Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri May 24th 2013 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
Willie Nile “If I Ever See the Light” from American Ride (River House 2013) N —Willie Nile has now put out more music in the last ten years than he did in the first 20 years of his career - and all of it is excellent.Buy it!
Procol Harum “Bringing Home the Bacon” from Grand Hotel (Repertoire 1973) —You can be forgiven if you hear the opening to this song and think you put on a Spoon record by mistake. I wonder if those guys are fans of Procol Harum.Buy it!
J. Geils Band “The Usual Place” from Houseparty: Anthology (Rhino 1992) —Great version of a Don Covay song. Any similarity between Mick Jagger & Peter Wolf might come from their mutual love of Covay.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Koochie Koochie Koochie” from Blax-Plosion (Charly 2001) —Almost certainly, this will not be a song Mavis sings when she plays the Bluesweek Festival tomorrow night downtown for free.Buy it!
The Fifth Dimension “Love's Lines, Angles & Rhymes” from Up Up and Away: The Definitive Collection (Arista 1997) —Really, kids, this sort of sophisticated music was all the rage for a little while there when I was young.Buy it!
Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith “Look Who Is Back Again” from Full Up: The Best of Studio One Vol. 2 (Heartbeat 1983) —Not that complex melodies are the only thing in life; sometimes simple and sweet is good enough.Buy it!
Joni Mitchell “Harlem in Havana” from Taming the Tiger (Reprise 1998) —It's a given that Joni's later music isn't as perfect as her classic years, but I keep getting entranced by individual cuts when I hear them again.Buy it!
Steve Dawson “Know Now” from I Will Miss the Trumpets and the Drums (Undertow 2009) —Dawson's band Dolly Varden will be at Twangfest on Saturday, June 8, also doing an instore at Euclid Records that afternoon. Never let it be said I don't know how to promote by playing from an older solo record.Buy it!
Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools “Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues” from Songs from the Barn (Leroy Records 2013) N —Killer version, with Johnny having a completely different kind of rasp than Dylan does these days.Buy it!
Jackson Browne & David Lindley “Mercury Blues” from Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino (inside recordings 2010) —David Lindley at The Wildey Theatre Friday, 05/24/13. For more info: www.thewildeytheatre.comBuy it!
Willie Nelson “Is The Better Part Over” from Let's Face the Music and Dance (Legacy 2013) N —Any Willie song that gives equal time to his voice and his guitar is a song I'll play over and over!Buy it!
The Deadstring Brothers “Like a California Wildfire” from Cannery Row (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —They'll be at Off Broadway tomorrow night, and at Euclid Records for a live instore at 5 pm, too.Buy it!
The Enchanters “I Wanna Thank You” from The Best of Loma Records - The Rise and Fall of a 1960's Soul Label (Warner Brothers 1995) —An undeservedly forgotten gem from the early 70s.Buy it!
They Might Be Giants “You're On Fire” from Nanobots (Idlewild 2013) N —Okay, this caught me by surprise - my first hearing of this record did nothing for me, then I tried again and found several really strong songs like this one.Buy it!
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