Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Aug 26th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Loudon Wainwright III “Smokey Joe's Cafe”
from Album III (Columbia 1972) —Because of the restrictions on us from playing too many songs by any given artist in a 3 hour period, I had to get creative, and I had forgotten this amazing interpretation. So, yeah, the restrictions have their uses today.
Jimmy Witherspoon “Fast Women, Slow Gin”
from Very Best of Jimmy Witherspoon: Miss Miss Mistreater (Collectables 2004) —I love the early blues numbers Lieber and Stoller came up with - that's a potent combination in the title.
Johnny Cash & June Carter “Jackson”
from Man in Black: His Greatest Hits (Columbia 1999) —Yeah, I didn't realize Lieber was co-credited on this one with Billie Edd Wheeler until yesterday. Lieber used a pseudonym, & was primarily an editor, but he had the great idea to open the song with two of the best lines ever.
The Drifters “Fools Fall In Love”
from Let the Boogie-Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits 1953-1958 (Atlantic unk 1998) —Oh, Clyde McPhatter makes me swoon!
The Drifters “On Broadway”
from Definitive Soul Collection (Rhino 2006) —Growing up, I always assumed this song had something to do with fighting communism, as I only ever heard the snippet of it on that Radio Free Europe commercial. In actuality, it's one of the all-time pop music masterpieces.
The Isley Brothers “You'll Never Leave Him”
from The Isley Brothers Story Vol. 1: Rockin' Soul (1959-1968) (Rhino 1991) —From the years when Latin music influenced so much American pop. And a beautiful vocal by Ronnie Isley.
The Drifters “Ruby Baby”
from Let the Boogie-Woogie Roll: Greatest Hits 1953-1958 (Atlantic unk 1998) —A song I can remember loving for close to 50 years (or whenever my conscious memories were formed).