Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Aug 19th 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
James Brown “Papa Don't Take No Mess” from JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection (Polydor 1996) —Watching the TV show Memphis Beat, I get all kinds of great ideas for songs to play - hadn't thought of this classic in a while, but there it was setting up a scene, and I had to bring it with me.Buy it!
Peter Tosh “Downpressor Man” from Equal Rights (Columbia 1977) N —I've known all these songs forever, but I never really sat down and listened to this album until recently, when I picked up this nice package full of bonus material - Tosh in 1977 was as good as anybody recording that year.Buy it!
Buddy & Julie Miller “One Part, Two Part” from Written In Chalk (New Word Music 2008) N —I don't know much about Dee ERvin, the writer of this beauitful love song, but Buddy sings the heck out of it.Buy it!
Charles Brown “Black Night” from Blues Masters Vol. 1: Urban Blues (Rhino 1992) —One of the most perfect matches between song and singer - Brown could deliver a smooth heartbreak, and who the heck is playing that cool guitar lick?Buy it!
City Squirrel “Watertown” from Blow Music OnlyWith Delicate Mad Worship (Redpill 2010) —Mitch Easter plays bass & co-produced this nifty record from St. Louis expat Stephan Bayley. Oh, yeah, & he got Dave Mattacks to play drums.Buy it!
Peter Wolf “Ride Lonesome, Ride Hard” from Fool's Parade (Mercury 1998) —I don't know how I missed this record back when it came out, or for that matter, for the 13 years between then and two weeks ago when I finally heard it. Not only is it a good Wolf album, this song has cowbell!Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “Don't Tempt the Devil (With Your Love)” from Reason and Rhyme (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Seriously, I can't believe it took Robert Hunter 40 years to think of this song title - it seems so like him. Bet he can't believe a singer as good as Lauderdale wants to present his lyrics.Buy it!
Richard and Linda Thompson “For Shame of Doing Wrong” from In Concert November 1975 (Umvd 2007) —One of the most devastating songs about the end of a relationship - and they sang this one while they were happy in love.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Perfect Far Away” from Not So Loud (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —The story Brian Henneman tells of the genesis of this song is hilarious - it's about trying to see Dolly Parton at the VP Fair.Buy it!
Steve Cropper “Don't Be Ashamed” from Dedicated (429 2011) N —Bettye LaVette sings this one with Willie Jones - she sounds way more fired up here than she did on her last record. And Cropper obviously loves playing this stuff, too.Buy it!
Johnny Adams “If I Could See You One More Time” from Heart & Soul (Vampi Soul vampisoul.com 1969) —So back when I was younger, I knew Johnny Adams was good, but I just couldn't be bothered to go see him the one time (in my memory) he played St. Louis. Talk about one of the dumbest decisions ever! The older I get, the more brilliant I think he was.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three “Mississippi Girl” from Middle Of Everywhere (Free Dirt 2011) N L —LP release party tonight at Off Broadway - I do need to get out and see him live some day.Buy it!
Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings “Freight Train” from Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) N —Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Buddy Miller, and Greg Leisz playing the heck out of this Elizabeth Cotton jewel.Buy it!
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