Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Feb 3rd 2012 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
Roy Wood “Premium Bond Theme” from Through the Years: The Best of Roy Wood (EMI 1996) —Have you noticed over the years that I really love this Roy Wood guy? This is as cool as any James bond theme ever.Buy it!
The Pretenders “Rosalee” from Break Up the Concrete (Shangri-La 2008) —One of Ms. Hynde's best songs, hidden on this late-career record owned by comparatively few. Really seductive groove here.Buy it!
Bhi Bhiman “Time Heals” from Bhiman (Boocoo Music 2012) N —Well, Roy Kasten called and told me I pronounced his name right, so I feel pretty good this morning. I only just heard this guy for the first time because Robert Christgau loved the album; it's pretty darn good stuff.Buy it!
Jakob Dylan “Oh, Mama, Come Home” from The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (Columbia 2011) N —Given some lyrics written by Hank Williams, I think it's nice that the younger Dylan picked up on the blues element, rather than the waltzes that almost everyone else on this record went with.Buy it!
Bill Monroe “Molly and Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song)” from Columbia Country Classics Vol. 1: The Golden Age (Columbia 1990) —I love a good race horse song. More interesting actually than the race horse TV show on HBO.Buy it!
The Notorious Cherry Bombs “Sweet Little Lisa” from The Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal South 2004) —Vince Gill & Rodney Crowell do the killer song I first heard on the same Dave Edmunds album which gave us "Girls Talk."Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Lipstick Vogue” from This Year's Model (Columbia 1978) —Pete Thomas and Bruce Thomas had a lot of incredible moments over the years - this may be their greatest triumph together.Buy it!
Lord Large & Dean Parrish “Left Right and Centre” from Dig The New Breed (Acid Jazz Records 2010) —A British record from 2002 that sounds like it was made in 1966. Either way, I only recently heard it for the first time, so it's an unheralded classic to me.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “Harlan County Line” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc 2011) N —Who would have ever predicted back when Dave Alvin started making solo records that he'd find a way to turn that voice into something entirely effective? I love the way he intones this song.Buy it!
Steve Forbert “On the Streets of This Town” from Streets Of This Town (Geffen 1988) —There are a lot of Steve Forbert albums out there, but this is the one I've turned to more often than the others.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “Floating In the Balance” from Follow Me Down (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Yeah, it helps if you can call Jerry Douglas in on dobro, and Stuart Duncan on fiddle, but I suspect this would be a great performance even without them.Buy it!
The Secret Sisters “The One I Love Is Gone” from The Speaking Clock Revue: Live From the Beacon Theater (Shout! Factory 2011) —Guess I should have played this one back when I was doing the other Bill Monroe songs, huh?Buy it!
Danny Barnes “Dirt On the Angel” from Dirt On The Angel (Terminus Records 2003) —I hadn't heard this album in a long time, and then this song just stunned me the other day when it came up on my itunes.Buy it!
John Hiatt “Detroit Made” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) N —It's harder to write good songs about cars nowadays, but I think Mr. Hiatt did all right this time.Buy it!
The Blind Boys of Alabama “Lead Me Home” from Take the High Road (Saguaro Road 2011) N —These guys can still sing, even without Clarence Fountain. I've never been disappointed by a record under this brand name.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Love's Gonna Bite You Back” from Rare Genius The Undiscovered Masters (Concord 2010) —I don't remember the story behind these really nice songs that weren't released until a couple years back. Late 70s Ray, still a genius.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Remember” from For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (MusicMasters 1995) —It only made sense for Randy Newman to appear on a tribute to the man who made a whole album of Newman's songs.Buy it!
The Creation “How Does It Feel to Feel (Previously Unreleased Version)” from Complete Collection Vol. 1 Making Time (Sin-Drome 1998) —I like this version because it's 35 seconds longer than the regular one - why weren't these guys more famous? They strike me as being in the top 10 British bands of their era.Buy it!
The Redwalls “Love Her” from De Nova (CAPITOL 2005) —If I was gonna try to list the great songs of the first decade of this century, this one would have to be on it - just so ferociously exuberant.Buy it!
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