Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Aug 27th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
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Joan Armatrading “Love and Affection”
from Joan Armatrading (A&M 1976) —What a gorgeous song I hadn't heard in years - I am not in love, but I am open to persuasion. Thanks to Said for reminding me of it.
The Clash “Jimmy Jazz”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —It couldn't have been easy to write a traditional sounding outlaw song out of whole cloth, but the Clash pulled it off masterfully.
The Remains “Don't Look Back”
from The Remains (Epic 1966) —One of the first classic reissues I ever bought, back in 1978, when I got it on red vinyl. This, however, is a regular colored CD.
Joni Mitchell “For Free”
from Ladies of the Canyon CD Album (Unknown 1970) —I don't really think all street musicians are as good as the pros out there, but it's a nice romantic thought that they could be. Again, thanks to Said for the inspiration - Facebook is so cool.
Patty Griffin “I Smell a Rat”
from Downtown Church CD Album (CMG 2010) N —I thought last week's True Blood was pretty weak, but I was certainly pleased to hear this song at the end.
Tim Finn “Spiritual Hunger”
from Big Canoe (Virgin 1986) —Very 80s production, but Finn makes it work - and throws in a cowbell on the bridge.
Jorma Kaukonen “Hamar Promenade”
from Quah (self released 2003) L —Though it seems so obviously like a record I should have loved for years, I only heard this for the first time five days ago.
Macy Gray “The Sellout” CD Album (Universal/Concord 2010) N —Still loving this new record which fulfills all the promise she's had for years.
Hank Williams “Move It On Over”
from 40 Greatest Hits (Mercury 1978) —Somebody other than Hank was singing this at the beginning of the latest episode of "Memphis Beat," and it made me want to hear the original.
Aretha Franklin “Ain't No Way”
from Lady Soul (Atlantic 1968) —Al Becker, host of Voices in the Dark every Sunday night here on KDHX, says this is his fave Aretha song. Can't argue with that.
Stevie Wonder “Summer Soft”
from Songs In The Key Of Life CD Album (Universal/Motown 1976) —I've been reminded of so many great songs just by scrolling through my Facebook wall - but I can't remember who posted this one the other day. Whoever it was, thanks a bunch!
Betty Davis “They Say I'm Different” (Light In The Attic 2007) —This one was posted by former KDHX DJ Rene Saller, and it's a corker of a great song.
Piano Red “Ain't Gonna Be Your Lowdown Dog No More”
from The Lost Atlanta Tapes (Landslide 2010) N —Read my review of this album here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdrevie2/fr/Piano-Red-The-Lost-Atlanta-Tapes-2010.htm
Alejandro Escovedo “Street Songs”
from Street Songs of Love CD Album (Fantasy 2009) N —I'm not overly enamored with the line-up at LouFest this weekend, but you can't argue with Alejandro being on the bill (or, for that matter, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Adam Reichman, and the Bottle Rockets).
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