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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 Jul 21st 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


Wilco “We Aren't the World (Safety Girl)”
from Schmilco (Anti 2016) —Speaking of expatriate local musicians.


Sun Sawed In 1/2 “Ocean”
from Elephants Into Swans (self 2013) L —A band rooted in St. Louis (though only two members still live here) that every now and again records a stunning record.


Jackson Browne “For Everyman” (Asylum 1973) —It took me a long time to fall in love with Jackson Browne again (I did love him in 1976-1978), but dangit, he made great records.


Offa Rex “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
from The Queen of Hearts (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2017) N  —Side project from the Decemberists backing up English folk singer Olivia Cheney.


Big Star’s Third Live “Big Black Car (feat. Jessica Pratt & Jon Auer) (Live)”
from Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live...And More (Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA 4/27/2016) (Concord Records 2017) N  —Lovely take on a classic song.


Cody ChesnuTT “This Green Leaf”
from My Love Divine Degree (handwritten records 2017) N  —It's always nice to hear new music from this guy, who floats around in a zone outside r&b and alternative rock intersections.


Bob Marley & The Wailers “Tell Them Lord”
from One Love at Studio One (Heartbeat * 1991) —I was 5 when this one was made.


Eddie Fontaine “Nothin' Shakin'”
from Cool It Baby (Musidisc 1991) —From 1958, concluding this segment of songs recorded before I was born.


Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes”
from The Complete Sun Singles (Sun Entertainment/Varese Sarabande 2000) —In 1956, there was no reason to believe Carl Perkins wouldn't be the next Elvis. A car accident wrecked his chances, but man, the records!


Patsy Cline “Don't Ever Leave Me Again”
from The Patsy Cline Collection (MCA 1991) —From 1957, when she was at the top of her magical game.


Johnny "Guitar" Watson “Ruben”
from 3 Hours Past Midnight (Flair 1986) —Watson went through four distinct periods in 30 years, and I love all of them. This goes back to 1955 for his young hot blues days.


Prince “Velvet Kitty Cat”
from Purple Rain (Deluxe Edition) (Warner Brothers 2017) N  —The bonus tracks really don't sound like Purple Rain does, but they're pretty cool to have.


Jill Scott “Closure”
from Woman (Atlantic 2015) —One of the most talented r&b singers this century.


Carolina Chocolate Drops “Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man”
from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2012) —Rhiannon Giddens before her solo artist fame.


Pokey LaFarge “I Will Never Change”
from Manic Revelations (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2017) N L —The songs on this record are sounding better and better every time I hear them.

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