Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Oct 21st 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
Mike Doughty “Holiday (What Do You Want?)” from Yes And Also Yes (Snack Bar / Megaforce 2011) N —He'll be at the Old Rock House a week from Saturday, and also at Euclid Records. Alas, Rosanne Cash, who sings with him on this nice cut, won't be with him.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “The Oldest Story in the Book” from Greatest Hits (Universal 2011) N —There are 40 songs on this double disc compilation, and I only knew half a dozen or so, despite having three or four Paul Kelly albums. That's because he's had a long career with not enough exposure.Buy it!
McCrary Sisters “Blowin' In the Wind” from Our Journey (McC 2011) N —These four women sing the heck out of Dylan's song - maybe my favorite version of this ever. The whole album is a Gospel treasure.Buy it!
Irma Thomas “She'll Never Be Your Wife” from If Loving You Is Wrong: 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers (Ace 2002) —This compilation is chock full of classic cheating songs, none better than this rare 1973 cut from one of my favorite singers in the world.Buy it!
The Bandana Splits “Ricky Dee” from Mr. Sam (Boy Scout 2011) N —I heard Darren Snow play this the other day, and really dug this old-school girl group vibe with a swingin' rhythm (and, it must be said, too much echo).Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Run Joe” from You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (Hip-O Select 2009) —An obscure little number from Berry's Carribbean fixation, with cowbell. Hope he had a happy 85th birthday.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Down On the Houseboat” from Working in Tennessee (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2011) —You coulda knocked me over with a feather when I noticed there's a cowbell on this new Merle Haggard record.Buy it!
Crowded House “Throw Your Arms Around Me” from Other Enz: Split Enz & Beyond (Raven 1999) —Did you know that when Pearl Jam played Australia, they covered this Hunters & Collectors song? One of the best songs in the world.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Jimmie Standing In the Rain” from The Speaking Clock Revue: Live From the Beacon Theatre (Shout! Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2011) N —A live rendition of a very cool song.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook “Not California” from Welder CD ALBUM (31 Tigers 2010) —So I've had this record for a year and a half, and I've listened to it a few times, but I only just now noticed it was produced by Don Was. Hard to believe I used to pour over liner notes religiously.Buy it!
Speedy West “Stratosphere Boogie” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming guitars Of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —Ya gotta love short instrumental tracks that live up to their titles.Buy it!
The Posies “She's Coming Down Again!” from Blood / Candy (Ryko 2010) —I just recently picked up a copy of this - hard to believe it came out a year ago and I barely noticed it. One of the strongest collections of songs I've heard in a long while.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “Woebegone” from Revelation Road (Everso 2011) N —Well, normally I link to my reviews when I play something from the record I just reviewed, but the Blurt site is down this morning. Look for it at blurt-online.com.Buy it!
Norah Jones “How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart?” from The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (Columbia 2011) N —Hank wrote the words, and Norah makes a lovely little country waltz out of it.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “Mule Skinner Blues - Blue Yodel No. 8” from The Essential Jimmie Rodgers (RCA/BMG 1997) —In celebration of Barry Mazor's masterful book "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century," which is now out in paperback.Buy it!
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