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Nov 29, 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.
Ferlin Husky I Feel Better All Over
Vintage Collections: Ferlin Husky Capitol Nashville 2010
A little honky tonk from 1955.
Don Gibson Far Far Away
The Country Collection 1956-1962 Marmot Music 2013
Jumping to 1960 for this one.
Pam Tillis Train Without a Whistle
Rhinestoned AGR Television Records 2007
A more recent classic country sound.
The Highwomen Heaven Is a Honky Tonk N
The Highwomen Low Country Sound/Elektra 2019
Four great singers weren't enough - they had to add Sheryl Crow for this cut.
Delbert McClinton Gone to Mexico
Tall, Dark, and Handsome Hot Shot Records 2019
I love that Delbert is still making music this vibrant!
Tammi Terrell Come On and See Me
Come On and See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Hip-O Select 2010
Best known as Marvin Gaye's partner, she had some pretty cool solo records, too - this one from 1966 especially.
Brittany Howard Baby N
Jaime ATO Records / Fontana North 2019
I turned in my Top Ten list yesterday - this record was probably number eleven.
Eleni Mandell Empty Locket N
Wake Up Again Yep Roc Records 2019
She just keeps rolling on, making terrific records that fly way under the radar.
Sandy Posey I Take It Back
A Single Girl Start Entertainments Limited 2011
A nifty little pop record from 1967.
Janiva Magness Lodi (feat. Sam Morrow) N
Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty Blue Elan Records 2019
CCR songs are often harder to reinterpret than you'd think - Magness does a very fine job of doing so on this record.
Bob Dylan Love Minus Zero / No Limit
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue Columbia 2002
I love the way Dylan sings this classic here.
The Byrds Set You Free This Time
Turn! Turn! Turn! Columbia/Legacy 1996
Gene Clark in 1965! Man, he wrote some songs!
Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers The Same One
Gene Clark With the Gosdin Brothers (Bonus Track Version) SBCMG 2007
Two years later, he still wrote great songs, but he was no longer in a super-popular band.
Neko Case Nothing to Remember
The Hunger Games (Songs from District 12 and Beyond) Universal Records 2012
I'd forgotten this neat little song from a soundtrack to a movie I've never seen.
Palaver Library Eyes L
Palaver self-released 2015
Steve Carosello on vocals, Charlie Brumley on piano and songwriting.
Chris Stamey & The ModRec Orchestra Your Last Forever After (feat. Caitlin Cary) N
New Songs For the 20th Century Omnivore Recordings 2019
One of my fave albums of 2019 - Stamey wrote all these songs and recruited a huge roster of great singers and musicians to arrange and perform them.
Rufus Wainwright Southern Boys
Sing Me the Songs - Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle Nonesuch 2013
Rufus sings his mother's beautiful song with such grace!
The Allman Brothers Band Les Brers in A Minor
Eat a Peach Island Def Jam 1972
Not much music out there like this one.
Dr. Feelgood Keep It Out of Sight
I'm a Man: The Best of the Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977 Rhino 2015
There's nobody else who sounds like Wilko Johnson on guitar!
Ann Peebles I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
The Essential Ann Peebles Fat Possum 2015
St. Louis native Ann Peebles had some of the finest soul singles of the 70s - this is definitely one of them.
George Jackson Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Let The Best Man Win Kent 2012
Very underrated soul singer from the 60s.
Jimmy Hughes I Like Everything About You
Something Special Fantasy Records 1993
A 1968 Stax soul single! Of course it's great!
Ike & Tina Turner Stormy Weather
Back In the Day 32 Jazz 1997
Cool take on the pop standard.
Sarah Vaughan I'll Never Be the Same
The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan Parlophone UK 1994
Originally recorded and released in 1963 - she was such a wonderful singer.
Ella Fitzgerald Talk Fast My Heart Talk Fast
50 Sublimes Chanteuses de Jazz: 1940-1953 Body & Soul 2002
Former KDHX dj Al Becker always told me you are either an Ella or a Sarah fan. Me, I like 'em both, but I guess if I had to take only one, it would be Ella.
Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends Oh Chuck It (In a Bucket)
Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Capitol Records 1996
I think this must have been a shocker in 1949.
Jason James Cry On the Bayou N
Seems Like Tears Ago Melodyville Records 2019
I like this young country singer.
Vince Gill I Don't Wanna Ride the Rails No More N
Okie MCA Nashville 2019
One of country's best singers keeps making solid records.
Bruce Springsteen Chasin' Wild Horses N
Western Stars Columbia 2019
Speaking of veterans not slowing down.
Woah Thunder Hop To It L
single self 2016
One of my fave St. Louis songs this past decade.
White Reaper 1F N
You Deserve Love Elektra (NEK) 2019
Neat little modern pop/rock song.
French Frith Kaiser Thompson Now That I Am Dead
Invisible Means Windham Hill 1990
John French, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Richard Thompson - they made two terrific albums together. This song was the "hit."
Paul Cauthen Cocaine Country Dancing N
Room 41 Lightning Rod Records 2019
I can't get enough of this country scorcher.
Lillie Mae A Golden Year
Other Girls Third Man Records 2019
Very talented young singer/songwriter.
Ida Mae Feel Them Getting Closer
Chasing Lights Vow Road 2019
Now this is a duo of talented young singer/songwriters. Yes, I get the Mae's mixed up sometimes, too.
Mavis Staples Sometime N
We Get By Anti/Epitaph 2019
This record has sounded stronger and stronger as the months roll by.
Abdullah Ibrahim Song for Sathima N
The Balance Gearbox Records 2019
Legendary South African jazz pianist has a wonderful record out this year.
Led Zeppelin I Can't Quit You Baby (23/3/69 Top Gear)
The Complete BBC Sessions (Live) Rhino Atlantic 2016
The BBC Sessions include some of the hottest live recordings of this band.
Spriguns Lord Lovell
Revel Weird and Wild Decca Music Group Ltd. 1977
Not the most successful of British folk rock bands, but an awfully good one nonetheless.
Chris Smither Place in Line
Hundred Dollar Valentine Signature Sounds Recordings 2012
One of our finest singer/songwriters.
Andrew Combs The Stone N
Ideal Man New West Records 2019
He's a little bit country, a little bit alt.
Bill Callahan Black Dog on the Beach N
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Drag City Records 2019
He's a strangely compelling singer/songwriter.
Buddy & Julie Miller Secret N
Breakdown on 20th Ave. South New West Records 2019
Husband and wife team who haven't teamed up musically in a long time.
Billy Branch Boom Boom Out Go the Lights N
Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter Alligator Records 2019
This album kicks some hard blues!
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats New Year's Eve N
Contemporary Alligator Records 2019
A man who's ready for 2020.