Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
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
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!
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!
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!
Solomon Burke & De Dijk “I Gotta Be With You” from Hold On Tight (Verve Forecast 2011) N —Solomon Burke had lost none of his vocal skill for this final recording of his career - this song is a thriller.Buy it!
Grease Band “All I Wanna Do” from The Grease Band (Shelter 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!
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!
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!
Ocean Colour Scene “The Riverboat Song” from Moseley Shoals (MCA 1996) N —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!
Paul Revere & The Raiders “Just Seventeen” from The Essential Paul Revere & the Raiders (Legacy 2011) N —The sheer number of great records these guys made boggles the mind - with and without a cowbell!Buy it!
Ha Ha Tonka “Problem Solver” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —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!
Buddy Miller “God's Winged Horse” from Buddy Miller & the Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) N —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!
Lucinda Williams “Copenhagen” from Blessed SINGLE (Lost Highway 2011) N —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!
Charlie Haden Quartet West “If I'm Lucky” from Sophisticated Ladies (Decca 2011) N —Melody Gardot sings this lovely ditty opening up the latest from Charlie Haden and his always enjoyable Quartet West.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Your Love Is My Rest” from One Endless Night (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 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!
Joe Bonamassa “Tennessee Plates” from Dust Bowl (J&R Adventures 2011) N —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!
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