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Jun 5, 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.
James Brown Ain't That a Groove
Star Time Polydor Records 1968
Yes, that is a groove.
Bootsy's Rubber Band The Pinocchio Theory
Ahh...The Name's Bootsy, Baby! Warner Bros. 1977
Back around the time this album was new, I was an usher at the Arena and I worked this concert P-Funk and Bootsy. Mind blown! I had no idea this stuff existed.
Funkadelic Fish, Chips and Sweat (1970 Version)
Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow Westbound Records Inc. 1970
A much earlier song from George Clinton's earlier crew - pre Bootsy.
Gilfema Little Wing N
Three MOCLOUD 2020
Lionel Loueke on guitar from west Africa; Ferenc Nemeth on drums from Hungary; and Massimo Bialcati on bass from Italy, doing Hendrix.
The Claudettes 24/5 N
High Times in the Dark Forty Below 2020
I love the concept of taking two days off from 24/7. And this song cooks.
War In Your Eyes
Deliver the Word Far Out Productions 1973
By this time, they'd become one of the most consistently popular bands in the country. Just a brilliant band.
Elvis Costello & the Imposters Flutter And Wow
Momofuku Lost Highway Records 2008
As I said last week, this record is much better than I remembered.
Thad Cockrell & Brittany Howard Higher N
Higher - Single ATO 2020
Hard to imagine but Cockrell actually dominates over Howard in the vocals here - great song all the way.
Shelby Lynne I Got You
Shelby Lynne Everso Records 2020
A textbook example of great singing.
Loudon Wainwright III Took My Gal Out Walkin' (feat. Martha Wainwright)
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project 2nd Story Sound 2009
Father and daughter sing a spirited old Charlie Poole song (and Charlie interjects a little of his own at the end).
Emmylou Harris I'll Be Your San Antone Rose
Luxury Liner Rhino/Warner Records 2004
Way back in the early days of her magnificent career.
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Dreamsicle N
Reunions Southeastern 2020
Waxahatchee The Eye N
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
These songs sneak up on me at odd times - the album as a whole doesn't hit me the same way one song at a time does.
Anita O'Day Crazy He Calls Me
Trav'lin' Light Verve Reissues 1961
One of my all-time favorite songs performed devastatingly well.
The Yardbirds Little Games
Little Games Parlophone UK 2003
I particularly love Jimmy Page's stuttering brief guitar solo here.
Terry Reid Silver White Light
Terry Reid Epic/Legacy 1969
The man who turned down Jimmy Page's offer to join his band.
Stories Top of the City
About Us (Remastered) Legacy Recordings 1973
This Ian Lloyd song came after Michael Brown left because he didn't like this sort of direction for the band. I like it.
Brinsley Schwarz Nervous On the Road (But Can't Stay At Home)
Surrender To the Rhythm Parlophone UK 1991
An old, old Nick Lowe song.
Bill Lloyd Ring Around the Moon
All In One Place Whole-In-One Records 2011
Some pure pop for 1998 people.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Going to a Go-Go
Going to a Go-Go UNI/MOTOWN 2014
I've never actually been to a go-go, but Smokey makes it sound like fun.
Swamp Dogg I Lay Awake N
Sorry You Couldn't Make It Joyful Noise Recordings 2020
Very fine record from this long-time veteran soul singer.
Chuck Willis Ease the Pain
The King of the Stroll Atlantic 1958
Willis had a string of terrific records in the late 50s which need to be brought back to light.
James Carr Let It Happen
The Complete Goldwax Singles Ace Records 2011
One of the giants of 60s soul.
Dion Can’t Start Over Again (feat. Jeff Beck) N
Can’t Start Over Again (feat. Jeff Beck) - Single Keeping the Blues Alive 2020
This is what I call a match made in musical heaven.
Sonny Landreth Mule N
Blacktop Run Provogue Records 2020
Great guitar, great song!
Michael Doucet Marie Catin N
Lâcher Prise Compass Records 2020
Easily one of my fave danceable songs this year.
Hank Williams The Blues Come Around
The Original Singles Collection (Plus) Mercury Nashville 1992
A little honky tonk never hurt anybody.
Marty Robbins The Little Green Valley
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Columbia/Legacy 1958
He had such a way with these western ballads.
Norman and Nancy Blake & Boys of the Lough Da Unst Bridal March
Rising Fawn Gathering Plectrafone Records 2009
Also featuring the Boys of the Lough on this cool instrumental.
John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman Woman From Donori
Snap A Little Owl Shanachie 1988
I was lucky enough to see this duo of outstanding guitarists right around the time this album came out.
Massimo Biolcati Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) N
Incontre (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim) Sounderscore 2020
There's that Italian bass player we heard earlier.
Jennifer Warnes Hard Times, Come Again No More
Shot Through the Heart Arista 1979
Beautiful acapella version of the Stephen Foster classic.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey She's Not Worried N
Our Back Pages Omnivore Recordings 2020
Taking a Chris Stamey dB's classic and stripping it down to a lovely acoustic rendition.
Cindy Morgan Leaning On You
Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us Mercyland Records 2012
Terrific singer songwriter with a lovely song.
Kim Richey Long Way Back N
A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer Yep Roc Records 2020
She seems to be getting better and better every time out.
Pete Townshend Content
Who Came First UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1972
I assume he was just pulling thoughts from the Meher Baba, but this is a really beautiful song.
Allen Toussaint Solitude
The Bright Mississippi Nonesuch 2009
Lovely version of the Duke Ellington classic.
Wayne Escoffery Chain Gang N
The Humble Warrior Smoke Sessions 2020
Very nice tenor sax player I've only just discovered recently.
Everything But the Girl I Must Confess
Eden Chrysalis Records 1984
Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt in the years before they discovered drum machines and synths.
The Lovin' Spoonful Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful RCA Records Label 2004
It's impossible to be unhappy while listening to songs like this one.
Early James It Doesn't Matter Now N
Singing for My Supper Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
This Alabama singer/songwriter just turned 27 on Tuesday.
Aubrie Sellers Worried Mind N
Far From Home Aubrie Sellers 2020
Lee Ann Womack's daughter, still under 30, has some songwriting skills.
The Saints Do the Robot
(I'm) Stranded [Remastered] EMI Catalogue 2009
Another classic dance from the 70s.
Squeeze Slap and Tickle
Cool for Cats Virgin EMI 1979
There's a whole short story in these four minutes.
Jim Lauderdale It Just Takes One to Wander N
When Carolina Comes Home Again Yep Roc Records 2020
Another in a long line of rock solid songs from Jim Lauderdale.
The Slide Brothers Wade in the Water
Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers Concord Records. 2013
Some killer sacred steel.
The Hold Steady Almost Everything
Teeth Dreams Razor & Tie 2014
Ending up with one from this always welcome rock band.