Monthly Archives: October 2020

🎃 SONG OF THE DAY 🎃 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Hear Voices

“At worst, people can’t see through all his onstage trappings and therefore place him in the league of novelty, although at his best Screamin’ Jay’s voice was anything but: it was unearthly, tortured and seemed to emanate forth from a … Continue reading

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“HAPPY HALLOWEEN! FROM THE DING-DONGS! NEW SONG, freshly shot for your bony ears!”  The Ding-Dongs On the eve of my favourite day of the year I share with you this most wonderful Halloween howl!! Brought to you courtesy of The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Illya Bond – Atlanta Girl

Today’s song took a couple of listens but I was intrigued from the onset!  With very little information to accompany it, this curious serenade is something of a mystery – and a one off too from what I can gather! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – Alikulila

In the early 70’s as Zimbabwean musicians began to look to their own culture for musical inspiration, a collision of electric instruments and indigenous traditions began to develop.  From this a new style of Zimbabwean popular music (later known as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Stant – That Man of Mine

Barbara Holmes, a.k.a Barbara Stant, launched her music career at Norfolk Virginia’s, Shiptown Records.  Though she started out as a label session artist, it wasn’t long before her talents caught the eye of Shiptown’s head man, Noah Biggs who, in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Market Brass – Omega

I love how this instrumental track slowly gathers momentum!  How the building blocks to this vibrant sonic structure gradually take shape as layers clash in colourful tones.  This has a lush, tropical feel and though subtle to start, the unpredictable … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai

One of the last two cuts to appear as part of Colemine Records’ ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ series of weekly singles is new Ikebe Shakedown single, Adonai.  Ennio Morricone provided a huge amount of inspiration to Ikebe Shakedown so this piece was a pleasure for the band!  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alex Maas – Been Struggling

Earlier this Spring whilst amidst the coronavirus lockdown I caught Light In The Attic Records’ streamed live charity concert! Amidst a wealth of live artists/performances (all of whom were recording from home) I had the pleasure of watching Alex Maas … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joey Gee & The Come-Ons – She’s Mean

Formed in Milwaukee, WI, in 1965, Joey Gee & The Come-Ons only cut 4 singles in their brief recording career – though lead vocalist Joe Giannunzio had been in bands prior to this! Recorded via the Sauk City’s, WI, label, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jamo Thomas – Must I Holler

US soul-funk singer and percussionist Jamo Thomas recorded for several different record labels between 1965 and 1976.  He sometimes appeared with backing musicians such as the Party Brothers Orchestra and is probably best known for his singles Bahama Mama and … Continue reading

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