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Aug 30, 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.
Rhiannon Giddens Wayfaring Stranger (with Francesco Turrisi) N
there is no Other (with Francesco Turrisi) Nonesuch 2019
Such a wonderful vocalist on this old, old song.
Steve Gunn Chance
The Unseen In Between Matador 2018
He used to play in Kurt Vile's band, but his own material is way better than that would imply.
Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback
Jordan: The Comeback Epic 1990
A great song that has nothing to do with Michael Jordan - he was too young at the time to have a comeback.
Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche Rhythm of the Rain
Mud & Apples Bunny Records 2016
Daughter and mother sing a beautiful version of a song from when mother was very young.
Johnny Thunders You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory
So Alone Rhino/Warner Records 1978
Punk rocker with a romantic heart!
Fleetwood Mac Silver Heels
Heroes Are Hard To Find Rhino/Warner Records 1974
An article on Consequence of Sound once called this the worst Fleetwood Mac song ever - I think it's fun and sweet.
Andrew Bird Sisyphus N
My Finest Work Yet Loma Vista Recordings 2019
Typically playful lyrics playing with the myth of rolling that rock up the hill for eternity, and a cool tune to boot.
Sade Be That Easy
Soldier of Love RCA Records Label 2010
Has she done a record since this one? It was virtually ignored, but I liked it quite a bit.
John Lennon One Day (At a Time)
Mind Games UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2010
Very deep cut from this 1973 album.
Brian Andrew Marek Big City Dreams L N
Modern Variety Rubberstamp Records 2019
How many people in the world have written and recorded as many terrific songs as Marek has these past 20 years or so?
Roky Erickson & The Aliens Stand For The Fire Demon
The Evil One Sympathy For The Record Industry 1980
Roky's demons led to some pretty entertaining horror-rock!
The Clash Guns on the Roof
Give 'Em Enough Rope Sony Music UK 2013
This was my first Clash album, and as a result, I love it more than most do.
Bad Brains The Regulator
Bad Brains ROIR 1982
Nobody played hardcore punk better.
Minutemen Nothing Indeed
Double Nickels On the Dime SST 1984
No band was ever more full of life on stage!
Iggy Pop We Are the People N
Free Caroline International (License External) 2019
This new album isn't like anything he's ever done - he's doing poems over soundscapes.
The Remains Time of Day
The Remains Epic/Legacy 1965
Back when I first got into punk and New Wave, I was also buying up reissues of classics from the sixties - this was one of the best.
Jimmy Smith Sugar Hill
Home Cookin' SINETONE AMR 2010
Kenny Burrell steals the show on this 1960 classic.
Count Basie When the Sun Goes Down
The Complete Decca Recordings Verve Reissues 1992
A 1939 little swinger that features Basie's piano.
Menahan Street Band Seven Is the Wind
The Crossing Daptone Records 2012
One of the finest of the retro-soul instrumental bands.
Esperanza Spalding Thang (Hips) N
12 Little Spells (Deluxe Edition) Concord Records 2019
Definitely one of my fave records so far in 2019 at the 2/3 mark.
Gary Clark Jr. Don't Wait Til Tomorrow N
This Land Warner Records 2019
My candidate for most unexpectedly terrific album this year.
Marvin Gaye Checking Out (Double Clutch)
You're the Man UNI/MOTOWN 2019
Marvin was doing all sorts of different things back in the What's Going On era.
Sly & The Family Stone Time
There's a Riot Goin' On Epic 1971
Sly invented whole new worlds on this record when he played and sang almost all the parts himself.
Al Green Take Me to the River
Explores Your Mind Demon 1999
For a while there in the 70s, it seemed as though everybody wanted to record this wondrous song.
Bedouine Bird Gone Wild N
Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb Records LLC 2019
She's opening for Jose Gonzalez at the Pageant tonight, and doing an in-store at Vintage Vinyl at 6 pm.
T-Bone Burnett Boomerang
Truth Decay Takoma 1980
You can hear the effect of his playing with Bob Dylan a few years before this was recorded.
Nils Lofgren Attitude City N
Blue with Lou CATTLE TRACK ROAD RECORDS 2019
The old skills never go away. This is probably Nils' best records in ages.
Fairport Convention Poor Will & the Jolly Hangman
Full House Island 1970
The Thompson/Swarbrick/Pegg/Nicol/Mattacks version of the band may have been their peak of many peaks.
Jefferson Starship Fast Buck Freddie
Red Octopus Rhino 1975
The most Airplane like Starship song.
The B-52's Devil In My Car
Wild Planet Island Records 2015
The Rotations Heavies
Cowabunga! The Surf Box Rhino 1996
Surfing with sound effects.
ZZ Top Poke Chop Sandwich
XXX RCA 1999
There is so much fun to be had with ZZ Top these past 25 years, after the hits dried up.
Santana Breaking Down The Door (feat. Buika) N
Africa Speaks Concord Records 2019
Another of my fave albums so far this year.
Lee Fields & The Expressions Blessed with the Best N
It Rains Love Big Crown Records 2019
I do love the way he sings.
Diplomats of Solid Sound Good to Do N
A Higher Place Pravda 2019
This is one rock solid band working in a soul revival style that doesn't ape what so many others are doing.
The Supremes My World Is Empty Without You
The Ultimate Collection Motown 2016
One of their many masterpieces.
Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
Cannibal Courtship Concord Records, Inc. 2011
Recently, I played a song of theirs sung by the guy in the band; this time it's the woman who sings most of them.
Spectator The Only One L N
Charlie, Baby Nordic Records Int. 2019
Impressive new record from this St. Louis band.
Public Image Ltd. Disappointed
9 (Remastered) Virgin Catalogue 2011
A record from 30 years ago I'd completely overlooked.
Bonerama Misty Mountain Hop N
Bonerama Plays Zeppelin Basin Street 2019
I am completely in favor of any trombone versions of Led Zeppelin songs.
Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert Not the Time N
When the Sun Goes Down Dead Reckoning Records 2019
I had lost track of Kane some 25 years ago - nice to know he's still making good music.