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Aug 9, 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.
MC5 High School
Back In the USA Rhino Atlantic 2005
Apparently, it's just about time for school to start again.
Cheap Trick Lovin' Money
Cheap Trick Sony Music Media 1977
The classic debut album doesn't get nearly enough attention any more.
Finn's Motel Drinking Wine at Beer Speed
Jupiter Rex Finn's Motel 2017
A brilliant observation on the relative nature of these drinks. With guitars!
Blur Parlophone UK 1997
I sometimes forget this album had more than one great song, and it wasn't all influenced by Pavement.
The Beatles Penny Lane
Magical Mystery Tour UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2009
Sometimes it's worth marveling at individual songs by these guys all over again - for your pleasure, this is the mono mix.
Mercury Rev Okolona River Bottom Band (feat. Norah Jones)
Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited PTKF 2019
Norah Jones sings this beautifully.
Rufus Wainwright All I Want
Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration (Live) UMC Decca Crossover 2019
Rufus does a great job singing this Joni Mitchell classic.
Molly Tuttle Make My Mind Up
When You're Ready Compass Records 2019
A very talented singer/songwriter I wouldn't have heard if it weren't for the recommendation of Papa Ray.
Brothers Lazaroff Talk 'Til Yer Blue
Sisters and Brothers Brothers Lazaroff 2019
This is as great a song as these guys have ever put out.
Yola Shady Grove
Walk Through Fire Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch 2019
It's only been out a few months, but this already seems like a classic album I've known for years.
Weyes Blood Something to Believe
Titanic Rising Sub Pop Records 2019
Another fantastic young singer/songwriter, and a record I haven't spent nearly enough time with this year.
Harry Nilsson Early In the Morning
Nilsson Schmilsson RCA Records Label 1971
He was such a major talent in between all the self-destructive binges.
Kasey Chambers Annabelle
Dragonfly Essence Group 2017
One of the finest Australian country singers.
The Long Ryders If You Want To See Me Cry
Psychedelic Country Soul Cherry Red Records 2019
It's so nice to have new music from this band I loved way back in the mid-80s.
Aretha Franklin Drown In My Own Tears
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Rhino Atlantic 1967
Aretha was one of the very few who could take a Ray Charles song and make it her own.
Robbie Shakespeare Bring It On Home
Red Gold Green & Blue BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019
This album finds reggae stars singing blues songs - I knew Robbie Shakespeare as one of the world's finest bass players - is he actually singing this?
Eli "Paperboy" Reed A New Song
99 Cent Dreams Yep Roc Records 2019
Every song on this album sounds like a hit.
Maceo & The Macks Parrty, Pts. 1&2
Funky Good Time - The Anthology Universal Records 1995
The band lays down a funky good groove, and Maceo just blows - that's a party with however many "r"s you want to put in it.
Kanda Bongo Man Aime
Amour Fou (Crazy Love) Hannibal 1988
One of the most important soukous musicians of the Congo, and featuring the astounding guitarist Diblo Dibala.
Junior Senior Coconuts
D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat Crunchy Frog/Atlantic 2003
I'd completely forgotten these dance maniacs until the other day.
Madame X Boy Toy, Inc., 2019
Madonna teams with a guy named Quayo for this fun cut - she turns 61 in just one week.
Steve Winwood I'm Not Drowning
Nine Lives Columbia 2008
I do enjoy the tense groove established here.
Over the Rhine Let You Down
Love & Revelation Great Speckled Dog 2019
One very talented singer.
Chris Stamey & The ModRec Orchestra Dear Friend (feat. Millie McGuire)
New Songs For the 20th Century Omnivore Recordings 2019
Beautiful song beautifully sung on a beautiful album.
Josh Ritter Silverblade
Fever Breaks Pytheas 2019
I've gotten all the Josh's mixed up in the past, but I definitely know I like this new record from this particular Josh.
Wilco Company In My Back
Kicking Television - Live In Chicago Nonesuch 2005
A very strong full band performance.
Kyle Craft O! Lucky Hand
Showboat Honey Sub Pop Records 2019
This was the first cut to stand out for me on this new record - I expect there will be more.
Big Joe Turner In the Evening
Rhythm & Blues Years Atlantic 1986
This man rolled with the changes in his beloved blues forms, and always made great music.
Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings Kilroy Boogie
Blues, Boogie & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions Mercury 1995
Some hot piano with a stunning guitar solo.
Little Esther Sit Back Down
The Best Of The 'Little Esther' Years Classic Music International 2010
The very young Esther Phillips.
Eleni Mandell Evelyn
Wake Up Again Yep Roc Records 2019
A terrific new record from Ms. Mandell.
Joy Williams Canary
Front Porch Sensibility Recordings 2019
One heck of a fine Americana record.
Rhiannon Giddens Little Margaret (with Francesco Turrisi)
there is no Other (with Francesco Turrisi) Nonesuch 2019
The best singer ever named after a Fleetwood Mac song. (Unless you know somebody named "Albatross."
Michael Hedges Because It's There
Live On the Double Planet Windham Hill 1987
He was always filed in the New Age section because of the label he was on, but Hedges was one of the most dynamic and intense guitarists of his time - I saw him several times, and he was enthralling.
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trust Us
Safe As Milk Buddha Records 1999
From the debut album sessions, when Ry Cooder was in the band.
Punch Brothers Patchwork Girlfriend
Who's Feeling Young Now? Nonesuch 2011
From the wild imagination of Chris Thile.
Grant Hart Sin
The Argument Domino Recording Co Ltd 2013
A rockin' treatise on sin inspired by Paradise Lost.
The Nashville Ramblers The Trains
Children Of Nuggets: Original Artifacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996 Rhino 2005
Definitely obscure, definitely very cool 80s psych garage band.
Richard Barone Paper Airplane
Clouds Over Eden RBM Special Editions 1993
One of my fave songwriters of the last 40 years.
George Benson Nadine (Is It You)
Walking to New Orleans Provogue Records 2019
Cool tribute to Chuck Berry.
Little Milton She Put A Spell On Me
Welcome to the Club: The Essential Chess Recordings Chess 1994
Recorded back in 1962.