Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Dec 30th 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
Albert King “Blues at Sunrise” from The Complete King & Bobbin Recordings (Collectables 2004) L —From back in the days when Albert King was prowling the St. Louis and East St. Louis nightclubs.Buy it!
Aaron Neville “Hercules” from Treacherous: A History of the Neville Brothers 1955-1985 (Rhino 1986) —Aaron's second biggest hit, and deepest groove.Buy it!
Amy Winehouse “A Song For You” from Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal unk 2011) N —For this song, she took elocution lessons from Leon Russell, who wrote it. Can't understand much of what she sings, but it sure sounds sweet.Buy it!
Faces “Miss Judy's Farm” from A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse (Rhino 1971) —Every time I listen to anything from this record, I remember how much I really wanted it when I was 13, and how somehow I never got the money to buy it, since there were always so many singles to buy instead.Buy it!
Cheap Trick “Just Got Back” from All Shook Up (Epic 1980) —An underrated little number from the first Cheap Trick record that ever really disappointed us back in the day. But this song is like classic Cheap Trick - if it had been on In Color, everyone would love it.Buy it!
The Retros “Looking Out For Me” from Inner City Rockers (BDR 2011) N L —My favorite St. Louis band back in 1979 actually recorded. None of us ever heard it until now. And, yeah, these songs hold up.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “I'll Hold Your Head” from Revelation Road (Everso Records 2011) N —I like to mix things up too much to do a year-end best show, but this is one of my faves of 2011. The rest can be found at http://euclidrecords.blogspot.com/2011/12/faves-of-2011-steve-pick.htmlBuy it!
The Vondrukes “Take It Away” from Runaway, Goodbye Love (self-released 2011) N L —A new St. Louis band with a cowbell on their record - I figured that would be a good way to go out on the More Cowbell segment, now retired.Buy it!
The Gourds “Drop What I'm Doing” from Old Mad Joy (Vanguard 2011) —I'd played this one in the cowbell segment before - it's a classic Gourds groove, with added whomp from the little instrument that could.Buy it!
Fleetwood Mac “Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” from The Vaudeville Years (Trojan trojanrecords.com 1998) —I learned this song from the Rezillos decidedly different cover version, but the original, an Elvis parody, is plenty of fun on its own.Buy it!
Tom Verlaine “Days On the Mountain” from Words From the Front (Collector's Choice 1982) —I recently returned to this album for the first time in a number of years - it's even more powerful than it seemed back in the day. All the songs are based on letters from American soldiers during World War I.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “The Tourist” from Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Jarosz is joined by the Punch Brothers on an exqusite cover of Radiohead's song. Honestly, I have trouble remembering the original after this.Buy it!
JC Chasez “Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)” from Drumline (avex trax 2002) —I really can't resist pop music with such tight and inventive construction, and a groove that sends all sorts of messages to the body.Buy it!
John Cale “Whaddya Mean By That” from Extra Playful (Electric Drone 2011) N —He's just tossing off great songs without any fanfare - John Cale is making music that stands up with anything in his career.Buy it!
Loudon Wainwright III “Final Frontier” from Strange Weirdos - Music from and Inspired By the Film "Knocked Up" (Concord 2007) —When I get the chance, I listen to my itunes on shuffle, and this album has been a recent favorite of the algorithm. That makes me want to share these songs with you.Buy it!
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