Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Oct 21st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
Mike Doughty “Holiday (What Do You Want?)”
from Yes And Also Yes (Snackbar / Megaforce 2011) N —He'll be at the Old Rock House a week from Saturday, and also at Euclid Records. Alas, Rosanne Cash, who sings with him on this nice cut, won't be with him.
Paul Kelly “The Oldest Story in the Book”
from Greatest Hits (Universal unk 2011) N —There are 40 songs on this double disc compilation, and I only knew half a dozen or so, despite having three or four Paul Kelly albums. That's because he's had a long career with not enough exposure.
McCrary Sisters “Blowin' In the Wind”
from Our Journey (McC 2011) N —These four women sing the heck out of Dylan's song - maybe my favorite version of this ever. The whole album is a Gospel treasure.
The Bandana Splits “Ricky Dee”
from Mr. Sam (Boy Scout 2011) N —I heard Darren Snow play this the other day, and really dug this old-school girl group vibe with a swingin' rhythm (and, it must be said, too much echo).
Meshell Ndegeocello “Chelsea Hotel”
from Weather (Naive 2011) N —How can you go wrong with a supremely talented bassist/singer/performer covers Leonard Cohen on an album produced by Joe Henry?
Elizabeth Cook “Not California”
from Welder CD Album (31 Tigers 2010) —So I've had this record for a year and a half, and I've listened to it a few times, but I only just now noticed it was produced by Don Was. Hard to believe I used to pour over liner notes religiously.
The Posies “She's Coming Down Again!”
from Blood / Candy (Ryko 2010) —I just recently picked up a copy of this - hard to believe it came out a year ago and I barely noticed it. One of the strongest collections of songs I've heard in a long while.
Shelby Lynne “Woebegone”
from Revelation Road (Everso Records 2011) N —Well, normally I link to my reviews when I play something from the record I just reviewed, but the Blurt site is down this morning. Look for it at blurt-online.com.
Steve Cropper “Say It”
from Dedicated (429 2011) N —The modern-day Bettye LaVette knocks this Five Royales cover out of the park. Because that's what she does.
Ronnie Wood “Lucky Man”
from I Feel Like Playing (Eagle 2010) —He is lucky, but he's got some skills, too. Good song from an album I'd forgotten existed until the other day.
Jimmie Rodgers “Mule Skinner Blues - Blue Yodel No. 8”
from The Essential Jimmie Rodgers (RCA 1997) —In celebration of Barry Mazor's masterful book "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century," which is now out in paperback.
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