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Aug 11, 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.
R.E.M. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
Monster (25th Anniversary Edition) [2019 Remaster] Craft Recordings 2019
One of my favorite songs from a very underrated R.E.M. record.
Sparks A Love Story N
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte Universal-Island Records Ltd. 2023
How many bands can exist for over 50 years and keep on making records this cool?
Ian Hunter No Hard Feelings (feat. Johnny Depp & Jeff Beck) N
Defiance, Pt. 1 Sun Label Group, LLC 2023
This cut features possibly the last guitar solo from Jeff Beck we'll hear.
The Band King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
The Band (Remastered) CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 2015
Robbie Robertson passed away a couple days ago. For a few years there, he was as good a songwriter as anybody who ever did it.
The Band Across the Great Divide
The Band (Remastered) CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 2015
Robertson's songs were timeless as soon as they appeared, and they have always sounded as fresh as can be. Heck of a guitarist, too.
Jerry Reed Alabama Wild Man
Alabama Wild Man RCA/Legacy 1968
This country singer and guitarist had plenty of funk in him, too.
Duke Robillard Watching the River Flow N
Six Strings of Steel M.C. Records 2023
Great version of the Bob Dylan song.
Al Green Take Your Time
Lay It Down Blue Note Records 2008
The great singer is joined by Corinne Bailey Rae for a terrific duet.
Shelby Lynne Why Can't You Be?
I Am Shelby Lynne Everso Records 2022
Speaking of wonderful singers - this album came out in 2000, and was a revelation to me.
Lori McKenna Days Are Honey N
1988 CN Records 2023
Professional singer/songwriter shows off her skills.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway More Like a River N
City of Gold Nonesuch 2023
This is how to write a love song.
Brothers Lazaroff Breathe with You (feat. Rabbi James Stone Goodman & Stuart Rosenberg) L N
Memphis (feat. Rabbi James Stone Goodman & Stuart Rosenberg) Brothers Lazaroff 2023
This is also how to write a love song - and how to make a great song even better the second time you release it.
Aretha Franklin See Saw
Aretha Now Rhino Atlantic 1968
Aretha handles the Don Covay classic.
Esther Phillips Shangri-La (Live at Freddie Jetts's Pied Piper Club, L.A.)
Brand New Day: The Lenox / Alantic & Roulette Recordings (1962-1970) Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group 2020
This was originally released on her 1970 live album, Burnin'. She was an exceptional singer.
Ann Peebles My Man
The Essential Ann Peebles Fat Possum 2015
Originally from the St. Louis area, Ann Peebles made some awfully great records on the Hi label in the 70s.
Hunters & Collectors Another One Like You
Mutations Bloodlines 2005
I think this song dates back to 1992, but I know it from this fine compilation of their material. One of the best bands that never sold in the U.S.
Television Guiding Light
Marquee Moon Elektra Records 1977
Definitely on any decent list of the greatest albums of all time.
The Budos Band Passage To Ashinol N
Frontier's Edge - EP Diamond West Records 2023
Nice little mini-album from this instrumental band.
Ebo Taylor Mind Your Own Business
Yen Ara Mr Bongo 2018
He's been a giant in Ghana for decades.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Wrong House N
Sticks and Stones 6 Ace Records 2023
As Pat Wolfe said when he played this song last week on his show, this is a cautionary tale. With guitar. (I added that last bit.)
Toots & The Maytals Gee Whiz
Time Tough: The Anthology Island 1996
No truth to the rumor this delightful record is about KDHX dj G. Wiz.
Ken Boothe Out of Love (aka I'm the One That Love Forgot)
Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971 to 1976 Trojan Records 2016
One of the sweeter sounding Jamaican singers.
Jackie DeShannon Your Love Has Got a Hold On Me
You're the Only Dancer Amherst Records, Inc. 1997
Pretty nice song from long after the hits stopped coming.
The Lemon Twigs Born To Be Lonely N
Everything Harmony Captured Tracks 2023
One of the most consistently tuneful albums I've heard this year.
Elvis Presley You Asked Me To
Promised Land RCA Records Label 1975
Elvis still could make a strong record in 1975.
Sunny Sweeney Miko Marks Rissi Palmer Tami Neilson Don't Think Twice, It's All Right N
Aunt Daddy Records (single) Aunt Daddy Records 2023
Cool new Dylan cover.
Bob Dylan Fourth Time Around (Live from London 5/26/66)
The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (Live) Columbia/Legacy 2016
Dylan himself by himself.
John Renbourn Bella Terra
Palermo Snow Shanachie 2011
Beautiful guitar playing late in this brilliant musician's life.
John Prine Sour Grapes
The Singing Mailman Delivers (Live & Studio Work Dated Aug-Nov 1970) Oh Boy Records 2011
Early demo of a song you don't hear often by this master.
Craig Armstrong Black Eyed Dog (feat. Self Esteem) N
The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake Chrysalis Records 2023
I'm always in favor of a good tribute.
Shirley Collins Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear N
Archangel Hill Domino Recording Co 2023
One of the legends of English folk has been making new music again for a few years now, and I love it.
Beausoleil Attrape mes larmes (Pour Dewey)
La Danse De La Vie Rhino 2005
One of the greatest bands I've ever seen live. This album from 1993 was smack in the middle of their greatest period.
David Wax Museum Go Break Some Hearts N
You Must Change Your Life Nine Mile Records 2023
Idiosyncratic but quite enjoyable band.
Laura Cantrell I'm Gonna Miss This Town N
Just Like a Rose: The Anniversary Sessions Propeller Sound Recordings 2023
I'm always happy to hear some Laura Cantrell.
Ute Lemper In My Flame N
Time Traveler Jazzhaus Records 2023
Tony Bennett Tenderly
Here's to the Ladies Columbia/Legacy 1995
A terrific standard sung with style and grace.
Cootie Williams I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Porgy and Bess Revisited Warner Brothers 1959
Rex Stewart and Cootie Williams were great swing trumpeters.
Earl Hines & his Orchestra Comin In Home
The Indispensable 1940-1942 Vol. 3 RCA 1965
I love the Earl Hines big band.
Thelonious Monk Four In One
Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 Blue Note Records 2013
A different kind of piano playing brilliance.
Selma Savolainen Speak Low
Horror Vacui Whirlwind Recordings 2023
Finnish jazz singer.
Martin Carthy The Trees They Do Grow High (feat. Dave Swarbrick)
Martin Carthy Topic Records 2006
This young man in 1965 is one of the greatest folk guitarists and singers in the world. Still.
The Baseball Project The All Or Nothings
Grand Salami TIme! Omnivore Recordings 2023
They aren't fans of the three true outcome players.
Chuck D The Amazing Willie Mays (feat. Nabete Isles) N
We Wreck Stadiums The SpitSLAM Record Label Group 2023
I got to see Willie Mays play at the tail end of his career, when he was on the Mets. It was still something to remember.