Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Dec 2nd 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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James McMurtry “Slew Foot”
from Childish Things Single (Compadre 2005) —Speaking of dark rumbling guitar tones - McMurtry has one of the very best in the biz, and he's as great a guitarist as he is a songwriter. Oh, yeah, and Joe Ely sings with him on this.
Bottle Rockets “Slow Tom's”
from single (Euclid 2010) —Recorded live at Euclid Records a couple years back, and released on a limited edition 7" single with a woodcut cover.
Tom Petty “You Wreck Me”
from Wildflowers (Warner Bros. 1994) —Hard to believe as much time has passed since this was released as had passed between Petty's first record and this one. In other words, it's the midpoint of his career.
Tinariwen “Genere Taqqim Tossam”
from Tassili (Anti- 2011) N —I saw these guys on the Colbert Report the other night - this is the great song they played with the TV on the Radio guys joining them.
Tony Allen “Elewon Po”
from Secret Agent CD Album (World Circuit 2009) —The drummer who propelled so many of Fela's greatest records keeps the Afrobeat flame alive on his own.
James Farm “Bijou”
from James Farm (Nonesuch 2011) N —Joshua Redman I've known for years, but Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland are all great partners with him. This is a powerful modern jazz record.
Bob Dylan “Clean Cut Kid”
from Empire Burlesque (Columbia 1985) N —I learned this song by the Textones, but I've come to really dig Dylan's version of the song he gave them.
Meshell Ndegeocello “Chelsea Hotel”
from Weather (Naive 2014 2011) N —A beautiful interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel." I was playing this album the other night, and Rene Saller recognized this was the Cohen song before I had noticed.
Joe Henry “Piano Furnace”
from Reverie (Anti 2011) N —Joe Henry produced the record before this cut and the record after this cut. In between, he recorded this amazing record on his own.
Over the Rhine “Soon”
from The Long Surrender (GSD 2011) —I should point out that all three songs in this set also share the incredible drumming of Jay Bellerose, who is a magician behind the kit.
Geri Allen “Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel (I)”
from A Child Is Born (Motema Music 2011) N —This is a melody of my childhood, one I've loved as long as I can remember loving any tune. But Allen makes it haunting and deeper than I ever imagined it could be.
Magazine “Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies)”
from No Thyself (Wire-Sound 2011) N —A song worthy of being included in the Magazine catalog.
Tom Waits “Face To the Highway”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N —I'll turn my face to the highway and I'll turn my back on you. That's a blues line.
Irma Thomas “River Is Waiting”
from Simply Grand (Rounder 2008) —Pianist Henry Butler and vocalist Irma Thomas take John Fogerty's song to church.
The Bees “Tired of Loving”
from Every Step's a Yes (ATO 2011) —An oddly engaging little number, all off-kilter and yet perfectly constructed.
Les Copeland “Long Lost Love”
from Don't Let the Devil In (Earwig 2010) —A very talented finger picking guitarist and master of many traditions. He lives in British Columbia. That might be why you've never heard of him.
Chuck Berry “Down the Road a Piece”
from Anthology (MCA 2000) —Chuck Berry wasn't half bad as a song interpreter in his day, either.
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