Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jun 17th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Keith Richards “Eileen”
from Main Offender (Virgin 1992) —Keith threw a lot of really good songs - and some really good guitar riffs - into those two solo albums. Not exactly a vocal treasure, but spirited, to be sure.
Paul McCartney “Coming Up”
from McCartney II (CAPITOL 1980) N —I bought this 45 back in the day - played it a zillion times. McCartney disco is crazy! This and "Funky Town" were my fave raves at the same time.
Elvis Costello “National Ransom” (Hear Music 2010) —He'll be at the Pageant on July 1. I'll be at the Pageant on July 1. Which one of us will sing?
Booker T. Jones “Progress”
from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) N —I don't think Jim James sings this quite as soulfully as it deserves, but this song really gets under my skin every time I hear it.
Solomon Burke “I Gotta Be With You”
from Hold On Tight (Universal 2011) N —The final record from one of America's greatest singers was a fitting legacy for this giant of soul.
Isaac Hayes “Something”
from Stax Does the Beatles (stax 2008) —Originally from the Issac Hayes Movement album, yet another stunning example of the orchestrated brilliance of the man's records for a couple years there.
Magazie “The Light Pours Out of Me”
from Where the Power Is (Virgin 2011) N —Picking 16 songs to represent the career of Magazine, who made 5 albums (4 studio, 1 live), most of which were perfect, just means you're leaving stuff off. But it also means there's Magazine on the shelves at the radio station!
Spirit “Fresh Garbage”
from Spirit (Legacy 1968) —They couldn't have made this groove without the cowbell.
Bruce Springsteen “Seaside Bar Song”
from TRACKS (Columbia 1998) —Bruce tried to match the punk rock energy thing, and he needed a cowbell to fuel it.
The Coasters “Down in Mexico”
from The Very Best of The Coasters (Rhino 1993) —Carl Gardner, lead singer of this fabulous vocal group, passed away the other day - I regret I didn't have time to scope out more than one track to pay tribute.
Pat Metheny “Betcha By Golly Wow”
from What's It All About (Nonesuch 2011) N —You probably didn't know you wanted to hear a stunningly beautiful version of the Stylistics classic played on solo baritone guitar. That's what I'm here for, to give you what you didn't know.
Joe Ely “You Can Bet I'm Gone”
from Satisfied at Last (Rack 'Em 2011) N —It's no surprise I'm digging the new Joe Ely record - the man is consistently good.
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