Monthly Archives: December 2018

SONG OF THE DAY Willie Dixon – Jungle Swing

Willie Dixon’s 1988 Hidden Charms album won a Grammy award for its 9 tracks of blues goodness and with songs such as Jungle Swing featuring on it, is it any wonder?  Eight years prior to this in 1980 Dixon was inducted … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dollar Band – High Desert Walk

I’d never heard of LA’s Dollar Band until I stumbled upon Too Sensitive on Friday, so today I tracked down the album the song was taken from to see if the rest was as good as this track…and it most certainly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dollar Band – Too Sensitive

Too Sensitive is a song written and performed by Dollar Band, a new LA group featuring Dylan Sharpe and Dan Swire of Gun Outfit.    Today’s single has recently featured on the new ACLU Benefit Compilation, a 23-track album featuring a range of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Santa Claus

  The Sonics festive offering, Santa Claus, is pure vintage.  Musically this could be any one of their fantastic psych-fuelled songs with its gruff garage-rock guitar and robust vocals, but the lyrics are the give-away that it’s a Christmas tune. The track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paul Revere & The Raiders – Rain, Sleet, Snow

I’m not the most Christmassy of people, if at all to be honest, but the challenge to find some decent Yule sounds was quite tempting, so here goes.  Rain, Sleet or Snow appeared on Paul Revere & The Raiders 1967 album, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Lynn Clarence Brown – What I’d say!

Barbara Lynn wasn’t just an exceptional left-handed blues guitarist, she was also singer who wrote most of her songs and played the lead instrument in all her music. Being an African-American female artist in the early 60’s was a rarity, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY J.B. Lenoir – Down in Mississippi

  Known for his politically driven music, J.B. Lenoir was a blues guitarist active in the Chicago blues scene throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. Born in Monticello, Mississippi, it was Lenoir’s guitarist father who first introduced him to the sounds … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Michael Clark – Something To Be Won

Earlier this month I discovered the magical sounds of Michael Clark.  Following in his fathers footsteps, but forging out his own path I hasten to add, Clark is the son of the late (and most great) Gavin Clark . To date he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Shut Out

There are very few bands out there who can release something new and before I’ve even heard it I could bank my money on liking, but The Buttertones are one of them; it’s almost a given in fact! Their most recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big In Japan – Nothing Special

Emerging from Liverpool in the late 1970’s, Big In Japan were an interesting punk collective known as a supergroup, but a supergroup with a difference; that being its members only became ‘super’ after they left and went into other bands!  … Continue reading

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