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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 Apr 21st 2017 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


Infamous Stringdusters “Sirens”
from Laws of Gravity (Compass 2017) N  —Killer bluegrass instrumental to kick things off this morning.


Noam Pikelny “Bye”
from Universal Favorite (Rounder 2017) N  —Punch Brothers banjo player on his own - beautiful stuff.


Marshall Chapman “Jesus Was a Capricorn”
from The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson (American Roots 2006) —One of my fave singers with a great take on one of Kristofferson's many masterpieces.


Beth Bombara “Sweet Time”
from Map & No Direction (At the Helm Records 2016) N L —Cool song from this talented St. Louis singer.


Garland Jeffreys “I'm a Dreamer”
from 14 Steps To Harlem (Luna Park 2017) —I love the feel of this beautiful ballad.


Ringo Starr “It Don't Come Easy”
from Ringo (Apple unk 1973) —This came out when I was 13, and I worshipped this record that year. Still do.


Sloan “Take Good Care of the Poor Boy”
from Between the Bridges (murderecords 1999) —Raucous rock'n'pop!


Big Star “The India Song”
from #1 Record (Ardent 1972) —That flute! Or mellotron?


Chris Stamey & Yo La Tengo “Plainest Thing”
from V.O.T.E. (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2004) —Everybody involved here loved Big Star.


The Dukes of Stratosphear “You're a Good Man Albert Brown”
from Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (Virgin) —XTC by any other name.


Elbow “Montparnasse”
from Little Fictions (Concord Records 2017) N  —Lovely song hidden away on this new record.


Robyn Hitchcock “Mad Shelley's Letterbox”
from Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2017) N  —Forty years on and he's still making really good records.


David Hidalgo & Louie Perez “What Good Is Love”
from The Long Goodbye (Gonzolandia 2010) —Los Lobos side project that's awfully good.


Charivari “Arc de Triomphe Two-Step”
from I Want To Dance WIth You (Rounder Select 2000) —One of the most exciting Cajun music groups.


Orchestra Baobab “Caravana”
from Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit 2017) N  —Putting the Cuban back in the Afro Cuban - or how influences go back and forth across continents.


Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Was My Brother in the Battle”
from Oddities (Querbeservice 2010) —Just hearing these voices makes me happy.


Patty Larkin “Closest Thing (feat. Rosanne Cash)”
from 25 (Signature Sounds 2010) —This was the album that introduced me to Larkin's eclectic and rich songwriting.


The Del McCoury Band “The Times They Are A Changin'”
from Song of America (31 Tigers 2007) —Of course, McCoury can sing the heck out of this one.


Jeb Loy Nichols “That's All I Want”
from Country Hustle (City Country City www.jebloynichols.co.uk 2017) N  —This is one of those guys I always like but often forget to pay attention to.


The 5 Royales “My Wants For Love”
from The Complete Singles 1952-1962 (Real Gone 2014) —One of the finest groups of the 50s.


Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “You've Really Got a Hold on Me”
from Ooo Baby Baby - The Anthology (Motown 2002) —Musical perfection!


Howard Tate “I Learned It All the Hard Way”
from Get It While You Can - The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions (Hip-O Select/Verve 1967) —One of the true giants of the soul undercard.


Aretha Franklin “Respect”
from I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic 1967) —50 years on, and it still gives me goosebumps.


The Isley Brothers “It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop) (Parts 1 & 2)”
from Winner Take All (T Neck 1979) —Oh, gee, the groove is unstoppable! And Ernie's guitar licks so sweet!


Bruce Springsteen “Spirit in the Night”
from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (Columbia 1973) —Smooth groove.


Dusty Springfield “Some of Your Lovin'”
from The Very Best of Dusty Springfield (Mercury 1998) —What a beautiful record!


Dionne Warwick “The Windows of the World”
from Best of Dionne Warwick (X5 Music Group 2008) —Not one of her most well known Bacharach songs, but a gem nonetheless.


Del Shannon “The Big Hurt”
from The Liberty Years (EMI 1991) —I don't think I've ever heard a bad record from this guy.


Imelda May “The Girl I Used to Be”
from Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca (UMO) www.folkways.si.edu 2017) N  —Rockabilly seems to have gone away with her ex-husband, but she can still sing!


The Pretenders “Chord Lord”
from Alone (BMG 2016) N  —I've been loving this record so long I forgot until the other day that it was produced by Dan Auerbach.


Continental Drifters “Matty Groves”
from Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond (Omnivore 2015) —Possibly my fave version of this classic folk song. Sung with conviction by the great Peter Holsapple.


Darden Smith “Soul Searching”
from Everything (Compass 2017) —I still remember being knocked out by this guy the first time I saw him, opening for Rosanne Cash nearly 30 years ago.


Erik Voeks “Ending of the Ending”
from So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away (Hanky Panky 2016) N  —Another terrific song on this very fine record.


Polyphilo “Creeps Need Loving Too”
from In the Year of the Plague (self 2016) N L —Playing the devil's advocate in song.


The Fabulous Poodles “B Movies”
from Mirror Stars (Epic 1978) —One of the most entertaining of all the failed pseudo-New Wave bands.


Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band “Rock And Roll Honky Tonk Ramblin' Man”
from Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band (self-released unk 2017) N  —If the rest of this album is as great as this cut, I'm in!


Little Rachel “Time Flies in the Friendly Skies”
from St. Louis Blues Society Presents 16 In '16 Comp (St. Louis Blues Society 2017) N L —Transplanted to our town, Little Rachel has a way with a song.


Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra “Miss Otis Regrets”
from Swingsation (grp 1998) —A gem from Cole Porter in a decidedly more upbeat and ironic take than I'm used to.


NRBQ “Deaf, Dumb, and Blind”
from Workshop (Red Rooster 1972) —Early Q.


Guided By Voices “Overloaded”
from August By Cake (Guided By Voices Inc. 2017) N  —The latest from the world's most prolific rocker, Robert Pollard.


Son Volt “Lost Souls”
from Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound / Thirty Tigers www.sonvolt.net 2017) N L —Nice bounce to the rhythm here.


Alison Krauss “You Don’t Know Me”
from Windy City* (Capitol Records 2017) N  —Beautiful take on a song you think can't be covered.


Dinah Washington “Pillow Blues”
from The Fabulous Miss D! The Keynote, Decca & Mercury Singles (Hip-O Select 2010) —Ah, Miss D! I love her singing.


The McCrary Sisters “Hold the Wind”
from Let's Go (MCC Records/Thirty Tigers 2015) —Magnificent singing. Beautiful song.


Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men “Doin' What You Do”
from Prick of the Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers 2017) N  —Delbert just keeps on doin' what he does.

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