Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Dec 31st 2010 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
Iggy Pop “Some Weird Sin” from Lust for Life (Virgin Records America 1977) —I hadn't pulled this record out for a long time, but there it was, sitting in the store the other day, so I played it and was struck once again by the sheer power (as opposed to raw) of this cut. And bonus cowbell.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Spanish Harlem” from Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino 1992) —I'll never forget the day when this record was new, back in '72, when my btothers, dad and I found it playing on six or seven radio stations simultaneously.Buy it!
Buddy Guy “Too Soon” from Living Proof (Silvertone/Jive Records 2010) N —Buddy's new album is just a blues pleasure - probably not for the woman he's dismissing from his life in this song, though.Buy it!
Robin Rogers “What We Are Worth” from Back In the Fire (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2010) N —The very talented Robin Rogers passed away a couple weeks back, a great loss to the blues world.Buy it!
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes “The Love I Lost” from Collector's Item (All Their Greatest Hits) (Philadelphia International 1976) —Bernie Wilson, one of the Blue Notes, passed away the other day - this record never grows old, though.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Riverboat Gambler” from Give 'Em What They Need (self-released 2010) N L —The Riverboat Gambler's not a thing of the past - how to turn a mundane visit to one of the boats into a mythical masterpiece. Sounds like somebody beat the odds.Buy it!
Tom Verlaine “The Scientist Writes a Letter” from Flash Light (Collectors Choice 1987) —It's funny how attractive indifference can be. Show me another songwriter who can get away with a lyric like that.Buy it!
David Hidalgo & Louie Perez “Till The Hands Fall Of The Clock” from The Long Goodbye (Gonzolandia 2010) —Some of these songs are as good as the ones on the Los Lobos album - Hidalgo & Perez must have had a flurry of inspiration.Buy it!
Captain Beefheart “Zig Zag Wanderer” from Safe As Milk (NA url 1967) —There is no special rhyme or reason to the songs I chose to pay tribute to Don Van Vliet - there are so many great ones I could make no mistakes.Buy it!
Spirit “Nature's Way” from Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus (Ode/Epic/Legacy 1996) —I never noticed the cowbell in this until I heard it the other day - which is crazy, considering it pretty much goes through the whole thing, even the quiet bits.Buy it!
Billy Taylor Trio “Bit of Bedlam” from The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido (Ojc 1954) —Another great musician, pianist Billy Taylor, passed away just a couple days ago. This is just the tip of the Taylor iceberg.Buy it!
Pat Metheny Group “American Garage” (ECM 1980) —I've only recently realized that Metheny was actually doing something interesting on this record, melding jazz with folk influences (and a rock beat).Buy it!
Eden Brent “Right To Be Wrong” from Ain't Got No Troubles (Yellow Dog 2010) N —Here's my review of this record: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Eden-Brent-Aint-Got-No-Troubles-2010.htmBuy it!
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