Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Oct 19th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
N=music new at the station.
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Time zone: central
Carole King “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
from The Legendary Demos (Hear Music 2012) N —I love the Monkees version, of course, but the world-weariness of this take (the demo the Monkees heard first) is becoming my fave.
The Explorers Club “Bluebird”
from Grand Hotel (Rock Ridge 2012) N —This was released early this year, but it sounds as though it could have been on the radio when the previous two cuts were new.
Tinariwen “Tenere Taqqim Tossam”
from Tassili (V2 2011) —I get hypnotized every time I hear this song - best music I ever discovered on the Colbert Report.
Shawn Colvin “Up On That Hill”
from All Fall Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —Shawn Colvin got Buddy Miller to produce & play guitar, and he brought in Bill Frisell, and the album is easily the best thing I've heard from her.
Michelle Shocked “Blackjack Heart”
from Mexican Standoff (Mighty Sound 2005) —Not many people noticed when Michelle Shocked put out three albums on the same day back in 2005, but there's some mighty fine music hidden away on them.
Isaac Hayes “Never Can Say Goodbye”
from Greatest Hit Singles (stax 1991) —I remember back in 1971 being confused that this was on the radio at the same time as the Jackson 5 version. I was just learning the ways of the pop world.
Michael Kiwanuka “I Won't Lie”
from Home Again (Interscope 2012) —This cut is one of the two or three most perfect matches between singer, song, and arrangement on this young man's record.
Shemekia Copeland “Hangin' Up”
from 33 1/3 (Telarc 2012) N —I'm not sure who Chris Long is, but he wrote one heck of a bluesy r'n'b song which Copeland tears into nicely.
Def Leppard “High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)”
from High 'N' Dry (Mercury 1981) —Big gigantic hooks, and building excitement as they go along - these guys were the best at what they did.
Middle Class Fashion “Jamie”
from Girl Talk (Blip Blap! 2012) N L —They'll be playing at the Heavy Anchor on Nov. 2 with Karate Bikini and Aquitane. That's a pretty damn great local bill right there.
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