Monthly Archives: March 2018

SONG OF THE DAY P.G. Six – The Fallen Leaves That Jewel the Ground

Perhaps I wouldn’t have been so transfixed by this track had it not appeared in Shane Meadows’ 2004 film Dead Man’s Shoes but, just as that film leaves a lasting impression, so does this song.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned on more than … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Isaac gracie – That Was Then (live at konk studios)

Isaac Gracie emerged in 2015 with a handful of songs that had been recorded in his bedroom.  Just like many other DIY artists out there, Gracie relied wholly on self-promotion and home-made recordings, and it was with this material that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Son Of Sam – Fighting Talk feat. Lifford & Blaise B (album version)

Son Of Sam are a live hip hop outfit from the UK who formed in 2003.  When the band first emerged they began by playing original hip-hop samples and in just two years, after extensive gigging, were already supporting acts … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fleetwood Mac – Rambling Pony

I can’t recall the first time I heard this song, all I know is that I loved it the minute it started playing and I love it just as much now!   What prompted me to play this track today is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Of Empires – Waist Up In Gold

If you aren’t already familiar with the Brighton-based band, Of Empires, one listen to their latest single would most probably fool you into thinking that you had leapt back in time to the hazy, psychedelic realms of the golden era … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia- Gum Gum

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades. The keyboardist, army accordionist and synth pioneer spent three decades … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY James Hunter Six – Heartbreak

James Hunter was born about an hour away from The Listening Post’s headquarters in Essex, UK but has travelled far ever since his music career began in 1986. The r&b singer-songwriter started out playing with a band called “Howlin’ Wilf and the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C. Frank – My name is carnival

Anyone familiar with the music of the folk singer-songwriter, Jackson C. Frank will know about his tragic life story and his all-too-short music career. Jackson C. Frank released his one and only eponymous album in 1965.  Released on EMI Columbia, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ayuune Sule – How to get There 

Today’s song is a proper little ray of sunshine!…this is feel good music! Ayuune Ayirizeme Suley, a.k.a Ayuune Suley, is best known by his fans simply as Sule. Born on 16th March, 1979 to a popular business man called Baba Ayirizeme … Continue reading

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