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Dec 6, 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.
The Long Ryders Gunslinger Man
Two Fisted Tales Island Records 2009
A golden oldie from 1987. Go, big drums!
The New Pornographers Need Some Giants N
In the Morse Code of Brake Lights Concord Records 2019
I don't think this album is their best, but it's still plenty enjoyable.
Kyle Craft O! Lucky Hand
Showboat Honey Sub Pop Records 2019
This man writes the catchiest songs.
Ducks Deluxe Saratoga Susie (Early Mix)
Side Tracks & Smokers Jungle Records 2010
This band was practically a pub rock supergroup - Andy McMaster & Nick Garvey went on to the Motors, Martin Belmont to the Rumour, and Sean Tyla to the Tyla Gang.
The Rolling Stones Don't Lie to Me
Metamorphosis ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. 2013
Originally done by Tampa Red in 1940, the Stones were aping Chuck Berry's version when they recorded this in 1964.
The Castaways Liar Liar
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 Rhino 1972
Perfection in under 2 minutes!
The Incurables Famous Last Words L
The Fine Art Of Distilling The Incurables 2012
Jimmy Griffin released two albums under this band name of seriously delightful pop rock.
Hanson A Minute Without You
Middle of Nowhere Island Mercury 1997
They really had more than one great song.
Daddy Cadillac Problems
Let's Do This Daphne Records 2018
Tommy Womack and Will Kimbrough's team-up side project.
Renee Wahl & The Sworn Secrets What You Need
Cut to the Bone Double R Records 2019
Cool singer out of Tennessee.
Ray Charles The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again
Yes Indeed!! Rhino Atlantic 2005
This gem came out in 1958.
The Uniques Build My World Around You
Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady Rhino 1996
Turning a Marvin Gaye cut into rock steady beauty.
Allah-Las Roco Ono N
Lahs Mexican Summer 2019
This band always entices me with their exotic sounds - they don't always knock me out, but I can't ignore them.
Jade Bird My Motto N
Jade Bird Glassnote Music LLC 2019
An intriguing pop-country hybrid.
The Shirelles Everybody Loves a Lover
The Best of the Shirelles Scepter Records 2008
Great record from 1963.
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Freeze
Gotta Let This Hen Out Yep Roc Records 2008
Hitchcock has never slowed down making terrific records - this live one from his hungry years is a particular fave.
Don McGlashan & The Seven Sisters Not Ready
Marvellous Year Shock Records 2008
Extremely talented New Zealand singer/songwriter.
The Mavericks Once Upon a Time (feat. Martina McBride) N
Play the Hits Mono Mundo Recordings 2019
Hey, here's another Marvin Gaye cover this morning, this one originally a duet with Mary Wells, now countrified.
Jack Klatt It Ain't the Same N
It Ain't the Same Yep Roc Records 2019
This new country singer has real chops.
Delbert McClinton Lulu
Tall, Dark, and Handsome Hot Shot Records 2019
Delbert's new album is just plain fun listening.
Brothers Lazaroff How Long You Gonna Stay Away?
American Artifact Brothers Lazaroff 2009
Next Saturday, Dec. 14, they'll have their annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo at the Grandel Theatre.
Rough Shop Christmas At the Super 8
Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree Rough Shop 2014
Tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday afternoon - the annual Holiday Extravaganza with Rough Shop and a host of guests will be at Focal Point. They will play this gem from Jon Parsons.
Al Holiday and the East Side Rhythm Band Good King Wenceslas (ft. Neil C. Luke and Josiah Joyce) L
Christmas in America self 2019
Neatly swinging version of the old hymn.
Django Reinhardt Jeepers Creepers
The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order, Vol. 3 JSP Records 2007
Django and Stephane Grappelli always worth a listen!
Big Joe Turner Lovin' Mama Blues
Shout, Rattle and Roll Proper Box 2013
Hot Lips Page was the trumpeter and bandleader when Turner sang this one in the late 30s.
Pete "Guitar" Lewis Louisiana Hop
Scratchin' King Records 1975
A 1952 hoppin' blues.
Jimmy McCracklin Love for You
The Walk - The Very Best of Jimmy McCracklin AP Digital 2017
Back in 1957, the very talented McCracklin released this enjoyable little record.
Archie Bell & The Drells I Can't Stop Dancing
Tightening It Up! The Best Of Archie Bell & The Drells Rhino 1994
Jumping to 1968 for proof that Mr. Bell had more than one great record in him.
Joel Paterson This Boy N
Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays the Beatles Bloodshot Records 2019
Wonderful instrumental version!
The Beatles Yer Blues
The Beatles (The White Album) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2009
Obviously, the Beatles weren't primarily blues artists, but sometimes this cut really hits the spot.
Big Star Big Black Car
Third - Sister Lovers Ryko/WEA 2006
Recorded in 1975, and released in dozens of different versions of this originally unreleased third album.
Tom Waits Kentucky Avenue
Blue Valentine (Remastered) Anti/Epitaph 2018
Waits captures childhood here.
Devendra Banhart Is This Nice? N
Ma Nonesuch 2019
An album that just bubbled at the edge of making my top ten this year. I do love it!
David Byrne Blind (Live) N
American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording Live) Nonesuch 2019
I didn't even know Byrne put together a big show for Broadway, but the songs I've heard so far sound great!
The Grooveliner Neither Here Nor There L N
Join Me At The Bar Grooveliner 2019
St. Louis funk band with terrific writing and playing chops.
Steely Dan I Got the News
Aja Geffen* 1977
This record came out when I started college, but I wasn't cool enough to notice at the time.
Madonna Come Alive N
Madame X Boy Toy, Inc., 2019
It's interesting to hear Madonna adapt to contemporary approaches while still retaining her essence.
Kate Bush In the Warm Room
Lionheart Parlophone UK 1978
Kate Bush worked against the tide of her contemporaries, but I loved her for her idiosyncratic progressive rock heart.
Molly Tuttle Make My Mind Up N
When You're Ready Compass Records 2019
A fave discovery this past year.
Jill Sobule & John Doe Under the Bridge
A Day at the Pass Pinko Records 2011
They briefly made a fine musical team.
Rodney Crowell Treetop Slim & Billy Lowgrass N
TEXAS RC1 Records 2019
Another album probably in my top 20, but not quite my top 10. Highly recommend it - his best in a long time.
Tyler Childers Lady May N
Purgatory Hickman Holler Records 2018
By getting Sturgill Simpson to produce his record, Childers upped his visibility quotient quite a bit.
Jason James Achin’ Takin’ Place N
Seems Like Tears Ago Melodyville Records 2019
Another very fine country singer/songwriter.
Bruce Cockburn The Groan N
Crowing Ignites True North Records 2019
I forgot this man is a wonderful guitar player - this instrumental is gorgeous.
Andy Statman Ocean Parkway After Dark
Old Brooklyn Shefa Records 2011
This record is a wild folk experimental trip.
Jeff Lynne's ELO Help Yourself N
Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere Columbia 2019
Can't argue with Lynne's ability to sound just as he did 40 years ago.
Fleetwood Mac One Sunny Day
English Rose Sony Music UK 1969
From the pen of Danny Kirwan.