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May 29, 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.
Sparks Sainthood Is Not in Your Future N
A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited 2020
Almost 50 years since their first album, and the Mael brothers are as tuneful, hilarious, eccentric, and delightful as ever.
Sloan Follow the Leader
The Double Cross Yep Roc Records 2011
Terrific pop song from a band with loads of 'em.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Turpentine
Momofuku Lost Highway Records 2008
I haven't pulled this one out in a long time - this song is solid Costello.
Brownsville Station Do the Bosco
No BS Warner Brothers 1970
Somebody should collect all the great dance songs of the 70s - the Bosco, the Strand, the Hustle - you know.
Paul Revere & The Raiders Good Thing
The Spirit of '67 Columbia/Legacy 1966
Powerful rocker with Beach Boys styled harmonies.
Wire Oklahoma N
Mind Hive pinkflag 2020
It's not essential to keep up with every new record by these guys after 43 years, but it's nice to know you still can.
Nduduzo Makhathini Umlotha N
Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds Universal Music (Pty) Ltd. 2020
South African jazz pianist with a lot of McCoy Tyner mixed in his playing.
McCoy Tyner Four by Five
The Real McCoy Blue Note Records 2012
A 1967 classic from McCoy himself.
Don Drummond Thoroughfare
Ska Kings of the First Wave with the Skatalites, The Ethiopians, And Don Drummond Positive Vibrations 2014
Basically a Skatalites track with the trombone player's name up front, which means it's a scorcher.
Eddie Holland I'm on the Outside Looking In
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 3: 1963 UNI/MOTOWN 2006
If this fun uptempo soul number had actually been a hit, Holland might not have had enough time to team with his brother and Mr. Dozier to write some of the greatest songs of all time for other singers.
The Ovations I'm Living Good (feat. Louis Williams)
Goldwax Recordings (feat. Louis Williams) Ace Records 2013
1969 unheralded soul cut.
Chicago III (Remastered) Rhino 2004
I was recently trying to think of musicians that completely lost their way after a bout with greatness, and Chicago would be an obvious example - Four excellent albums followed by deep mediocrity.
Jeff Parker 3 for L N
Suite for Max Brown International Anthem/Nonesuch 2020
This man is one of the most exciting younger guitarists in jazz today.
Brothers Lazaroff Pink Supermoon (For J.P.) L N
Breathe with You - EP Self-released 2020
A beautiful song celebrating the influence of the late great John Prine.
John Moreland Terrestrial N
LP5 Old Omens 2019
Another fine record from this excellent singer-songwriter.
Bonnie Raitt Love Has No Pride (Remastered Version)
Give It Up (Remastered Version) Rhino/Warner Records 1972
Lovely song from very early in her long career.
Badfinger Without You (2010 Remaster)
No Dice (Expanded Edition) EMI Catalogue 2010
Of course, Nilsson had the bigger hit, and the more grandiose rendition, but the original is just as great in its own way.
Susana Baca Coco y Forro
Afrodiaspora Editora Pregon 2018
Fantastic singer songwriter from Peru.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Nothing Is Wrong N
Our Back Pages Omnivore 2020
If you've spent nearly 40 years loving the dB's and this song, it's a special treat to hear the original voices do a new acoustic version of it.
Waxahatchee Oxbow N
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
Katie Crutchfield from Alabama writes and sings cool songs.
Peter Mulvey Back in the Wind
Silver Ladder Signature Sounds Recordings 2014
Singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee.
David Lindley Quarter of a Man
El Rayo-X Elektra Asylum 1981
I remember being thrilled by his El Rayo-X band performances at Mississippi Nights in the 80s.
Patti Smith Break It Up
Horses Arista/Legacy 1975
Sometimes everything about an album, right down to the cover photo, is absolutely perfect.
Theo Hill Mantra N
Reality Check Posi-Tone Records 2020
I've been finding a lot of really good jazz piano albums so far this year. This one also features Joel Ross on vibraphones.
Fiona Apple i want you to love me N
fetch the bold cutters Epic 2020
I wonder how many years before she won't be able to hold out the "you" for as many measures as she does here.
Cameo I Just Want to Be
Secret Omen Island Def Jam 1979
An early heavy funk classic from these guys.
The Youngbloods Euphoria
Earth Music Legacy Recordings 1967
I do tend to like these guys more than a lot of people do - at least they don't get much play in rock critic circles.
Ramones I Can't Make It On Time
End of the Century Rhino/Warner Records 1979
I remember all the hype at the prospect of Phil Spector producing the Ramones, and then all the disappointment when it wasn't colossal. Now, 41 years later, it actually sounds better than you might think you remember.
Soul Asylum Busy Signals N
Hurry Up and Wait Blue Elan Records 2020
I sure didn't expect this band would still be making decent records after all these years.
Drive-By Truckers Rosemary with a Bible and a Gun N
The Unraveling ATO Records 2020
First track on the fine new record.
The Kinks Young and Innocent Days
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) Sanctuary Records 1969
Some days this is my favorite Kinks album.
DeVotchKa Second Chance
This Night Falls Forever Concord Records 2018
I remember seeing this band play at the Way Out Club a million years ago.
Tami Neilson Tell Me That You Love Me N
CHICKABOOM! Outside Music 2020
New Zealand country rockabilly blues singer/songwriter.
Webb Wilder Be Still N
Night Without Love Landslide 2020
I still believe in the Webb Wilder credo.
Whitney Rose In a Rut
We Still Go to Rodeos MCG Recordings 2020
Cool Canadian country singer.
Jim Lauderdale Mountaineer N
When Carolina Comes Home Again Yep Roc Records 2020
Mountaineer, mountain air - not anything I care about but I love the song.
Patsy Cline Yes, I Understand
Here's Patsy Cline Geffen 1965
Deep cut from Patsy's wonderful catalogue.
Charlie Feathers Peepin' Eyes
The Legendary Sun Classics LicenseMusic ApS 2010
A 1955 country classic.
Robbie Fulks I Like Being Left Alone
Revenge! Yep Roc Records 2007
An early adapter of extreme social distancing.
Buffalo Springfield Flying On the Ground Is Wrong
Buffalo Springfield Rhino/Elektra 1966
One of Neil Young's earliest masterpieces, even sung quite nicely by Richie Furay.
Marshall Crenshaw West of Bald Knob
#447 Razor & Tie 1999
21 years ago, smack in the middle of Crenshaw's wondrous output.
Al Green What Is This Feeling
Let's Stay Together Hi Records 1972
The magnificent Rev. Green.
Slim Harpo Rainin' in My Heart
I'm a King Bee Marmot Music 2015
A 1961 masterpiece.
John Lee Hooker Wobbling Baby
Don't Turn Me from Your Door Rhino Atlantic 1992
The king of the boogie!
Santana Soul Sacrifice
Santana (Legacy Edition) Columbia 1969
The first Santana song that made me fall in love with that Latin-rock sound!