Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri May 13th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Procol Harum “A Salty Dog” (A&M 1969) —Damn, these guys had some songs. Beautiful tune that builds to a glorious crescendo.
Shelby Lynne “I Won't Die Alone”
from Suit Yourself (CAPITOL 2005) —I love the relaxed groove of this cut, and the way she coaxes the words into the melody.
The Beach Boys “Just Once In My Life”
from 15 Big Ones (Caribou 1976) —I could have been perverse and played the Righteous Brothers version, but Scott Summers reminded me on Facebook that this version is pretty great itself.
Laura Nyro “Time and Love”
from New York Tendaberry (Columbia 1969) —One of the many classics from Nyro - I love the push and pull effect of slowing down and speeding up as the song goes along.
The Jacksons “Can You Feel It”
from Triumph (Epic unk 1980) —The signs were there that Michael was a little off his rocker, but the music so makes up for lyrics that conflate world peace with suffering and horror. I love this track to death.
Booker T. Jones “Representing Memphis”
from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) N —Matt Nathanson from the National and the great Sharon Jones make effective tag team vocalists on this nifty little tour of Booker's home town.
Raphael Saadiq “Stone Rollin'” (Columbia 2011) —I've only heard 2 tracks so far, but it sounds like another triumph from Saadiq, finding a new way to update retro.
The Cars “Sad Song”
from Move Like This (Hear Music 2011) N —Okay, this is the only song I've heard, but this sounds like classic Cars to me, and I want to hear the rest.
Peter Case “(Give Me) One More Mile”
from The Case Files (Alive 2011) N —I love the way Case puts everything he has into this acoustic blast.
Brook Benton “Rainy Night in Georgia”
from Brook Benton Today (Cotillion 1970) —Tha amazing session guitarist Cornell Dupree passed away the other day - this was probably his best known recording, but he played on thousands.
from Stuff (Warner Brothers 1976) —A bunch of session players put together their own band and, while they didn't have hits, they did come up with this little treasure featuring Dupree.
Pelvic Girdles “Red Shoes White Socks”
from Sad Hammer (self 2011) N L —St. Louis band tricks out a Creedence lick into a cool little art-rock song about footwear.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes”
from Heirloom Music (Redeye) —This song in its original incarnation by the Carter Family was one of my faves back in the 80s - nice to hear a lovely new version.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Was My Brother In the Battle”
from Oddities (Querbeservice 2010) —This collection of ancient and recent songs - this cut is by Stephen Foster - snuck into the marketplace late last year as an import.
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