Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jul 6th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls” (ATO 2012) N —One of the more popular records this year on KDHX - I still haven't fully fallen in love with it, but I gotta admit, it's pretty nice stuff.
Paul Simon “How Can You Live in the Northeast?”
from Surprise (Warner Brothers 2006) —I thought the Brian Eno-produced album was way better than it's given credit for. This song in particular ranks among his best.
A.C. Newman “The Town Halo”
from The Slow Wonder (Matador 2004) —I'd forgotten this one until the ol' itunes shuffle reminded me - it's all hooks and drive. Kinda reminds me of late Move or early ELO.
War “Don't Let No One Get You Down”
from Why Can't We Be Friends (MCA 1975) —As long as we're having a heat wave, we might as well relax in one of these lazy, loping grooves from the best summer band ever.
Richard Thompson Band “Gypsy Love Songs”
from More Guitar (Beeswing 2003) —Kenny Aronoff was recruited for this tour in 1988 because Dave Mattacks was on the DL. Somehow, this made Richard Thompson play even more intensely.
Bonnie Raitt “Ain't Gonna Let You Go”
from Slipstream (Redwing Records 2012) N —This is the track on her new record where Bonnie Raitt shows off those slide guitar skills. And, as always, she sings the heck out of it.
Gene Autry “Bear Cat Papa Blues”
from As Good As It Gets: Hillbilly (Disky 2000) —Might as well call this one Blue Yodel Number 13B. Autry was a big Jimmie Rodgers acolyte before he smoothed things out on the range.
Don Gibson “It Has To Be”
from RCA Country Legends (Buddha 2001) —Don Gibson had huge country crossover hits back in the late 60s, and some of the ones that I didn't hear then are just as great. Like this one.
Jon Cleary “Southern Nights”
from Occapella! (FHQ 2012) N —Beautiful take on the Allen Toussaint masterpiece.
Bill Kirchen “High Snakes In Deep Water”
from Have Love, Will Travel (Black Top unk 1996) —It's likely that when this record came out, I hadn't heard of Bill Kirchen yet. I certainly never saw this album until a couple weeks back.
Steep Canyon Rangers “Nobody Knows You” (Rounder 2012) N —You don't get enough any more of bluegrass bands coming up with a song this catchy.
Patti Smith “After the Gold Rush”
from Banga (Columbia 2012) N —Patti's take on the Neil Young song is ridiculously moving.
Leonard Cohen “Suzanne”
from Live In London CD Album (Columbia 2009) —I can't remember how I discovered this song when I was a teen (and decidedly not very hip), but I can't remember not knowing it, either.
Janiva Magness “Ragged Company”
from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012) N —I'm wondering if as much as I love this cut maybe I should check out the Grace Potter & the Nocturnals original version.
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