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May 5, 2023 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.
Joan Armatrading Willow
Gold: Joan Armatrading A&M 2005
I saw Armatrading in 1983, and all I knew was the Walk Under Ladders album. When she sang this, and several hundred women sang the chorus with her, I was seriously goose-bumped.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle Rainbow Ride
Heartbeats Accelerating Gardencourt 2022
A beautiful song written by Anna from their 1990 album. "Flotsam and jetsam, the riff raff, the raggle-taggle."
Sunny War New Day N
Anarchist Gospel New West Records 2023
She's slowly getting under my skin - I haven't played the whole album in a while - maybe I'll like it more now that individual songs have been grabbing me.
Denise LaSalle Hold On
It's Lying Time Again Malaco Records 1987
LaSalle put her own spin on Joe Tex's song.
Andy White & Tim Finn Three Sheep Grazing N
AT Floating World 2023
These guys worked together once before in the late 80s, I think, but I've never even seen that record.
Leon Russell & Marc Benno Sweet Home Chicago (1995 Remaster)
Asylum Choir II (Remastered) The Right Stuff 1971
I don't know why but I'd never heard Russell's work with Benno before.
John Hammond Heartattack and Vine
Wicked Grin Virgin Records 2001
Hammond sings Tom Waits.
Dr. John Keep That Music Simple
Tango Palace A&M 1979
I know he's making fun of popular music at the time, but he sure does a bang-up job playing it.
Ernest Ranglin Soul De Ern
Guitar In Ernest Dub Store Records 2004
The brilliant Jamaican guitarist.
Talking Heads Walk It Down
Little Creatures Warner Records 1985
A deep cut that sounded pretty nice to me the other day so I share it.
The Go! Team Whammy-O N
Get Up Sequences Part Two Memphis Industries 2023
This band is full of surprises.
CMAT I Don't Really Care for You
If My Wife New I’d Be Dead CMATBABY 2022
I was late to the party with this terrific singer/songwriter, so I'll keep on playing songs from a record that's a year old.
Dee Dee Warwick I'm Glad I'm a Woman (feat. The Dixie Flyers) [Single Version]
The Complete Atco Recordings Rhino Atlantic 2014
Dionne's sister made some excellent records, too.
Billy Valentine Home Is Where the Hatred Is (feat. The Universal Truth) N
Billy Valentine & the Universal Truth Flying Dutchman 2023
Great new version of the Gil Scott-Heron song.
The Bad Plus Electric Face N
Electric Face - Single Edition 2023
I'm trying to get used to this new version of the Bad Plus, and the music is good enough to make it easy.
Nickel Creek Stone's Throw N
Celebrants Repair Records 2023
Magnificent reunion record with Chris Thile, Sean & Sara Watkins.
Béla Fleck Hudson's Bay
Places Rounder 1987
Back when Fleck was pushing bluegrass into new territories.
Flo Estes The Devil Don't Know N
Jolly on the Inside Flo Estes. 2023
At the age of 70, she got the band Dolly Varden to back her up and she made her debut album.
Ricky Nelson When the Sun Shined Its Face On Me
Perspective Geffen 1968
He hadn't gone to the garden party yet or dropped the "y" from his name, but he was clearly an adult.
Kip Loui Only Child L N
Cold Out There Kaplooey 2023
Sweet song filled with love for the titular child.
Eileen Rose Each Passing Hour
Be Many Gone Holy Wreckords 2014
She's been making first-rate singer/songwriter records for quite some time now.
Theo Lawrence How Do I Learn To Lose N
Chérie Tomika Records 2023
Terrific French-Canadian singer/songwriter.
Romulo Fróes & Tiago Rosas A Olho Nu
Na Goela YB 2023
Wonderful new music from two Brazilian performers.
Gilberto Gil É
Satisfação (Raras & Inéditas) Ensaio Geral Gege 2016
A Brazilian legend.
Susana Baca Takiti Taki
Afrodiaspora Luaka Bop 2011
And then there's this Peruvian legend.
Al Holliday Prisoner In the 3rd Degree L N
all I want Mound City 2022
Extremely talented St. Louis area songwriter/singer/bandleader.
Jimmy Witherspoon Oh Boy
Oh Boy - The Blues of Jimmy Witherspoon Amanita 2020
Always a pleasure to hear this great jazzy blues singer or bluesy jazz singer.
B.B. King Blues Boys Tune
Blues On The Bayou Geffen* 1998
A wonderful and rare instrumental from this master.
The "5" Royales Someone Made You for Me
Monkey Hips And Rice The "5" Royales Anthology Rhino 1994
One of the greatest and most varied of all 50s vocal groups.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Everyone's Playing House N
The Songs of Bacharach & Costello (Super Deluxe) UMe/Elvis Costello 2022
A Costello/Bacharach song that was originally released a few years back on a Record Store Day limited EP.
Fearless Mystic Records 1971
One of those bands from the late 60s/early 70s that I haven't heard much from, but which I always welcome when I do.
The Merseys Dreaming
I Stand Accused Grapefruit 2021
Nice little psychedelic 60s trip.
Nick Waterhouse The Problem with a Street N
The Fooler Innovative Leisure 2023
Gotta admit, that's a curious song title.
Myron Elkins Hands To Myself N
Factories, Farms & Amphetamines Low Country Sound/Elektra 2023
The dude is just 21 years old and already sounding like a veteran.
The National New Order T-Shirt N
First Two Pages of Frankenstein 4AD 2023
I think this new record is very solid - it certainly wants me to listen to it some more.
Amy Ray Chuck Will's Widow (feat. I'm With Her, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan)
If It All Goes South Daemon Records 2022
That's a bunch of terrific singers on one record.
The Watkins Family Hour, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins The Late Show
Vol. II Family Hour 2022
Why not a third song with Sara Watkins singing on it? This time with Jackson Browne on backing vocals on his own song.
Iris DeMent The Cherry Orchard N
Workin' on a World FlariElla Records 2023
A song about the difference between youth and experience, between certainty and complication.
The Long Ryders Flying Out Of London
September November Cherry Red Records 2023
It's good to have these guys back and in top form.
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Strange Land (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - Volume 1 Stony Plain Records 2020
Charlie Musselwhite takes the lead here, but Jimbo Mathus, Alvin Youngblood Hart, the late Jim Dickinson and both Luther and Cody Dickinson are all involved, too.
Dizzy Gillespie Tin Tin Deo
Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions Verve Reissues 1995
I love Dizzy Gillespie's many approaches to bebop.