Monthly Archives: January 2017

SONG OF THE DAY The Calico Wall ‎– I’m A Living Sickness

It was over 20 years ago now that I first became fascinated with 60’s garage-psych, I loved it, I love it!  I got into it heavily and began by collecting psych collections such as the Nuggets box sets and Pebbles … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – Bad Girl

“An extraordinary album…that opened people’s minds and shaped a few careers along the way.” fROOTS Yesterday I touched upon the marvellous Folk Roots New Routes  album after featuring Davy Graham’s Pretty Polly.  Today I gave it a listen for the first time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Davy Graham – Pretty Polly

“All of us guitarists – Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jimmy Page, myself – owe it all to this wonderful musician. Davy never runs out of ideas, and there has not been anyone who has come close.” Ralph McTell Who would’ve … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tinariwen – Assàwt

Desert blues band, Tinariwen are a very established band, with origins dating all the way back to 1979; their hypnotic guitars and percussive-driven songs are their trademark and there’s not mistaking their sound. Today’s song Assàwt is the latest track revealed from the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Sadie’s A Sadist

The Buttertones are a young LA-based, 5-piece who arrived in the winter of 2012 in a psychedelic haze of fuzzed-out garage rock, reviving the supersonic sounds of the 50’s and 60’s in a blast of melodic, retro reverence as they … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind The Scenes

Andy Bernstein (Abdominal) and Matt Ford (DJ Format) have been making music together for the last 14 years, entertaining crowds from all over the world with their funky hip hop sounds. Now, the duo have returned and are about to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – How Do I Let A Good Man Down?

This was the first Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings track I ever heard many moons ago, my friend recorded it for me on a compilation and I loved it instantly.  I was lucky enough to go see them live that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pratt & Moody – Lost Lost Lost (feat. Cold Diamond & Mink)

Helsinki’s soul and funk label, Timmion Records have a new sub label called, Stylart and they are due to release their third single early this February. Titled, Lost Lost Lost, this track is performed by soul duo, Pratt and Moody.  Pratt … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Doors – Take It As It Comes

This year has flown and another birthday has found me, there’s no escaping it! So, to celebrate another year of ‘wisdom’, I am indulging in the glorious sounds of The Doors; I have loved them since I was 16 and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Foulo

The sunshine is beaming through my windows, the sky is clear blue and everything is sparkling on this fine Sunday afternoon, and I now have the perfect song to accompany this beautiful day: Orchestra Baobab’s, Faulo. The Senegalese Afro-pop legends first … Continue reading

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