Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri May 31st 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
The Blasters “Never No More Blues” from Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (Rhino 2002) —Not one of their classics, just plain ol' good.Buy it!
Hot Chocolate “Don't Stop It Now” from Their Greatest Hits (EMI 1995) —You probably only remember "You Sexy Thing" and "Everyone's a Winner," but these guys had a lot of cool songs. Great use of strings on this funky groove.Buy it!
Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition “Useless Heart” from White Buffalo (Fat Possum 2013) N —Eric Ambel produced this record, and this song reminds me of one his fellow Del Lord Scott Kempner would write.Buy it!
Ivan & Alyosha “God Or Man” from All the Times We Had (Dualtone 2013) N —I think these guys are my favorite band named after characters in a Dostoevsky novel. But I'm open to being proved wrong.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Will You Dance, Charlie Boy” from Electric (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —This is why you need to get the version with the bonus disc. Read this: http://www.40wattgigolo.com/2013/02/will-you-dance-charlie-boy-richard.htmlBuy it!
Tom Jones “Charlie Darwin” from Spirit In the Room (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) N —Jones does an exquisite take on a wonderful song by the Low Anthem - which reminds me, I guess I need to hear the Low Anthem one of these days, because I love this song.Buy it!
Robben Ford “Fool's Paradise” from Bringing It All Home (Provogue www.mascotlabelgroup.com 2013) N —Everybody knows Ford is a hot-shot guitarist - what I hadn't realized is how good a singer he is. This is one fine jazz vocal.Buy it!
Amy LaVere “I'll Remember You” from Anchors & Anvils (Archer www.archer-records.com 2007) —She'll be at the Duck Room as part of the band Motel Mirrors, next Thursday, June 6, the second night of Twangfest.Buy it!
Lee Ann Womack “Let 'Em In” from Let Us In Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney for Linda (Reviver 2013) N —She's not at Twangfest, but this song fits perfectly after the Amy LaVere cut.Buy it!
Professor Longhair “Big Chief” from New Orleans Funk: New Orleans - The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 (Soul Jazz 2000) —I like this funkier version, with the horns kicking things up a notch.Buy it!
Marathons “Peanut Butter” from Chess Rhythm & Roll (Chess 1994) —There's a food going around that's a sticky, sticky goo / Well, it tastes real good but it's so hard to chew. Poetry, pure poetry.Buy it!
Teddy Presberg “Saint Louis” from Outcries from a Sea of Red (Outright 2009) L —This is what Presberg wrote when he came to this town a few years back - he's since moved on, but the funk remains.Buy it!
Judith Hill “That Power” from single (iTunes 2013) N —She was robbed on the Voice, being let go despite being a better singer than any of them, thus leading Adam Levine to mutter,"I hate this country," & fueling stupid indignation about that.Buy it!
Richard Barone “River to River” from Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (RBM 2012) —Well, the board turned itself off for a couple minutes there, but we're back with a live cut of one of my fave songs from the late 80s.Buy it!
David Olney “JT's Escape” from Through a Glass Darkly (Philo 1999) —Great song which was supposed to play while we were off the air, and yet only the last minute of it made it when we came back.Buy it!
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