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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 10th 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


Dub Colossus “Guragigna”
from The Rough Guide to the Music of Ethiopia (World Music Network 2012) —Ethiopian pop is so freakin' cool!


Sahara All Stars Band of Jos “Enjoy Yourself”
from Nigeria 70 (Strut 2001) —A bit southwest of Ethiopia, in Nigeria.


The Word “The Highest”
from Soul Food (Vanguard 2015) —Robert Randolph, Luther Dickinson, John Medeski - 'nuff said.


The McCrary Sisters “Hold the Wind”
from Let's Go (MCC Records/Thirty Tigers 2015) N  —Simple and gorgeous. And featuring Buddy Miller.


Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens “Jordan River”
from What Have You Done, My Brother? (Daptone 2009) —Their gospel music is the best soul.


Eddie Floyd “Yum Yum Yum (I Want Some)”
from Chronicle Greatest Hits (Fantasy/Stax 1990) —They don't write 'em like that no more.


Jackie Ross “Dynamite Lovin'”
from Jerk & Twine: The Complete Chess Recordings (Kent 2012) —Chess soul didn't have the rep of Motown or Stax, but it sure did have great records.


John Lee Hooker “Onions”
from The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay 1963) —I love the oddball Hooker cuts that turned up on some of his albums.


J.J. Jackson “I Dig Girls”
from Soul of the 60's Vol 1: Calla Records (AVI 1996) —I keep finding fascinating songs by this guy.


The Ronettes “Walking In the Rain”
from The Best of The Ronettes (ABKCO 1992) —Ronnie Spector, man! Or should I say Woah-oh-woah?


Let's Active “Every Word Means No”
from Afoot Vinyl EP (IRS 1984) —The words mean no, but that guitar riff, and those pounding drums, mean yes.


Mark Knopfler “Beryl”
from Tracker (Verve 2015) N  —He can still remind us he was in Dire Straits now and again.


Stephen Stills “So Begins the Task”
from Manassas (Atlantic 1972) —A beautiful song from one of the best albums of its time.


The Decemberists “Carolina Low”
from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (CAPITOL 2015) N  —Nice nod to folk roots here.


Ron Sexsmith “Lord Knows”
from Carousel One (Warner Music Canada 2015) N  —Despite Elvis Costello's high praise, I've rarely warmed to Mr. Sexsmith over the years, but this song is a good 'un.


Rough Shop “Dear Mama”
from Here Today (Perdition Records 2008) L —Anne Tkach was taken from us suddenly yesterday. All I can do is share a small bit of the music she made. This was a rare song she wrote herself.


Rough Shop “Torn Love Letters”
from Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition 2012) L —Anne was in a lot of bands, playing a lot of instruments. I liked most of what I heard, but Rough Shop was and is my favorite band in St. Louis.


Willie Nile “Song For You”
from The Innocent Ones (River House Records' 2010) —The new album hasn't hit me hard yet, like the other ones.


Steve Dawson “I'll Be Right Here”
from Sweet Is the Anchor (Undertow 2005) —The Dolly Varden leader has some beautiful songs in his repertoire.


Karate Bikini “Tonight”
from A Simpler Sugar (self-released 2014) N L —St. Louis band with a thousand musical ideas under their belts.


Chris Stamey “When the Fever Breaks”
from Euphoria (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2015) N  —It's not out until June, but here's a sneak preview of an incredible song.


Queen “Seven Seas of Rhye”
from Queen II (Hollywood Records 2011) —Speaking of bands that had thousands of ideas.


The Kinks “Waterloo Sunset”
from BBC Sessions 1964-1977 (Sanctuary 2001) —I love the announcers on these old BBC recordings.


The Velvet Underground “Lady Godiva's Operation”
from White Light / White Heat (Polygram 1996) —Put on your headphones for a real trip when you listen to this one.


Dungen “Det Du Tanker Idag Ar Du I Morgon”
from Ta Det Lugnt (Subliminal 2004) —Swedish jazzy psychedelia.


Leon Russell “Alcatraz”
from Leon Russell & the Shelter People (Shelter 1971) —Back in the days when Leon Russell was a force of nature.


Tim Lee 3 “Half-Assed Blues”
from Live From Armory Sound Boston (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —The live album rocks!


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis “Turkish Delight”
from The Third (Sunday Best 2015) N  —I saw these guys open for Coldplay a few years ago - I was paid to go or I wouldn't have discovered this neat little group. Their mom was in the Raincoats.


The Mavericks “Out the Door”
from Mono (Decca 2015) N  —Some more dance music.


The Javalans “Your Love Will Come My Way”
from That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 20 Rockabilly From The Vaults Of Event Records (Bear Family 2000) —Nice attempt at aping Buddy Holly.


David Lindley “She Took Off My Romeos”
from El Rayo-X (Asylum 1981) —I was lucky enough to see El Rayo-X live a couple times - what delightful shows those were!


Buena Vista Social Club “Mami Me Gusto”
from Lost and Found (World Circuit 2015) N  —Ibrahim Ferrer was such a great singer - this live cut has finally seen the light of day on this new collection of odds and ends.


Talking Heads “Swamp”
from Speaking In Tongues (sire 1983) —Another strong rhythm number.


The Association “Your Own Love”
from Just the Right Sound: The Association Anthology (Rhino 2002) —Melody, arrangement, harmony, hook, background vocals, it's so great!


The Zombies “Just Out of Reach”
from Absolutely the Best (Fuel 2000 1999) —They grab hold with the opening line, and keep shaking!


Beach Day “Stay”
from Trip Trap Attack (Kanine 2013) —Modern band that sounds like they belong in the 60s.


Bhi Bhiman “Kimchi Line”
from Bhiman (Boocoo Music 2012) —Is this guy still making records? I liked this one a lot.


Tommy McClennan “Cross Cut Saw Man”
from As Good As It Gets: Country Blues (Disky 2000) —Late period Mississippi Delta blues masterpiece.


Jorma Kaukonen “Bar Room Crystal Ball”
from Ain't In No Hurry (Red House www.redhouserecords.com 2015) N  —A nice long, relaxed, and entrancing song from the ever-enjoyable Mr. Kaukonen.


Deke Dickerson & Los Straitjackets “Honky Tonk”
from Sings the Great Instrumental Hits!!! (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2014) N  —This singer & this band are perfect for this project.


Dion “Man In the Glass”
from King of the New York Streets (THE RIGHT STUFF 2000) —This cut from 1976 shoulda been a hit!


The New Basement Tapes “Liberty Street”
from Lost On the River (Harvest / Island 2014) N  —Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes takes Dylan's lyric and runs with it.


Wilco “Kamera”
from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot CD Album (Nonesuch 2002) —A lovely melody hidden away on the album filled with more familiar hits.


Kate & Anna McGarrigle “On My Way to Town”
from Love Over and Over (Polydor 1982) —One of their typically beautiful masterpieces.


Linda Thompson “After Frost”
from Give Me A Sad Song (Fledg'ling 2001) —I think she may still have been Linda Peters in 1972 when she recorded this gem.


Jimmy McCracklin “The Wobble”
from The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin At His Best (Razor & Tie 1997) —Rocking and rolling at the end of the show.

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.