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May 8, 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 Who Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy Geffen 1990
I can only imagine following the Who in real time when records like this one were coming out every few months. I was only 6 in 1965 when this song was new.
The Isley Brothers It's Your Thing
It's Our Thing Epic/Legacy 1969
About a decade into their career, the Isleys started an entirely new era with this wondrous record.
Sir Douglas Quintet Michoacan
The Best of Doug Sahm & Sir Douglas Quintet (1968 - 1975) Mercury Records 1990
Around the same time as the last song, this was Texas meeting San Francisco.
The Walker Brothers Rhythms of Vision
Nite Flights Columbia 1978
Nice little song on the last record before Scott Walker became known as a "godlike genius."
Paul Burch Prince Ali's Fortune Telling Book of Dreams N
Light Sensitive Plowboy Records 2020
A very fine album from this Nashville singer-songwriter.
Joe Henry General Tzu Names the Planets for His Children N
The Gospel According to Water Sheer Sound 2019
I hope Joe Henry is doing well these days - I haven't heard any updates on his condition since his cancer diagnosis last year.
Meat Puppets Nightcap
Dusty Notes Megaforce + 2019
I love the fact that almost 40 years after they formed this band, the Meat Puppets are still making cool music.
Rufus Wainwright Sanssouci
Milwaukee At Last!!! (Live) Verve (Adult Contemporary) 2009
This excellent live album offered a great overview of Wainwright's first golden decade.
Allison Moorer A Soft Place to Fall
Alabama Song MCA Nashville 1998
How has it been 22 years since Moorer was trying to make it in mainstream country?
Shelby Lynne I Got You N
Shelby Lynne Everso Records 2020
Brand new music from Allison Moorer's big sister.
Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You
Jolene RLG/Legacy 1974
Back in 1993, I think, I heard this song on a jukebox in a bar and loved it so much I bought this album the next day. Then a day or so later I played it on my radio show when somebody called and told me she'd heard Whitney Houston do the same song. I didn't believe it was true.
Offa Rex Bonny May
The Queen of Hearts Nonesuch 2017
A wonderful record by Olivia Chaney with the Decemberists.
Lucinda Williams When the Way Gets Dark N
Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20 Records 2020
I'm enjoying this new record more than many of her last several.
Ike & Tina Turner Honky Tonk Women
The Collection EMI Gold 2008
Powerful live take on the Stones song.
Freddie Scott Where Were You
Are You Lonely for Me? Columbia/Legacy 1966
There is so much gold out there in the world of soul music.
Nduduzo Makhathini Yehlisan'uMoya
Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds Universal Music (Pty) Ltd. 2020
This South African pianist leads a powerhouse mostly South African band in a stunning new record.
Rebirth Brass Band Who's Rockin', Who's Rollin'?
Move Your Body Basin Street 2014
New Orleans musical heroes.
Funky Butt Brass Band Cruel, Cruel World L
Onward Funky Butt Brass Band 2020
St. Louis musical heroes.
Amos Milburn It's A Long Long Time
The Motown Sessions, 1962-1964 UNI/MOTOWN 2009
I love the fact that Berry Gordy gave us all these great sessions with Amos Milburn long after he had a prayer of having hit records any more.
The Claudettes Grandkids, Wave Bye-Bye N
High Times in the Dark Forty Below 2020
A song that's as cool as its title is intriguing.
The Beatles Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
The Beatles (The White Album) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2009
Dedicated to everybody else who was in Concert Choir with me back in '76 or '77 when we sang this one.
Neil Finn & Paul Kelly Don't Dream It's Over
Goin' Your Way Omnivore Recordings 2013
Two Australian titans team up on one of their most beautiful anthems.
Fiona Apple Rack of His N
Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic 2020
I love the playfulness of this song title and the sexual disappointment she describes.
Wings Name and Address
London Town Paul McCartney Catalog 1993
You don't hear this one every day, now do ya?
The Dinosaurs Rock n Roll Moron L
The Dinosaurs Big Muddy Records 2017
The b-side of Bob Reuter's first 7 inch record with his great band - I bought this single in 1979 when it was new.
999 My Dad Trashed My Submarine
Bish! Bash! Bosh! Cleopatra Records 2020
I saw these guys live in 1980 and 1982 - they started the band in 1976, and 3 of the 4 members are still going strong.
The Cure Grinding Halt
Three Imaginary Boys UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2004
Way Back in 1979, when these guys hadn't figured out what their sound would end up becoming.
Joy Division Shadowplay
Unknown Pleasures London Records 2007
Another 1979 song, from an album I never really listened to until recently.
The Strokes The Adults Are Talking N
The New Abnormal Cult Records/RCA Records 2020
I find this to be a pretty good record for driving - now if only I had more places to go these days.
Aoife O'Donovan Lakes of Pontchartrain N
Bull Frogs Croon (And Other Songs) - EP Yep Roc Records 2020
Lovely version of the old Christy Moore song.
Destroyer Kinda Dark N
Have We Met Dead Oceans 2020
I played this record a bunch when it first came out, but then forgot about it for a while until the other day. Very nice stuff.
¡Viva el Amor! Rhino/Warner Records 2004
Really lovely song from a record almost exactly half way through Chrissie Hynde's career so far.
The Mastersons King of the Castle N
No Time for Love Songs Red House Records 2020
Sometimes they sing backup for Steve Earle, sometimes they make their own kind of music.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey From A Window To A Screen N
Our Back Pages Omnivore 2020
Great acoustic version of this Chris Stamey classic.
The Secret Sisters Healer in the Sky N
Saturn Return New West Records 2020
Quite a lovely tune, quite beautiful harmonies.
Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band All That's Left Is Fare-Thee-Well (feat. Charlie Sexton) N
Just Like Moby Dick Paradise of Bachelors 2020
Also featuring Shannon McNally.
The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man
Brothers and Sisters (Super Deluxe Edition) Mercury Records 2013
Sometimes those classic rock songs actually deserve the word.
Betty Harris Nearer to You
Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul Sansu Records 1967
Rule of thumb - if a soul singer was named "Betty," she was probably great.
The Chi-Lites You Smiled the Same Old Way
A Letter to Myself Brunswick Records 2002
The Chi-Lites hit the jackpot in the early 70s - spectacular production, great songs, and, of course, brilliant singing.
Electric Light Orchestra One Summer Dream
Face the Music Epic/Legacy 1975
It's worth digging deep into ELO catalogue sometimes.
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign
Born Under a Bad Sign (Mono) Craft Recordings 2019
Albert King backed by Booker T. & the MGs was a match made in musical heaven.
Steve Miller Band Living In the U.S.A.
Sailor (with Boz Scaggs) Steve Miller - Owned 2016
Somewhere inside this fat groove is some social commentary.
MC5 Back In the USA
Back In the USA Rhino Atlantic 2005
One of the greatest Chuck Berry interpretations.