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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 Mar 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


Dr. Feelgood “Roxette”
from I'm a Man (Best of the Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977) (Rhino 2015) —Oh man, this is my kind of funky pub rock groove!


Dave Edmunds “The Creature From the Black Lagoon”
from Repeat When Necessary (Swan Song 1979) —For my money, this was the very finest Rockpile album.


The Clash “Somebody Got Murdered”
from Sandinista (Epic 1980) —Perhaps a less serious song would have been appropriate, but my gut takes me where it takes me.


The Faces “My Fault”
from Ooh La La (Warner Brothers 1973) —There aren't many bands who hit a career peak like this album, especially considering its only a little bit better than all the other stuff.


Iggy & The Stooges “Gimme Danger”
from A Million in Prizes: The Anthology (EMI 2005) —Originally from the album Raw Power, this is Iggy's first foray into his sensitive side - well, his BDSM sensitive side.


Joan Jett “Love Is Pain”
from GREATEST HITS (Blackheart www.blackheart.com 2010) —You know, Fifty Shades of Gray didn't invent that stuff.


Alejandro Escovedo “Little Bottles”
from With These Hands (Rykodisc 1996) —Alejandro could always rock hard when he felt the need.


Jans Project “Apocalypse”
from preview (self 2015) N L —With members living in Champaign, IL and St. Louis, it takes this band longer to get things done, but those things are exquisite!


Pell Mell “Pound Cake”
from Interstate (Geffen 1995) —Brilliant instrumental rock combo from the 80s and 90s - they never sold much, but they should have.


Spoon “Rent I Pay”
from They Want My Soul (Lorna Vista 2014) N  —It suddenly occurred to me that these guys might well have been influenced by Pell Mell a little bit.


One Direction “Spaces”
from Four (Columbia 2014) N  —"Who's gonna be the first one to say goodbye?" Well, I guess that was Zayne.


The Everly Brothers “(You Got) The Power of Love”
from Heartaches & Harmonies (Rhino 1994) —Inspired by Motown, that's my guess.


The New Basement Tapes “Stranger”
from Lost On the River (Harvest / Island 2014) —Marcus Mumford never sounded this cool in his own band.


Tim Lee 3 “True”
from 33 1/3 (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —Tim Lee's guitar tone - nasty, glittering, fat, undeniable!


Elvis Presley “Rip It Up”
from Elvis (RCA 1956) —Ladies and gentlemen, Scotty Moore on guitar!


Brenda Holloway “Land of 1000 Boys”
from Hits & Rarities (Marginal 2013) —The b-side of an early Motown single, and it showcases her magnificent voice.


Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “I Can't Stand to See You Cry”
from Ooo Baby Baby - The Anthology (Motown 2002) —An obscure Smokey song from 1972 that comes this close to inventing the Quiet Storm a few years early.


Kandia Crazy Horse “Congo Square”
from Stampede (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records 2014) —She's a little bit country, a little bit r&b.


Rhiannon Giddens “Black Is the Color”
from Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch 2015) N  —Folk with a hip hop beat.


Mayer Hawthorne “All Better”
from Where Does This Door Go (Universal 2013) —This song jumped out at me the other day - sometimes it takes 2 years for the right moment to get a song into my head.


Allison Moorer “Blood”
from Down to Believing (E One Records 2015) N  —Just tear our hearts out, Allison, go ahead. Damn!


Bobby Bare “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”
from The Moon Was Blue (Dualtone 2005) —I know this song intimately in the Marianne Faithfull version, but Bare was always adept at covering Shel Silverstein songs, so it only makes sense to hear him do it, too.


Bettye LaVette “Step Away”
from Worthy (Anti- 2015) N  —Reuniting with Joe Henry makes for the best music Ms. LaVette has done in several years.


Falling Fences “Going Home (in a Streetcar Named Desire)”
from Falling Fences (Falling Fences www.falling-fences.com 2014) N L —Joe Stickley writes such clever and delightful songs.


The Wonder Stuff “Unfaithful”
from Hup (UMC 1989) —The fiddle from the last song matches the fiddle in this one.


John Renbourn “Three Pieces by O'Carolan”
from The Hermit (Transatlantic 1976) —RIP, guitar master. Some people prefer his sometime partner Bert Jansch, who was indeed great, but for my money, Renbourn was the Man!


The Byrds “Mind Gardens”
from Younger Than Yesterday (Columbia 1967) —David Crosby!


The Merry-Go-Round “Listen, Listen”
from Listen, Listen - Definitive Collection - Remaster (Rev-Ola 2005) —The great Emmit Rhodes with his biggest hit.


July “Friendly Man”
from July (Rev-Ola 1968) —A very obscure psychedelic band from the late 60s that are well worth discovering.


The Kinks “Too Hot”
from Word Of Mouth (RCA / Legacy 1984) —This was an album I didn't pay near enough attention to when it was new - there is some good stuff here.


Love “Bummer in the Summer”
from Forever Changes (Elektra 1967) —The rockin'est song on the album.


The Down-Fi “Why Me?”
from 7" (Cavetone 2014) N  —They'll be playing at CBGB on Grand tomorrow night, and at Euclid Records tomorrow at 4 pm.


Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield “Roman Candle”
from Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur Records 2015) —It's nice to hear fresh takes on these great songs.


The Mavericks “Summertime (When I'm With You)”
from Mono (Decca 2015) N  —Now that's a party. Let's dance.


Bob Marley & The Wailers “I Am Going Home”
from One Love at Studio One (Studio 1 1965) —Let's keep skanking!


Funky Butt Brass Band “Orange Crush”
from Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp (Funky Butt Brass Band 2014) N L —Still the best album title I've seen in a long time.


Big Joe Turner “Wine-O-Baby Boogie”
from The Swingtime Records Story 1946-1952 (Capricorn 1994) —I'm just a sucker for these jump blues records.


Charlie Parker “Star Eyes”
from Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker (Rhino 1997) —The man was so spectacularly good.


Sarah Vaughan “Nobody Else But Me”
from The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan (Roulette 1963) —Punchy version of the Jerome Kern song.


Chet Atkins “So Rare”
from Guitar Legend: The RCA Years (Buddha Records 2000) —The man had a deft touch on that instrument, no question.


Conway Twitty “(Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date”
from The Conway Twitty Collection (MCA 1994) —Taking a Floyd Cramer instrumental and putting lyrics to it which keep it just as melancholy.


Elana James “High Upon the Mountain”
from Black Beauty (Snarf Records 2015) N  —Hot Club of Cowtown fiddler with a fine new album.


Anne McCue “Cowgirl Blues”
from Blue Sky Thinkin' (self 2015) N  —I like this song - heck, this whole album - more and more.


Steve Earle & the Dukes “Baby's Just As Mean As Me (feat. Eleanor Whitmore)”
from Terraplane (New West www.newwest.com 2015) —I like Steve Earle singing blues.


Michael Nesmith “The Upside of Good-Bye”
from And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' (1027 1972) —He had such great songs in this period.

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