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
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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 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.
Keren Ann “All the Beautiful Girls”
from 101 (Blue Note 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Charmettes “Sugar Boy”
from Ad Libs & Friends (Collectables 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.
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.
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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