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Sound Salvation (Music)

Steve Pick brings you Sound Salvation. It's 3 hours of the best new music liberally mixed with all the classics of the last century's worth of pop music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, country, soul and more. If it's worth hearing, you'll find it on Sound Salvation.

Fri Feb 27th 2015 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
from The Stooges (Elektra 1969) —This is how I would like to be awakened on a cold, cold morning.


Blue Öyster Cult “Teen Archer”
from Tyranny and Mutation (Columbia 1973) —Inspirational rock and roll.


The Chocolate Watchband “Expo 2000”
from No Way Out (Tower 1967) —Psychedelic majesty!


The Electric Flag “Texas”
from A Long Time Comin' (Yellow 1968) —Bloomfield!


Robyn Hitchcock “Acid Bird”
from Black Snake Diamond Role (Yep Roc 1981) —I like pretty much all Robyn Hitchcock, but those early records are untoppable.


Pylon “Gyrate”
from Chomp More (dB 1983) —This is how some kids in Athens, GA aspired to R.E.M.'s inspiration, and it's how a lot of people danced in the early 80s.


The Stranglers “Another Camden Afternoon”
from Giants (Red Disc 2012) —Veteran New Wavers after some personnel changes released a decent record a couple years back, with this terrific instrumental standing out.


Tinariwen “Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan”
from Tassili (Anti- 2011) —From Mali, where their music is political. Since we can't understand the words, and no little about their country, we find it hypnotic and gorgeous.


Hanni El Khatib “Mexico”
from Moonlight (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2015) N  —Despite his name, this dude is straight-up American, but his music floats around in a sonic space that fits after Tinariwen in my book.


Tim Lee 3 “Baby Caught Fire”
from 33 1/3 (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —This song knocked me out when they snuck it out on Soundcloud or one of those preview places a couple months ago - and it anchors their brand new album.


Anne McCue “Cowgirl Blues”
from Blue Sky Thinkin' (self 2015) N  —She started out in Australia, then moved to Nashville a few years back. That and the fact this is a good record is all I know.


Jorma Kaukonen “The Other Side of the Mountain”
from Ain't In No Hurry (Red House www.redhouserecords.com 2015) N  —Jorma, it's not true that every mountain has two sides - they're round, so there are lots of ways to approach it. It's alright, this song is adorable, nonetheless.


Keren Ann “All the Beautiful Girls”
from 101 (Blue Note www.bluenote.com 2011) —This song sneaks up on you, as she drips out details of how alone she is around these people - there's a Leonard Cohen feel to this song.


Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood “Louis the Shoplifter”
from Juice (Indirecto 2014) N  —Scofield particularly shines on this jaunty little number.


Tony Allen “Ijo”
from Secret Agent CD Album (World Circuit 2009) —The man who helped invent Afrobeat when he played drums with Fela Kuti some 45 years ago was still, at least 6 years ago, pumping out the funk.


Pops Staples “Better Home”
from Don't Lose This (Anti- 2015) N  —That guitar with that reverb, and that voice! I love this man's music, and glad to have more of it 15 years after he passed away.


PRINCE ALLA “Mama No Fight”
from Only Love Can Conquer 1976-1979 (Blood & Fire * 1996) —The Blood & Fire label salvaged so much incredible reggae, and then went under. How did that happen?


The Chi-Lites “The Twelfth of Never”
from Give It Away (Brunswick 1969) —I only recently discovered this masterful take on a song I thought was hopelessly schmaltzy.


Rhiannon Giddens “Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind”
from Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch 2015) N  —Not better than the Dolly Parton original, but it's awfully good.


The Mavericks “All Night Long”
from Mono (Decca 2015) N  —Jeeminy, they're on fire with this one! We ate in a Mexican restaurant yesterday and watched Mexican videos, and nothing sizzled like this cut.


The Rascals “I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore”
from Anthology 1965-1972 (Rhino 1992) —It's that pause after the word "biggest."


Art Neville “Darling”
from Brother to Brother (Fuel 2000 2003) —It's not easy to find collections with the rare Art Neville singles from the 60s, but this one also has rare Aaron Neville cuts, too.


Dee Clark “Raindrops” (Neon 2000) —One of many classic records from that early 60s period so often casually decried.


Harry Nilsson “Don't Leave Me”
from Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (RCA 1971) —Simple and sad but ultimately ecstatic.


Stackridge “It Must Be Time For Bed”
from Something For the Weekend (DAP 1999) —Those harmonies behind the main melody - so fluffy you can lay your head right down. And then comes the seismic shift bridge so your head falls off.


Randy Newman “Feels Like Home”
from Harps and Angels (Nonesuch 2008) —I think this is one of the greatest love songs I've ever heard.


The Charmettes “Sugar Boy”
from Ad Libs & Friends (Collectables url 1996) —Ultra-rare girl group stuff that I just can't resist. As long as the tunes catch me, I can forgive rhyming guy and die which happened in too many songs.


The Bongos “Number With Wings”
from Numbers With Wings (RCA 1983) —The radio-friendly production actually pumped them up to a higher level, which didn't always happen back in the day.


Squeeze “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)”
from Argybargy (A&M 1980) —I remember seeing them play at the top of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel back when this record was new.


Thin Lizzy “She Knows”
from Night Life (Vertigo 1974) —This song just kicks butt!


Traffic “Withering Tree”
from Last Exit (Island 1969) —I missed the chance to play this one after the Nilsson song, which references a willow tree. Oh, well, musically, they're far apart.


The Charflies “Five Bags of Poison”
from Linoleum Angel (Mule Fuel Records 2015) N L —It's not easy to write a catchy song about chemotherapy.


New American Farmers “Aiming For the Daylight”
from The Farmacology Sessions (Big Barncat 2014) N  —I know nothing about these guys, but this record caught my ear. See, it can pay to get djs promos.


Willie Nile “Hear You Breathe”
from The Innocent Ones (River House Records' 2010) —Nothing on the new record has the power of this one.


Emmylou Harris “Hold On”
from All I Intended to Be (Nonesuch 2008) —This great song was written by Jude Johnstone. Nope, I still haven't heard anything else by him.


Neil Finn & Paul Kelly “Winter Coat”
from Goin' Your Way (EMI 2013) —Thanks to Ed Becker for making it possible for me to hear this meeting of the down under giants.


Leonard Cohen “Nevermind”
from Popular Problems (Columbia 2014) N  —A Leonard Cohen song to fill the dance floor (well, I'd dance to it, anyway).


Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn “Little Birdie”
from Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Rounder 2014) N  —Married banjo players with musical tastes between them that pretty much encompass the whole darned world.


Norman Blake “Joseph Thompson Hare on the Old Natchez Trace”
from Wood, Wire & Words (Shanachie www.shanachie.com 2014) N  —Nobody does these old-timey story songs better than Norman Blake.


Bob Dylan “Full Moon and Empty Arms”
from Shadows In The Night (Columbia 2015) N  —You know, Norman Blake played on a Dylan record once, but it didn't sound like this one.

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