Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Aug 17th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band “We Gon' Roll”
from Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz 2012) —Robert Christgau says these guys are one of the best "you-had-to-be-there" acts, and he's right that their records don't kick as hard as their live shows. But, dammit, this is some funky stuff right here.
Kool & The Gang “Hollywood Swinging”
from Wild & Peaceful (Mercury 1973) —Asked to do a cover of "Soul Makossa," the Gang came up with this original instead. Thank you, Allmusic.com - I did not know that.
Janiva Magness “I'm Alive”
from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012) N —There is a lot to love about this Shelby Lynne cover, but I'm gonna single out exceptionally smart drumming by former St. Louisian Matt Tecu as the thing that makes this perfect.
Van Morrison “Beside You”
from Bang Masters (Sony 1991) —I love the Hammond organ on this cut, as Van finds a vocal spot halfway between Mose Allison jazz and r'n'b.
Leonard Cohen “Lullaby”
from Old Ideas (Columbia 2012) N —Well, this gentle number might help you sleep, but I'm not sure how pleasant your dreams will be.
Patti Smith “Constantine's Dream”
from Banga (Columbia 2012) N —A lot to unpack here - St. Francis of Assisi, Piero Della Francesca, Constantine, Columbus, art, animals, God, man, sleep, unrest, beauty, destruction.
John Scofield “Already Septemeber”
from A Moment's Peace (Decca 2011) —Because I just don't have the ability to think ahead, and remember to play this song in two weeks, when the title will hold true.
Duncan Dhu “Cuento De La Cancion En La Botella”
from Autobiographia (East West 1990) —The best Spanish pop/rock band I've ever heard. Alright, they're the only Spanish pop/rock band I've ever heard, but they were really good.
Mott the Hoople “The Golden Age of Rock N' Roll”
from The Hoople (Columbia 1974) —I wasn't exactly cool back in the 70s, but I did fall in love with this song while most of the country was ignoring it.
Ian Hunter “When I'm President” (Slimstyle 2012) N —Very cool to walk into the station and find a new album sitting on the shelf from the ex-Mott the Hoople singer.
The Jam “All Around the World”
from Compact Snap (Polydor 1983) —I don't spend a lot of time looking for new, but I love this song anyway. Of course, "Can't dismiss what's gone before / But there's foundations for us to explore" is a great concept.
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