Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Aug 31st 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
The Beatles “Tell Me What You See”
from Help! CD Album (CAPITOL 1965) —I love the Paul & John harmonies on this one. Beautiful song.
Paul McCartney “Smile Away”
from Ram (Apple 1971) —It was only yesterday, 41 years after I first heard this song which I've heard at least 100 times since that I realized he's actually singing "Smile Away" and not "Small World" as I've sung along forever.
Elvis Costello “Worthless Thing (live)”
from Goodbye Cruel World (Columbia 1984) —Few albums in pop history have had more good songs ruined by bad production. But this solo live version saves at least one of them.
Rosanne Cash “If There's a God On My Side”
from The Wheel (Columbia 1993) —She has so many great songs - it's nice to remember one like this I'd forgotten.
The Grass Roots “Things I Should Have Said”
from Anthology: 1965-1975 (Rhino 1991) —I came into pop music in 1971, for the last couple of big hits by these guys. I never heard this one in real time, but it's a charmer, to be sure.
The Educated Guess “A Coward's Last Stand”
from West Skyline Drive (self-released 2009) L —This Charlie Brumley guy is world class, and he lives right here in our town. This album is available as a free download:http://theeducatedguess.com/album/west-skyline-drive
Christian Scott “Danziger”
from Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord 2012) N —I'm not sure I understand what he's going on about in the liner notes, something about a new way of relating the improvisation to the written part, but I definitely know this is a major work by a major young trumpet player/composer.
Dan Bern “Don't Get Mad Get Even”
from Drifter (self Self 2012) N —Dan Bern has released two new records on his own, and they are typically terrific. Another genius songwriter who can't get noticed enough.
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