Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Aug 19th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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James Brown “Papa Don't Take No Mess”
from JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection (Polydor unk 1996) —Watching the TV show Memphis Beat, I get all kinds of great ideas for songs to play - hadn't thought of this classic in a while, but there it was setting up a scene, and I had to bring it with me.
Peter Tosh “Downpressor Man”
from Equal Rights (Columbia 1977) N —I've known all these songs forever, but I never really sat down and listened to this album until recently, when I picked up this nice package full of bonus material - Tosh in 1977 was as good as anybody recording that year.
The Cyrkle “There's a Fire In the Fireplace”
from Red Rubber Ball (Sony 1966) —More than a 2-hit wonder, the Cyrkle rocked this cowbell classic.
Peter Wolf “Ride Lonesome, Ride Hard”
from Fool's Parade (Mercury 2010) —I don't know how I missed this record back when it came out, or for that matter, for the 13 years between then and two weeks ago when I finally heard it. Not only is it a good Wolf album, this song has cowbell!
Jim Lauderdale “Don't Tempt the Devil (With Your Love)”
from Reason and Rhyme (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Seriously, I can't believe it took Robert Hunter 40 years to think of this song title - it seems so like him. Bet he can't believe a singer as good as Lauderdale wants to present his lyrics.
Dr. Hook “I Got Stoned And I Missed It”
from Bankrupt (EMI 1975) —A nutty Shel Silverstein song I first heard by somebody else on Facebook the other day, so I tracked down this version.
Jeff Bridges “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do”
from Jeff Bridges (EMI 2011) N —It's not like Bridges is a brilliant singer or anything, but this is one heck of a catchy number.
Steve Cropper “Don't Be Ashamed”
from Dedicated (429 www.429records.com 2011) N —Bettye LaVette sings this one with Willie Jones - she sounds way more fired up here than she did on her last record. And Cropper obviously loves playing this stuff, too.
Johnny Adams “If I Could See You One More Time”
from Heart & Soul (Vampi Soul vampisoul.com 1969) —So back when I was younger, I knew Johnny Adams was good, but I just couldn't be bothered to go see him the one time (in my memory) he played St. Louis. Talk about one of the dumbest decisions ever! The older I get, the more brilliant I think he was.
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