Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Apr 20th 2012 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
Ray Charles “Isn't It Wonderful” from Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (Concord 2010) —Hard to believe this cut lay in the vaults all those years - it's Ray Charles in a laid-back, bluesy vibe.Buy it!
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from Porgy & Bess (Verve 1957) —You want to hear one of the greatest vocalists who ever lived at the top of his game? Check out Louis Armstrong on this cut! Holy cow! And then Ella soars, too.Buy it!
Loudon Wainwright III “The Days That We Die” from Older Than My Old Man Now (2nd Story Sound 2012) N —Rufus's dad reading what he wrote 30 years ago about being a dad, and gets his son to sing on it.Buy it!
Bert Jansch “Blackwater Side” from The Best of Bert Jansch (Shanachie 1980) —I tried playing this last week but it kept skipping - burned it to a new CD, and voila. The gorgeous guitar and vocals of the late great Mr. Jansch.Buy it!
Shirley & Lee “Why Did I” from The Legendary Masters Series Vol. 1 (EMI 1990) —Great and obscure number from this classic duo, played here because it's short enough to fit, and cool enough to hear any time.Buy it!
Levon Helm “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” from Electric Dirt (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2009) —The last track on his last studio album - RIP the truly great Levon Helm.Buy it!
Levon Helm “Wide River to Cross” from Ramblin' At The Ryman (Vanguard 2011) —This is actually a Buddy Miller song sung by Miller and featuring Sam Bush on mandolin, but that's gotta be Levon Helm on drums - it's his live album, after all.Buy it!
Freedy Johnston “The Devil Raises His Own” from Rain On The City (Bar/None Records 2010) —I saw Freedy a couple weeks back along with Jon Dee Graham and Susan Cowsill as the Hobart Brothers & Lil' Sis. What an engaging performance!Buy it!
The Divine Comedy “Something For the Weekend” from Casanova (Setanta) —How did I miss this "band" all these years? I seem to remember knowing of them, but thanks to a stalwart listener, I now know how great they are.Buy it!
Dee Dee Warwick “You're No Good” from One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sound, Lost & Found (Rhino 2005) —Dionne's sis kicking butt.Buy it!
Steve Wynn “Turning of the Tide” from . . . Tick . . . Tick . . .Tick (Blue Rose 2006) —I know Steve Wynn churns out the records, but this 6-year-old release still feels really recent to me. Who's out there speeding up the clocks?Buy it!
Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound “Annie Get Your Gun” from Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound (Side One Dummy Records 2012) N —I definitely like all the songs I hear from this record. Must hear more.Buy it!
Bonnie Raitt “Standing in the Doorway” from Slipstream (Redwing 2012) N —Bonnie Raitt, produced by Joe Henry, singing Bob Dylan. Yeah, there's no way you can have a mistake with that combination.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Science Won” (self-released 2012) L —They're celebrating the release of this new album tonight at the Gramophone, tomorrow at Focal Point, and Sunday morning at Lola for brunch with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.Buy it!
Gene Chandler “Duke of Earl” from Nothing Can Stop Me: Gene Chandler's Greatest Hits (Varese Sarabande 1994) —It occurred to me the other day that millions of people may not have ever heard this song, which was once so prevalent.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “If I Have to Be” from Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) L —The cool thing about this local band is you can slot them in next to so many different musical genres and have it work.Buy it!
Justin Townes Earle “Won't Be the Last Time” from Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot 2012) —It's probably lucky for Kasey that her man isn't like Justin, but Justin sure does write great songs about messing up.Buy it!
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