Monthly Archives: October 2018

SONG OF THE DAY Elmore James – The Sky is Crying

Known as the ‘King of the Slide Guitar,’ Elmore James was a guitarist, singer-songwriter and bandleader with a distinct and very stirring voice.  Many electric slide guitar players have been influenced by Jame’s style and a number of notable blues artists such … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Odetta – Roll On Buddy

“Queen of American folk music” (Martin Luther King Jr) This beautiful lady seems to be cropping up everywhere I am at the moment which made today’s choice so very easy and, like so many of her great songs,  today’s track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon

I went to see First Man at the cinema last night and the one prominent thing that stuck in my mind from this film was the Gil Scott-Heron track they used on the soundtrack – Though for the film they … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Paul Hammond – Evil Is Going On

The witching season is upon us once more and I dare say I have mentioned on more than one occasion how this is one of my favourite times of year..so don’t be surprised if some of this month’s song choices … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Portrait of a Man

Definitely one of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins more tender moments, Portrait of a Man is the title track from an album of rarities and obscurities. This collection also includes classics like I Put a Spell on You (this being the original version), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sly 5th Ave – No Diggity (feat. Sydney Driver)

Going by the name of Sly5thAve, Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer  who lives, works and creates in Brooklyn.  Also a member of funk project Igbo, Ghost Note, Strawberry Jam and Quantic’s live band, Sly’s latest project sees him paying tribute to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gene Ski – Six Foot Down

To be greeted by a bass line as sweet as this, how could you not want to hear what the rest of this track has to offer?..and what an offering it is with its ever-so-cheery, upbeat melody and wonderfully contrasting, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Madame Supreme

Today’s song is supreme by name and totally supreme by nature!!! LA’s cinematic retro-rockers TheButtertones are a mighty force to be reckoned with!  Their furious relentless energy is a defining feature and if you just so happen to find yourself drawn … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don Curtis – Man of Dakota

I’ve just caught this song on a radio show, but there was no track listing so I’ve been trying to work out what is was by the lyrics..I’m not even going to tell you how I translated the line ‘Man of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Richard Swift – Broken finger blues

Richard Swift was a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who worked with the Black Keys, the Shins and many others.  Earlier this year his untimely death took him from this world at the age of just 41 and it is believed that his … Continue reading

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