Monthly Archives: February 2021

SONG OF THE DAY Les As du Golfe – Tsi ma leto

This little Afrofunk gem comes with very little explanation I’m afraid! I can see only one album released by this band and even the issue date of this seems to be a mystery? Hailing from Togo, Les As du Golfe … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Investigators – Bad Vibrations

The Soul Investigators (originally known as Calypso King and The Soul Investigators) are Timmion Records house band.  Not a stranger to the Listening Post Blog, they have featured on these pages many times – but not just as The Soul … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Damaged Bug – Gimme Tamanthum

2016 saw two album releases for The Oh Sees and if that wasn’t enough, frontman John Dwyer was also busy crafting and recording a new record for his experimental side project, Damaged Bug. Issued on his own record label, Castle … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Larkin & The Delegates – Pigmy (Part 2)

Organist Billy Larkin and The Delegates immediately came to the attention of the Los Angeles jazz audience when their first record was released, but they also picked up a larger audience when the teenagers discovered they could dance to it!! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY We The People – Function Underground

Both the Numero Group and Now-Again Records have featured today’s psychedelic-funk nugget on their compilations over the years, and how could you not!! This gritty fuzz-funk instrumental encapsulates the sound of its time! Fusing funky-jazz horns with raw Hendrix-esque guitars, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sherabil Ahmed – Argos Farfish

Known as the “King of  Sudanese Jazz“ for his pioneering and unique style of surf-rock, rock’n’roll and funk sounds, Sharhabil Ahmed (sometimes also known as Sharhabeel Ahmed) is a trailblazing artist that helped to modernise and popularise Sudanese music. Born … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Bugs – Slide

This rare chunk of garage punk was one of only a three tracks to be released by The Bugs; a firey garage quartet from Marlborough, Massachusetts! The thing that really intrigues here, however, is how on earth did one of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Dwyer (feat. Brad Caulkins, Greg Coates, Nick Murray & Tom Dolas) – On Your Way Now

“This one is a burner designed optimally for your eco-pod sound system. When you’ve left the world behind, you will need a soundtrack while you lay in dream stasis This is it.” John Dwyer John Dwyer’s latest offering was issued … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Mercy, Mercy, Baby

Legendary percussionist Raymond Barretto, a.k.a Ray Barretto, was proficient in a wide variety of Latin musical styles as well as Latin jazz. Throughout his career he became one of the leading champions of boogaloo, a genre that rose up in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cotton Jones Basket Ride – I Was Stoned By The Choir

Formerly “The Cotton Jones Basket Ride”, Cotton Jones are an indie-folk outfit based in Cumberland, Maryland.  Founded in 2008, the band released three albums in two years, but haven’t issued anything since 2012. Maybe this is because lead singer-songwriter, Michael … Continue reading

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