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.
Janiva Magness “I'm Alive”
from Stronger For It (Alligator Performing 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.
Patti Smith “Constantine's Dream”
from Banga (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 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.
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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