Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Jun 29th 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
The Blood Oranges “Thief” from Corn River (Hi-N-Dry Records 1990) —Probably my single favorite song by one of my favorite bands from the early 90s - they really should have stuck around to earn the accolades they deserved.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Who Shot John” from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2011) N —He'll be playing next Saturday at a Taste of Springfield, up in Springfield, IL. It's really cheap to get in, and the Jans Project are on the bill, too. It will be hot, though.Buy it!
Fiona Apple “Daredevil” from The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Columbia 2012) N —She's operating at such a high level, intricate layers of creative ideas.Buy it!
Allison Moorer “Is Heaven Good Enough For You” from Show (Universal 2003) —Back in the day, we had Direct TV, and they had a channel that showed full concerts, and I saw Allison Moorer sing this song (and a bunch of others) and I found one of my favorite singers.Buy it!
Punch Brothers “Who's Feeling Young Now?” (Nonesuch 2012) N —Chris Thile and company cover a lot of musical ground here - I'm still reeling from seeing these guys open for Paul Simon last fall.Buy it!
Earl Gaines “White Rose” from Night Train to Nashville - Music City Rhythm & Blues (1945-1970) (Lost Highway 2004) —I think it's possibly a commercial, but I don't care - it's just a blast of a song, probably the best about petroleum jelly ever written.Buy it!
Dakota Staton “When Sunny Gets Blue” from Dynamic! (CAPITOL 1958) —Al Becker, former host of Voices in the Dark here on 88.1, has raved to me many times about Dakota Staton - with good reason. She was amazing, such control of pitch and phrasing.Buy it!
Clifford Brown & Sarah Vaughan “He's My Guy” from Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (Verve 1955) —Of course, Sarah Vaughan was no slouch in those departments, either. Love her with the brilliant trumpeter Clifford Brown, who died way too soon.Buy it!
Dr. John “Locked Down” (Nonesuch 2012) N —I should apologize to anybody who told me this was Dr. John's best album in years, since I initially thought it wasn't as good as his last couple. You were right and I was wrong - this thing is a monster.Buy it!
The Wandering “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day” from Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here: Mississippi Folk Music, Vol. 3 (Songs of the South www.nmallstars.com/ 2012) N —Luther Dickinson assembled this roots super-group - I have long admired Amy LaVere, and I've heard of Shannon McNally. The other two members are new to me, but talented.Buy it!
The Flatlanders “Indian Cowboy” from Wheels of Fortune (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —Butch Hancock never lets me down as a songwriter, and his singing has gotten infinitely better over the years.Buy it!
Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers “Pain Inside Waltz” from What You Make of It (Delta Groove 2012) N —My review of this terrific new blues record: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Nathan-James-And-The-Rhythm-Scratchers-What-You-Make-Of-It-2012.htmBuy it!
Gladys Knight and the Pips “Room In Your Heart” from Letter Full of Tears (Collectables 1961) —The young Gladys Knight belted out the fairly typical r'n'b of the day. It's got a good beat and you can dance to this, for sure.Buy it!
ABBA “Take a Chance On Me” from The Definitive Collection (utv 2001) —Stephen Colbert had a pretty funny bit with this song the other day, but dammit, even while laughing, I wanted to hear the real thing.Buy it!
The Hives “Patrolling Days” from Lex Hives (Disques Hives 2012) N —I love this record, but no matter what I play before it or after, it always sounds jarring - I never have the rock with me that can live up to it.Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.