Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Dec 7th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
Steve Forbert “Sugarcane Plum Fairy”
from Over With You (Blue Corn 2012) N —Forbert was in town last night - I really can't go out on Thursday. Bad scheduling, Mr. Forbert.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey “Close Your Eyes”
from Mavericks (RNA 1991) —Chris Stamey, who wrote this, had a birthday the other day. Birthdays are usually Cat's job, but what the heck? I can celebrate greatness now and then.
Rod Stewart “Blind Prayer”
from The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury 1969) —To hear those early Rod Stewart albums is to ascend the highest peaks of musical ecstasy. Just listen to the talent on display in this song, and mourn for its tragic waste just a few years later.
Dion “I Read It (In the Rolling Stone)”
from Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon 2012) N —It doesn't even bother me that Dion is about 30 years behind the times with the references to a newstand and the influence of Rolling Stone. He sings his heart out here.
Janiva Magness “Whistlin' In the Dark”
from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012) N —Magness wrote three songs for this new record that are as great as all the brilliant ones she's interpreted over the years.
Joan Osborne “Shake That Devil”
from Pretty Little Stranger (Vanguard 2006) —A beautiful song from a few years back - nice to remind ourselves of her songwriting, as well as the great interpretive ability she showed on this year's record.
James Brown “Funky Drummer”
from In the Jungle Groove (Polydor 1986) —The break that launched a thousand hip hop records is just part of the delights of this full=length groove stretched taut and funky.
The Beatles “Sun King”
from Abbey Road CD Album (Apple 1969) —Oh, yes, I played just one song out of the medley. Take that, fetishists.
Frank Vignola “Black Sabbath”
from no title (??? 2009) —I'm no fan of Ozzy and the boys, but I do love this jazz guitar take on their theme song.
Bob Dylan “Soon After Midnight”
from Tempest (Columbia 2012) —Everything about Dylan's phrasing here is perfect - don't tell me this guy can't sing.
Lila Downs “Nothing But the Truth”
from Shake Away / Ojo de Culebra (EMI 2008) —This woman is a major talent - she's mixing up various Latin musics with rock and hip-hop and pop and a powerful intelligence.
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