Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Feb 3rd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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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.
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.
Elvis Costello “Lipstick Vogue”
from This Year's Model (Rhino 1978) —Pete Thomas and Bruce Thomas had a lot of incredible moments over the years - this may be their greatest triumph together.
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.
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.
Emory Joseph “Bird Song”
from Fennario (Megaforce 2008) —What if Grateful Dead songs were performed by somebody with talent? Here's a great example.
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.
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.
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