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May 1, 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.
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes If You Don't Know Me By Now (feat. Teddy Pendergrass)
If You Don't Know Me By Now - The Best of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Legacy/Pir/Epic Associated 1995
If I recall correctly, this was the first song I heard by Teddy Pendergrass - it remains an astonishing masterpiece of swoon-worthy soul.
Switch You Pulled a Switch
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Switch UNI/MOTOWN 2001
1978 dance music fun.
Archie Bell & The Drells My Balloon's Going Up
Tightening It Up! The Best Of Archie Bell & The Drells Rhino 1994
Nice to remember they had more than the one song - this one from 1969.
The James Hunter Six Who's Fooling Who
Nick of Time Daptone Records 2020
Among the most purely pleasurable records of the year to date.
Jonathan Wilson So Alive N
Dixie Blur Bella Union 2020
Wilson writes songs of such passionate beauty. And then he goes off and makes money playing with Roger Waters.
Kendell Marvel I've Gotta Get a Message to You N
Solid Gold Sounds Easy Eye Sound 2019
Did you realize this Bee Gees song was country ready?
Marcia Ball I'm Glad I Did What I Did
Shine Bright Alligator Records 2018
She's been a rock solid bluesy pianist/singer for decades.
Funky Butt Brass Band Burn N
Onward Funky Butt Brass Band 2020
This St. Louis band can pretty much play just about anything they want to do.
Beausoleil Cubana Bayou
Cajunization Rhino 1999
A little Cajun/Cuban crossover. Gorgeous.
Rufus Wainwright Rules and Regulations
Release the Stars Geffen 2007
I do believe this man is the finest songwriter of the early years of this century.
Fiona Apple Cosmonauts N
Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic 2020
One has to watch out for the songs in which she says words the radio police don't like.
Waxahatchee Witches N
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
Here's a catchy song from this very talented singer/songwriter.
Erik Voeks Grey Rain Town
So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away Hanky Panky Records 2017
Voeks used to live in St. Louis - but before, during, and after, he made great pop rock.
Echo & The Bunnymen Ripeness
Porcupine Rhino/Warner Records 2004
Back in 1983, these guys were conjuring up their own fresh version of post punk rock.
Jefferson Airplane It's No Secret
Jefferson Airplane Takes Off RCA/BMG Heritage 1966
In some ways, this only hints at what they would become but I love this song for all it does achieve.
The Vondrukes Take It Away L
Runaway, Goodbye Love The Vondrukes 2012
This St. Louis band doesn't operate full-time any more, but I'm always ready to hear them.
The Rolling Stones Living In A Ghost Town N
Living In A Ghost Town - Single Rolling Stones 2020
Brand new single, and it's darned good - it will get you ready to dance.
The Boomtown Rats Here's a Postcard N
Citizens of Boomtown BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd 2020
Sir Bob Geldof still has that old cheeky rock'n'roll bug.
Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential
Live At the Star-Club, Hamburg Mercury Nashville 1964
It's my contention this is the greatest live album ever made.
Sugar Pie DeSanto Use What You Got
Go Go Power - The Complete Chess Kent Records UK 2009
The second best soul singer on Chess Records in the late 60s.
John Lee Hooker Let's Make It
Burnin' Vee-Jay Records 1991
I love the early 60s Hooker sides that prettymuch invented a good chunk of British blues fans.
Rosie Flores Love Don't Love Nobody
Simple Case of the Blues The Last Music Company 2019
Great version of the Roy Brown classic.
Don Gibson Sea of Heartbreak
RCA Country Legends: Lester Flatt RCA 2001
1961 country classic.
Flatt & Scruggs Preachin', Prayin', Singin'
The Best of Flatt and Scruggs NFM 2012
Bluegrass all stars.
Mickey & Sylvia Where Is My Honey?
New Sounds Legacy Recordings 1957
From the team that brought us Love is Strange.
Jeff Parker Max Brown N
Suite for Max Brown International Anthem/Nonesuch 2020
Wonderful jazz piece from this talented guitarist and his mates.
Albert King I've Made Nights By Myself
Thursday Night In San Francisco (Live) Stax 1990
Albert King didn't want no jazz chords in his music, but I like it both ways.
The Lijadu Sisters Sunshine
Sunshine Knitting Factory 2012
Twin sisters from Nigeria had a really nice, bright dance sound.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Depth Of Field N
Our Back Pages Omnivore 2020
A song I don't think they'd recorded before, unlike all the rest of this album.
Hamilton Leithauser Isabella
The Loves of Your Life Glassnote Music LLC 2020
Former lead singer of the Walkmen is making music I like better than his old band's.
Nick Lowe Bygones (Won't Go)
The Convincer Yep Roc Records 2001
Neat little song from an album I hadn't heard in a long time.
The Claudettes 24/5 N
High Times in the Dark Forty Below 2020
It's good to have days off.
Field Music From a Dream, Into My Arms
Making a New World Memphis Industries 2019
Ridiculously short, but really nice.
Marshall Crenshaw Girls
Marshall Crenshaw Warner Catalog and O/H 1988
Crenshaw has made a lot of great records, but that first one remains my fave. Pop transcendence.
The Traveling Wilburys The Devil's Been Busy
The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 (Remastered) Concord Records 2016
The second Wilburys album isn't as classic as the first, but it's nice to revisit now and again.
999 Crazy Tuesday World N
Bish! Bash! Bosh! Cleopatra Records 2020
I really didn't expect a new album by 999 to be this much fun. Nick Cash's voice ain't what it used to be, but the spirit is still very willing, and the songs are pretty cool.
Lucinda Williams You Can't Rule Me N
Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20 Records 2020
She's never gonna move me the way she did a long time ago, but this album has a few poppin' cuts.
Paul Burch Jean Garrique N
Light Sensitive Plowboy Records 2020
He's been making good records for a long time, doesn't get noticed nearly enough.
Bob Dylan The Groom's Still Waiting At the Altar
Shot of Love Columbia 1981
This song, one of Dylan's finest of the last 40 years, wasn't even released on the album at the time it was recorded.
Bill Fay Love Will Remain (Band Version) [Bonus Track]
Countless Branches (Deluxe Edition) Dead Oceans 2020
I like Bill Fay better with a band, but he isn't bad the other way.
Ray Charles Charlesville
The Genius After Hours Rhino Atlantic 2005
Ray Charles in his jazz world.