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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

9:03am

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.

9:00am

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.

8:54am

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.

8:50am

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

8:47am

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.

8:44am

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.

8:42am

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.

8:38am

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

8:35am

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.

8:32am

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.

8:29am

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

8:25am

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.

8:22am

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.

8:17am

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.

8:13am

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.

8:10am

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

8:01am

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.

7:54am

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.

7:50am

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

7:45am

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.

7:43am

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?

7:39am

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

7:34am

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.

7:31am

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.

7:28am

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.

7:23am

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.

7:20am

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

7:15am

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

7:11am

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.

7:08am

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."

7:05am

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.

7:00am

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


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