Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Jan 14th 2011 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
Chi-Lites “We Are Neighbors” from For God's Sake Give More Power to the People (Brunswick 1971) —I listened to this album the other day - pound for pound, song for song, it's just right up there with the best r'n'b records of all time.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Nightime in the Switching Yard” from Excitable Boy (Rhino 1978) —When I discovered this album a million years ago, I played side one like a zillion times, which means that "Lawyers, Guns & Money" aside, I'd forgotten everything about side 2 until Jim Varvaris threw this on at work yesterday. A rare funk foray fr Zevon.Buy it!
XTC “Yacht Dance” from English Settlement (Geffen 1982) —Tony Renner unearthed a live performance of this song from the Old Grey Whistle Test (by that, I mean he posted it to Facebook). Man, what a wonderful song.Buy it!
Charles Fambrough “A Little This, A Little That” from Keeper of the Spirit (audioquest 1995) —Bassist Fambrough played brilliantly for a long time - he passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 60, too young.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “National Ransom” (Hear Music 2010) N —After seeing Costello perform this on one of the late-night TV shows, I always expect it to rock harder - it rocks enough, mind you, but it goes further live.Buy it!
Dumptruck “Back Where I Belong” from Lemmings Travel to the Sea (Devil in the Woods 2001) —This is one of those bands that should have owned the world back in the 80s - they had the songs, the sound, the look. But the zeitgeist went a different direction.Buy it!
Garnett Mimms “Cry Baby” from Best of Garnett Mimms: Cry Baby (CAPITOL 1993) —Look, I love the Janis Joplin version - and she taught me the song, which counts for a lot - but the original is pitch perfect.Buy it!
Paul Revere & The Raiders “Just Seventeen” from Indian Reservation / Collage (Raven 2009) —I gotta admit, I didn't realize these guys rocked like this at the end of their career - and with a perfect use of cowbell, too.Buy it!
The Band “Time To Kill” from Stage Fright CD ALBUM (CAPITOL 1970) —I can't believe I hadn't noticed this cowbell gem until the other day - I wonder if Robbie Robertson was listening to some Doug Sahm when he wrote this.Buy it!
Robert Plant “You Can't Buy My Love” from Band Of Joy (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2010) N —Plant might have sung songs like this when he was very young - this has a Merseybeat feel, albeit tougher than that.Buy it!
Gregg Allman “Floating Bridge” from Low Country Blues (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2011) N —I forgot to record Letterman last night - wanted to catch Allman on that. By the way - holy moley! This cut is great!Buy it!
Swississippi Chris Harper “I Smell Trouble” from Four Aces And A Harp (Swississippi Records 2010) N —My review of this fine album: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Swississippi-Chris-Harper-Four-Aces-And-A-Harp-2010.htmBuy it!
Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu-City All-Stars “Killing My Love” from Live at BB's (self 2010) L —A regular customer at the record store hepped me to this - this young man can sing the blues, and plays a mean guitar, along with Rich McDonough on this record.Buy it!
The Impressions “Woman's Got Soul” from Very Best of the Impressions (Rhino 1997) —She may not be the best looking woman I ever did see or have the charms of high society, but the woman's got soul.Buy it!
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