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Sep 8, 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.
Isaac Hayes By the time I get to Phoenix
Hot Buttered Soul Enterprise 1969
Hayes expands the story of the song in an epic spoken word bit that lasts for more than half the record. It's brilliant!
Ben Harper Yard Sale N
Wide Open Light Chrysalis Records 2023
Harper sings wonderfully with Jack Johnson on this cut.
Kelly Clarkson lighthouse N
chemistry Atlantic Records 2023
Clarkson's divorce album is some powerful stuff.
Kelly Willis Take It All Out On You
Kelly Willis Geffen* 1993
How did this record get to be 30 years old?
Voice of the Beehive I Think I Love You
Honey Lingers London Music Stream/Because Music 1991
I'd forgotten they did this Partridge Family song. I loved this band back in the day.
Adrian Belew That Is What I Believe
Inner Revolution Atlantic 1992
Belew made some pretty decent records now and then - this is one of my faves.
Redd Kross One of the Good Ones
Researching the Blues Merge 2012
I was gonna say this is still their latest album but I double checked and saw they had a record a few years ago called Beyond the Door that I don't think I've even seen.
Game Theory Last Day That We're Young
Lolita Nation Omnivore Recordings 1987
Such a good band! Scott Miller was a singular talent.
Bettye LaVette See Through Me (feat. Pedrito Martinez) N
LaVette! Jay-Vee Inc. 2023
I just love the way she sings.
Norma Tanega La Jolla
I'm the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings, 1964-1971 Anthology 2022
You may recognize her voice from the theme song to What We Do in the Shadows.
Graham Parker Stupefaction
The Up Escalator Lemon Recordings 1980
A very underrated record - this song ranks with the best he's ever done.
Bruce Springsteen Racing in the Street (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ - Sep. 19, 1978) N
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Darkness Tour '78 Columbia/Legacy 2023
An excellent compilation album of live performances of all the songs from Darkness on the Edge of Town and then some.
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police On My Back (Live at Acton Town Hall, London, Nov. 15, 2002)
Live at Acton Town Hall, London BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2022
Recorded less than a month before Joe Strummer suddenly passed away.
The Allman Brothers Band Hoochie Coochie Man
Allman Brothers Brand, No. 3: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA 2/11/72 (Live) Allman Brothers Band Recording Company (2015 Deal) 2004
A little live Allmans recovering from Duane's death a few months earlier.
Chuck Berry Time Was
Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings Geffen 2007
A little-heard Chuck Berry song that struck me as deserving some notice.
Duke Robillard Take Your Fine Frame Home N
Six Strings of Steel M.C. Records 2023
I just love this new Robillard album.
Boozoo Chavis Zydeco Lady
Hey Do Right New West Records 2012
A take-off on the Johnnie Taylor hit "Disco Lady."
Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star
That's The Way Of The World Columbia 1975
I first heard this song in high school when a classmate named Quincy Jones (not the famous musician/producer) came in the locker room from gym class singing it. I've loved the song ever since, and I always see Quincy's face in my mind when I hear it.
Osibisa Jambo Africa
Monsore Golden Stool 2012
From 1996, a typical groove-heavy cut from this band.
Son Rompe Pera Chucha N
Chimborazo AYA Records 2023
Young Mexican band featuring a marimba - they're great!
Los Straitjackets Arizona Sunset
Encyclopedia of Sound, Vol. 1 Lovecat Music 2003
From the best of all rock instrumental bands wearing Mexican wrestling masks.
Deer Tick Disgrace N
Emotional Contracts ATO Records LLC 2023
Very fine new record from these guys.
The Salt Collective Making It up as We Go Along (feat. Chris Stamey) N
Life Propeller Sound Recordings 2023
Chris Stamey sings several songs on this all-star collection of pop/rockers.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit White Beretta N
Weathervanes Southeastern Records 2023
Fine new record from Mr. Isbell.
Roger Miller Kansas City Star
Golden Hits Mercury Nashville 1965
He was so gosh-darned clever!
Ben Webster Pennies from Heaven (feat. Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Alex Riel)
Ben Webster's First Concert in Denmark Storyville Records 2019
Nobody had a more beautiful tenor saxophone tone than Ben Webster.
James Brown Let Yourself Go
The Singles Vol. 4: 1966-9167 Hip-O Select 2007
Not one of his biggest hits, but a fine record.
The Heavy Feels Like Rain N
Amen The Heavy 2023
These guys have been around for 16 years now - a lot more bands stay together for longer than they used to.
Hoodoo Gurus Wait for the Sun
Crank (Remaster 2005) Universal Music Australia (Distribution) 1994
A fun little rocker.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real If I Didn't Love You N
Sticks and Stones 6 Ace Records 2023
The younger Nelson just gets better and better.
Jealous of the Birds UrsaMinor N
Hinterland Atlantic Records 2023
A very nice discovery thanks to the irrepressible John Wendland.
Eliza Carthy Little Gypsy Girl
Anglicana Topic 2006
Sending this one out in memory of Eric Stein.
June Tabor Aqaba
Aqaba Shanachie 1988
Another great English folk singer.
Bob Dylan It's All Over Now, Baby Blue N
Shadow Kingdom Columbia/Legacy 2023
An album full of reinventions.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Stranger Things N
City of Gold Nonesuch 2023
I'm having a blast with this new record from the great singer/guitarist/songwriter.
Cory Hanson Ghost Ship N
Western Cum Drag City 2023
Terrible album title. Terrific music.
The Turtles You Showed Me
Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits FloEdCo 2009
The Turtles covered the Byrds in 1968, and had a much bigger hit with it.
The Smithereens Cut Flowers (Honey's Mix)
From Jersey It Came! - The Smithereens Anthology Capitol Records 2004
One of the best of the secondary-level bands back in the 80s.
Thurston Harris and the Sharps Little Bitty Pretty One
The Classic Rhythm & Blues Collection Vol 4 The Fifties Time Life 2001
I hadn't heard this one in decades - still makes me happy.
Tim O'Brien Thinkin' Like a Fish N
Cup of Sugar Howdy Skies Music 2023
Fun song on a fun album by a talented guy.
Teddy Thompson Satisfied Mind N
My Love of Country Chalky Sounds 2023
Teddy Thompson goes back once again to do an album of country songs.