Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Sep 23rd 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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R.E.M. “Fall on Me”
from Life's Rich Pageant (I.R.S. Records 1986) —Back when this radio station was new, I think I was excited to have the chance to share my love for this band, and this song in particular; I figured if people could hear the music I liked, it would become popular. In this band's case, that was true.
Neil Young “Look Out For My Love”
from Comes A Time (Reprise 1978) —I remember my dad telling me I was just listening to country music when I bought this album. Maybe not this song, but yeah, there is country on that record. At the time, that seemed confusing, but now it seems comforting.
Maria Muldaur “Please Send Me Someone to Love”
from Steady Love (stony plain 2011) N —My review of this very fine record is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Maria-Muldaur-Steady-Love-2011.htm
Lone Justice “Ways To Be Wicked”
from Lone Justice (Geffen 1985) —One of Tom Petty's greatest songs, and he handed it over to the young Maria McKee who nailed it.
Pistol Annies “Bad Example”
from Hell on Heels (Columbia 2011) N —Thanks to Spencer Marquart for introducing me to this highly pleasurable Miranda Lambert side project.
Imelda May “Let Me Out”
from Mayhem (Decca url 2010) N —I have so fallen in love with this record - everything, the twangy guitars, the rockin' rhythms, and especially Imelda's spectacular vocals.
Steve Cropper “Come On & Save Me”
from Dedicated (429 2011) N —Dylan LeBlanc and Sharon Jones duet on this 5 Royales gem, which sounds like Gospel music changed to secular.
Nick Lowe “Stoplight Roses”
from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —I am excited that I'll get to see Nick Lowe open for Wilco in just about ten days.
Susana Baca “Plena Y Bomba”
from Afrodiaspora (Luaka Bop 2010) N —That's like the only song on the record that doesn't have a cowbell. Oh, I'm stupid. But the song is gorgeous. Oh, maybe there are a few clinks here and there.
Morrissey “When I Last Spoke to Carol”
from Years of Refusal (Decca url 2009) —It's amazing how I randomly dip into the Morrissey catalogue every now and then and find another gem from the guy.
Paul Kelly “Dumb Things”
from Greatest Hits (Universal unk 2011) N —So much of Paul Kelly's catalogue is hard to find, it's nice to see him get this 2-fer collecting 40 of his best songs.
Stevie Wonder “He's Misstra Know-It-All”
from Innervisions (Motown 1973) —Don't forget the Stevie Wonder tribute event at Off Broadway next Friday, Sept. 30.
James Brown “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul”
from Baadasss Cinema (Tvt 2002) —I've only recently discovered this cool funk number.
The Supremes “You Can't Hurry Love”
from The #1's (Motown 2003) —Sometimes you think of songs as being ubiquitous when suddenly you realize it's actually been a few years since you heard them.
Emmylou Harris “Boy From Tupelo”
from Red Dirt Girl (Ekektra 2000) —As I was quite disappointed with this year's Emmylou Harris album, I revisted one of her older ones, and found this gem I'd almost forgotten.
Jackson Browne “Time the Conqueror” (inside recordings 2008) —I thought this was a darned fine Jackson Browne song when it came out a few years back. Still do.
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