Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Nov 16th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Dolly Varden “Everything”
from The Panic Bell (Undertow 2007) —Probably my favorite song from this excellent Chicago combo - new album due out in just a couple more months.
Roger Daltrey “Giving It All Away”
from Daltrey (MCA 1973) —I had absolutely no idea that Leo Sayer wrote most of the songs for this record. Learn something new.
The Clash “The Right Profile”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic) —It was several years after this album came out before I knew who Montgomery Clift was.
The Blazers “17 Jewels”
from The Seventeen Jewels (Little Dog 2003) —One of the truly great underrated bands in the land - just because they're Mexican-Americans, and one of them is a big guy doesn't make them Los Lobos clones.
The Youngbloods “Long & Tall”
from Earth Music (Edsel 1967) —I love the guitar and electric piano on this, and if that's Jesse Colin Young singing, he was listening to some early McCartney on the way to the studio that day.
John Hiatt “Give It Up”
from Mystic Pinball (New West 2012) N —I could hear this song making inroads in the country market. Not that I know how that works, but it sounds country to my ears.
Penelope Houston “Secret Sign”
from Cut You (Reprise 1996) —Those who only remember her from the punk rock band the Avengers might be surprised at the richly melodic pop records she's made over the years.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Midnight Flight”
from Love Over and Over (Polydor 1982) —The McGarrigles didn't make very many records, and this one probably got less exposure than most. But, as always, it's a masterpiece of elegance and melodic beauty.
Bob Dylan “Early Roman Kings”
from Tempest (Columbia 2012) N —David Hidalgo's accordion darn near steals this terrifically strange blues.
Rockhouse Ramblers “If You Want Me Too”
from Lies And Damn Lies (self 2010) L —Late lamented St. Louis honky-tonk band (though four out of five still perform as Colonel Ford, so they're not completely gone).
Tom Waits “Rain Dogs” (Island 1985) —The album that introduced me to Marc Ribot on guitar.
Mary Lou Williams “Play It Momma”
from Zoning (Smithsonian Folkways 1974) —That bass rules on this sparse piano cut. This woman was one of the titans of jazz, very rarely receiving the recognition she deserves.
Ruby Fray “Mint Ice Cream”
from Pith (K 2012) N —A strange thing for me to be enchanted by, but here it is. Good song, albeit lo-fi ambience.
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