Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Nov 18th 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
The Blues Magoos “Chicken Wire Lady” from Kaleidoscopic Compendium: The Best of the Blues Magoos (Mercury 1992) —Opening with some early psychedelic awakenings.Buy it!
Paul Revere & The Raiders “Just Like Me” from the Essential Ride '63-'67 (Columbia 1997) —One of the greatest songs of the 60s, and one that doesn't get enough reverence from the nostalgia crowd.Buy it!
Dinah Washington “Trombone Butter” from Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 1958) —I love Bessie Smith, and I think Dinah Washington did the best tribute she ever got.Buy it!
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “It Ain't Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 1958) —If you want to hear Gershwin done to perfection, you might as well start here.Buy it!
Vince Gill “Tell Me Fool” from Guitar Slinger (MCA NASHVILLE 2011) N —I caught Vince Gill on Leno this week - strange he didn't pick one of the songs where he plays hot lead guitar, like this one.Buy it!
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones “(That's Not Yet) One of My Blues” from Evening (Severn 2011) N —My review of this record: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Sugar-Ray-And-The-Bluetones-Evening-2011.htmBuy it!
Doll By Doll “The Palace of Love” from Revenge of Memory (Cooking Vinyl 2006) —Jackie Leven, the mastermind behind one of the greatest bands of the late 70s, and one I only discovered at last a few years ago.Buy it!
Jackie Leven and Michael Cosgrave “Beware Soul Brother” from Wayside Shrines and the Code of the Travelling Man (Cooking Vinyl 2011) N —Sad to say I wouldn't have known he put out a record just a few weeks ago if he hadn't passed away. Leven released so many records that few could come close to keeping up. This is a cool song, though.Buy it!
The Hollies “On a Carousel” from 30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993 (EMI 1993) —One of those songs I've heard a million times and had to have a friend tell me it has a cowbell. Thanks, Jim Varvaris.Buy it!
R.E.M. “We All Go Back To Where We Belong” from Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage 1982-2011 (Warner Bros. 2011) N —One of the final R.E.M. songs thrown onto this career retrospective. Not timeless like some, but nice to hear, anyway.Buy it!
Loudon Wainwright III “Central Square Song” from Album I (Rhino Atlantic 1970) —I can't even imagine hearing this record back when it came out, with no expectations of Wainwright's approach to music.Buy it!
Bush Tetras “Too Many Creeps” from Boom In the Night (ROIR 1995) —Laura Kennedy, the bassist for the Bush Tetras, passed away a few days ago. I had few cassettes back in the day, so I played in the car the ones I had quite often. These guys were in heavy rotation for a couple years there.Buy it!
Paul Simon “Rewrite” from So Beautiful or So What (Universal 2011) N —One of many highlights from Simon's incredible concert the other night; here's my review of the show: http://blurt-online.com/news/view/5666/Buy it!
Bill Frisell “You've Got to Hide Your Love Away” from All We Are Saying (Savoy 2011) N —Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, and Jenny Scheinman make for a great frontline trio on this John Lennon tribute.Buy it!
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