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Mar 13, 2020 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
With Steve Pick
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.
The Kinks Till the End of the Day
The Kink Kontroversy Sanctuary Records 1965
Thin Lizzy Having a Good Time
Chinatown Virgin EMI 1980
The Everly Brothers You're Just What I Was Looking For Today
Heartaches & Harmonies Rhino 1994
A Goffin/King song, I believe. I only know it from the box set.
Manfred Mann Machines
Pretty Flamingo SRI Records 2017
An extreme oddity in the Manfred Mann discography. I happen to love it.
The Boomtown Rats Like Clockwork
A Tonic For the Troops UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2005
This 1978 album holds up remarkably well.
13th Floor Elevators Fire Engine
The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators International Artists 1966
The second masterpiece - you can catch a brief bit of footage of these guys in the ZZ Top documentary on Netflix.
Allah-Las Star N
Lahs Mexican Summer 2019
A record that has slowly revealed some pretty cool tracks to me over the last few months.
Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 (Shanty Town)
Israelites: The Best of Desmond Dekker Trojan 1967
Way back in 1966, this was a huge hit in England.
The James Hunter Six Missing in Action N
Nick of Time Daptone Records 2020
He's been making the same record for 25 years, but it's a great record.
Funky Butt Brass Band Dive L N
Onward Funky Butt Brass Band 2020
Pound for pound, this is one talented band.
Ike Turner Cuban Get Away
Classic Early Sides JSP 2008
I think this goes all the way back to 1954, before he moved to St. Louis.
Otis Redding Shake
The Stax Story Stax 1965
A little live Otis Redding never hurt anybody.
Rufus Thomas Little Sally Walker
The Platinum Collection Rhino 2007
Don't have any idea for lyrics? Why not just make a soulful nursery rhyme record?
Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl
The Duke of Earl Vee Jay 1961
One of the greatest records I haven't heard in years.
Brittany Howard Georgia N
Jaime ATO Records / Fontana North 2019
She just wants Georgia to notice her.
Grace Potter Please (feat. Lucius) N
Daylight Fantasy 2020
She's embracing a more soulful sound this year.
Allison Moorer I'm the One to Blame N
Blood Autotelic Records 2019
Big Band of Brothers Hot ‘Lanta N
A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band New West Records 2020
It is so fun hearing these jazz versions of Allman classics.
Count Basie Sloo Foot
Basie Plays Hefti Roulette 1958
A Neal Hefti tune eight years before he wrote the Batman theme.
David Byrne Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) [Live] N
American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording Live) Nonesuch 2019
Such a joyous performance.
ZZ Top Loaded
Rhythmeen RCA Records Label 1996
I loved the ZZ Top documentary, but they didn't talk about any of their records after Eliminator, and this is one of their finest ever.
Drive-By Truckers Armageddon's Back in Town N
The Unraveling ATO Records LLC 2020
I generally find these guys work best in small doses, but those are pretty cool doses.
20,000 Streets Under the Sky Yep Roc Records 2004
A little bit of Springsteen influence here.
Graham Parker & The Rumour The Beating of Another Heart
The Up Escalator (2016 Expanded Edition) UMC 2016
This 1980 album is unheralded, but the last of the original records with the Rumour has some great songs.
Steve Miller Band Space Cowboy
Brave New World Steve Miller - Owned 2016
This is why some people call him that.
The Who Hero Ground Zero N
WHO Polydor Records 2019
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are carrying on the legacy in a big way with this terrific record.
Iggy Pop If You're Going to the City N
If You're Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison Fat Possum 2019
Iggy has a great time with this Mose Allison number.
Iggy Pop Pretty Flamingo
New Values (Bonus Track Version) Arista 1979
An underrated album in Iggy's extensive catalogue.
Meshell Ndegeocello Die Young
Devil's Halo Meshell Ndegeocello PS 2009
She never stands still musically, and I love almost all of it.
The Hollies Baby That's All
The Hollies Parlophone UK 2005
A delightful number from one of my fave pop groups of the 60s
Brandy Clark Can We Be Strangers N
Your Life is a Record Warner Records 2020
I'm crazy about this great new record from one of country's best songwriters.
Tift Merritt Drifted Apart
Traveling Companion Yep Roc Records 2013
Another break up song. Country music has a lot of those.
Andy Shauf The Moon N
The Neon Skyline Anti- 2020
All the songs together tell a story, but I think you can get the gist of this one on its own, especially if you've ever decided to leave one bar and go to another.
Devendra Banhart Ami N
Ma Nonesuch 2019
One of my fave records last year.
Daniel Romano All the Reaching Trims
Finally Free New West Records 2018
Canadian singer/songwriter who makes good records.
Bert Jansch How It All Came Down
Toy Balloon Earth Records 1998
Sometimes Jansch didn't stick strictly to his folk guitar picking lane.
Pinegrove The Alarmist
Marigold Rough Trade 2019
These guys have really good songs - wish they would reconsider their album covers, which don't help sell their music.
Shopping No Apologies N
All or Nothing FatCat Records 2020
I've been loving this post-punk dance-rock delightful record.
Belle and Sebastian Did the Day Go Just Like You Wanted? N
Days of the Bagnold Summer Matador 2019
Sometimes, these guys deliver a song that really hits me in the right places.
Loot Rock Gang Full Moon Cataluna L
That's Why I've Got to Sing Big Muddy Records 2014
One of the many great Mat Wilson projects in this town.
Culture See Them a Come
Two Sevens Clash Shanachie 1977
It would be dumb to only own one reggae album, but if it was this one, you'd at least have one of the ten or so best ever.
Stevie Wonder Sixteen Tons
Down to Earth UNI/MOTOWN 2014
Young Stevie takes on industry - wonder if he thought of Berry Gordy while singing this?
Pearl Woods Think of Poor Me
Sippin' Sorrow (With a Spoon) Night Train 2005
A 1962 r'n'b song you don't hear very often.
Smokey Hogg Going Home Blues
Deep Ellum Rambler Ace 2000
I can't get enough 50s blues.
Bukka White Special Streamline
The Complete Bukka White Legacy/Columbia 1994
With some aid from Washboard Sam, recorded back in 1940.