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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 May 1st 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


Pops Staples “No News Is Good News”
from Don't Lose This (Anti- 2015) N  —One heck of a great song as Pops sings to us from beyond the grave.


Allison Moorer “I Lost My Crystal Ball”
from Down to Believing (E One Records 2015) N  —My feet feel like two stones / I walk this road alone. She gets me right away.


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis “Whiskey”
from The Third (Sunday Best 2015) N  —One of these days, I'm gonna learn which one is Kitty, and which is Daisy. I know which one is Lewis. I love this song, whichever one is singing.


Grace Basement “We're Gonna Rock This Town”
from Wheel Within A Wheel (Avonmore 2013) L —This terrific St. Louis band will be playing every Tuesday this month at Foam.


Rod Stewart & PP Arnold “Come Home Baby”
from Mod Club Party (Mojo 2005) —Recorded when Rod really was Mod. I think Mick Jagger produced this.


Dinah Washington “You Satisfy”
from The Fabulous Miss D! - The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles (1943-1953) (Hip-O Select 2010) —Recorded in 1949, and just a rock solid sample of her great singing.


Macy Gray “Hands”
from The Way (Happy Me! Boopy Touring Co 2014) N  —Macy Gray sings a little bit like Dinah Washington. And this last album deserved a much better fate, as it just might be the best she's done.


Aimee Mann “You Do”
from Magnolia (Reprise 1999) —Beautiful song I'd almost forgotten about from the Magnolia soundtrack.


Marianne Faithfull “Going Home”
from Give My Love To London (Naive 2014 2014) N  —Marianne takes on a modern Leonard Cohen song. With Brian Eno singing backing vocals.


Pink Floyd “The Gnome”
from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Columbia 1967) —From the only Pink Floyd era I enjoy.


The Kinks “Face in the Crowd”
from A Soap Opera (Velvel 1975) —A minor Kinks number, but one which is worth remembering.


Falling Fences “The By and By”
from Falling Fences (Falling Fences www.falling-fences.com 2014) N L —One of my fave St. Louis bands.


Calexico “Follow the River”
from Edge Of The Sun Single (Anti- 2015) N  —I never know what to expect from these guys, but I pretty much always end up liking it.


James McMurtry “Long Island Sound”
from Complicated Game (Complicated Game 2014) N  —Not every son of a novelist can write songs this literary, but James McMurtry does it routinely. He's playing at Off Broadway tonight.


Digital Underground “Doowutchyalike”
from The Best of Digital Underground: Playwutchyalike (Rhino 2003) —Every once in a while, I remind myself these guys were among the best of hip-hop funk.


War “Me and Baby Brother”
from Anthology (Avenue 1994) —Keep dancing!


The Gladiators “Soul Rebel”
from Dreadlocks the Time Is Now (virgin records 1990) —Irresistible rendition of the Bob Marley classic.


Hanni El Khatib “Melt Me”
from Moonlight (Innovative Leisure 2015) N  —Big guitars, big drums, big vocals!


Kevin Abernathy “Wild Wild West”
from Ain't Learned Yet (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —I've only just encountered this guy, but I know this - he has a rock'n'roll heart, and he writes good stuff.


Sir Douglas Quintet “Too Many Dociled Minds”
from The Mono Singles '68-'72 (Sundazed 2011) —A typical gem from Doug Sahm!


Del Shannon “She Was Mine”
from The Liberty Years (EMI 1991) —That stomping beat - I can't resist!


Chuck Berry “Ramona Say Yes”
from You Never Can Tell - The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (Hip-O /Select 2009) L —Chuck Berry keeping up with the times in 1966.


The Leaves “Hey Joe!”
from HEY JOE Single (One Way 1966) —The original and still the best! Though there is a lot of great competition.


The 5 Royales “I'm On the Right Road Now”
from All Tore Up . . . Unrequited Love, Tormented Romance, Tragedy & Tearjerkers 1955-1968 (Bluesbeat 1999) —One of the greatest r'n'b vocal groups of the late 50s.


Solomon Burke “Tonight's the Night”
from Home In Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke (Rhino 1993) —There are several good songs with this title. But none of the others are sung by Solomon Burke.


Sam Cooke “Having a Party”
from One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (RCA 1963) —A magnificent party, no question.


Edwin Starr “My Sweet Lord”
from Motown Meets the Beatles (Motown 1995) —Which came first - the intro to this, or Carole King's "It's Too Late"?


The McCrary Sisters “By the Mark”
from Let's Go (MCC Records/Thirty Tigers 2015) N  —Featuring the great Buddy Miller on guitar.


Lonnie Johnson “South Bound Water”
from A Life in Music Selected Sides 1925-1953 (JSP 2010) —One of the best blues and jazz guitarists of the 20th Century.


John Pashley's Phoenix New Orleans Parade Band “Bright Phoebus”
from Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (Topic 2002) —Some hours, you need an overture.


Gibson Brothers “I'm Troubled”
from Brotherhood (Rounder 2015) N  —Just rock solid bluegrass.


The Wilhelms “Love Don't Leave Me Now”
from Film At 11 (Perdition Records 2013) L —St. Louis duo side project of Rough Shop - Andy Ploof is one of the best songwriters working these days.


Van Morrison & Taj Mahal “How Can a Poor Boy?”
from Duets: Reworking the Catalogue (RCA 2015) N  —I'm not a huge fan of the late-career duet album concept, and much of this record leaves me cold, but this cut is amazing.


ZZ Top “Fearless Boogie”
from XXX (RCA 1999) —I would love to inhabit the sound of this record.


David Johansen “She”
from In Style (American Beat 1979) —Those first couple of post-Dolls records were pretty darned good ones.


Lene Lovich “Lucky Number”
from Stateless (Rhino/Stiff 1979) —I just need to hear this one again every now and then - it takes me back to being 20 years old and jumping like a madman.


Brian Eno “Cindy Tells Me”
from Here Come The Warm Jets (Island 1973) —Nothing like those pop records from Eno.


The Turtles “She's My Girl”
from Solid Zinc: The Turtles Anthology (Rhino 2007) —This is classic Turtles glory.


Wanda Jackson “Baby Loves Him”
from Queen of Rockabilly (Ace 2000) —Rockabilly magic!


Tim Lee 3 “Baby Caught Fire”
from 33 1/3 (Cool Dog Sound 2015) N  —I go back and forth, but this might be my fave song on this fine new record.


Meat Puppets “Mirage” (SST / Ryko 1987) —Nobody else ever played guitar quite like Curt Kirkwood.


Fred Eaglesmith “Train Wreck”
from Tambourine (self-released 2013) —You don't hear Fred Eaglesmith play this sort of soul groove very often.


Leo Welch “Girl In the Holler”
from I Don't Prefer No Blues (Big Legal Mess Records www.biglegalmessrecordings.com 2015) N  —81-year-old bluesman with tons of energy.


Kathy Mattea “You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive”
from Coal (R.E.D. 2008) —I should have played this last week as a tribute to the end of one of my fave TV shows, Justified.

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