Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri May 24th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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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.
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.
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.
McCrary Sisters “Hum and Moan”
from All The Way (self 2013) N —There aren't many songs truly deserving of the description "awesome," but this recording definitely merits 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.
Rosanne Cash “I Want a Cure”
from Interiors (Columbia 1990) —I missed seeing her when she was just in town. But she remains one of my all-time fave singers.
The Bridge “Stranger in My Own Home”
from National Bohemian (Woodberry 2011) —I can't remember the story behind these guys, but Steve Berlin was involved as producer, so I listened & I liked.
Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra “For the Baby Doll” (self 2013) N —Here's a guy who's been around for ages but I only just heard him very recently. Nice stuff.
They Might Be Giants “You're On Fire”
from Nanobots (Idlewild unk 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.
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