Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Jul 22nd 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
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Piece of My Heart” from Cheap Thrills (Columbia/Legacy. 1967) —Jerry Ragovoy, one of the great r'n'b songwriters, passed away the other day. Janis Joplin sang several of his songs.Buy it!
Howard Tate “Get It While You Can” from Get It While You Can: The Legendary Sessions (Mercury 1995) —One of the most under-rated brilliant singers from back in the day - much as I love the Janis Joplin version, this one is definitive.Buy it!
Lorraine Ellison “Heart Be Still” from The Best of Loma Records - The Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label (Warner Brothers 1995) —A rare Ragovoy gem.Buy it!
The Enchanters “I Wanna Thank You” from The Best of Loma Records - The Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label (Warner Brothers 1995) —Another of the lesser known Ragovoy gems. This Loma Records comp is chock full of amazing stuff, by the way. It was a WB soul subsidiary label.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face” from Where Am I Going (Musicarama 1967) —This one was produced by Ragovoy, but I think somebody else wrote it. Credits are confusing.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Catch This Teardrop” from Got to Get It Back (Electraphonic 2011) N —I'm blanking on the name of the great (but obscure) singer who was with the Bo-Keys last week when they were in town & who sings this cut. He's terrific, and I'm embarrassed.Buy it!
Rufus Thomas “Walking the Dog” from Stax 50 - 50th Anniversary Celebration (Stax Records/Fantasy, Inc. 2007) —Sometimes I worry about playing songs as familiar as this one, until I remember you don't hear it anywhere else & there are people who still don't even know this classic.Buy it!
Amy LaVere “Let Yourself Go (Come On)” from Stranger Me (Archer Records 2011) N —LaVere covers a gem from Bobby Charles. Amy LaVere will be in town Aug. 12 at Off Broadway - I recommend checking her out.Buy it!
Tara Nevins “Tennessee River” from Wood and Stone (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) —New solo album from the Donna the Buffalo singer, produced by Larry Campbell so you know it's good.Buy it!
Hanson “Thinking 'Bout Somethin'” from Shout It Out (Three Car Garage 2010) —I played this last year when it came out, but cowbell this fantastic deserves a second spot of honor in this segment.Buy it!
The Boomtown Rats “Mary of the 4th Form” from A Tonic For the Troops (Columbia 1979) —True story: I loved this album when it came out, but then one day I listened to it while I was sick, and I associated it with vomit for many years before I learned to love it all over again.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “Seventeen” from Infinity City (Euclid Records 2011) N L —The Beatles meet the Velvet Underground - this St. Louis band has chutzpah! Just don't ask Michelle Bachmann to pronounce that.Buy it!
John Hiatt “I Love That Girl” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) N —This new Hiatt album just might go down as one of his best ever. It comes out the first Tuesday in Aug.Buy it!
Simon & Garfunkel “Baby Driver” from Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia 1970) —I'm 52 years old, and I just heard this 41-year-old album in its entirety for the 1st time yesterday, which means I just heard this nifty song for the first time, too.Buy it!
Ike & Tina Turner “Finger Poppin'” from The Best of Loma Records - The Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label (Warner Brothers 1995) —See, here's an Ike & Tina song I'd never heard until I discovered this compilation.Buy it!
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