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May 22, 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.
NRBQ & The Whole Wheat Horns Get Rhythm
At Yankee Stadium Mercury Records 1978
My favorite album by the classic line-up of NRBQ, complete with a blistering Al Anderson guitar solo on this hopped up Johnny Cash song.
Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger
Stranger to Stranger Concord Records 2016
Paul Simon has made some great records in the last 20 years or so, most of which don't seem likely to reach his old audience that still wants the 60s and 70s plus Graceland stuff.
Bonnie Raitt Standin' By the Same Old Love
The Glow (Remastered) Rhino/Warner Records 1979
Even when Bonnie Raitt was being marketed to the soft rock crowd in the late 70s, she could still come up with rip-roaring cuts like this one.
The Go-Go's Automatic
Beauty and the Beat CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 2016
When this record was new, and I was playing it all the freakin' time, I didn't much care for this song because it wasn't as punchy fast as the other cuts. I was a numbskull that way sometimes.
Peter Bjorn and John Idiosyncracy N
Endless Dream PBJ 2020
Nothing earth-shattering with these guys, but some fine tunes on every record.
Shopping Initiative N
All or Nothing FatCat Records 2020
It's remarkable the way records I played often in January and February now sound like golden oldies from the distant past - everything is different now.
Iggy Pop Loves Missing
Free Caroline International (License External) 2019
A pretty cool little Iggy song.
Pell Mell Vegetable Kingdom
Interstate Geffen Records 1995
This instrumental rock band was one of the first to brag about making a record while living in separate cities and sending their parts across the internet.
Matt Mayhall Longview, TX
Fanatics Matt Mayhall 2020
Featuring the great guitarist Jeff Parker.
Al Green I Can't Get Next to You
Gets Next to You Hi Records Under Exclusive License to Fat Possum Records 2009
49 years ago, Al Green did this masterful take on the Temptations hit.
Roy Brown Mighty Mighty Man
Good Rockin' Man: The Definitive Collection Fantastic Voyage 2011
1947, and this is one of the places rock'n'roll started.
Johnny Cash I'm Ragged But I'm Right
Johnny 99 Columbia Nashville 1983
I think there is a lot of gold to be uncovered in Cash's 80s output - some of it sounds even better than what Rick Rubin produced later.
The Rolling Stones Live With Me
Let It Bleed Universal Music Group International 2002
The Stones made some pretty great music back in 1969.
Field Music Money Is a Memory
Making a New World Memphis Industries 2019
Still one of my favorite albums of 2020.
Martha Wainwright Wolves (feat. Rufus Wainwright) N
Wolves (feat. Rufus Wainwright) - Single Cooking Vinyl 2020
Teamed up with her brother Rufus for a killer new single - I assume an album is forthcoming, and I'm excited.
The Everly Brothers Hello Amy
The Songs of the Everly Brothers Sundazed Music 2016
A deep, deep cut in the Everlys ouevre, but one worth digging out.
The Drifters What to Do
Up On the Roof: The Best of the Drifters Rhino Atlantic 2004
I think this 1962 b-side featured Rudy Lewis on lead vocals.
Love The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This (2015 Remastered Version)
Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version) Rhino/Elektra 1967
Arthur Lee tended to write better songs than song titles, but what the heck, that's more important.
Pretenders From the Heart Down
¡Viva el Amor! Rhino/Warner Records 2004
Chrissie Hynde always did have a way with a ballad.
Ruthie Foster Brand New Day N
Live at the Paramount Blue Corn Music 2020
Ruthie Foster can jump effortlessly into any number of musical situations.
Massimo Biolcati Everybody Wants to Rule the World (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) N
Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) Sounderscore Inc. 2020
Biolcati is an Italian bass player - Dayna Stephens on sax, Sam Yahel on piano, and Jongkuk Kim on drums on this Tears For Fears jazz version.
Van Morrison Memories
Enlightenment Legacy Recordings 1990
30 years since this record came out.
The Secret Sisters Healer in the Sky N
Saturn Return New West Records 2020
This is just a gorgeous song.
Lilly Hiatt Candy Lunch N
Walking Proof New West Records 2020
She writes and sings with increasing mastery of her crafts.
David Lowery I Sold the Arabs the Moon
The Palace Guards Savoy 2011
The Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman made a really interesting solo record 9 years back.
Conor Oberst Afterthought
Salutations Nonesuch 2017
Only in recent years have I heard things from Mr. Oberst which impressed me. But these are good songs he's done of late.
Whitney Rose We Still Go to Rodeos N
We Still Go to Rodeos MCG Recordings 2020
This is one heck of a good song from a solid singer/songwriter.
Nathaniel Rateliff What a Drag N
And It’s Still Alright Stax 2020
It still blows me mind I wound up liking this much more introspective record from Rateliff without his regular band.
Bruce Springsteen The Promise
The Promise Columbia 2010
A different trip down Thunder Road, with a different factory, and I think a couple of other lines that pop up in other songs.
Amanda Shires Mirror, Mirror
To the Sunset Silver Knife Records 2018
A very good fiddlin' singer/songwriter, with a cool song from a couple years back.
José James Take Me Home (feat. Lizz Wright) N
No Beginning No End 2 Rainbow Blonde Records 2020
Nice bluesy song, featuring the very talented Lizz Wright.
Percy Mayfield The River's Invitation
Specialty Profiles: Percy Mayfield Concord Records, Inc. 2006
They called him "The poet of the blues"; I always called him a sweet singer and a great songwriter.
Kim Weston Love Me All the Way
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kim Weston UNI/MOTOWN 2003
She's best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, but she had a lot of great records on her own.
Aubrie Sellers Run N
Far From Home Aubrie Sellers 2020
A talented young singer/songwriter whose mama is Lee Ann Womack.
The Velvet Underground Cool It Down
Loaded (Remastered) Rhino Atlantic 1970
This album is proof positive that a cult band can make a commercial change in direction and be just as great as when they couldn't sell at all.
Gretchen Peters Heaven Help the Child N
The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury Proper Records 2020
I do enjoy Mickey Newbury songs sung well.
Carmen McRae The Sound of Silence (LP Version)
The Sound of Silence Rhino Atlantic 2005
Hoagy Carmichael's brilliance interpreted by a wondrous singer.
Harold Mabern It's Magic N
Mabern Plays Mabern Smoke Sessions 2020
Eric Alexander plays some wonderful sax here, on this live recording from a couple years ago led by the since deceased piano player.
Tower of Power Get Yo' Feet Back on the Ground
Tower of Power Warner Records 1973
One of the greatest West Coast funk ensembles.
I'm With Her I-89
See You Around New Rounder 2018
Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan together.
Bert Jansch Needle of Death
Bert Jansch Sanctuary Records 2015
England in 1965 wasn't all pop rock - there was an equally compelling folk music scene, and Jansch was at the forefront.
Early James All Down Hill N
Singing for My Supper Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
27-year-old singer songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. Nice stuff.
Patty Loveless Soul of Constant Sorrow
Mountain Soul Epic 2001
This song never gets old.
Skip James Catfish Blues
Devil Got My Woman Vanguard Records 2006
An early 60s recording by this great Delta master.