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May 3, 2019 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.
Siouxsie & The Banshees The Staircase (Mystery)
The Scream UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1979
I loved this band so much when I was 21. Still like the first and third albums, and a lot of the old singles.
The Buzzcocks Just Lust
Singles Going Steady IRS 1979
One of their many masterful singles, and a great rhyme.
Redd Kross Puss ’n’ Boots N
Hot Issue Merge Records 2018
I don't know when they recorded this New York Dolls cover, but it's pretty neat.
Meat Puppets Dusty Notes N
Dusty Notes Megaforce + 2019
This latest album from these unlikely veterans (37 years into their career) is one of their best, I think.
Robert Plant Horizontal Departure
The Principle of Moments (Remastered) Rhino Atlantic 1983
Plant's second solo album was filled with beautiful songs like this one.
Cass McCombs The Great Pixley Train Robbery N
Tip of the Sphere Anti/Epitaph 2019
Of course, Pixley is the town near Hooterville, but did the Cannonball run that far? If so, were Charley and Floyd the victims of this robbery?
The Holmes Brothers Concrete Jungle
Simple Truths Alligator Records 2004
Nice take on the Bob Marley song.
Pistol Annies Leavers Lullaby N
Interstate Gospel RCA Records Label Nashville 2018
Three great singer songwriters even better together.
Peter Wolf The Night Comes Down (For Willy DeVille)
Midnight Souvenirs Verve 2010
The great singer Willy DeVille had passed away the year before this record was released, so I assume this was a fairly immediate reaction.
Spectator Weight L N
Charlie, Baby Nordic 2019
St. Louis band I've been hearing a lot on the station of late.
Lindsey Buckingham When She Comes Down
Seeds We Sow earMUSIC Classics 2011
A typically delightful song from Buckingham's illustrious solo career.
KnockAboutSonnet Song of Loss L
KnockAboutSonnet self 2014
St. Louis band I fell in love with a few years back.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium South of Reality N
South of Reality ATO Records 2019
Les Claypool and Sean Lennon make a pretty cool team.
Ted Taylor Somebody's Always Trying
The Ever Wonderful Ted Taylor: Okeh Uptown Soul (1962-1966) Legacy Recordings 2006
One of those great r&b singers of the early 60s that needs to be more widely known.
Taana Gardner Heartbeat
Disco Years: Everybody Dance 6 Rhino 1995
A huge hit in 1981, and still a delight.
The Treacherous Three Feel the Heartbeat
Kurtis Blow Presents: The History of Rap Vol. 2: The Birth of the Rap Record Rhino 1997
In the days before sampling, they got musicians to recreate that groove of the previous song.
The Bo-Keys Work That Sucker (feat. Charles ''Skip'' Pitts)
Got to Get Back! P-VINE RECORDS 2011
The late great Skip Pitts plays that wah-wah guitar and drops some vocal interjections in his wondrous voice.
Snarky Puppy Bad Kids to the Back N
Immigrance P-VINE RECORDS 2019
One of the finest and most inventive younger jazz bands out there.
Quicksilver Messenger Service Pride of Man
Quicksilver Messenger Service CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 1968
As great a song as anything that came out of that San Francisco scene.
Martha & The Vandellas Dancing in the Street
Live Wire: Singles 1962-72 Motown 1993
Just thought I'd play two songs famous for use in 60s documentaries back to back.
Etta James I Worship the Ground You Walk On
Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (Remastered) Chess 2001
This 1968 single was a great discovery among the many bonus cuts on this release.
Ural Thomas & The Pain Smoldering Fire
The Right Time Tender Loving Empire 2018
Terrific soul singer who finally gets some notice.
George Jones & Tammy Wynette Southern California
The Best Of George Jones & Tammy Wynette Heartland Music 1996
This 1977 single combines these two amazing singers in one of their many duets.
Loretta Lynn Lulie Vars N
Wouldn't It Be Great Legacy Recordings 2018
Classic singer with a fine new record.
Justin Townes Earle Don't Drink the Water N
The Saint of Lost Causes New West Records 2019
The younger Mr. Earle seems to be getting better and better all the time.
Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost St. Louis L
Born There Big Muddy Records 2012
Bob was on such an artistic high with this band near the end of his life.
The Dream Syndicate Treading Water Underneath the Stars N
These Times Anti/Epitaph 2019
The reconstituted Dream Syndicate hits hard again.
Shannon & The Clams I Leave Again N
Onion Easy Eye Sound 2018
2018 was the year I finally heard Shannon and her great band.
Chet Atkins and Hank Snow Silver Bell
Galloping Guitar Bear Family 1993
Some mighty fine picking here.
The Legendary Rich Gilbert 11:59 N
11:59 self 2019
Brilliant guitarist Rich Gilbert creates an entire instrumental world here.
Gary Clark Jr. Feelin' Like a Million N
This Land Warner Bros. 2019
He's taken such a major leap forward with this new record.
Yola Love Is Light N
Walk Through Fire Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed I really like this record.
Dusty Springfield I Believe In You
A Brand New Me Rhino 1971
Ah - Dusty!
Mercury Rev Parchman Farm (feat. Carice van Houten) N
Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited PTKF 2019
I don't know Carice van Houten, but I like her modern take on this old, old song.
Daniel Romano All the Reaching Trims N
Finally Free New West Records 2018
This guy is one of the more interesting singer/songwriters to come along in a while.
Steve Gunn Luciano N
The Unseen In Between Matador 2019
Fascinating singer songwriter who used to play guitar in Kurt Vile's band.
Uncle Tupelo No Sense In Lovin' L
Anodyne Sire/Reprise 1993
Twenty-six years ago, they released their final album.
The Flatlanders Go to Sleep Alone
Wheels of Fortune New West Records 2004
A Jimmy Dale Gilmore masterpiece!
Professor Longhair Mess Around N
Live on the Queen Mary Paul McCartney Catalog 2019
They're re-releasing this masterpiece of live recordings.
Big Joe Turner Tomorrow Night
Rhythm & Blues Years Atlantic 1986
Turner's take on the Lonnie Johnson classic.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles That's What Love Is Made Of
Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthlogy UNI/MOTOWN 2002
Sugar and spice and all things nice, ya know.
Ricky Nelson I'll Make Believe
Rick Is 21 (Remastered) Capitol Records 2015
Featuring some great James Burton guitar.