

Elvis Costello “The Spell That You Cast” from National Ransom (Hear Music 2010) —Elvis C. rocks out.Buy it!

9:38am

Rum Drum Ramblers “Hometown Blues” from Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders 2011N L —Go ahead, just try to resist these guys. I certainly can't.Buy it!

9:42am

Bessie Smith “Jail-House Blues” from The Essential Bessie Smith (Columbia Legacy 1997) —One of the greatest vocalists of the 20th Century.Buy it!

9:46am

Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Your Love Is My Rest” from One Endless Night (Rounder 2000) —Gilmore owns this version so much that I actually forgot it was a John Hiatt song until I just pulled it out.Buy it!

9:50am

Joe Bonamassa “Tennessee Plates” from Dust Bowl (J&R Adventures 2011N  —I never forget John Hiatt's perfect original of this, but he and Vince Gill join Bonamassa on a pretty nice new version here.Buy it!

9:54am

The Beau Brummels “I'm a Sleeper” from Bradley's Barn (Collector's Choice 1968) —Thanks to Spencer Marquart for putting this one in my head the other day via the magic of Facebook.Buy it!

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