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Sound Salvation (Music)

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.

Fri Apr 3rd 2015 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Rod Stewart “Blind Prayer”
from The Rod Stewart Album (Mercury 1969) —Just in case you forget the time when he was as brilliant a singer as walked the planet.


The Holmes Brothers “Everything Is Free”
from Simple Truths (Alligator Records 2004) —Taking a Gillian Welch song into soul heaven.


John Nemeth “Her Good Lovin'”
from Memphis Grease (Blue Corn 2014) —Great bluesy soul singer or soulful blues singer backed by the great Bo-Keys.


The McCrary Sisters “Fire”
from Let's Go (MCC Records/Thirty Tigers 2015) N  —Gospel fervor!


Bettye LaVette “Complicated”
from Worthy (Anti- 2015) N  —Terrific cover of the Stones obscurity from Between the Buttons.


Buena Vista Social Club “Macusa”
from Lost and Found (World Circuit 2015) N  —Eliades Ochoa & Compay Segundo in a neat outtake from the 90s.


Bob Marley & The Wailers “I Shot the Sheriff”
from Easy Skanking In Boston '78 (Island 1978) N  —Marley and the band were on fire this night 37 years ago, even though he did mess up one line in the song, and sounds confused when he realizes it.


The Temptations “Runaway Child, Running Wild”
from My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations (Motown 2002) —That hard funk Tempts period just can't be beat.


Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson “True Soul Lovin'”
from The Best of Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson (Ichiban/Soul Classics 1995) —Digging deep into the crates for a great 60s soul song that doesn't get heard enough.


MARY WELLS “Does He Love Me”
from Compact Command Performances (Motown 1985) —One of Motown's first huge stars - such a sweet voice.


The Rubinoos “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
from The Rubinoos (Beserkley 1977) —Power pop brilliance!


JD McPherson “I Wish You Would”
from The Warm Covers EP (Rounder/Histyle 2014) —Rocking up some Billy Boy Arnold.


The London Souls “Alone”
from Here Come the Girls (Feel 2015) N  —New band I've just discovered, who mix up 60s and 10s sensibilities nicely.


Parliament “Funkentelechy”
from Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome (casablanca 1977) —The power of advertising vs. the power of funk.


Captain Beefheart “Semi Multicoloured Caucasian”
from Ice Cream for Crow (4 Men with Beards 1982) —From his final album, one of the most beautiful instrumentals I know.


Tim Lee 3 “Daddy's Girl”
from 33 1/3 (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —Tim & Susan Lee, 2/3 of this great band, just lost their day jobs. I can vouch their records are worth it, if you want to pick one up at timleethree.com and help them through the transition.


TV on The Radio “Right Now”
from Seeds (Harvest 2014) N  —I see you praying on the dance floor / I see you moving so inspired.


The Smiths “You've Got Everything Now”
from Hatful Of Hollow (Rough Trade) —Morrissey - cracking me up as always!


The Roches “Hammond Song”
from The Roches (Warner Brothers. 1979) —There are days when I think Robert Fripp's best guitar playing was on the Roches records.


Elton John “Where To Now St. Peter?”
from Tumbleweed Connection (MCA 1970) —It took me 40 something years to hear this brilliant song, and now it's one of my faves by Sir Elton.


Brian Wilson “Wanderlust”
from The Art Of McCartney (Arctic Poppy 2014) N  —I don't think about the Tug of War album by Macca very often, but Brian Wilson does a killer job with this nugget.


David Udell “Stupid Choices”
from Orchids (self 2015) N L —Veteran St. Louis guitar player delivers a charming song on his first try as a frontperson.


The Flatlanders “Deep Eddy Blues”
from Wheels of Fortune (New West 2004) —When Butch Hancock gets with Joe Ely & Jimmy Dale Gilmore, he sings better than normal. He has to, I guess, or he'd be embarrassed.


Hacienda Brothers “Uncle Sam's Jail”
from Arizona Motel (Proper 2008) —The late and very talented Chris Gaffney co-led this really good band.


Andrew Bird “Frogs Singing”
from Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of... (Wegawam 2014) N  —Andrew Bird sings the Handsome Family.


Punch Brothers “Suite Bergamasque: Passepied”
from The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch 2015) N  —Claude Debussy never imagined his stuff could sound like this.


The Allman Brothers Band “Little Martha”
from Eat A Peach (Polydor Records 1972) —Stunning tribute to Duane Allman on acoustic guitar.


Norman Blake “Blake's Rag”
from Wood, Wire & Words (Shanachie www.shanachie.com 2014) N  —Getting all the prettiest songs in a row.


Marianne Faithfull “Love More or Less”
from Give My Love To London (Naive 2014 2014) N  —She doesn't write many of her own songs, but she does really well when she does.


Rhiannon Giddens “She's Got You”
from Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch 2015) N  —It's not easy to cover Patsy Cline without falling into imitation mode, but Giddens has a special way with this song.


Asleep at The Wheel “I had Someone Else Before I Had You”
from Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Bismeaux 2015) N  —Elizabeth Cook sings this one quite well.


Johnny Hodges “Sweet Georgia Brown”
from 1951-1952 (Classics 2005) —Hodges was a such a perfect balladeer, it's nice to remember he could just have fun, too.


Jimmy Witherspoon “Spoon Calls Hootie”
from Nobody's Business (Jazz Colours 1998) —This is not about the Blowfish.


Big Maybelle “Keep That Man”
from The Rojac Years (Rojac Records 2012) —In the late 60s, Maybelle made some great soul records.


J.J. Jackson “Too Late”
from The Best of Loma Records: The Rise & Fall of a Soul Label (Warner Brothers. 1995) —The same guy who sang "It's Alright" didn't have a big hit with this one, but it's pretty cool nonetheless.


Paul Kelly “What You Want”
from Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawdaggie 2015) N  —The singer's name is Vika Bull - and she can sing!


The Mavericks “Nitty Gritty”
from Mono (Decca 2015) N  —Oh, that stinging guitar, that thrilling accordion, that Tex-Mex keyboard, and the incomparable Raul Malo.


Dr. Feelgood “Cheque Book”
from I'm a Man (Best of the Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977) (Rhino 2015) N  —Pub rock!


Robben Ford “Howlin' At the Moon”
from Into the Sun (Provogue https://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/ 2015) N  —Sometimes, this guy just hits the spot, deep and bluesy.

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