Monthly Archives: August 2017

SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Che Che Colé

This glorious little chunk of Latin funk was originally released in 1970 by the salsa pioneering duo, Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe.  The pair formed in New York in 1967, bringing together the musical forces of Colón’s trombone playing with Lavoe’s percussion … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Toulouse – Reach Out

With its all-encompassing and most delicately graceful sound, Reach Out is a song that invites you into the mind of Nigerian artist, Toulouse. Self-taught and educated at the Clive Davis Institution in New York, Toulouse is now signed to Brooklyn’s Terrible Records, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Curtis Harding – Wednesday Morning Atonement

I had a feeling in my bones about today’s song and don’t know if it was it the title of the track, or the title of the album (this you can see in the image next to the track above) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Echo & The Bunnymen – Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

Now you could argue that any self-respecting Doors and Echo and the Bunnymen fan should know the fact I am about to share with you, but I’m afraid to say that I didn’t know until today, (anybody else out there … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Timber Timbre – Trouble Comes Knocking (live)

I love this song at the best of times, but found a live copy of it today which sounds even better than the album copy!  I’m not sure where this version was recorded as details are scarce but, with its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Braille Face – Run For Your Life

Just over a year ago I was captured and spellbound by a song called Because, a beautiful track that appeared on the debut album of Jordan White, aka Braille Face. Braille face is a Melbourne-based producer and songwriter who creates what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Kelen Ati Leen

Orchestra Baobab formed in Dakar in the early 1970’s, introducing a unique sound that was to become an instant hit!  Fusing together Latin and African influences, the band created a very different sound which quickly became extremely popular.  Many of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lean Year – Come and See

Emilie Rex is a Richmond, Virginia-based singer who has recently given up her structured life of academia to join forces with filmmaker and musician, Rick Alverson.  Together the pair make up the folk-rock duo that is Lean Year, a new … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nassau – Whatever Brings You Peace Of Mind

I can’t remember how I first discovered Nassau, but clearly recall being completely enchanted by their music when I first heard them in May last year. Nassau is a collaborative recording project from Brooklyn-based songwriters, Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Laucan – You Give Way

One of the very enchanting qualities about the music of Laurence Galphin, aka Laucan, is its ability to captivate with such little effort.  His sound resides in a dreamy folk-based world, incorporating nature into his very distinct style, where the … Continue reading

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