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May 31, 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.
Rhythm Heritage Theme From S.W.A.T.
Kurtis Blow Presents The History of Rap Rhino 1998
I never liked the show, but loved the theme.
Blue Öyster Cult The Red and the Black
Tyranny and Mutation Columbia 1973
I admit I learned to love this after the Minutemen played it.
Brian Eno Third Uncle
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Island Records 1974
I read something the other day by a guy who never liked Brian Eno. I know people who have never heard Brian Eno, but those who have heard records like this one without liking them? Incomprehensible!
Joan Armatrading Waiting
Lover's Speak Denon 2003
An album I overlooked at the time, but another rock solid entry in her long career.
The Decemberists I'll Be Your Girl
I'll Be Your Girl Rough Trade 2018
One of my fave songs from last year.
John Cale Gun
Seducing Down the Door: A Collection Rhino 1994
This oughtta wake you up this morning!
The Kinks Till the End of the Day
The Kink Kontroversy Sanctuary Records 1965
The sheer number of classics from this band is overwhelming.
Orange Juice Lean Period
The Orange Juice Analogue Enhanced Digital Limited 1984
One of the most underrated bands of the 80s.
Diplomats of Solid Sound Sometimes N
A Higher Place Pravda 2019
A fun band from Iowa that surprised me with this terrific song.
Barbara Lewis Think a Little Sugar
Hello Stranger Rhino Atlantic 2004
This 1963 single reminds us once again that the early 60s had plenty of killer records.
Mary Wells When I'm Gone
Looking Back 1961-1964 UNI/MOTOWN 1993
Motown's first big star.
Freddie Scott Open the Door
Cry to Me - The Best of Freddie Scott Sony Music Media 1998
A terrific soul singer who doesn't get remembered often enough.
Eli "Paperboy" Reed Burn Me Up N
99 Cent Dreams Yep Roc Records 2019
This guy is among the very finest of all soul revivalists.
Brothers Lazaroff All the Things I Need
Hope, Fear, Youth Brothers Lazaroff 2013
They're gonna celebrate Bob Dylan tomorrow night along with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players at the Delmar Hall.
The Dave Clark Five When
The History of the Dave Clark Five, Pt. 1 Dave Clark Productions 1993
These guys made some of the best rock'n'roll records in history. And some fine slower songs, too, like this one.
Drugdealer If You Don't Know Now, You Never Will N
Raw Honey Mexican Summer / MAGNIPH / Hostess 2019
Interesting modern band that sounds so much like it's 1970.
Bread Everything I Own
Baby I'm a Want You Elektra Records 1972
I had forgotten how utterly gorgeous this record is.
Game Theory Don't Entertain Me Twice
2 Steps From the Middle Ages Omnivore Recordings 1988
The late great Scott Miller.
Sneakers Decline and Fall
Nonsequitur of Silence Collector's Choice 2007
A Mitch Easter song from the band he had with Chris Stamey and Will Rigby in the late 70s. If those names don't mean anything to you - look them up, you'll find a treasure trove of great records to discover.
The Flamin' Groovies Shakin'
Backtracks Ranch Life 1999
Obscure but delightful cut from this great band.
Bob Mould Wishing Well
Workbook Virgin Catalogue 1989
Mould's two solo albums from this time frame stand apart from everything else he's done, and have some really good songs.
Andrew Bird Fallorun N
My Finest Work Yet Loma Vista Recordings 2019
For 25 years, Bird has been shape-shifting musically, but almost always delightful.
Dolly Parton Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke Masterworks 2014
One of her ugliest album cover, but some amazing songs, especially this title track.
John Hartford Little Piece In D
John Hartford RCA/Legacy 1969
One of the first hints of how he would be one of the most idiosyncratic performers of the 70s.
Patty Griffin Coins N
Patty Griffin PGM 2019
Album by album, she just makes great music.
Amy Rigby Leslie N
The Old Guys Southern Domestic Recordings 2018
I didn't play this album enough last year. Some really nice songs, as usual.
The National Roman Holiday N
I Am Easy to Find 4AD 2019
Another interesting cut from this new album. I'm still not sure if they got better or I got more open-minded.
Ibibio Sound Machine I Know That You’re Thinking About Me N
Doko Mien Merge Records 2019
African-influenced dance music from England.
Keokuk Please Show Me L N
Spring self released 2019
Fantastic new album by this ridiculously good St. Louis band.
Funkadelic Undisco Kidd
Music For Your Mother: Funkadelic 45s Westbound 1992
This one came out within the window of time that I first saw P-Funk, back in 1976 or early '77.
Sweet Honey In the Rock Meyango
Feel Something Drawing Me On Flying Fish 1989
Some of the greatest singers I've ever heard. I worship these women.
Mavis Staples Who Told You That (Live) N
Live in London Anti/Epitaph 2019
She has a new studio album out, which I'm sure I'll play in future shows, but this new live one is pretty cool, too.
Blues Image (Do You Have) Something to Say
Blues Image ATCO 1969
Every once in a while, I remember I like this band.
Yola Faraway Look N
Walk Through Fire Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
Great singer, great songs, great production, great album.
Cass McCombs Real Life N
Tip of the Sphere Anti/Epitaph 2019
This guy has been making terrific records for 17 years, always managing to just fly under the radar.
Skylar Gudasz Just Friends
Oleander Daniel 13 2015
It's as much fun to listen to her record as it is to say her name out loud.
Spectator The Only One L N
Charlie, Baby Nordic Records Int. 2019
St. Louis band getting a lot of attention of late. Well worth it.
Lula Wiles Good Old American Values N
What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2019
Three excellent singer/songwriters in one band.
The Mekons Harar 1883 N
Deserted Bloodshot Records 2019
I'm definitely enjoying this record of late. 40 plus years into their career, and they're still surprising.
Billy Lee Riley That's Right
The Very Best Of Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot Collectables Records 2010
With or without the Little Green Men, he was red hot!
Sloan The N.S.
Between the Bridges murderecords 1999
How did I miss this band in the 90s? There weren't many records like this to find, and I should have been looking.
Over the Rhine Rocking Chair N
Love & Revelation Great Speckled Dog 2019
A long-lived musical duo that has made a lot of lovely records.
Barbecue Bob Beggin' for Love
Messed Up In Love . . . And Other Tales of Woe Columbia 1996
A little record recorded 91 years ago.