88.1 KDHX Saint Louis

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 Oct 7th 2016 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


Love “My Flash On You”
from Love (Elektra 1966) —Practically proto-punk.


Jay Farrar / Jim James / Will Johnson / Anders Parker “Changing World”
from New Multitudes (New Rounder 2012) —I'm pretty sure this one is sung by Jim James - lyrics by Woody Guthrie.


Simon & Garfunkel “You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies”
from Bookends (Columbia 1968) —I sure wish Joe Williams was still alive so I could tell him he was right about the Balancing Act sounding like Simon & Garfunkel sometimes.


Klaus Johann Grobe “Ein guter Tag”
from Spagat der Liebe (Trouble In Mind 2016) N  —It starts with a groove that gets you moving, then gives up a catchy little tune in a language I can't understand.


Chris Bell “Make a Scene”
from I Am the Cosmos (Ryko) —Co-founder of Big Star, musical genius.


Billy Bremner “Fine Set of Wheels”
from Good Week's Work CD Album (Columbia 1998) —Ex-Rockpile guitarist made fine records on his own, but I've only ever randomly stumbled across them.


The Rubinoos “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
from Back To The Drawing Board (Beserkley 1979) —I saw these guys open for Elvis Costello in 1979, when this song was brand new, and seemed like it should have been a monster smash.


The New Pornographers “Brill Bruisers” Single (Matador 2014) —More catchy power pop!


The Clash “Jimmy Jazz”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —I still remember tearing the wrapper off this album and throwing it on the turntable and being flabbergasted by this song which was decidedly not punk, but definitely great.


Lydia Loveless “Heaven”
from Real (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2016) —Every time I hear her, I'm compelled to pay closer attention.


Drive-by Truckers “What It Means”
from American Band (ATO Records (AT0) WWW.ATORECORDS.COM 2016) —One of the most remarkable songs of the year.


Lucinda Williams “Abandoned (live)”
from Lucinda Williams (25th Anniversary Release) (Thirty Tigers 2014) —Great live version from back in the days when Lucinda could blow me away sometimes.


Laura Nyro & LaBelle “You've Really Got a Hold On Me”
from Gonna Take A Miracle (Columbia 1971) —Such a remarkable collaboration.


Mayer Hawthorne “Out of Pocket”
from Man About Town (Vagrant 2016) N  —Delicious groove on this one.


Gerry Rafferty “Right down the Line”
from City to City (Warner Bros. 1978) —Songs like this were so ubiquitous for such a long time, and then I realize I haven't heard it in years.


Eleni Mandell “Cold Snap”
from Dark Lights Up (Yep Roc 2015) —This is practically Roger Miller level great.


Heart “One Word”
from Beautiful Broken (Concord 2016) N  —I love that the Wilson sisters continue to make excellent records after all these years. Ann's voice gets more and more expressive as she ages, too.


The Staves “In the Long Run”
from Live at KDHX: Volume 12 (KDHX 2014) —Sister harmonies. Always a good thing.


Earwacks / Wax Theatricks “Stop (Live)”
from 33 1/3 Live At the Gaslight Theater (Wax Theatricks Records 2012) —St. Louis band from the late 70s and early 80s who recorded this final reunion concert a few years back. I love these guys.


XTC “Grass”
from Skylarking (Geffen 1986) —A wisp of beauty from Colin Moulding.


The Association “Birthday Morning”
from Just the Right Sound: The Association Anthology (Rhino 2002) —One of so many great songs from these guys.


Kris Kristofferson “When I Loved Her”
from The Silver Tongued Devil (Monument 1971) —Maybe a drop in vocal quality from the previous song, but it's still a great record.


Ana Moura “Desamparo”
from Moura (Universal 2016) N  —I love this woman's voice, and her songs.


Snarky Puppy “Grown Folks”
from Culcha Vulcha (GroundUp Music, LLC 2016) N  —Funky and sweet jazz!


Todd Snider “The Funky Tomato”
from Eastside Bulldog (Aimless Records 2016) N  —Freed from the Hard Working Americans for a bit, Snider reminds me what was so cool about him.


George Jackson “Pollution”
from Let The Best Man Win (Kent unk 2012) —Wacky metaphor but terrific record.


Ann Peebles “I Don't Lend My Man”
from Tellin' It (Hi Records 1976) —One of the best singers to come out of the St. Louis area.


James Brown “People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul”
from Baadasss Cinema (Tvt 2002) —From the Slaughter's Big Rip-Off soundtrack.


Nick Waterhouse “I Had Some Money (But I Spent It)”
from Never Twice (Innovative Leisure 2016) —This record is pretty much made for dancing.


The Vondrukes “Soul I Sold”
from On This Ride Together (Single Street Records 2016) N L —The best song from this very good record by this excellent St. Louis band.


John Doe “Alone in Arizona”
from The Westerner (Cool Rock Records / Thirty Tigers 2016) N  —Beautiful song - his voice is like honey.


Bob Dylan “Polka Dots and Moonbeams”
from Fallen Angels (Columbia 2016) N  —I love this simple arrangement and the love Dylan has for this song.


Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys “My Rose of Old Kentucky”
from As Good As It Gets: Bluegrass (Disky 2000) —Pure bluegrass loveliness.


Stackridge “Teatime”
from Friendliness (Edsel 1972) —In retrospect, I should have played this one with "Grass" by XTC - similar tones.


Waterloo “The Air in Shiloh”
from Out of the Woods (Undertow 2006) L —I still miss this great St. Louis band from the first half of the 00's.


Procol Harum “A Christmas Camel”
from Classic Tracks & Rarities: An Anthology (Metro 502 2002) —The brilliant sound of this band at their peak.


Allen Toussaint “Danza, Op. 33”
from American Tunes Single (Nonesuch 2016) N  —A lovely piece by Gottschalk.


Billy Bragg & Joe Henry “The Midnight Special”
from Shine A Light (Cooking Vinyl 2016) N  —Singing the Leadbelly classic in a train shed.


Django Reinhardt “Alabamy Bound”
from Masters (Cleopatra 1999) —Stephane Grappelli really shines here.


The Moonglows “Sincerely”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Moonglows (Chess Records 2009) —Another one of those records that were once heard all the time, but now are nearly forgotten.


Eli "Paperboy" Reed “The Strangest Thing”
from My Way Home (Yep Roc Records 2016) N  —This Gospel-drenched scorcher!


Ruth Brown “Wild, Wild Young Men”
from Ruth Brown: Greatest Hits (Goldenlane 2008) —The first huge star on Atlantic Records.


Brownie McGhee “Anna Mae”
from In the 50s: Hit, Git & Spit (Rev-Ola 2008) —Guitarist Mickey Baker blows up Chuck Berry licks as Brownie McGhee takes Maybelline back towards the country with his vocals.


Albert King “Don't Throw Your Love on Me so Strong”
from Let's Have A Natural Ball Single (Modern Blues unk 1989) —When Albert King ruled the St. Louis blues scene in 1961.

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