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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 Sep 22nd 2017 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


Wondermints “Project 11”
from Mind If We Make Love To You (Rev-Ola 2002) —One of the most amazing bands in the world, and one I haven't spent nearly enough time hearing.


Warren Zevon “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”
from Warren Zevon (Asylum 1976) —Zevon was a great songwriter his whole career, but he never got better than the songs on this album.


Big Star’s Third Live “September Gurls (feat. Mike Mills) (Live)”
from Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More (Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA / 4/27/2016) (Concord Records, Inc. (UMG Account) 2017) N  —One of the greatest songs in history, done with enthusiasm and delight by people who worship it.


Painkillers “Relax (aka "Mood")”
from Painkillers (Euclid 2011) L —Another classic St. Louis band from the olden days.


The Go-Go's “Vacation” (A&M 1982) —One of those songs that seemed so perfect on the radio back in my younger days. Still does.


The Dinosaurs “Behind Enemy Lines”
from The Dinosaurs (Big Muddy 2017) N L —At long last, one of the first St. Louis rock bands I ever saw (and loved) have a full-length record out of recordings made back in the 70s. I bet Bob Reuter would have been giddy to see this.


The Flys “Love and a Molotov Cocktail”
from 1-2-3-4 Punk and New Wave 1976-1979 (Universal 1999) —When punk rock could sound any way it wanted to.


Ex Hex “Hot and Cold”
from Hot and Cold / Waterfall / Everywhere (Single) (Merge Records 2014) —Big, bold, irressistible song.


Irma Thomas “I'm Gonna Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry”
from Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans (Razor & Tie 1996) —Another great record from 1965. Lot of tears in soul music back then.


The Enchanters “I Paid For The Party”
from Sweet Soul Music (sire 1992) —A group founded by Garnett Mimms, but this is after he left. Not a hit, but a terrific record from 1965.


The Dells “Wear It on Our Face”
from There Is (CADET 1968) —One of the finest soul vocal groups back in the day.


The Rascals “Love Me”
from Anthology (1965-1972) (Rhino 1992) —The Rascals went all-in on gospel at the end back in 1971. And they sounded great doing it.


Carly Simon “The Right Thing to Do”
from No Secrets (Elektra 1972) —I never realized until the last ten years what a terrific singer and songwriter Simon was in her prime.


Emitt Rhodes “Long Time No See”
from Emitt Rhodes (Dunhill 1970) —While it was nice to hear from him after 45 years, the classic Rhodes records remain his greatest. So here's one of those.


Robyn Hitchcock “Mad Shelley's Letterbox”
from Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc 2017) N  —Forty years on, he shows no signs of running out of imagination.


Bert Jansch “One For Jo”
from L.A. Turnaround (Drag City www.dragcity.com 1974) —One of the best guitar players I ever saw.


Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall”
from Hudson (Motéma 2017) N  —A whole lot of great Bob Dylan interpretations this year.


Chicago Afrobeat Project “No Bad News (feat. Tony Allen, Kiara Lanier & Legit)”
from What Goes Up (feat. Tony Allen) (Chicago Afrobeat Project 2017) N  —I'd lost touch with these guys for a few years, and they've moved past just imitating Fela, into some new merging of Afrobeat with contemporary stuff.


Blondie “Best Day Ever”
from Pollinator (BMG 2017) N  —I love the fact that they can sound so contemporary and still be themselves.


Meridian Brothers “No Me Traiciones”
from ¿Dónde Estás María? (Soundway Records 2017) —Some really interesting music happening in Colombia these days - this band distorts traditions in delightful ways.


James Hunter “Kick it Around”
from People Gonna Talk CD Album (Rounder/GO Records 2006) —Who needs more than two minutes to make a point?


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis “Turkish Delight”
from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis the Third (Sunday Best 2015) —A little bit of modern ska and a fun tune.


Radney Foster “It Ain't Done With Me”
from For You To See The Stars (Devil's River Records 2017) —I love the fact that people as talented as this guy get to keep making records and sustaining some sort of career after 30 years.


Gregg Allman “I Love the Life I Live”
from Southern Blood (Rounder 2017) N  —Allman's final record is a magnificent demonstration of his strengths as a singer.


Sherman Holmes “Green River”
from The Sherman Holmes Project: The Richmond Sessions (M.C. Records 2017) —This CCR song was apparently planned to be a Holmes Brothers cover before Sherman ended up being the last one left.


Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band “Still Doin' Time (In a Honky Tonk Prison)”
from Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band (self-released 2017) N  —A rock solid release from this very fine singer/songwriter.


Wynonna “Till I Get It Right”
from Sing: Chapter 1 (Curb 2009) —One of the finest singers of our time.


Anders Parker “The Man Who Fell from Earth” (Recorded & Freed www.andersparker.com 2017) N  —Speaking of beautiful.


Jeff Tweedy “Muzzle of Bees”
from Together at Last (Anti/Epitaph 2017) N  —I was pleasantly surprised to hear how beautiful this solo version was.


Uncle Tupelo “Before I Break”
from No Depression (Rockville 1990) L —The first song you think of when you think of Uncle Tupelo. "On liquor I spent my last dime."


Leon Russell “She Smiles Like a River”
from Leon Russell and the Shelter People (Shelter 1971) —I so wanted to grow up and be Leon Russell when I was about 12.


Argent “Cast Your Spell Uranus”
from Ring of Hands (Sony 1970) —I have such a soft spot for Rod Argent's progish records.

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